Well, not really. I saw a poster for the Senior Games. I'd been working out regularly for several years, often on elliptical also walking and cycling. Anyway, the Senior Games said 5K for people over 50. So I jumped on the treadmill and ran 3.1 miles. I said to myself, since I can do it, I'll enter. So I did. I placed 3rd in my age group, 60-64.
I ran once a week starting in January and February. Took it up to twice a week in March and three times a week in April and May. My longest to date is 8.5 miles total with 7.5 of it running. Am considering a 10K in Nov and a HM in January.
My best race time is just over 6mph/ just under 10 minutes per mile. I have done intervals of 7mph for several minutes and a few short bursts at 8mph. Am concerned about feedback on heart rate monitor and plan to see personal trainer soon.
I've read 3 running books, a beginner book by Runner's World and two Jeff Galloway books including Running Until You Are 100 and one for woman. I have tried the walk/run method, but am not crazy about it for 5K or 10K; might find it helpful for a longer race. We'll see.
I'm planning to see a personal trainer soon and may have an actual training program soon!
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