PBs since age 60: 5k- 24:36, 10k - 47:17. Half Marathon- 1:42:41.
10 miles (unofficial) 1:16:44.
Marquess of Utopia
Future running partner.
Running almost every day isn't as difficult as many people think. My average daily run is about 2 minutes a mile slower, give or take a few seconds, than what I can race a 10k at. Key workouts are just hard enough to benefit from them, but not of the "super hero" variety. I save my best for the races and also run a high percentage of mileage on soft grass. Consistency rules. I think complete rest days are way over rated, but will take one occasionally if I need to. Usually it is possible to recover completely from harder efforts by doing easy runs that are are short-moderate in distance. The exception would be when a nagging injury starts to develop. For those it is often necessary to take some time off.
Looking at your log history, you have very good balance and consistency in your training. I agree whole heartedly with what you said above. I think your biggest strength is the fact that you learn from your experiences and I would assume that you really take time to plan your training schedule as it fits you (physically and your life style). It really shows based on race times I have seen you post, especially for your age. I think of all the people in this forum, we can learn from you the most.