2023.06.21 - The aging runner

Randy Racing GearIf all goes well, we keep aging up. That said, I cringe when people play the age card in regards to their running. Comments like, when I was your age or, just wait until you’re my age. Forget age and you become ageless! Ok, the reality of aging comes with real changes. Thinking back when my marathon pace was faster than I can run a mile today is a reality, but so is the fact that my love for running has not diminished, dare I say, I continue to enjoy the sport more each year. Perhaps some of it comes from not having the personal best pressure or the strict schedules I would try to follow. For sure the training feels no different as my pace continues to slow. The hard work and the smile that comes from the accomplishment are intact. There are new challenges, like more recovery time needed between workouts and injuries, but the enjoyment of the run has always been about learning, growing, and doing hard shit.

Run forever,

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed, ageless runner. Dig it.

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