10 Jan '18, 12am

California Woman Qualifies for Olympic Marathon Trials at Age 50

California Woman Qualifies for Olympic Marathon Trials at Age 50

Her training is based on a lot of miles. Mostly in single sessions, but she sometimes doubles back for an extra 3 miles in the afternoon. Her mileage ranged from 90—100 per week throughout her buildup to CIM, but Torrence says every third or fourth week, he cut her back to 60 or 70 miles. Her longest long run was 24 miles. She doesn’t feel old, but she feels old-school. “I’m horrible at stretching,” Friel said. “I can’t really stand to stretch.” Sometimes she finds herself doing the 1980s high school gym class standby, touch your toes, reach to the left, reach to the right. No cross-training, either. “I did some TRX two weeks ago and could barely move for like a week,” she said. Hard days aren’t set in stone on the calendar. Torrence said when her hamstring was bothering her, and he’d give her an extra easy day between quality sessions. “Just moving things around and being...

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