Graham H 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 :)
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
- It can be in any distance road or track as long as you have raced the distance before.
- It has to be on a measurable distance. Trail races do not count because they are usually estimates.
- Not all types of physical activity are suitable for everyone. Users take Challenges and training advice at their own personal risk.
“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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Rex C encouraged this.
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
Terri B I'm getting older...Yes! But, I am also getting stronger, faster, fitter, due to improved nutrition and quality of training.
Kel M encouraged this.
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.
Darren C Ran a 30KM Race - (Around the Bay - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) 2:01:54 - Previous PB 2:11:38
Jane H encouraged this.
Jd W encouraged this.
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 :)
Eran K Well, all my PB are after 40, didn't do much before... still, broke my PB on 21.1 km yesterday :)
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)
Jane H I have only run one 1/2 marathon in a time of 1:55, so I am going to have to work hard to beat it :)
Barry Y encouraged this.
Eran K Shouldn't be a problem, didn't do anything before 40... Still, will wait for a proper PB for this one, they come easy these days thanks to you guys...
Jennifer G I am 41 and have entered the Gold Coast half marathon. I plan on running it in under 2 hours. That would be a PB for me. (I have only ever done a half marathon once and that was about four years ago)
Aija T encouraged this.
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!
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