To answer Pedestrian first,I have had a fair wack since age 15 school races to present age 73 veterans group.Granty said:I really wish I had started much sooner than I did, I'm 37 and have only been running for a couple of years.
Yes, I'd agree with what you've said there, Oz. I've come across plenty of people over the years who'd fall into either of the general categories that you've described.OZBOZO said:To answer Pedestrian first,I have had a fair wack since age 15 school races to present age 73 veterans group.
Granty,if you train proper like you can look forward to good REAL veteran(o/40) times.
My experience has been that blokes/lasses who start early,say <20yrs old can produce
good times in early veteran years,but those who start later,30-40yrs say,can produce better times as they age into the later veteran age groups.I think it is a case of wear and tear(both physical and mental) over more years.There are exceptions to that rule but not many I think.
Yeah, that's right Oz: 100% effort is ALWAYS going to feel like 100% effort, no matter how fast a speed that effort is producing.OZBOZO said:The wonderful thing about racing at any age is that you enjoy/endure the same physiological/phsycological moments in the race.No matter how slow you are racing,it still "feels " the same.You have many more years to enjoy those "feelings",I envy you
your relative youth.:d
pedestrian said:I never quite get back to my previous level of ability. I've always (so far) managed (eventually) to claw my way back to being very fit; but I'm never quite as fast as I was prior to each injury... although I never stop trying to get there!