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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!


Over 60s training.

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:32

Ceal - the photos looked great on FB! Looked like a really fun wedding! Queenstown is a wonderful place - lots of fun things to do, and plenty to photograph!

Chris - every time I run a half marathon, I know I can not run any further. But you have a good guide to a marathon time. You just run a little slower. But, if you are anything like me, I get to 27km and think, why didn't I run the half! As you know, finishing a marathon, gives you a huge amount of personal satisfaction.

Mick - it is good that you have that alternative - to go for a bike ride. I'm afraid I don't have that confidence, and there are so many accidents involving bikes here in NZ!

I ran 3 miles with Mae again yesterday and the sun came out, so spent a lot of time in the garden.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 21:20

Happy birthday Chris - good 5 miler! Pity about the speed camera!

Ceal - Not sure how many times I have run it. In the old days it was a handicap event, and only for the men. The women had their own 5 miler! 

Good for you getting out and running hard even when you have had such a big weekend! Did you enjoy the wedding?

Columba - just remember, I have to run double the distance, so you will be able to tell yourself to keep pushing, because I'll be out for a lot longer than you! Hope we both have good runs

Over 60s training.

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 01:54

Thanks guys.

Mick - Auckland is very hilly - I really have to look hard for a flat run. And yes JJ - think I must have had a bump on the head too!

I had a nice 5 mile walk with daughter and Mae yesterday, and 3 mile run with Mae today, so seems only the pride dented a bit but body still holding together. Should be grateful for that.

It is very foggy here today.

Good run Columba - 2 hours on your feet is great at any pace!

Over 60s training.

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 01:34

Tracey - you look like you were all having a full weekend!

Mick - the bump on your head didn't seem to affect your running - well done.

Glen Eden 10 mile race report. This race doesn't start till 2 pm in the afternoon, and has been going for 50 years! It's a tough one run mainly for club runners. You run out hard you pay the price when you hit the hill! The last 2 miles is downhill, but still doesn't seem to make up for the other hills!

As usual I went out too hard, hit the hill - nothing there but kept on going - thought I'd given it my best shot - 1.26.23. About 2 minutes slower than last year.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 23:01

Mick - you have been having an awful time of it! Can't be anything else to go wrong, so got my fingers crossed for you!

Torque Steer - just as you looked like you were on a real come-back! What a blow! I'm sure you will get this set-back sorted quickly.

Ceal - that is a big drive! I don't like long drives either! I've only ever had my nails done once before. I like nice nails, but sometimes they can be over-done. I'm sure you will look beautiful and nobody will be looking at your nails

Columba - I get that feeling when I put my entry in - long before standing on the start-line! I feel oh dear, what have I done now!

Only consolation with my decision to run this tough race afternoon, is that it was pouring down this morning, Husband had planned to meet up with son for a session on the Hilary trail, but it would have been a mud bath, but happy they still went out for a road walk.

aws - love that painting!

Can't believe I managed to mow the lawns yesterday. There have been high winds, as well as rain.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 05:47

Ceal - I've just listened to the radio program you were on. It was very interesting. I always wondered if the calves were missing out on important nutrients, but it was explained very clearly what they do and the calves don't seem to be missing out at all - not on that farm anyway. You came across very well.

JJ - good on you getting out for 60 minutes!

aws - good run from you too.

Busbar - nice time - I'd be happy with that

I've entered a 10 mile race on Saturday - I've done it before - includes one huge uphill and downhill - it looks like it will be raining - hope so!

My littlest grand daughter is managing to walk in her cast now, still bit of a struggle, but I am so happy. She gets it off on the 23rd! Hope the op has done the trick! 

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