26 Feb '17, 8am

9 pieces of advice for runners as they age:

9 pieces of advice for runners as they age:

My goal for 2016 was to qualify for a fifth Olympics. I trained hard through winter but I got a chest infection before the UK trials in May. I still ran, but the race went badly, as I expected. It was then a race against time to prove my fitness, and I struggled to get my health and form back. I had one last chance to show form, in the 10,000m at the European Championships in June – which, thankfully, I did. It was a battle this time round, but I got there in the end. I love the challenge of having an event as my goal. As I work towards it, I have mini-goals along the way – such as other events or targets in training. Enjoy the journey of working hard to make progress. Usually there are ups and downs along the way, but learn to relish the challenge of trying to overcome difficulties. 2/ Make age an advantage One of the great benefits of being an older athlete is that you c...

Full article: https://www.runnersworld.co.uk/health/well-being/9-pieces...

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