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Tell me about aging...

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Hi, First time I am posting here, I used to lurk in the Boomers on CR every once in a while. I am kind of upset at my poor training run times these days. I cannot decide whether it's the cold, New England weather, or if it's my age that is starting to show (I am turning 48 next week). But I am training for Boston and have more aches and pains than I can ever remember. And it's marathon #35. No injuries, thank goodness. I have really never had a running injury in 20 years of running. But I am upset about it, I admit. I have never been out there taking so many walking breaks and being disappointed at myself for taking them. Any words of wisdom or anything to share?<br>
(I hope this is not arrogant; definitely not meant to be.)
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Never really had a running injury in 20 years, Ice Cream? You better turn tail and RUN! You won't like what you read here.<br><br>
Okay, I'm yanking your chain. <span style="font-size:xx-small;">A little. 20 years, eh? I'm envious!!!<br><br><span style="font-size:small;">I'm guessing it's mostly a case of the Winter Blues. Thirty-five marathons and all the training that entails over 20 years, sure, you're going to have a few aches and pains, esp if you're talented enough to be running Boston.<br><br>
Tell us more about your training over the last while. Do you ever take a real break from training? Have you ever taken something like a running holiday in the sense that you run for pure enjoyment -- no watch, no HRM? Or maybe run trails instead of pounding out miles on the road?<br><br>
I'll join Larry in welcoming you here. I'm about your age and have been running 20 years or so too (with several gaps doing things not nearly as healthy). Unlike you, the past year was one where I had plenty of injuries -- some overtraining, one trail-related -- so I'll be interested to learn more about how you train.<br><br>
Hang in there. I bet there's an answer other than <i>just</i> age. <img alt="smile.gif" src=""> (Besides, 48 isn't old. <span style="font-size:xx-small;">Is it?</span>)<br></span></span>
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