Posted: 28/07/2014 at 17:31
JB - I'm fairly new here so we've not 'met' before. I'm 62 and hoping to keep running for a few years yet. I don't think I'll ever worry the faster runners of my age group - I was just happy to go sub-30 (28:26) at a 5k last year. I had a hernia myself a few years ago - got cabin fever while I waited for the all clear to start running again. I had a problem at the start of the year which stopped me running for three months. I thought it was my achilles - luckily for me my physio discovered it was soleus muscle (base of calf) and a stretching/manipulation regime sorted it out. Turned out there was a specific stretch for that muscle - but in all my years running no-one had ever shown me it (which was why the muscle was so knotted and needed lots of stretching).
HS - it was noticeable when doing my walk training recently, how a 'tide mark' would form on my walking trousers. So yes, intend to keep drinking the OJ/water/salt combo after every run. Good advice from you there to JB
Columba - am impressed with being out by 6am running (I think I'm doing well when I get out before 7am)
Red - re hills, I shorten my stride and try and keep the same leg turnover speed and try and visualise myself 'floating' up the hill or being pulled up it. Don't know if HS uses similar techniques during his hill work. I read on further .. see you also managed a pre-6am run as well.
BIW - well done to your friends re triathlon results. I have to be careful with the sun - I can go brown but have to use plenty of suncream or I go a bright shade of red!
I did another 3ml run yesterday morning (did my short loop into town and back). Interestingly (and happily for me) I felt fine and in fact, speeded up over each mile (including the half mile uphill in mile 3). So that bodes well for the future and I hope I can get start upping the distance very soon. I need to put together a training plan for my 10ml run in mid-October).