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Ran the London marathon (slowly) way back in 2012 and just starting to run again. I'm 68 so looking for goid advice for older runners.
 

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Good to see you are getting back into running.
Take your time, ease back into it, keep it low key at the start and build up slowly.
Get plenty of recovery and listen to your body, don't run tired.
 

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Good to see you are getting back into running.
Take your time, ease back into it, keep it low key at the start and build up slowly.
Get plenty of recovery and listen to your body, don't run tired.
Sounds sensible thank you, intend to up my gym session as well with 2/3 rest days per week.
 

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Recovery becomes the most important thing aside from running as we get older. So everything you do around the running will help. Good nutrition (simple foods, no processed), stretching, sleeping (min. 9hrs/night) and strength and conditioning. Build up for 2-3 weeks (increasing mileage by no more than 10%) then step the volume back on the 3rd-4th week before building again. At least 80% of your weekly running volume should be easy (Heart Rate Zone 2). Look at your training profile close up and from far back, ie plan a week, plan a 3 month period and also plan a year. There has to be a pattern of peaks and troughs at every cycle, for you to have a chance of gaining consistency. It's only consistency that will deliver you the goods.
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