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Are you a runner age 35 or older? (Read 542 times)

memCVdoc


    As most readers of these forums are aware, recent studies have brought into question the benefits of intensive running in terms of health and overall longevity. To help clarify some of these issues, we are conducting a survey of training characteristics and health habits in recreational and competitive runners over the age of 35. If you meet these criteria we invite you to participate in our online survey. It is 45 questions and should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

    By the way, the study team is composed of several aging ex college and HS runners.

    The survey can be accessed at:

    http://www.research.net/s/runmasters

    Thanks for your help!!

    The M.A.S.T.E.R.S. Study Team

    Visit us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MastersAthleticsStudy

      Yes I am.

       

       

        Indeed.

        steph  

         

        OCD  If you don't laugh...   


        Spring- wishful thinking

          A few comments about the survey:

          1. What if you do trail races too?  Is this really only for road racers?

          2. I would break out ultras further or group marathon/50k together and then ultra into <100K and greater than 100K

          3. Weekly mileage categories should be broader, maybe 50-70 mpw, 71-90, 90 plus

          memCVdoc


            A few comments about the survey:

            1. What if you do trail races too?  Is this really only for road racers?

            2. I would break out ultras further or group marathon/50k together and then ultra into <100K and greater than 100K

            3. Weekly mileage categories should be broader, maybe 50-70 mpw, 71-90, 90 plus

             

            No, please participate if you are a trail runner (notice our question asks about how often you run a "road race OR competitive running race"

             

            Wow, that's alot of mileage.  We chose the mileage categories for this survey based on how running mileage was broken down in several recent studies that created the current controversy regarding running and longevity (ACL study, Copenhagen Heart)

               

               

              Wow, that's alot of mileage. 

               

              For very serious runners 50 miles a week is they we do when they're being lazy Wink

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              cookiemonster


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                No, please participate if you are a trail runner (notice our question asks about how often you run a "road race OR competitive running race"

                 

                Wow, that's alot of mileage.  We chose the mileage categories for this survey based on how running mileage was broken down in several recent studies that created the current controversy regarding running and longevity (ACL study, Copenhagen Heart)

                 

                Road race OR competitive running race?  Are road races in the eyes of the study not competitive?  What's the difference in competition between a road race and a competitive running race?

                 

                As has been mentioned, 50 miles a week is actually not a lot of mileage.

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                HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

                  So the study is only for low mileage runners really?

                  It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

                    50 miles per week for a year is 2600 miles. If you are getting 2600 miles in a year, you are probably a high mileage runner -- few of us get there.

                      Then there are those of us who can manage 55-70 miles per week in the summer months but only 20-25 miles per week in the winter when there's lots of snow on the ground (running in snowshoes really slows you down and limits how far you can go before you collapse from exhaustion).


                      SheCan

                        No problem.  Survey complete.

                         

                        As most readers of these forums are aware, recent studies have brought into question the benefits of intensive running in terms of health and overall longevity. To help clarify some of these issues, we are conducting a survey of training characteristics and health habits in recreational and competitive runners over the age of 35. If you meet these criteria we invite you to participate in our online survey. It is 45 questions and should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

                        By the way, the study team is composed of several aging ex college and HS runners.

                        The survey can be accessed at:

                        http://www.research.net/s/runmasters

                        Thanks for your help!!

                        The M.A.S.T.E.R.S. Study Team

                        Visit us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MastersAthleticsStudy

                        Cherie

                                Don’t work harder than you can breathe,
                        and you’ll never get out of breath.-- Johnny Nuguyen

                        perryw


                          Get back to me in about 9 days Smile

                            Then there are those of us who can manage 55-70 miles per week in the summer months but only 20-25 miles per week in the winter when there's lots of snow on the ground (running in snowshoes really slows you down and limits how far you can go before you collapse from exhaustion).

                            +1

                             

                            In summer we run some of the mountains whereas in winter we snowshoe run the frozen swamps - or sometimes just run on the snow if it's packed enough.  But it's still easier to rack up some miles - and hours - in the summer.

                            "So many people get stuck in the routine of life that their dreams waste away. This is about living the dream." - Cave Dog

                              I suspect they chose their mileage categories based on the fact that some people suggest if you're running more than about 20mpw, then you're running for more than health benefits.

                               

                              Of course, those people never went for long trail runs into the mountains and gotten that mental relaxation (when not worrying about bears).

                              "So many people get stuck in the routine of life that their dreams waste away. This is about living the dream." - Cave Dog
                              NHLA


                                Done. I run 50 miles a week.  I just don't feel fit enough to race in the mountains on less mileage.

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