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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!

If you are a runner, it doesn't matter how far or how fast. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." J Bingham


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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."

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