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Over 60s training.

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 10:16

 Pammie, we are driving about 3 hours north to Buncrana, which I believe is near the border. I've seen some pictures and it looks very beautiful!

Torque Steer, fingers crossed!

Ceal, looks like you might have a few there to celebrate your 75th birthday run!

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Posted: 07/04/2015 at 07:04

John bateman, looks a pretty good result to me!

JJ, enjoy the comeback when all the work is finished!

Ceal, great motivation to get out there and do all that speed work when you have  major birthday on the horizon. Hope quite a few of you can get together for the 5km.

Torque Steer, hope you can really find out what is causing the pain, but being able to do 55 mins is still pretty good!

We have now arrived in Dublin, via Dubaii, Barcelona, and Granada. Have not run a step, but doing heaps of walking!

I am using my sons iPad so not very good at using it. Hoping Ireland will stay reasonably warm for the wedding!

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Posted: 24/03/2015 at 19:17

Ceal -more nice running. We should be painting rather than travelling, but have to "just do it".

We are flying into Barcelona for a few days before Ireland. I see a plane just crashed flying out of Barcelona! Poor people!

Torque Steer - sounds like you really enjoyed your rugby game. You'll be back!!

I was watching the World cup cricket semi final between NZ and SA but I have to say I went to bed! Just my luck as we won! Looks like there must have been some cool heads out there.

John - that used to be the formula - double your 5km time and add a minute, but only if you are doing the mileage. Good luck!

JJ - it will all be worth it when it is all done!

I did an easy 5km yesterday, will run my usual 9km this morning.

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Posted: 22/03/2015 at 07:18

John - great running you must be pleased.

Tracey - well done on the house sale and purchase - and I think you have a marathon to fit in too!

Ceal - nice running must feel great to run that fast.

Columba - very good xtraining - nice pat on the back for you!

Empty - enjoy Portugal!

I ran 27km this morning only because it will probably the last long run I can do before we go away next Sunday. It took all week to recover from Saturday's Hillary 34km!

Plus I had extra grandma duties this week. 

 

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Posted: 15/03/2015 at 08:56

Alsoran - well done on the half marathon distance - good work!

Torque Steer - sorry to hear you have been put on hold till 1 Apr - good to see you are still walking.

Ceal - huge congrats on your new grandson - enjoy the cuddles.

Our littlest grand daughter got her hand shut in the school pool gate. Her left ring finger was badly broken, so they had to operate on it. She was very brave and is now wearing a cast and looking forward to going to school tomorrow.

I had a big day yesterday. My son had entered the 34km Hillary trail run, an event he and my husband did together last year, but this year my husband had a sore leg so I decided that I'd been out for 4hrs walking, had done a 27km run recently, that I should be able to handle it.

It was a stinking hot day, and the 34km event started on the beach at Piha at 11 am. It took us over 3hrs to get to the 18km point, and by the 28km point there was a feed station, but it was at the top of a series of steep, steep, stairs.

I got up the first lot and started heaving, then the next set and just kept vomiting and vomiting! I was completely wasted. I didn't know how I could get to the top. Somehow I crawled up there, sat down, got bad cramps in my legs, had some coke, another competitor gave me some salt. The medic wanted to pull me out as he said my pupils were tiny and I could hardly walk. 

I just thought I'd been out there for so long in the heat, battled those hills, I had to finish. I'm not sure how long I had been stopped for as my Garmin had died just like me, but my son managed to get me to the finish - 7hrs 31mins!!

He'd struggled in the first half of the course, but I guess for me it was just the length of time we were out for - the heat and the tough course that did me in.

I now am the proud owner of a buff that says "It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."

Their catch phrase is "Conquer your Everest".

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Posted: 03/03/2015 at 23:25

Chris - good luck for Saturday - would be great if the wind was behind you! I would love the rain as the heat just takes it out of you. Have a great run, but remember not to go too fast in the first 5km. Good that you will be able to have a look at the course.

I've run 9km this morning - by myself - Wednesday training partner has left for Taupo for NZ Ironman on Saturday. Everything is happening on Saturday including my 45th wedding anniversary!

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Posted: 03/03/2015 at 19:25

Ceal - if it is the same virus that I had, it will take a lot of shaking! I had it first and gave it to my husband. We coughed ourselves stupid! 

Very disappointing when you see the results of the race and know you could have been 1st W70 if you could have made the start-line.

Mick - very impressed - afraid I don't have an artistic bone in my body!

I decided to get myself to the track yesterday and after 3 laps including 4 stride outs, I ran 4 x 400m with 1 lap recovery. 1.45, 1.43, 1.44, 1.45

Good to do them - just requires a bit of determination instead of just going for a jog.

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Posted: 02/03/2015 at 19:54

Columba - fab report - well battled - no walking - great stuff! Good time too! Sounded like a wonderful weekend with the family. Bet your "coach" son is extremely happy with you.

Hi K2 - sounds like although you have had injuries you have tackled some awesome stuff. Good luck with the return to running.

I ran 5 km in Cornwall Park last night - very hot, tired and glad I was only doing a short run.

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Posted: 01/03/2015 at 18:24

Mick - didn't Ceal have a Baker's cyst or something similar? Maybe she can advise you on it. 

Ceal - so sorry for you, but you have done some good training, maybe when you feel better have a go at a Parkrun.

Empty - sounds like your running is coming along nicely.

I ran 28 kms in a pack yesterday - extremely hot, written off for the rest of the day. Won't be able to do a long run next week as going to a wedding. So I've done 3 long runs so far - we leave for Ireland at the end of the month and are away for about 3 weeks - not sure how much running I will do in that time, and Rotorua is just over a week later.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 16:43

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

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