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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.


Over 60s training.

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 21:57

Did my last long run yesterday - thought I'd run with others, but they turned back after 45 mins - their marathon is next week! So I was out for just over 3hrs on my feet - tough course up past the mast, and equally tough coming downhill! My knees weren't thanking me for it. I should have run on the flat but wanted company!

It was only 27.67km - so I'm well short, but that is all I had in me or wanted to do. We leave on the 18th so have plenty of time to rest up before the marathon.

It is fathers' day here in NZ and it is a beautiful sunny day - so hope we all get outside and do something nice.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 21:51

Can't believe that - I just lost a big post!

This will be sort and sweet.

Mick - congrats on your 5km - great placing - I bet you were pleased with yourself.

Chris, Columba and Tracey - good luck with your races.

Ceal - Coronation Chicken for 50! What is Coronation Chicken? Your daughter is an an amazing swimmer!

Torque Steer - she's got your number! She's not going to let you off the hook that easily! 

Aws - just remember we want to see you lining up for the marathon - we don't want you injured!

Over 60s training.

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 21:42

Well Christine, we not only do we have our names in common, but the patience thing is something I don't have either.

I always remember being told the 3 most important things to remember in running is control, control, control! I never learned to do that!

Sounds like your training has been fantastic - you must be so happy. Nothing major wrong with me, I always just get sick when I try to get into any sort of shape! So have backed right off and most would not say I was training for a marathon at all! Might have a shot at one more long run this weekend and that will be it.

JJ - great news, I'm sure you will both be very happy - think as you get older it is great if you can have each other to call on when times get tough.


Over 60s training.

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 21:13

Graham - so you are making it 3 in a row! I find it hard enough to line up for 1! Well I think your race time for the undulating 5km was great. Good luck with your next one.

Mick - sounded like a wonderful day. You are having trouble with your wildlife though. My husband would run a mile if he thought there might be a snake nearby. Nothing we've ever had to be worried about, unless of course if we were overseas.

Aws - yes I remember winter - can't wait for summer! We had lots of rain yesterday afternoon, and it looks pretty miserable outside today as well!

JJ - good that you managed to fit a run in, you have to do something for yourself too.

I decided on 21km yesterday - not too bad, at least I know I can run half the way

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