Wow! I am at 160,000 - a long way off from you! My biggest year was before the current online log setup, but I had records from it: 542,914 in '98-'99. My "modern" best is 343,000 in 2013-14. I think about an even chance whether I get that far this year. I just went by 3 million log meters last week, although 1 million of those were "catch-up" meters from '98-'04.
Well I'd trade my distance for your speed. You seem to do very well with a minimum of training...altho you're putting in a lot more consistency this season. But in total logged time each week, you put me to shame. Nice going. I hope you're able to enter your new age group next year and really shake things up in 70-79!
Well, I am orienteering age 69 now, but one whole year more to go in 60-69 for Concept II, which works on real birthdays. As mine is in May, it is after the end of the season, so I am 68 all season this year.
And certainly no shame in what you are able to accomplish. You do some very consistent rowing, quite a few other activities, logged and not. 6 years of age difference is pretty significant at our ages, too. If I look back at things I could do in 2010, they are quite different from where I am today, and I fear the curve will only accelerate. I just try to keep at it, and so do you.
Finally, I think my better times this year are due to strength training with my personal trainer, Eric. It is very incremental, but I certainly have been noticing a difference. I have a goal in mind of running well at WMOC in August in Estonia. We'll see.
..as well as some unseen benefits. For instance, unlike most people on the verge of their 70's, your bones are probably very strong too...without various potential bone problems that come with old age. As I get older, I become more aware of the health of my bones, and other systems, all of which daily exercise is said to benefit.