Good for Age?!*?

Menopausal Miles

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07/03/2013 at 20:01
Yehhhh!.,., I'm celebrating... Got 4:12 in Chester '12, a week after my 55th birthday. Green start for me next year's VLM.
Damn it felt good.... Then my husband reminded me that if I'd gotten sub4:10, he'd have taken me to Boston!
So..... I'll try again this year.
(Oh, and that's after 7 attempts where each time I threw up after taking gels, so it's peanut butter sarnies again from now on.)
PS. iPad changes "sarnies" to wariness!
Edited: 07/03/2013 at 20:09
XX1
07/03/2013 at 20:13
Congrats... I'm waiting for the VLM to do Good For Weight or Good For Lifestyle places before I step up to Marathon distance
XX1
seren nos    pirate
07/03/2013 at 20:54

now i like the good for weight idea........

XX1
07/03/2013 at 21:18
seren nos -- Well, given that the HM world record for a man in his 60s has recently (Bath Half last Sunday) been set at about 1:11 and the HM world record for a woman in the 75-79 category is 1:45 it would seem that achieving a decent time at a ripe old age is no great shakes... Getting a sub 1:30 HM time with a BMI of, let's say, 30-odd, or greater, now that would be something else... Or maybe a sub 1:45 from someone who somes 60 a day might be quite impressive... Just a thought.
XX1
09/03/2013 at 17:52

I'm not menopausal but am 51, so I think I count to respond in this thread!

I've got better with age - my best HM time was last year at 1.48 and this year I'm aiming for sub 4.00 at Brighton. My last marathon was 20 years ago London 4.12. but I've just done 20 miles today in 3.02 so hopefully i shall beat that time! 

Is a GFA over 50 for every race or just long ones?

 

09/03/2013 at 18:09

Hi Jelleybaby.....lucky you, 51 and not suffering!  Your times sound really good and the twice I've done 20 miles in or just under 3 hours I have broken the magic 4 hours for the marathon, so keep everything crossed.

Don't hold me to this but I am fairly sure that in order to qualify for GFA you have to prove to the London Marathon organisers you've completed a full marathon in under 4 hours (age 50-54) or under 4.15 (age 55-59) within the past two years.

I've just done the most ridiculous training run of my life.  24 miles of steep, never-ending hills.  I have my nearly-60-year-old crazy sister to thank for it and won't be speaking to her until I've recovered!  That's not because I'm half dying from exhaustion and pain but because I am jealous that she breezed through it!  I will never ever be doing such a mad training run again.

 

09/03/2013 at 19:23

As a fv50, if you can run a half marathon in under 100 mins you get a free GFA place in Bath half marathon

16/08/2013 at 10:20

So impressed to hear about these times, feeling low as sweaty broken night sleeps and permanent feeling of dehydration really affecting my running.did london last year 2012 just under 4hrs but I'm struggling this year. The other big issue is that GI issues have been affecting the running and not sure if this is linked to menopause too....all advice most welcome


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