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Over 60s training.

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 06:58

Thank you guys, you are all so lovely.

Columba - feel very sad that the course wasn't marked better - very poor on their behalf.

Impey - well done - good to have someone to challenge you.

The walking tour was good - son flies home today via London. We are hiring a car and touring around for a bit.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 07:06

Just a quick note to say I'm alive.  Stayed on my feet  - it was pretty awful - felt alright for about 16km but it was all downhill from there. Heard there was a world on record at the halfway point - didn't make me feel any better - pw for me on a world record day. 4.33 - just under 4.34. I heard Michael Jackson's Beat it on the course and decided I was finishing no matter what. Thanks for all the good wishes -it was a hot day for those out for a long time - my son finished too - no training - suffered but wants to go on a walking tour this morning, as he travels home tomorrow. Hope the legs will work. 

Over 60s training.

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 05:53

Thank you guys for all your good luck wishes -  hope that it's not too painful It is going to be interesting! Not long now! Bit scared to tell you the truth!

Aws - bet she did stay asleep if you were cleaning it all up

Over 60s training.

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 10:16

Very nice Aws!

I'm in Hanover at the moment - going to Berlin tomorrow, I had a bad fall on the concrete paving stones a couple of days ago, Hands, knees and chin!! I look like I am sporting a nice blue beard! Not great prep, but won't be trying to run again till Sunday - feel like I will have forgotten how to do that! Feeling tired all the tine - it really thows you out of kilter - body clock all wrong!

Ceal - great 5km and it wasn't even a race! Congrats to your daughter - exciting news,

Columba - great time - your hard training is paying off!


Over 60s training.

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 20:45

Chris - sorry your race didn't go how you hoped, but it must be very difficult to do a precise run/walk with that many people. Great to see so many over 60 taking part. Think your foot is telling you you don't need another 28 miler!!

I've only run 28km as my longest run for Berlin, I know it is not enough, but if you weigh up chance of injury or sickness, less is probably more. It is hard when you are following a schedule, but schedules can be broken, it's about getting to the start-line in one piece.

I still don't feel 100% on minimal training. 

Mick - nice run, lovely to be able to start out with a 6 and end up under 5!!

This is my last day to get a run in, but if I look outside, I should do the lawns!!

Over 60s training.

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 21:11

Tracey - you finished! Finishing is winning Well done on the 18 miler - when is your next marathon?

Impey - great placing, - all those runners behind you! Your wife would have been very proud of you.

Graham - you have a tough schedule - not a lot of easy runs from you. I'm a bit worried about a flat marathon, because you don't get any rests! On an undulating one, the downhills are free! I ran 10 miles on the flat yesterday, just to get used to it.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 19:52

Welcome back Johnny  - sounds like you had a lovely time!

Graham - you must be really pleased - good on you! It feels great when it all comes together like that. Well done.

No run from me yesterday, I watched my son and daughter do a half marathon yesterday. 

I hope to get out shortly and run 10 miles on the flat - just to see how I handle the flat!

It's a pretty miserable wet day outside today. Just hope it is not too windy!


Over 60s training.

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 22:42

Good luck with the Parkrun Columba.

Graham - I'd love to see Chris and Tracey's race reports too!

I just had an easy 5km with Mae. 

It is my middle grand daughter's 15th birthday today, so we will be going out to dinner. She is a great kid!

Only 6 more sleeps before we go - getting excited.

Bet Ceal is having a lovely holiday.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 03:30

Maybe lonely Aws but very lovely

Ceal - have a wonderful holiday!

Berlin Marathon 2014

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 22:06

Nice race times being predicted!

I've got my start card too, but my son hasn't yet. He went through a travel company too.

I did my last long run yesterday too but it was only 27.67km - it will have to do, I will save the hanging in there for the marathon.

DiogoDog - are you sure that you weren't dehydrated? Or just not fueled properly.


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