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Jan 15, 2016 3:48 AM # 
great times, very impressive. you are an inspiration! also noted the 600m previous . . .

my goal for the year is to go sub-5:34 (6:00 pace ) in the 1500 in the local senior games. so reading your log makes me believe it is possible. thanks! bh
Jan 15, 2016 12:59 PM # 
Bill hi and thanks. Welcome to AP and our virtual track training community! it's been great to see what Rudy's been doing lately, so sounds like he's got more great running company in SL. Anyhow, that's a great goal and good luck in pursuing it- yes anything's possible:-)
Jan 15, 2016 3:45 PM # 
I'm counting on rudy to set the pace ... and i just sit on his wheel ... easy. :-)
Jan 15, 2016 4:32 PM # 
Bill P, how likely is it for someone like me, 50+ masters VDOT 40 to go from a 5:47 to a 5:34 1500m in a season? It feels like a reasonable goal to me, but I know those seconds don't get any easier to reel in. that's an entire 13 seconds.
Jan 15, 2016 5:19 PM # 
LOL. I can see you pushing him to greatness!
My feeling is very doable with the right balance of training ie base and "learning" to run at the speed needed to achieve that goal. Plus for most of us those additional unwanted #s take seconds away! Much harder would be to achieve the All American Age group standard of 4:45 in say 1-2 seasons.
Jan 15, 2016 6:18 PM # 
funny you mention 4:45 since that is the track record for the local SL games, in fact, I know the guy who set it at age 50, now a coach of a local high school team, and works at the local running store part time. No, I am not crazy! one step at a time . . .

yes definitely body weight will be/ is an issue, time for me to start paying down that debt. I set last years mark at 177, so definitely have to be in that range to be competitive, for me, at 5-11 ft.

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