The over 50's

Yup, will be good to have a clear out before I start posting in here next year…

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I’ll be halfway through next year!

Increasingly I can see the conversation changing to what screening checks you get next off the NHS and how many times we get up during the night :joy:

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and whether we look for races that proceed in an anticlockwise fashion, because that’s easier on our left hips

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Free snowboarding all this week for members at MK Snozone. Have decided that first thing I am going to buy when I get my Army pension next year is step-in bindings for Snowboard and Wakeboard so I don’t have to bend down any more.

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My brain is entering races my body can’t cash ATM :joy: I really need to start thinking it takes a bit longer to recover. I’m in a block of 5 races in 5 weeks, 3 being 70.3’s, and although I didn’t start the one in France I did still do an 85K bike ride at 70.3 pace with a fairly hard 8K run.

So I’m now in a phase of just trying to recover during the week, usually feeling ok by Wednesday but wouldn’t do many tough sessions in between these days.

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I resemble that remark.

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Not sure what I admire most; your optimism or your disposable income.

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Two runs back to back.

Surely this will see a return to fitness…

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Racing is a great way to get fit
We are all watching
Loads of pressure
Enjoy.

You’ll be reet !

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Haha, granted 2 were away but excluding the branded 70.3 the rest have barely cost £250 together, one was about a £20 trail race, don’t tell Poet but the Ripon standard this weekend is about £80!

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When he says 5 races in 5 weeks he means if his luggage ends up in the right place

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I was going to sign up for one of the Ripon races but in awful shape and wouldn’t enjoy it.

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Going on the weather forecast neither will I :face_with_symbols_over_mouth:

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Three runs in three days and my knee hurts already…

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Takes a lot longer for me to recover from the big sessions, races these days (about to turn 51). Apart from that the numbers are still up there.

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and still winning I see according to your FB feed. chapeau

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Might get back in to Ultra running. Surprised how much Ienjoyed the prep and race itself. Helps if you win I guess lol

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On reflection a great over 50s start to the day; embracing it. Trip to Tezcoes involved my first ever ‘spill’. I pulled a 4 pinter of milk out, which due to tight packing dragged another top first onto the floor; split on impact…boof, a good pint or more all over the deck, an assistant trying to grab it off me to reduce the spill. Then I availed myself of the manned checkout, what a lovely change from scan as you rob.

Then on my way home, doing 40 in a 40mph; some walnut in an A3 Diesel ( @Mungo2 take note) comes up the inside of me over the hatchings & cycle lane shaking his head whilst dispensing soot all over the place.

….still to visit the Over 50s Café in town……

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Reminds me of a trip to Wickes with my neighbour (since I have a car and he doesn’t). He picked up a 10L can of masonry paint; the handle broke and white paint went all over the floor. There then became this weird standoff between the neighbour and a member of staff that somehow kept escalating until my neighbour said “well, call the police, let’s see what they say”! Cooler heads prevailed, but one of the issues the staff had was the white paint on the freshly painted shop floor… rather than grabbing rolls of paper to start the clean up we ended up stood there while the paint spread around.

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I managed to spill a full large hot chocolate in a coffee chain in Antwerp the other week!

I was mortified whilst also amazed by the coverage on the floor it had! Where is my body storing all that fluid :man_shrugging:t2:

I sheepishly told the staff and offered several times to mop it up for them but she declined and even provided a replacement FOC.

Anyway, call me Biden as I age :grimacing::joy:

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