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Over 60s training.

Posted: Yesterday at 23:56

Hi everyone - hope you guys can all still love each other. Must be tough with the country split and Scotland wanting to stay with the EU.

Anyway - I've got something to report too! I ran 12.41 km this morning!! A red letter day. I haven't been able to run for so long.  I have only been able to run  3 or 4 kms lately so I am very happy - will take it very easy for a couple of days.

I have done quite a bit of walking and have just started an exercise class once a week, so maybe that is helping.

Empty - sounds like you have been having fun - one of my friends did the dopey challenge. Good luck with the training for New York - it is a great marathon - the best I have done!

Mick - good to see you still hard at it!

Torque Steer - looks like you have some beautiful places to run in.


Over 60s training.

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 21:22

Well done on the half Columba - that is quite a bit of time you took off your best.

I have to wait for about 4 weeks before anything starts to happen re my knee as the injury which started as a hamstring pull was on ACC - which is free, but if they decide it is "wear and tear" it will not be covered and then I will have to use my medical insurance, but they have to go down the ACC road first.

Torque Steer -The surgery will be on the meniscus tear - hope you feel better soon.

Ceal you fit in a lot in your day!

Back home from our trip away, it was very hot, but grand daughter loved it - she was in the water most of the time.

The boys are off doing a very hilly off-road half marathon today- hope they enjoy it.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 13:25

Hi guys - I'm up in the middle of the night as I can't sleep, had set my alarm for 3.30 am anyway as I am going to the Gold Coast, Australia this morning for a few days holiday with my 6 year old grand daughter and my daughter. Should be fun - first time on a plane for my gdaughter, so hope she was able to sleep.

I went to get the results from my MRI scan from the surgeon yesterday, and it seems I now have a meniscus tear in the same leg that I had the burst baker cyst and the honeycomb fracture of the tibia!

I ran for so many years without any injuries, but these last months have been a pain in the leg

It will be at least a month before I get any surgery done, then my surgeon said I will have to exercise smarter!

When I first saw her she said she didn't see me doing any more half marathons or marathons, but I guess we will wait and see. I certainly will be doing everything she asks of me.

Ceal - loved your report and now you have another event to train for. Exciting stuff!

Tracey - congrats on the half - well done!

Columba - you seem to be doing quite a bit of gadding about!

Welsh Poppy - 11 mile run sounds great to me!

Torque Steer - I'd be very happy with those stats!

Mick - still doing some great work in the gym!

Graham - 7.10 minute miles - you are doing it mate!

W60 - yes be happy you can still run.

Forgot to say I am still doing my swimming lessons, and it seems you can't teach an old dog new tricks

Over 60s training.

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 20:04

Ceal - good luck for Sunday - give it heaps!

I'm still not in the land of the running or walking for that matter.

Decided to give my leg a rest. I am swimming once a week.

I have had a cold for the last few days, so feel a bit miserable.

The "boys" are doing the 34km Hilary that I did a couple of years back, on Saturday, so I'll be the support team.

I've made an appointment with a surgeon about my knee - want her to give me her opinion - I have been a long time out of action.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 19:29

Ceal - yes it is important that you make that start line. Even if you do a few strides instead of that second 400m rep session - might be a bit easier on you.

You must feel a bit tired with a Pilates session in there too. 

My swimming lesson went very well, it ended up being one on one. There was supposed to be three of us. She really built up my confidence. 

I've been foam rolling my quads and hamstrings, and my knee feels much better this morning - think I might even try a little run. 

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Posted: 03/02/2016 at 19:11

Great reading everyone's efforts.

Great mile reps Graham.

Ceal - nice set of 400s - really hope the 800m race goes well for you.

Columba - you are going really well, you have done a lot of consistent training for a long time now.

Mick - glad to see you are progressing well too.

Torque Steer - I agree, I should just forget about trying to run and enjoy the summer, but I really want to be able to run again.

Last weekend we went to National Park by Mt Ruapehu which is in the middle of the North Island, as the boys were doing the Tussock Traverse - a 26km run/walk off-road  event that I did a couple of years ago. I entered the 6km run although I knew I wouldn't be able to run all of it, just to add a bit of interest for me.

Didn't do too badly while going uphill, but just had to watch any steps and had to walk the downhill bits. Had to sit down at 2km and put a knee support on because the pain in my knee was pretty bad.

It was a scorching hot day and I really felt for the boys who I knew would be out for a long time. Hopped into an ice-barrel for a very short time after finishing, a first for me, then I tried a massage.

I don't usually have a massage after an event but I thought I couldn't feel any worse. It was the best massage I have had in in very long time. I told her about my knee and she found a spot in my lower back and said that's where it is coming from. I guess everything is locked up trying to protect my knee.

I'm having my first swimming lesson this morning so I am nervous but looking forward to it.


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Posted: 19/01/2016 at 19:32

Mick - can't be too much wrong with your knee if you can run that fast

Ceal - I'm with Mick - can we see a Parkrun on the horizon?

Columba - and you are doing speed work too! You are right, don't think I would like to be snowed in.

We had a lovely day yesterday for my daughter's 41st birthday. We decided to go geocaching! It was quite a hot day, so although we had six of us and the dog to start out with, only three of us lasted the distance, and one of those was the six year old who didn't want to miss out, but had very sore feet and did not really enjoy all the walking and steps we found in one location. 

Over 60s training.

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 02:27

Well done Columba - that is a good long run! I prefer the cold too.

Graham - Great team work.

Ceal - good effort from you too!

I might be going for a walk at Cornwall Park this afternoon, though it is pretty windy out there. Just might bring a few branches down.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 19:11

Thanks Ceal xx


Over 60s training.

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 18:46

Hi everyone, I haven't been posting as I have nothing to post!

My knee has continued to be a problem and I haven't been able to run. A few weeks ago, I changed my physio, and she has been able to give me a few exercises and found a few muscles that weren't "firing", as Ceal pointed out to Welsh Poppy, it can be somewhere higher up the leg that needs sorting.

so although I'm still not running, my knee isn't giving me the grief it was. I was really hobbling. The point where the fracture was is still very dodgy.

I've been going for a few short walks, and I even went for a "swim" Columba! I have booked in to an Adult Breather class starting 4th Feb, so will see how that goes.

It is not snowing here! It is very hot, youngest grand daughter who wouldn't even put her face in the water is now going really well with her swimming. Very happy for her.

Ceal - impressed with the 400s! Go girl!

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