28 Dec '14, 11pm

Run Journal - Aging Gracefully on the 60th: By Scott Ludwig It started over 20 years ago. On my 40th birth...

It started over 20 years ago. On my 40th birthday I ran 40 miles. On my 45th birthday I ran 45 miles. This went on for another decade until I decided that 55 miles on my 55th birthday was a good place to call a truce—on behalf of my abused body--between running my age in miles every five years. Or at least ‘convert’ to kilometers on my 60th birthday (that would mean running 37.2 miles for anyone not fluent in metric). As I’ve come to learn, time has a way of sneaking up on you. I’ll be 60 this December and it was time to make a decision. It took all of 60 seconds: I wanted to run 60 miles; kilometers are for wimps (sorry, Europe). The first thing I needed was an accomplice. What’s that, Sarah? You just ran your first 100-miler this summer, you’re hungry for more and all I have to do is say ‘when?’ Give me a couple of dates that work for you and I’ll see which days I have a...

Full article: http://running.net/read_new/aging-gracefully-60th

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