05 Sep '15, 12am

How to master running as you age:

The good news is that it could be worse. At the 2014 Twin Cities Marathon, 59-year-old Christine Kennedy of Los Gatos, California, ran an age-defying 2:59:39, a time many runners half her age only dream of. "Humans are well-adapted to run into late middle age," says Daniel Lieberman, an evolutionary biologist at Harvard University who figured prominently in the bestselling book Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. In fact, says Lieberman, who has spent part of his career studying pre-industrial cultures, our ancestors appear to have evolved to continue running or hunting well into today's masters years. "Hunter/gatherers who survive childhood often live into their 70s or even 80s and remain very active," he says.

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/masters/mastering-running-as-...

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