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

Baltic Babe wrote:

[quote]runner who professes wrote:

It's not simply aging. It's age plus years spent running. Performance varies inversely with both of those.

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Which is why many very good masters runners started later in their careers and some are still progressing. I know one 48 yr old lady who has been running seriously for almost 2 years. She's a new runner and in May put down a 1:22 half. For a 48 year old, that's pretty damn good. I know another 48 yr old lady who was a 2:30s marathoner in her 20s and 30s who can no longer break 1:30. She's been slowed mostly by off and on niggles. Same for a 46 yr old who retired last year-2:38 marathon PR maintained low mid 2:40s til age 44, started slowing down at 45 and retired. Her main niggle was the Achilles/bursitis.[/quote]

Very true, most of the time. You know that masters guy who wins your local races? There's a very high probability he wasn't running seriously in his 20s.

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