over 40 - i'm 53 next week,
in my 40 th year of running in actual fact - 9 of those years pushing Phillip in his wheelchair
Hooray, I'm now a vet as of a couple of weeks ago. I've already gone to a rock gig and completed a 10K race so don't really intend it to make any material difference to my life! Onwards.
Nice parkrunning there Sawney, which event? I'm still trying to get the elusive sub-18 minute 5k, but maybe I'll get a few more chances if wemanage to start a parkrun in Inverness.
Hope you (and Phillip) are back running soon mick. Not sure I'd be so keen on running now if I'd been at it since age 13.
Welcome to the ranks Virgil_. I celebrated by running an over 40s 10k (do they have such things in the UK?) which will almost certainly be the last event I enter as the youngest participant.
Hi all. I started running at 40 for something to do once I was too slow to play footy any longer. Just coming up to my 3rd year running and if I needed reminding how competetive the V40 category is, I only needed to look on here! Some great times on here folks.
My PBs are a bit more modest (i.e. slower!) - 10k is 44.06, 1/2 marathon 1.49, and marathon 4.23 although I've only done 1 of those & I have 2 to do this year.
The great joy I get from races is competing against my previous times which at the moment are reducing year on year, and finishing in the top half of the field. Those of you who have been running several years - at what stage/age do you expect to plateau and your times to start slowing?
Cheers Sawney. I've got 2 tough marathons coming up (are there any other kind?!) at Coniston & Snowdon but am hopeful of sub 4hours in at least one of them. As part of my training this year I've done a few short fell races and I think this is where I'm likely to do most of my running in 2012.
Hi Sawney.... Haven't seen this thread before even thou been on RW for a few months..... Am currently 50, and was classed as a decent runner between 88-94, but due to a serious injury and then loss of interest, I give up and had'nt run untill September 2010....
Aims for 2011 would be just to get some consistant training in, without injury (which I haven't yet achieved), and see were it gets me.... Time wise, sub 40 for 10k, and sub 20 for 5k, would be a achievement, but in all honesty consistant training would be more rewarding at mo.....
Good Luck folks in all your aims... And luck forward in reading your successes....
Not sure how Highland and Islands Track and Field went Sawnee, I was working the whole weekend and so worn out after 2 days biking to work Monday/ Tuesday (lovely 38 mile round trip but quite a bit of climbing and a stiff headwind home) I didn't go to the club interval session today. I've been trying to bike more as the achilles have not recovered too well from Boston and this week the weather is finally co-operating.
Costanza - I had a steady improvement in quality and quantity of training from 40-44 with a consequent improvement in times over those years (a little over 3 mins for 10k). Slid back a bit this year despite a similar regime to 2010 (and staying largely injury free) so I'll be interested to see if 44 was my peak. Trying hard to make sure it is not!
Hi Sawney..... Everton fan since birth..... Couple of years ago (like 20), was trying to break 34 mins for 10km, and was knocking out sub 5 minute miling in training (km & mile reps) on a regular basis, but come races, couldn't do the biz..... After alot of advice from a club coach, eased up slghtly in training and kept the decent stuff for racing and within 2 years broke 32 min for 10km.....
Basically Sawney, some impressive efforts, but don't "train to train", "train to race" mate.... And find yourself a race......
Been there before, know what its like...... The first three are fine, but the last one, you've gone all out and probaly finished the session f****d.... Was told, always finish reps, knowning you could do another one......
Any aims at next weeks race?...... You've got to be looking at 32-30.....
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