Have been a keen runner for more than 40 years; member of ACT Veterans Club. Ran my first of 11 marathons in 2000 and the NYC Marathon in 2005 where I carried the Australian flag at the "Friendship Run" (photo at left). Have Australian Age Category Records for two 50km Ultra Marathon events, a half marathon and 5000m track race; ACT record for 1 mile.
Born in 1929 (!), I lived in Sydney with my husband, Jim, until we moved to the Southern Highlands in 1995....Jim passed away in 2011 after 45 years together, during which time we travelled extensively and made NYC our favourite destination at Christmas.
The plan for this morning was to try for 5km without having to walk at all and I did just that except for one short, steep hill where I walked to be on the safe side. It was a very slow jog routine, keeping my feet close to the ground and taking short, quick steps which seem to work in keeping pain away.
5km jog in 38 minutes Avg. pace 7:41 AHR 72%; MHR 80%
Finished with gentle groin stretching and icing at home.