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I ran 3 events in an open track meet last Sunday, and went under 5:30 for the mile (5:28) for the first time since I was 55. One of the participating HS coaches said that qualifies me for "All American" status, whatever that means. I also went under 2:30 for the 800m for the first time, which has been a goal of mine for a few years. Not bad for a 57 year old grandpa of 6 (+1 more any day now). Congrats to everyone else on their accomplishments this past weekend!
Long Drawfs Fast
WOW! I am the same age. I have not seen 5:30 since HS.
Run until the trail runs out.
I didn't run in high school, so now I'm trying to make up for lost time. All the kids I ran against this past weekend were high school track guys, and I didn't beat a single one of them .
Not only did I finally break 40 mpw this week for the first time ever, but I also broke 50 mpw this week for the first time ever! Thanks to some calf compression sleeves, I finally wasn't plagued by calf/shin pain, and really enjoyed putting in some great miles this last week! I also broke my record for longest run (>8 miles), and most miles in a day (>12 miles)! Now that I'm pain free in the calves, I'm actually having to keep myself from running more miles, just so I don't injure myself in some other way (and, of course, so the DW doesn't get too annoyed by my absences while I run... <grin>.
1. Run a minimum of 1 mile every single day of the year
2. Run 1500 miles in 2013
3. Get my weekly mileage above 40
4. Green belt in Shaolin Kempo
5. PRs: Sub-21 5k, Sub-45 10k, Sub-45 Spartan Sprint (8/3), Sub 1:55 HM (Oregon Wine Country HM, 9/1)
2013 Goal: Survive JFK50
Not only did I finally break 40 mpw this week for the first time ever, but I also broke 50 mpw this week for the first time ever! Thanks to some calf compression sleeves, I finally wasn't plagued by calf/shin pain, and really enjoyed putting in some great miles this last week! :..
Looks like we have similar plans for 2013, running every day of the year, increasing mileage each week to 40+ and all that :-)
I used to have shin splint issues also, but once they finally went away, they never came back and I no longer have any issues with shin splints at all, no matter what mileage I do. --Hopefully the same will be the case for you and the shin splint issues are gone + you can do any mileage you want to. :-)
The Plan (big parts)→ /// Nov 23rd : JFK-50 Miler in MD (survived!) /// Dec 21st: Seashore Nature Trail 50K in VA Beach /// March 2014: Shamrock Marathon /// April 2014: 24 Hour Run for Cancer ∞
Ran my first trail race today - a 20 miler in crazy mud, with big hills, rocks, and roots. So much fun! Race report on my thread about whether I'd be insane to run a trail race instead of a 20-mile training rung during marathon training in the Racing forum.
1st 25 mile week in 7 weeks without there being a marathon in the picture. Small but significant victory!
Double digit week and it's been over 50 days since I quit smoking (yes, again)!
2013 goals - one goal: finish my first marathon - 10/13/13
First run in the rain.
40 miles on the TM! Robotech on Netflix kept me going, but it's a torture having to listen to the horrible singing...
Loves the outdoors
40 miles! Are you trying to follow in DB's footsteps?
15+ month of PF has me away from running, so I have started rowing on a Concept2. I really buckled down to consistent rowing in early January after spending too much time moping about not running and sitting on the couch. My good - I rowed 125k for the month of February!
Concept2 - Marathons Rowed April & May 2013
Ran my first 15 miler today. Training for my first marathon!
Woo! Hoo! Congratulations, kathy!
OCD If you don't laugh ...
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