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Over 60s training.

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 21:53

Some nice km times in there Mick!

Ceal - yours were pretty speedy too especially if you were ducking and diving under tree branches!

Columba - your running has come on really well, great when you have a goal to work towards.

Diana - you must be very pleased how your running is going too - you have worked hard at it.

I had a 5km run with Mae yesterday, and felt shattered for the rest of the afternoon. I will be glad when I start to feel better. 

Yes guys I know I was stupid running for 2 hours but I didn't feel too bad while I was running - just afterwards! In my defense I only have 5 weeks before I go to Berlin and I need to get some long runs in!

Over 60s training.

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 22:49

Just lost a long post!

Thread is very busy and interesting - think I'll just report what I have been up to now.

Went to the doctor - got some antibiotics, still feel cr*p but managed a 2hr run yesterday, don't think I'll run today.

Well done to all those racing and getting out there - good to see your 50 minutes JJ!

Over 60s training.

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 22:02

Nice work Busbar.

Ceal - lovely to meet up with Sharkie - that must have been fun - is she still sprinting?

Diana - you really have celebrated your birthday in style! I was pretty happy to make 60 too, but will be even more happy to make 65!

Torque Steer - When I did some genealogy research some time ago, I found evidence of one of my ancestors fighting in the Battle of Waterloo! They even described him!

I'm trying hard to get better but husband keeps coughing! Ran 5 miles very easily yesterday and will do the same today.

Sunday 2nd August 2014

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 03:07

Little Miss Happy - get well soon - healing thoughts are with you xx

Sunday 2nd August 2014

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 01:49

alehouse - have to agree - thought Jo Pavey was amazing - good on her! I have loved watching the Commonwealth Games.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 01:45

Thanks Diana for your kind thoughts re my youngest grand daughter. She is starting to get her confidence back!

Ceal - I've been sick as have the rest of the family. All we seem to have had lately is rain, rain and more rain.

Lot of preparation going on for a special family get together - hope it went off well.

I have enjoyed the Commonwealth Games - the hosts were fantastic - giving support to everyone!

Tracey - good luck with the half - well done on the speed work!

JJ - 2 dog walks are definitely better than nothing!

Chris - that is a lot of 800ms! How fast did you do them?

I managed 3 miles this morning even though I'm not better. I did myself in on a long run a week ago. I was fine for 23km and then I thought I'd call it quits and get a lift home with my husband who I thought was at the cafe where we usually go, but he had already gone home, so the extra few miles finished me off. Glad it has happened now and I can get on top of it, and still get some work in for Berlin!

Over 60s training.

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 03:26

Graham - great run on such a hard course.

Torque Steer - We run to km rate not mile rate here in NZ and I'm afraid I don't see many under 6 min ks! This it makes me feel much better looking at the k rate. I nearly die when I realize how slow I am running at mile rate. And of course a mile takes so long to tick by.

I must try the heart rate monitor again, and I guess if I switch everything to mile rate I might give myself a hurry up! I always remember my father saying if you can't run under 6 minute miles - turn it in! I would have given up running years ago if I had taken his advice.

I keep on thinking I must step it up a notch, but that is all I do - think. I've had a day off today, watched the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. Thought the Queen's speech was very good.

Grand daughter's cast came off yesterday, and is now trying to walk again - she is a very brave little girl.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 02:37

Fantastic Torque Steer - you must be pleased! Only fit that you should have to do something for your win Hope you really enjoyed being out there!

I took myself for a mile time trial today, on my downhill/uphill mile. Last time it was 7.25, this time 7.19 so I must be improving.

Weather is still unpleasant! Though I found a patch without rain for my run.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 23:46

I had a good long run yesterday morning - about 22km - my garmin ran out of battery. It was very cold 3 degrees and frost everywhere, and when we got near the sea lots of fog.

It was the big hill we ran up -  one from "Run to the top" the one that Snell and Halberg used to run up in their long training runs,  It is a challenge to keep running without walking, but probably you could walk faster than I was running. Not sure why I did this because Berlin is flat, but it is always a great feeling to make it up this hill without walking. Also I had some people to run with and that always helps. 

I seem to be able to handle these runs, but am completely wiped out afterwards. I think I'll have a walk today.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 23:39

JJ - good to see you able to get some jogging in!

Torque Steer - not happy to see you back on the exercises again. Did they say you did too much too quickly? Maybe next time don't worry about pace, just enjoy and then throw in a few races and see how you go. Trouble with people who have run well in the past have very high expectations, I know only too well, and can be disappointed with average results. But it is still better to be out there. Hope you heal quickly.

Chris - not good to hear about your fall - I take it very quietly when I go off road, especially if I have Mae with me, I am very conscious that she could very easily tip me over, especially on very steep downhills!

I hate the heart rate monitor strap too and I'm very conscious of it if I have it on, think it restricts my enjoyment of the run, so haven't used it very often so can't give you any help re heart rate.

Graham - good luck with your race!

Ceal - I have never cooked with chilies - not the fresh ones anyway. I can only imagine how awful that must have been. The closest I have got to that was thinking I was putting toothpaste on my toothbrush, and it was really deep heat!! I was on fire!


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