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|Author: ||Interest Ed|
|Subject: ||RE: 50+ Masters Training and Racing Open Forum|
Been running for years, but I've never been a high mileage guy. Ran primarily the 880 in high school and college but then quit for 20+ years. I picked it back up in the early 90s after I had to stop my car to let a local St. Patrick's Day 5K race go by. As I sat there watching all those people in that race I thought, "Why can't I do that?". Also, I figured it would be a good way to quit smoking. It was, and I have been running since.
I haven't run competitively for about 6 years now.
When I did, I always seemed to be on the finge, not quite good enough. In Eugene in 2000 at the National Masters Meet, I was the fastest M45 not to make the final in the 800.
In Pittsburgh in 2005 at the National Senior Games, I was the fastest guy in the M50 400 not to make the final. In fact, my claim to fame is that I am the only person in the history of the National Senior Games to run the 400 meters under a minute and not make the final.
So I just run for the heck of it these days, somewhere around 25 miles a week.
Some of you folks are awfully impressive.
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