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Hi Never! To old? I got a good laugh out of that, I had to stop typing for a several seconds there. You might have to see a doctor to stretch your lips back down from smiling after the 5k. Good luck on your running and welcome to boomers!
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Too old??? Nope, never. I did my first marathon at 50, and I didn't start running until I was 46 or something like that..... !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/biggrin.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/biggrin.gif|border=0!
Welcome to the boomers forum and if you hang around you will learn a ton about running.
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ya, i agree with ilene. you're too young. wait a few years before you start running, ok?
take it slow and gradually. the most important thing about today's workout is being able to run well tomorrow.
As long as you're healthy, not only are not too old, but you have years of improvement in race times ahead of you . Enjoy!
P.S. I started at 56 and plan to PR in a marathon later this month.
a volleyballer with a running problem
No way you're too old. I started almost two years ago at 48.
You're going to hear a lot of non-runners saying things which will surprise you, so just take it in stride (so to speak). I think what they're really doing is rationalizing why they themselves don't run.
I guess I started early at 37 and last year I ran 2 Half Marathons at 39.
Now that I'm a 40-somethinger I'm almost old enough to run a marathon on my own (but not quite )
added: I'd never ran a mile in my life before Jan 1 2004
Originally posted by neversaynever:
I started running on a TM about 2 months ago. I am up to 5K. I love it and feel great. I've just decided to enter a 5K race and am very excited about it. Just to spoil everything, I was told today that I am already too old to start running.
If you're "up to 5K" "running on a TM," then it seems to me that you already started running, therefore you can't possibly be too old to "start" running. !http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|src=http://www.coolrunning.com/forums/smile.gif|border=0!