Hello, I was most suprised to see two pages of comments on "what am i?" I never have had any lack of motivation but I am hardly a fast runner like you people! I go out now Monday/Wednesday/Saturday mornings. Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday I do weights at home. Friday is my rest day though last year I brought a Dahon Folder to go with my touring cycle. I have a disabled rail pass and the folding cycle is brilliant as I can now ride around places I could not reach before! Do any of you people keep a 'running record'? Mine is the calender behind our pantry door! I put 'R' when I go out and tot up the lot in December....I seem to average 250 miles a year.
Hello, With all this rain we are getting in England its dead hard running through mud out in the hills! It was dry when I went running this morning but raining when I got back home after my run! Wet on the inside and outside! If you want to last as long as me you must have a 'easy' way of running and not get obsessed about it....like insisting going running in pouring rain! I used to be like that....like taking my running gear on a holiday to Pangor Island in the Straights of Sumartra and trotting around a football pitch fifteen? times. (3 miles??) It was so hot and humid I had to stand in a swimming pool for ages to cool off....dont do that anymore!
Hello, I have not looked in on this forum for some time. I suppose its down to being that going running is such a normal thing to me that I do not think anything of it! Its a bit hard running now as I am on a beta-blocker and Warfarin after a load of embolisms appeared on my lungs two years ago! The beta-blocker make my legs feel like lead on the 1-4 stretch of hill I run up and I pant like hell, but my recovery rate seems very quick! I am now pushing 65 which seems unreal to me, it was always other people who were this age...not me! Mind you in my mind I feel around 40 and retirement is really wonderfull! Another three muddy miles tomorrow for me around the local hills...
I put my records on here and on my computer where I've got a graph of my average speed (slow). But I can see progress that way.
If Vets are over 35 or 40, couldn't us over 60s have another name? After all, 40 to 60 is a massive jump isn't it?