UCI XC wrote:
I ran a 61 at Penn Relays on a 50-59 4x4 team and got smoked by two guys on my third (slowest) leg alone. I'm a distance runner with decent speed, but when I was asked to be on the team, I thought they were kidding until I realized that it was 50+, not masters. I'd have thought that a 61 would be respectable for 50, but next to those guys it just made me look silly. The anchor-leg guys were running in the low 50s.
Several guys on my team can break their age in the 400, but they all place regularly in Masters Nationals and Worlds, so, yeah, that's not easy.
I ran a 56.5/400 in June with no training. Keep up the good work master runners.