I've been running regularly now for about 20 mos, after having stopped for about 15 years. Ran track in high school, and always enjoyed it. Anyway, after moving 15 years ago, I stopped, and had put on about 60 lbs, which I've now lost and then some.
Ran my first half marathon this past spring, and training for my first marathon this November at the ripe old age of 49.
EDIT: It's 103° right now in Oklahoma, so I've been starting my runs before the sun comes up around 5:45. Temps are cooler, but the humidity is around 90% that early.
That's awesome Bwanna. Never too late to start. Is your November marathon the NY by chance? I'm doing the NY this year on Nov 7. Did 30 k last weekend in 2hrs 50 and doing 32 this Saturday, aiming for under 3 hrs. Temps are usually in the low 70s at 7am here so it's perfect running weather.
Mookie4ever wrote:That's awesome Bwanna. Never too late to start. Is your November marathon the NY by chance? I'm doing the NY this year on Nov 7. Did 30 k last weekend in 2hrs 50 and doing 32 this Saturday, aiming for under 3 hrs. Temps are usually in the low 70s at 7am here so it's perfect running weather.
Thanks mook and omaha. No, not NYC marathon, it's the Route 66 marathon in Oklahoma.
Great job with the 30K, that's a a very good time. 32K is a serious run.
Bwanna wrote:Great job Mook, especially with the strain at 15K. Any idea what your splits were before the strain?
Ran my first 17-miler Saturday -- 8 weeks until my full on Nov 21st. Ran the Komen Race for the Cure as the last 5K.
I'm not sure of my splits exactly, I don't think that they are posted yet but I did the first half about 4 minutes faster than the back half.
Good job on the 17 miler. Gotta take care of yourself after a long run like that. A nice cool down, a good long stretch, an intake of protein and good carbs within 30 minutes and for best recovery an ice bath and a nap.
Back from the Big Apple today. Finished the marathon in 3:59. At least according to my watch (the NY marathon says that I finished in 4:05 but their official time is wrong). It was an awesome experience. The throngs of people lined up for the entire 26.2 miles (except for the bridges) made this a special experience. The fans in Brooklyn were nuts, central park and 1st ave were awe inspiring. All in all a great experience. I met Robin Quivers at mile 10 and chatted with her for a while, very nice lady. Going to soak now.