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Over 60s training.

Posted: Yesterday at 16:43

Ceal - have a great run and enjoy it - we want a full report!

Over 60s training.

Posted: Yesterday at 06:57

Chris - it was a bit nerve wracking at the end for NZ! 

Great to make the crossing on a beautiful day. I'm sure you are going to really enjoy the marathon. You probably are just not used to our high humidity.

This morning at Cornwall parkrun at 8am it was 16 degrees but 94% humidity. I don't think the humidity will be bad in Taranaki, and the early start helps a lot too.

I ran 26.14 this morning 77.26% AG. I won't be doing it next week as I am going to a nephew's wedding.

Tracey - looks like you have plenty of interest in your house - have you been looking too?

Over 60s training.

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 00:05

Torque Steer - your body doesn't sound too good, but your spirits are in good shape! Really hope they can fix you!

We haven't had "Wolf Hall" here yet, at least I don't think so.

Chris Hob - glad you are enjoying yourself - don't worry about the waistline - just means you will have a bit to come and go on in the last few kilometers! 

Kaikoura - crayfish!! Yum!! Don't know if you like them or not.

Yes, they have quite a few off-road events in Rotorua so cater for sports mad people, and it is a tourist town.

Tracey - are you moving far away?

Mick - problem for you would be not too many with the amount of cash needed to buy your house!

Had a great night last night. Went to see Nick Willis run against the Robertson twins and others in a 5000m track event.The twins are so different as one colours his hair black, and the other is fair with a mullet - sure they do it so they don't get mixed up, but the reports afterwards still mixed them up! They must get so sick of it.

Willis won, Zane second, Jake dnfed. Willis broke the NZ resident record - best night of athletics I have been to for years!

Zane is pacemaking the London marathon next year. He broke 60 minutes for the half marathon in Tokyo a few weeks ago.

No run from me yesterday - mowed the lawns instead. No run today either - pulling weeds instead.

 

 

Over 60s training.

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 22:46

Mick - looks like you have everything that opens and shuts Wouldn't want to show you a picture of our garage! It is supposed to be a 4 car garage, but has industrial shelving to hold all sorts of junk. We have the overload also from our daughter's house and bikes etc that belong to our son, and all the other bits that should have been flung out years ago.

Gym looks very uncluttered - good space!

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Posted: 24/02/2015 at 20:04

Ceal - nice speedwork! That cough that Stewart has sounds like I one I had. It took a long time and a couple of different antibiotics to get rid of it. It was so annoying.

Torque Steer - lovely to see you. Really hope the MRI can find out what is really going on so you can get it fixed so you can really get going again. Though on saying that - 30 mins is 30 mins and has got to be good for you. Lovely to just be out there, but I remember the weather is not that great where you guys are

Just taken my littlest grand daughter to school, she is so cute. They are having a teddy bears' picnic today.

Did 5km run/walk with 3 members of the family on Monday, including 15 year old grand daughter, it was hot so she felt a bit sick. Last night just 5km by myself so 9km today probably have to take Mae. She has got used to walking these days, so just might not like running 9km. Will just have to see.

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Posted: 22/02/2015 at 19:50

Ceal - certainly hope you do not catch what Stewart has. Hope he gets well soon. Glad to see those 200s in there!

Mick - I'm with Graham on your house - looks like a mansion! 

Columba - well done to you getting out in those conditions.

JJ - you really seem to be enjoying your family at the moment.

Chris - what did you think about Rotorua?

I ran Cornwall parkrun again on Saturday - slower than the week before and followed it up again with 27.5km on Sunday. Can't expect to go any faster if I am increasing my mileage and not doing any faster work.

I'm trying to get in a few long runs before we go away at the end of March because I guess I won't be doing many when we are away.

Rotorua marathon is 2nd May. I haven't entered it yet, I'll just see if I can manage a few more decent weeks of running.

My right foot is still sore, but the long run although hard was better than the week before. It was still pretty hot, so each week I'm hoping the conditions will improve.

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Posted: 18/02/2015 at 19:30

John - so sorry to hear about your accident - hope your recovery is quick!

Chris - 25 miles! Did you run around Lake Rotorua? Shame we can't see the pics - have another go!

I ran 9km with my friend yesterday, think I'm having a rest day today.

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Posted: 17/02/2015 at 18:52

Ceal - not long to go then! Exciting!

I mowed the lawns before going to lunch with my sisters then got home in time so daughter could pick up youngest from school. Daughter shares my car. Then son rang and asked if I wanted to go orienteering.

I was tired but thought if he is keen I should go. When we got there, they had changed the day so we looked at each other, both just wanting to go home, but instead we ran/walked 10km. It was very nice running somewhere different. So much for my rest day!

JJ - good advice to john b!

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Posted: 16/02/2015 at 18:47

Ceal - when is your 800? Exciting news about getting a new kitchen. I'd love one of those, but we keep on spending our money going travelling!

Mick - hope that means you are on the comeback trail!

Columba - good luck with the half. I find when you are doing long training and marathons your teeth for some reason take a hit. Probably the body takes a bit of a dive, you get run down, and your teeth suffer.

Graham - that will teach them! They didn't realize how good a runner you are! Probably being put in the younger team you felt a bit under pressure to perform and you did! They won't leave you out of the over 50's team again!

Empty - great run, I'm sure you are happy!

John Bateman - that sounded like a tough session!

I ran 5km in Cornwall park last night with my son and son-in-law. Feeling like I should have a rest day today.

My sister is 66 today and we are meeting for lunch, so that will be nice. Only 3 of us can make it today. There are 4 girls and 2 boys in my family but it is usually just the girls who meet up.

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Posted: 15/02/2015 at 01:14

Empty - so much going on in your life at the moment. Good to see you are still running.

Chris - yes, we had a lovely time. Great pic of you and your husband and the other English couple on the Cornwall parkrun facebook page.

I decided last night it was time to join up with the Y again. The only way to get myself going again, so I headed out for 26km this morning! It was very hot and almost cooked. Kept tipping water over my head. Feeling trashed now - big step up from walking!

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