You are reporting the following post to the moderators for review and possible removal from the forum

Tommy Turtle
RE: How do you feel at 35, 45, 55, 65???? Getting slower inevitable????
Turned 68 in January. Running since a soph in HS (shitty!). In the 80's ran a lot of 90+ weeks with a lot of hills...ran all my miles hard. Nagging injuries started popping up in the late 90's, mileage dropped off along with effort and pace.
Bought a treadmill and 2010 and it's been great for getting back into it. Soft surface, controlled pace,up-hill workouts w/o the downhill pounding. Now I run about 80% of my miles on the TM, and the rest on gravel or paved roads. On roads, I never run anything shorter at pace than 600's. On the TM, I do a lot of 1K repeats at 92%-95% Max HR, as well as 30-40 minute tempos in the 7:45
pace range. Also do cadence work on the TM with a metronome. Injuries have been kept at a minimum since I got the TM, and am now averaging about 40-45 running miles a week. Take off one or 2 days a month. This weekend I ran my 1st race of the year and broke 22:00 in a local 5K under rainy/windy conditions so I'm pretty pleased about that. I understand that 22:00 is a HJ time to some on this board, but it's one Hell of an effort for an old fart like myself (pats self on back).

Hit the submit button below if you want us to review the post.

If you feel this is urgent or want a reply, email us at [email protected] about the post and please include a link to the thread the post is on and what page number/post on that page it is.