What race did you run that you only got 4th in age group with 7 min pace for 5 miles??? Great run.
Park Point 5 Mile. Oldest race in MN!
Lots of good old guys show up for that race. You never ran it?
Never...and I have heard you talk of that race for a long time. I should at least jog trot it for a workout someday.
When did that race start and what was the winning time for 'our' age group?
45 years ago... I guess it's only the oldest race in N. Minnesota.
Randy Wiinanen (Finn) ran 30:33 Grrrrrr.....
Curse you Wiinanen you fiend. I will crush you next year!
So if my math is right 1972...that was the year we moved and I was limping along with my strained left leg.
...and the "sad" thing is, Brent Smith (61 from Cloquet) didn't run. He regularly does 5-8 mile tempo runs at sub-6:00 pace.
Keep doing those strides; they'll help!
I know even as slow as I am compared to the average person over 35 and a lot of kids even younger than that I'm in way better shape than most and yet there are so many 60 year old types that are WAYYY better than I am at this point...including you...I hope being retired I can notch it up enough to get over this plateau I'm on. I can't even run ONE lap at six min pace right now...Oh maybe in a race or at least in a timed run with someone to pace me I might get close to 90...5 or 6 years ago I did 2 or 3 workouts of 3 x 1600 at about 7:10 average pace...now I can barely run one lap at that pace...crap...
Keep getting little aches and strains that keep me from doing more speed stuff...
Move to Duluth where it is 56 degress today.
I would have to buy winter clothing...for the summer...haha. I really think the heat can be a little like altitude training...and it can also kill you and for a lot of people they would skip workouts...also you run slower but thats the same at altitude...probably run fewer miles several days a week because there is a build up of heat and within half a mile you can go from in control to incoherence bordering on death.
I hope I can stay healthy and run some part of Grandma's at least once even just jogging the half...and that Park Point 5 miler.