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iiagdtr
RE: Congratulations: Ed Whitlock Gets NY Times Feature

Turbogeezer wrote:

I've been training like him for about three months. Most of my aches and pains have gone away and I have essentially doubled my mileage.

The biggest opponent to 60+ runners is injury. You can train 95% of your potential while reducing injuries at least by that much simply by slow steady running and a brief sharpening using races and a few faster sessions. That may be Ed's strongest contribution to masters running, aside from his remarkable genetics.

[quote]iiagdtr wrote:

Wonder how many geezers here do anything like his training? At some point would faster intervals be of little value as we age?
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How do you calculate that "95% of your potential"? Not disputing it as it sounds about right if a little high. Running at that level as an older running would be great.

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