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Are you faster than a 75 year old? (Read 391 times)

    My newest issue of USATF's magazine came in today.  This issue was filled with awards.


    The USATF Masters Athlete of the Year Award went to Jeanne Daprano.  She runs in the W75-70 AG.  At the World Indoor Championships, she ran 7:13:51 for the mile.


    Robert Lida runs in the M75-79 AG.  He was named the WMA Best Master of the World.  He's a sprinter with a 13:49 for the 100, a 27:73 for the 200 and a 1:05:08 for the 400.  (That last one is a 4:21 pace BTW).

    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).

    Slymoon Runs

    race obsessed

      Holy Sheeeiiit

        Damn, time to step it up.



        2014 Goals | sub-19 5k done! | sub-1:26 HM | BQ done!


          No.  But I'm farter than a smith grader.  Clown


          Chief Unicorn Officer

            Oh, even I could run a 100m in 13:49! But probably not in 13.49.

            Mile 5:49 - 5K 19:58 - 10K 43:06 - HM 1:36:54


              Oh, even I could run a 100m in 13:49! But probably not in 13.49.


              I see what you did there.


              Boss of the Mangoes

                Dang it.  Jeanne's mile is 4 seconds faster than mine.  Sad that now my ambition will be to beat a 75 year old woman.

                "...You have to have faith, to know that you can do what you want to do."  -Joseph Nzau

                The Chairman



                  karate girl

                    I'm not faster than that 75-year old...and that's okay by me.


                    more miles = more beer

                      Jeanne would be 76 by the time I finished LOL

                      Old , Ugly and slow

                        But is she 200 pounds?

                        pr's 5k 20.08, 5 mile 31:20, 10k  41.19  all done in the 80's


                        2014goals   1300  miles  , 190 pounds , deadlift 400 touch my toes


                          That Robert Lida dude could probably kick my ass in a fight... a real Jets vs. Sharks beat down. The worst part is l couldn't even run away from him.

                            Yes, actually (though I'm pretty sure that's not something I can brag about).

                            Now all I have to do is not get slower for the next 45 years.

                            Up next: NYRR Japan Run 4-mile 05/11  |  Oakley New York Mini 10K  06/14 |  Front Runners New York LGBT Pride 5-mile  06/28

                            Just Keep "Tri" ing

                              Wow they are awesome!!


                              Close but not quite. My one mile (time trail done during training this year) of 7:20 is not considered fast by

                              any means for a 50 yr old female but since I couldn't run a mile at all when I was 38 it's a win fo rme.


                              But I'm sure there is no way I'm going to get anywhere near that when I'm 75. I'm just hoping I can still

                              walk/run a 5k by then.

                              Marathons run in Canada/USA/Bermuda/Ireland   

                              Next country for us - Austria Sept 2014 for 30th Wedding Anniversary :)



                              Barking Mad To Run

                                Yes, I am.  I am faster than the 75 year old tortoise at our local zoo.  It's close, but I can juuuuust beat him.  Joking

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