How do I stay in love with running once my fast days are behind me?
Don’t be quick to set limits on yourself; depending on your age and experience, it may be possible to achieve better times. If you still crave competition you can find motivation as you move up through age-group categories, while age-grading tables are a way for veterans to assess their performances.
And there is more to running than just results. Joining a running group makes running a social activity. Try events you haven’t done before – a trail race, for example. And remember, running helps to fight age-related health problems, such as heart disease. It’s especially useful in maintaining muscle strength, coordination and bone density, and it boosts psychological wellbeing.