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Poster: Charlie S
Subject: RE: 50+ Masters Training and Racing Open Forum
Ran some in my twenties maybe a years worth.
Started running at 39 on a bet.
Would train for 6 months then get injured.Quit at 46.
At 48 I fired up yet again.I was wanting to run under 16 at 50.After about a year I was running pretty well.My favorite workout was 10k pace for 5k on the track.I did these every 9 days.After 5 months I got down to 16:50.As usual I was getting pretty fit then did something stupid.I would rather not say.So pf flared up.I tried to continue but knew it was all over. I did 2 races a 5k and a 5000.The 5000 was my last race.Two months before turning 50. I ran 16:45 about what my workouts had been before the pf started.So I was a going backwards and in PAIN. So a break from running and all the frustrations that comes with injury after getting off to a good start.Took all most 5 years off from running. I did do a ton of bike riding.So I stayed fit
So we have been having some really rainy weather the last 2
years.I got tired of riding in the cold rain.So one day I said to hell with it and started running.After 6 months of running a few times a week I am starting to feel like a runner once again.
So I figured out the 2 ways from the past that worked for me
1.barefoot running on soft surface
2.hard runs up long hills
I am doing both for 15 to 20 minutes a day and so far so good.I am doing the ez barefoot(Franklin hs) run every morning then do the hard hill run (up mt tabor) when I feel like it.
Honest is good racing often times enters my head but this time around I am NOT setting any race goals not until I have ran for over 1 year at a decent amount of volume and quality
without any pf or calf problems The barefoot stuff really is a great way to get the legs and feet strong with very little impact damage.So is the uphill hard stuff.
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