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Subject: RE: 50+ Masters Training and Racing Open Forum
LucKY2b, thank you for your thoughtful stewardship of this thread.
The new format can provide a continuum of wisdom and experience found nowhere else. May it live long and prosper!
Welcome to the new contributors. For others who are still shy, don't be.
The 50+ crowd is friendly. We want to hear your stories, some will give advice/commiseration/praise, and there is none of that adolescent nonsense you find elsewhere on LR. (Even our very own Gibbon is a mature heckler.)
My brief intro: Started running in at age 12 in 1972 with an untrained-for marathon. Then Frank Shorter won in Munich and like so many others of our generation, running became my whole world.
Serious runner until age 19 (like L2B) then sidetracked by other interests and grad school. Fair-weather runner until age 38, moved to New England, running hard since then, with 12 Boston marathons in a row, until missing this past one. Now age 51, this year's goal is to return to sub 16:00 in the 5k (last achieved at age 49). Currently 10.97 sec away.
This week was 80 miles, one track workout, 4x1k 3:13ish, aborted due to a track meet (!). But I got in some barefoot sprints on the faux-grass infield that felt free and good, and carried over to the next few days (more balanced, hips more forward, arms lower, more power on pushoff...). So I ended up running pretty hard the next few days and now have heavy legs which need a rest before next weekend's grand prix 5k.
Alas, resting is the tricky part.
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