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4/1/13 10:39 A

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I agree, 28 minutes off your half time is incredible! Wishing you the best!

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3/24/13 8:19 A

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I'm sure if I had started running in my 20's or 30's or even 40's or 50's, my PRs would be in the rearview mirror. But I started running at age 61. At age 64 I can still get faster. Just set a PR for 10K a couple weeks ago. Part of the reason that was possible is that I've only run a handfull of 10Ks. I've run a lot of 5Ks and I'm really going to have to work to get a 5K PR.But like others have said, I want to do it smart and not push so much I get injured. I just hired a running coach for the first time and I sense it is helping me. Time will tell. Best wishes for happy running, fitness, and speed you feel good about!!

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3/4/13 4:43 P

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I'm 49, and my pace seems to be pretty set. Too much speed work seems to set me up for injury. But what I do know is that each year I feel like I am running stronger and with more confidence, and more in tune with my body. Running improvement comes in many forms, not just pace :).

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3/3/13 8:49 P

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hi gal:

like nancy said, there a lot of factors that go in to the "i want to get faster" equation.

that said, 28 minutes off your 1/2 M time... well i think that is GREAT

i also like to remind folks that "the clock" ought not be our sole measure. for example, being able to run a 1/2 M (or any distance for that matter) and "feel better" can be a huge achievement

happy to talk some more about this if you like
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3/3/13 8:32 P

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Hi RUNNINGAL425,

Speed comes with time--that said how fast someone can get, well, the longer (year-wise) you run the smaller the gains which each passing year. That doesn't mean you can't get faster but there are so many limiting factors that may slow the progress down. I am beginning my 8th year of running and at this point at age 51, I am tickled pink just to maintain the pace I used to run 4-5 years ago.

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3/3/13 8:19 P

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I want to run faster. I run a lot, but don't seem to be getting that much faster (to me). I currently However, I looked back, and in two years (almost) I have taken 28 min off my half marathon time. Am I just expecting too much out of myself?

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