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(WFAA Fort Worth)   "I say you don't give up running because you got old, you got old because you stopped running"   (wfaa.com) divider line 14
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2013-07-02 10:28:33 AM
Madelbaum !
Madelbaum !
Madelbaum !
 
2013-07-02 10:35:40 AM
Good for him. I'm turning 50 in a few months and this morning I ran 5.01 miles in 41:58. That's 8:23 minutes/mile. Earlier this year I ran a 5k in 21:52 (7:03 minutes/mile) and the next weekend I finished 3rd in my age group in my first marathon.
 
2013-07-02 11:57:39 AM
That does not seem to be untrue.

/don't eat so much
 
2013-07-02 12:07:25 PM
I say you don't use poor grammar because you have tense disagreement, you have tense disagreement because you use poor grammar.
 
2013-07-02 12:21:39 PM

NoGods: Good for him. I'm turning 50 in a few months and this morning I ran 5.01 miles in 41:58. That's 8:23 minutes/mile. Earlier this year I ran a 5k in 21:52 (7:03 minutes/mile) and the next weekend I finished 3rd in my age group in my first marathon.


The year I turned 50 was my best year in running If I age grade the times I was performing far better than when I set most PRs 15 years earlier. It was probably only my 2nd or 3rd best year without age grading, but it was close. Train hard but smart -- remember that it's stress and recovery. Too many runners forget that recovery part.
 
2013-07-02 12:32:39 PM
Tell that to the guys I work with.  A dozen or so of them had to knock off running due to knee problems.

/Not all at the same time--I've been here 17 years.
 
2013-07-02 12:34:44 PM

Morchella: NoGods: Good for him. I'm turning 50 in a few months and this morning I ran 5.01 miles in 41:58. That's 8:23 minutes/mile. Earlier this year I ran a 5k in 21:52 (7:03 minutes/mile) and the next weekend I finished 3rd in my age group in my first marathon.

The year I turned 50 was my best year in running If I age grade the times I was performing far better than when I set most PRs 15 years earlier. It was probably only my 2nd or 3rd best year without age grading, but it was close. Train hard but smart -- remember that it's stress and recovery. Too many runners forget that recovery part.


Train your recoveries too - I do at least one three-a-day a week (3 runs, 45min a piece with 4-6 hours between each run for a total of 14-18mi depending on pace). When relay season comes around it gives you a massive advantage because you've been training to recover rapidly between runs.

/ Almost 40 - hope I get as many running years as the guy in the article...
 
2013-07-02 01:10:37 PM
I do a lot of recovery and injury prevention exercises. I also lift free weights on my off days. I also ran a Tough Mudder this year, but I don't plan to do that again. Most of the obstacles were fun, but you really can't train for electric shocks. The one at the end straight up knocked me out. I'll stick to running and swimming now.
 
2013-07-02 03:07:41 PM
1. Understand that doctors encourage "exercise".

2. Be a powerlifter.

3. Advance in age to over-40.

4. Tell an orthopedic surgeon you're an over-40 powerlifter.

5. Brace for the tirade.
 
2013-07-02 03:41:58 PM
www.highstakesdb.com

frowns on subby's shenanigans.
 
2013-07-02 03:50:51 PM
knees disagree
 
2013-07-02 04:44:45 PM
Gonna call bullshiat on this one.  Running puts a lot of strain on your body - it pounds your joints and it pounds your heart - and there are tons of studies that show just that:
http://www.today.com/health/running-farther-faster-longer -can-kill-you -1C7388868

Survey 100 random people still active over the age of 90 and I'd be shocked if even one of them were a runner.  On the other hand, I would be shocked if 90% of them didn't regularly walk, play golf, swim or do some similar low-impact activity.
Also, no fatties.
 
2013-07-02 05:20:24 PM
What's the difference?  Either way, it's too late to start now.
 
2013-07-02 08:37:12 PM
It's a nice thought -- but it's really not true.  Genetics plays a very big part in what you can and cannot do as you get older.  I live in an area that is saturated with triathletes.  I lost count of the number that have been seriously injured as a result of the strain they've put on their bodies.

If you love your children, get them into swimming at an early age -- it's something they can do their whole lives.  Unless they do too much butterfly.
 
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