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1/19/14 9:51 A

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Great article- it affirmed my tortoise mentality emoticon

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1/18/14 2:16 P

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Good article! I'm definitely an over 40 plodder at this time. Hoping to change that soon.

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1/18/14 7:29 A

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Will never train or run an ultra, but I like the thought of it, lol. Here's what I took away from the article. For me, this says it all: The real lesson is to “stay the course” with exercise, he said, whatever that means for you, and even as you age and slow."

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1/17/14 8:24 P

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Yes, I admit it, I am a plodding asthmatic middle age runner NEVER gonna be ultra runner. I have done a half and maybe will do a whole but Ultra is just not going to happen. I have a great respect for any runner but the ultra runners are just amazing. (or crazy)
I do notice that my asthma is much more manageable when I plod but that frustrates me some days. I just want to run faster and longer as well as breathe. Is that too much to ask?


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1/17/14 4:01 P

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Those are impressive results for my age group! I am not a plodder yet, or an ultra runner for that matter, Thanks for posting.

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1/17/14 1:17 P

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Yay!

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1/17/14 12:49 P

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Entirely unsurprising article from the NY Times containing such nuggets as this one: "Ultra-runners past age 40 whose training pace was more plodding were far less likely to be sidelined with injuries."

well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/15/wh
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