My running week

Hello, here we are once again with my update. Monday started of really well with this old duffer managing to run for 1hr and 16 seconds and completed 9.6km!!! Read it again 9.6km, I could hardly believe it when I got home. Felt pretty good so I am hoping in the next couple of weeks to break the 10k mark and if I can do that around the hour or so mark I will be one of the happiest people alive. Sad I know but there you have it. Wednesday's run was interesting in torrential rain at 05:50 it literally was throwing it down, so I ran but didn't do my intervals as just getting out in the rain and actually running I though was a better idea than trying to cope with intervals as well. I was the proverbial drowned rat when I got home. I was really looking forward to my run this morning but after the first 10 minutes knew it was going to be a hard one. So completed my normal 5 route got home and realised I hadn't set my stopwatch going, D'oh! Still felt pretty hard going so not sure if it was a good time or not. Onwards to next week, Mrs Mat30 is going to treat me to some running shoes for Christmas so I think we are off to get my gait analysed and a shiny new pair of trainers soon. Hopefully with some go faster aids in them. Any suggestions for the trainers?

Until next week stay injury free and keep on running!

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  • Well done Mat! Keep on going!

    But you say old duffer, what's your age? Think Bazza maybe the most senior(being polite) who posts on here..😁

    Yes, I sometimes forget to stop my stop watch! lol

  • ahem 46!

  • 46! Youngster! I'm 60, but not so much of the old D!

    Good age for you to get into running, wish I did it years ago!

  • Thanks davelinks after retiring from sport 10 years ago I didn't think that I would take anything up again least of all running. But now with my running, cycling and swimming a triathlon is the next reachable target.

  • 46! You're just a kid! LOL

    Ooooh new shoes. Your gait analysis will narrow down your choice somewhat (which does help a bit as there are so many darned choices)

    Price might be another limiting factor. If you go to the dedicated running shop they will advise you and let you try on the ones they deem most suitable after your gait analysis. Get a feel for them in the shop. They should be sublimely comfy straight out the box. If not, choose something else. Choose a shoe at least a half size bigger than your normal shoe size as your feet swell. The ones I was recommended in Sweat Shop were perfect and I ran more than 500 miles in them. They are still in good nick but just lost their oomph so were retired, but I can still wear them for knocking about in.

  • Well here's the thing misswobble, if it was me there would be no price problem, but seeing as MrsMat30 is buying them I think there may be. I am hoping the puppy dog eyes and the 'well my feet are the most important aspect in my running' argument may mean she will look kindly on the pricing. We will see.

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