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Over 60s training.

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 02:40

Graham - well done on the xcountry - sounded hard - rather you than me

Ceal - wow - this singing is really taking you places!

It always makes me laugh to myself when I hear people saying they are having breakfast before a marathon. I've never been able to - always just a cup of tea with honey, then hope that I can get enough in during the run - e.g. squeezies, coca cola or sports drink - then I am really ready for a good feed afterwards! That's why early morning marathons are good for me - I don't get too hungry.

I've been absent because I've had some sort of cold/flu/sore throat, so haven't run since my eye op, until today, while although still not well, I decided to have a go. Ran 9km with my friend, and of course it bucketed down with rain. Don't know where our summer is - maybe it is waiting for Chris

Over 60s training.

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 18:08

Colin - great 400s - must be nice to be able to run that fast. If you can run every day and feel no ill effects then that is great. You don't get into that - "shall I run today" talk with yourself like I do!

Graham - always good to have targets, even if they are in the distance.

Chris - can't believe you would go to pilates after a 24 mile run! Though I do know some of my group used to do just that. I think you deserve a nice rest after that - save the pilates for another day. But I guess it is just what the body is used to doing.

I usually think if you are out for an hour, you are good to go to do something else in an hour, but if you are out for 4 or 5 hours - think you deserve a rest!

I had my eye surgery yesterday and am going for a check this morning, so no running yesterday or today - maybe a walk tomorrow.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 18:50

Sounds like the weather conditions are not very nice for you all at the moment.

Good on you Chris and Colin getting out there!

I had a day off yesterday - I should have been making the most of it. No excuses - good weather but just didn't feel like it. I thought I'd take my 15 year old grand daughter out shopping, but she couldn't make her mind up about what she wanted.

Shame because I'm having my eye done on Tuesday, and would have preferred to get out and get a bit of shopping done before it goes too crazy before Xmas.

Had a nice family meal together in the evening and played cards.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 03:39

Aws/Chris - I couldn't believe how bright all the colours were when I had my right eye done, especially on the TV - and I can see all the sub titles now.

I will still need glasses for reading but not as strong. 

I went for quite a few tests on my heart on Thursday as my Cholesterol is high. Both my parents died of heart attacks due to clogged arteries, so although I run and have never smoked, thought it was worth getting the tests done. Will be interested in the results.

I ran 9km with my friends on Wednesday, and ran 12km this morning so pleased with that.

JJ - good work on the treadmill. 

Ceal - I thought you must have had some race in mind - you are putting lots of work in.

Mick - no plans yet for 2015 yet except a trip to Ireland in April!

Friday 5th December 2014

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 03:26

My first licence I got was a motor bike licence. The plan was to ride through Africa on  motor bikes, which we did in 1973 - only little bikes - 250cc Honda trail bikes - easy to manage on rough roads, and light enough for me to pick up and I dropped it so many times especially in the Sahara!

Never been on a bike since - I remember going to sleep thinking I was falling off my bike!

What: Just a 5km walk for coffee.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 19:32

Mick - you are going great - not sure if I'll ever see anything under 8 minute miles again!

JJ - agree you can't do everything, but good that you still keep your running going.

Graham - agree with Mick - you definitely sound like someone who would go the extra mile for someone. Good luck with your race on Sunday.

I ran about 5km yesterday with a mile at effort in the middle. Didn't break 8 minutes!! Just thought I'd try to get the body moving a bit.

Went to see the surgeon who did my cataract surgery - everything was good so having my other eye done next Tuesday.

Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 19:26

LMH - enjoy the show! Looks like you have come a long way with your recovery, probably gently does it with the back and shoulder.

Dustin - sounds like you are going to have a very busy new year!

Alehouse - take it easy.

Went to get my right eye checked and doctor was pretty happy with it. Have the other one done next Tuesday.

What: 5km with a bit of effort in the middle part.

Why: Been going really slowly lately.

Over 60s training.

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 19:54

Get well soon Impey - sounds like you need some anti-biotics!

Over 60s training.

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 19:53

Mick - so you still burn wood for heat, so do we, but they are trying to do away with open fires in homes here. Must say that I've never chopped wood though

Pfitzinger prescribes the sort of strides you do at the end of a run, I just never feel like that is what I should be doing, unless it is a speed session, therefore I have forgotten how to do anything fast!

Ceal - you are amazing! Wonderful 400s, you must be very happy!

Yes, we loved Cinderalla, but it was nothing like the original Cinderalla, thought we were in the set of Sound of Music to start out with, and there was Little Red Riding Hood, whose hood had been dyed blue by one of the fairy godmother's nickers!

Get the picture! And it is Cinderalla that gets locked in the cupboard not Red's grandmother, there are cream pies being thrown at the ugly step sisters.

I could go on but I won't! It was very entertaining because you didn't know what was going to happen next!

JJ - where are you?

Columba - I have 3 sisters, and we often talk about the ugly blisters!

I ran 6km very easily with a friend at Cornwall Park yesterday. She is getting over an injury.

 

Monday 1st December 2014

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 19:42

Alehouse - sorry to hear you are sick, hope you can maintain your streak!

Pammie - always hard for you this time of year, but 10 minutes or 20 minutes is better than nothing and it will make you feel good.

Dustin - what ultra are you doing?

What - 6km easy at Cornwall Park with friend.

Why: Its's what I do on Mondays!

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