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|Subject: ||RE: I just ran 10 miles in 85 minutes. So tired! Facebook status updates.|
How fast did you run for the 5K and other distance events when you were young and in shape?
As a frame of reference, a guy that I run with is 55 and runs in the low 17's. When he was 49, he ran 15:30 and when he was at his peak he was at 14:30. I would bet the house, the wife, the car, everything that you would not run 17 at age 55 and being 40 pounds overweight.
Old Fat Guy wrote:
I'm 55, about 40 pounds over running weight and getting back into it after about 6 years off. I'll lose the weight and end up running somewhere between 17 and 19 for 5K. I'll have fun. However, I wouldn't mind hopping in a 200, 400 or maybe even a 100 meter race just to get the legs working again. Neurologically, I can still run about 12 seconds for 100 meters. That's a guess. However, if I were to ever try that, my groin would pull probably within the first few strides coming out of the blocks and certainly both hamstrings would give way anywhere near top speed. So how do I get my muscles to catch up to my nervous system or is this just the way it goes, you get old, the muscles go first, the nerves go later and you can't go back? Any old sprinters know what I'm talking about?
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