Definitely same for me. Even though my 1500m time is now slower than what I used to average for a 10k, I still feel like I'm just as fast. It's like our minds are playing tricks on us. I have sort of a funny story along those lines: some years back I was in DC and in those days was getting back into running after a multi-year layoff. I happened to run by a track in Northwest DC that was open (or at least the gate was open), and I decided to run some 400s to see what kind of speed I had. I must have run 6 with about 1:30-2:00 rest, and I was blown away because I was running 64s! I was totally pumped that I could still knock out 400s at that pace! Of course, on the way out I looked at the sign next to the track that said something to the effect that 400m was 1.25 laps in lane 6 or whatever...I was running on a short track. I wish I hadn't read that sign. :)
old guy 68 wrote:
Fiddy Tree wrote:
Bad news - I ran 14:45 at age 26, can barely break 19 at age 53.
Good news - 18:41 at 53 FEELS just as fast as 14:45 at age 26.
I agree. At 68 years old a sub 8 minute pace feels just like a sub 6 minute pace did when I was in my 30's.
It's hard to believe someone feels they're slowing at 26.
Keep a running log, it's great motivation. I've logged every work out or run for the last 38 years.