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Run a P.B. (Personal Best) after age 40.

This is exactly as it sounds. Get out there and do it. Just because we are getting older doesn't mean we have to slow down. We are all capable of great things. At the age of 40 we will definitely have to change up our training. Improving running speed in older runners has to do with three main factors: the quality of your training; your health overall and your flexibility and strength.

Run a P.B. (Personal Best) after age 40. Challenge rules

  1. It can be in any distance road or track as long as you have raced the distance before.
  2. It has to be on a measurable distance. Trail races do not count because they are usually estimates.
  3. Not all types of physical activity are suitable for everyone. Users take Challenges and training advice at their own personal risk.

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“i have recently started parkrun 5k , never really done short distances before so had no idea what to expect at the moment every other week is a PB :) - i usually run over 10k and under 100k :) latest is 22:55 for 5k”

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Samantha W Run a P.B. (Personal Best) after age 40.  Challenge

Contributorsilver Samantha W Ran PB today 9/4 knocking 1 m16s off of July 13. 5 km record, chuffed

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Love the Anglicism, "chuffed" - must mean something really stupendous - must google it, lol :-)

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Kel M Run a P.B. (Personal Best) after age 40.  Challenge

Contributorgold Kel M @ 41 ran my furtherest to date 7.5km ( outside obstacle 12km ran 3weeks ago) not bad considering only took up running 4months ago .. No Fear Now ...training for 12km city to bay in sept 13

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Jane H Run a P.B. (Personal Best) after age 40.  Challenge

Contributorgold Jane H This was the last of the challenges in my bank of nearly 100 challenges to do, sitting there waiting. PB recorded on Sunday: 15km in 1:16:39. Last year I ran 14.38km in 1:18:50. This year avg pace was 5.06m/km, last year it was 5.28m/km, at the age of 45.

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LOL! Wish my mind could think straight ... I'm done by the evening ..!

Jane H and Barry Y encouraged this.

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Murray S Run a P.B. (Personal Best) after age 40.  Challenge

Stattogold Murray S logged 5.00 km of Running in 0:20:37 on 25 February 2013
Super stoked. New PB for 5 k. Beat it by close to a minute!!

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Going for 19.5 k tomorrow with my distance run. Hopefully the weather cooperates.

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awesome!! hope the weather is great!! :)

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Calling for a big snow storm.Later in the day though.

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Archie H Run a P.B. (Personal Best) after age 40.  Challenge

Contributorgold Archie H Great idea http://tribesports.com/users/darioc : I had to do this on the treadmill as weather is very bad either. I ran a 47:52 for 8 km today, beating my PB by 1:10. I feel incredible

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Suppose to say " very bad here". I live in Michigan.

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Dwight W Run a P.B. (Personal Best) after age 40.  Challenge

Contributorgold Dwight W For the first time in my life today I went for and broke a 15 mile run finishing 15.13 miles in 2:16:46 at 43. Time to start building on this, once my knees are not aching sooo much :)

Jane H and Beth M encouraged this.

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Thanks Jenny, for the first time I am thinking a full marathon is in my future :) Hope you are doing great :)

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Yeah, you could totally do one! We only went up to 20 miles on our training runs prior to the marathon, so you're only 5 miles (just under!) from that. Then those last 6 are mostly mental. You can do it!!

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Nocturnal R Run a P.B. (Personal Best) after age 40.  Challenge

Contributorgold Nocturnal R I'm 52 and has done 3 personal best this year. 1 more to break.
5km - under 26min. (next goal to go under 25min)
10km - to break (hopefully in next week's race)
21km - under 2hour (1:56:50)
42km - under 4hr 31min. (will set goal to go under 4:30)

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Sharon J Run a P.B. (Personal Best) after age 40.  Challenge

Contributorgold Sharon J I turned 40 last november and just ran a PB last week

Clare "Forrest" L and Helen T encouraged this.

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Well done! Fantastic! I'm 40 this November, hoping to have ran my first two half marathons and a 20 miler by end of September. Life is good! Well done Sharon

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Always good to see keep it up :)

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