I’m a mature runner. How much training can my body handle?
To run strong at age 60 and beyond, pay attention to these four points:
If you’re new to running, start off by walking, then add short jogging intervals. Work up to continuous running. Or just find the walking and running mix that works for you.
Lift weights to slow bone and muscle loss, and improve balance. If you’ve never lifted weights before, seek help from a personal trainer who works regularly with people your age. Choose a weight you can lift eight to 10 times without stopping.
Wear comfortable, supportive running shoes.
Stop if you experience dizziness, chest pain, nausea, shortness of breath, heart palpitations or a sharp headache.