Besides the treadmill I have a concept 2 in the garage and have recently returned to working on it. A few years ago I used to row quite a lot and I found that weighing only 9 and a half stone to achieve comparable times with heavier and taller guys in the gym I had to stroke faster. So I'd be frantically pulling backwards and forwards up to 35/40 per minute compared to them pulling heavy 25/30. I think we have to accept that the stride length shortens with age and the arch drops. I am more of a heel runner than forefoot runner
now as a consequence so I have to really concentrate on a much faster stride and arm cadence to achieve the speed. That's not to say I won't be stretching and exercising to maintain knee lift anh stride length. Honest.
Yesterday's quiz question.....Antony Bradford was correct with the result of that Zola Budd/ Mary Decker Olympic clash in which the medallists were largely overlooked particularly G.B. silver medallist Wendy Sly. See his comment for full details......
P.S. I've just had a look at the 60-69 10000 metres lightweight Concept 2 rankings for 2009 for G.B. Interesting to see an old Valley Stirider colleague, Tony Haygarth, is ranked at 21 with 47:20.8. Could be a new challenge for me seeing as I can't make the running rankings?!