27 Aug '15, 10pm

80-year-old Preps for His 15th Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon

80-year-old Preps for His 15th Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon

Irreverently, they call themselves The Geezer Jocks. There’s the infant of the group, 66-year-old Rich Hildreth. There’s “the speedster,” a 67-year-old woman. There’s two guys in their 70s. Then there’s “The Colonel,” Chris Catoe. Catoe is 80 years old and a retired Marine Corps colonel. The Geezer Jocks reside in or near Virginia Beach, Va., and Catoe coordinates the running group’s track workouts. If you think the track sessions might be nothing more than a couple 50-meter laps down the backstretch, check your ageist bias at the door. On a recent morning, The Geezer Jocks ran two 200 meters, one 400-meter, four 800 meters, then laddered back down to another 400 and two 200s. Catoe’s pace for the 800s: 4:15 to 4:30. To cool down, he jogs a lap between the 800 intervals. Come Labor Day weekend, Catoe will run the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon. The race ...

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