2024.02.28 - Running into the ages

Fortunately, our sport ages well. From age 20 to 40, we can improve our times and as the Olympic trial’s marathon shows us, some world class runners over 40 can still run world class times. But yes, we slow with age at some point. Fortunately, our sport is mostly personal, we run for the love of the run and all it gives us. Now in my 60’s, I’ve seen my marathon times start with a 2, then 3, then 4 and now even a 5. That said, the mental and physical work I put in has not changed. What was a hard run at 6 minutes per mile may now be a hard run at 9 or 10 minutes per mile, but if I didn’t look at a watch, I would not have know the difference. Cool stuff, I can assure you. As I said, the satisfaction is personal, and the love for the run goes unchanged.


Run forever,


Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner, and will be until they throw the dirt on … Even if we can no longer run, we will be forever, runners. Dig it.

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