Costanza, 44.06 is still a good time for the M40 ranks! I would say most runners peak around years 7-10 of their running career and number of years running is far more significant than absolute age. Which is why I'm finding these WAVA age comparison tables rather useless. Or do I mean unflattering?
This is a good thread for all us more mature runners.
I'm on the verge of 44 and my goal for the rest of 2011 is to get to being injury free. I picked up a hip/ periformis injury running the wokingham half mara back in Feb and am only just on the road to recovery. That is the problem with getting older, any niggles take at least 3 time as long to recover from.
My milage at the moment is only 25 pw, once I get it back up to about 40 mile consistantly, I will enter some races .
I've been running for a little over 3 years and have only done a few races.
3 10ks, PB 38:06
5 Halfs, PB 84:49 (Henley 2010)
1 Mara 3:10:16 (vlm 2010)
I have couple of questions with regards to joining a running club. As an over 40, is it worth it? Is it all track stuff? As I'm not really into running shorter distance.
Welcome Moof.... Only been on this thread a few days myself..... I would recommend joining a club, not many club's have track's and those that do, will still have a element of runner's that keep off them......
the good thing about club's is that, no matter what problem you've got, someone has already had it and got the answer to get over it.......
I notice you've the same aim as myself, to stay injury free ( I'm injuried at the moment with a bad back), but once back upto 40 mile a week, do you have any aim's regarding PB's?
Great times there Moof. I would definitely recommend joining a running club, I'm sure you'll find something of use to you whether it be track or hill sessions or just a chance to meet up with other runners and share lifts to races.
Agree with the injury recovery time taking longer as you get older. I'm due to do a marathon in 4 weeks and did a fell race tonight as part of my training. I've only gone and knackered my ankle on a particularly steep descent. I'm sat here with an ice pack on and my fingers firmly crossed
hit 43 in 8 weeks....
Been running since 98, 2 years ago broke all PBs (nearly every race)
29:32 for 5m37:32 for10k62:46 for 10m86:10 for 1/23:13:46 Mara
Last year was a waste of space, 2 achilles injuries (1 on each side) and a hernia
This year has been better, lost some weight and now finding some form again, with a 38:22 and a 39:09 recent 10ks....
Aiming for a sub 85 1/2 in the summer and a 3:15 attempt in the autumn. (after a bad VLM as rolled my ankle at 4m on a water bottle, kept going but ruined my day 3:48)
Currently running around 40m a week in a semi base mindset, using 1 set of intervals and 1 parkrun a week for speed the rest at 8mm
Welcome RFJ..... You've got some decent 10k times, after coming back from injury..... No reason you can't be due another cycle of PB's over the next 6-12 months if staying injury free....
Again welcome mate......
Hi mate... If you did'nt do the parkrun, you'd be doing half a dozen mile reps somewhere else!!!
A good time tomorrow will have you well buzzing for thursday......
sawney, personally I wouldn't go for a max effort on the 5k with only 5 days recovery, but you might have better powers of recovery than me. I'd volunteer at the parkrun for the feelgood factor!
Welcome moof and RFJ. The three of us could have a pretty good race over 10k if we could all stay injury free. I ran 3.03 for my first marathon soon after posting almost identical PBs to yours over 10k and half moof (around my 42nd birthday) , sub-3 18 months later and sub-2.55 the following year at VLM so your goal is very doable. And I would definitely join a club, after all we all fit right into the typical demographic (at least for the clubs here in the far north) and I've found training with a likeminded and competitive bunch of 35-45 year old guys has helped a lot. Being joined occasionally by a couple of very quick 60 somethings is also inspiring.
Thanks Guys for the welcome...
Moof - you are close to me geographically.... Im in Andover.
My short stuff is quite good as seen, but don't seem to have the convertion yet to Mara.... have run 12 of them and really only had 2-3 good ones.
Work is getting in the way of training with a club at present, despite having a 1st and 2nd claim club.
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Sawney bean- Newbury, berkshire.
I trained with Newbury AC for a year or so whilst working down there. They were very friendly and did organised sessions on Thursdays(I think).
Well worth going along to see what they offer. One of the coaches was called Carol IIRC. I do remember she was very enthusastic about the benefit of ice-baths after training
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