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Is Jogging Bad for Older People? (Read 122 times)

PADRunner


    Is Jogging Bad for Older People?

     

    This kind of goes along with the discussion about Glucosamine.

     

    New Sig line! "I'm not old I'm seasoned."

    scottydawg


    Barking Mad To Run

      until age 70, when the loss of capacity accelerated for everyone.

       

      Oh, great, something for me to look forward to in 10 years...

      "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt

        Cool.  Over 45 is old.

         

        I feel younger since getting back to running.  You are only as old as you feel, right?

        LRB


        Dreamer

          Damn, I am old.  AARP me please?  

          MRT: This too shall pass

          happylily


            Jog and old are words I refuse to understand.

            PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                    Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

            4 years racing, 14 marathons, 14 BQs     

            scottydawg


            Barking Mad To Run

              Jog and old are words I refuse to understand.

               

              Well, as I've gotten older, I seem to have trouble with words like 'errands' and 'honey-do' when my wife says them to me.

              "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt

              Little Blue


              Grand Master for a day

                I'm fairly certain that 45 is not "older."  I' pretty sure that starts somewhere around 60.  But ask me in ten years, and I'll probably have a better idea.   Meanwhile, the answer to the question is "I hope not."

                Jerryb49


                  Doesn't mention this in Galloway's Running Until  You're 100.  Possibly, it is bad AFTER 100???

                  Next Race:  IMT Des Moines HM, 10/19

                    See my signature line.  But yes, I do have my AARP membership card.  My cheap ass ain't passing up those discounts.

                    Short term goal: 17:59 5K

                    Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

                    Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).


                    Muddling through

                      I prefer not traveling back in time to relive my life without running just to test that hypothesis.

                      2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race

                      Just B.S.


                        You old people need to give it up and make friends with your lazy boy Smile

                          You old people need to give it up and make friends with your lazy boy Smile

                           

                          Can I keep running and be friends with my La-Z-Boy?  I want it all.  

                          Short term goal: 17:59 5K

                          Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

                          Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).


                          Muddling through

                            You old people need to give it up and make friends with your lazy boy Smile

                            Rest and recovery are important parts of training.

                            2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race


                            Will run for scenery.

                              Rest and beer are important parts of training.

                              FYP

                              Stupid feet!

                              Stupid elbow!

                              RunTomRun


                              Wickedly Average

                                Alternate link for the NY Times-impaired (like me):

                                 

                                http://health.heraldtribune.com/2014/01/10/qa-is-jogging-bad-for-older-people/

                                 

                                I don't know if it's the same article exactly or not, but it probably is.

                                 

                                Anyway, outside of some cardio 20+ years ago, I really didn't start running until I was 52 years old. Except for the overuse knee injury (from which I am recovering), I've had nothing but positive benefits from running. I feel better, my resting pulse is down, weight is down, cholesterol is down, and blood pressure is down. I no longer get winded when I climb 2 flights of stairs, or do modest yard work.

                                Tom (formerly known as PhotogTom)

                                5K - 25:16, 10K - 55:31,  15K - 1:20:55,   HM - 1:54:54

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