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RE: How do you feel at 35, 45, 55, 65???? Getting slower inevitable????

broken arrow wrote:
If you started running at an early age you will most likely not be running much in your late 60s, it is very rare. Most runners will have some body part wear out after 30-40 years.

I have been running since age 15 and have had my best decade of racing in my 70s, after most of my competition has retired. I have been able to set several course records in trail races (post-70) and even win a national championship hill race on Mount Cranmore by 8 minutes for the over 70 group (though I was not an official entrant in the national division).

I do not find I have more injuries now than before, though I have to admit that my Achilles is sore at the moment from a race up Mount Greylock. A more serious problem is a general creakiness from a head-on automobile collision, but I could have managed that at age 18. I am delighted it happened to me at 70, with air bags. If it had happened when I was a teen, I would be dead.

If you keep going long enough, you may well find yourself in the lead.

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