Sunday, April 05, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Boston Marathon (4 weeks out).

I said in the video I wanted to be 66kgs at the start of the Boston marathon. I meant 56kgs. I'm about 58~9 now so should be able to do it. On top of everything else weight is a key factor in running fast for me/everyone. Hard for us old guys to get down the weight as we, most of us, have years of bad eating/drinking habits. What is particularly hard for me is not putting it all back on during the taper. Anyway if I can be 56kgs at the starting line that will be new territory for me and, I hope, a contributing factor to a new Personal Record.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Boston Marathon Training 2015 (building mileage)

I forgot to tell you I got my Bib # and corral place for Boston. Pretty near the front I think. My number will be 1169 and I'll go in the first wave 2nd corral. Than place should get me over the line within a few minutes of the official gun start. Anyone know anything about that?

Monday, March 02, 2015

Boston Marathon 2015 Training Report


Have a look at the above chart. The 60.2 would be about me at this stage, my Garmin gave me another point, now I'm 60, on my VO2 Max after my run today March 3rd. I heard of another way to measure from some Danish fellow who reckons if you simply take your Maximum Heart rate and divide it by your Resting Heart Rate and times (X) it by 15 you'll get pretty close to your Vo2 Max. For me, doing that calculation it brings me to 64.5 which I'd be happy to take. How does that calculation work for you? Does it get anywhere near what you think your potential after training is?

Saturday, February 21, 2015

8 Weeks and Counting Boston Marathon 2015

Note: Of course when I was talking about my 5x1500m runs I meant my heart rate was between 160 ~ 65 BPM around 90% of my max HR.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Boston Marathon Training in Earnest.

The link below to my Garmin Connect profile page.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Running Form Check.

Again Happy New Year friends. Hope you and yours get everything you work for this year! Looking forward to it!! I took a slow motion video of my eldest son to check his form in the hope of making him faster. Please, I'd appreciate if you'd take a look at it and give your two cents worth. I'll comment on what I think he can improve but only after listening to what you have to say. Cheers! And after this maybe me. I could do with a little adjusting.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Wishing everyone a Happy New Year. Let's make 2015 a great year by moving forward and closer to our goals and dreams. When I said I couldn't get up from a sitting position I didn't mean a chair! I meant from the floor with ass on the ground, knees around the chest and arms out front. Can you all get up without using your arms from that position? I can't to save my life. But that's the goal for next month.