How can you enjoy sex after you're past your prime (that is after you're 25)?
naia champ wrote:
There is a whole generation of runners out there have never heard of George Sheehan- quite a character back in the 70s that addressed this topic frequently.
And he died age 75, not a great age, which is why you shouldn't take putting one foot in front of the other too seriously, George would have agreed with this.
I"m 58, and about 2 min/mile slower than I was at my prime. I always enjoyed running for its own sake, and I still do. I even still enjoy racing despite being so slow now. I compete against the other people running at my pace, and I find that competition just as enjoyable when I was competing to be the top woman in the whole race.
I think that if you enjoy running for its own sake there's no problem staying motivated to run when well past your prime, provided you're not injured to the point that running is painful. If you were running only for the awards it brought, perhaps you would get more benefit from a different hobby.
And as a previous poster said, racing feels the same and has the same challenges, enjoyment and frustrations as in your prime - only difference being you're further back in the field.
I enjoy simply running but also enjoy the challenge of adjusting my training program to make allowances for physical decline (can no longer run 2 hard track sessions a week plus a race, long run etc.