I'm a supervet, but have been a supervet for the whole of my running career (2.5 years). I set 10k and 10 mile pbs in the first six months, my half pb was set after a year, and my marathon pb after 18 months. No pbs since last march (half) but hoping for some this year....
I`m 51 and have just returned to running after an eight year break due to continue injuries and lack of motivation. So when I getting racing again I`m looking forward to setting some `new` PB`s as I`m now in over 50`s age group.
my last lifetime pb's were 10 years ago. however i did run my best half time for 8 years last december. as a 52 yo i look at targets and age pb's. for me a measure of fitness is a 40 min 10k, which shows i''m back in shape. my goal is 38 something which has eluded me by 10 seconds so far this season. i have however won more age category races (one) at 51 than i did before(none), and generally manage to get in the top half dozen v50's as opposed to top 20 v 40's before.
i do think however that the general standard is lower now than 10 years ago. times that would see me 50th in races would now make the top 25.
My PBs were all set three or four years ago. Then I became fat (again) and slow(er). But in November I did my fastest 10 k for 4 years and that make sit a V50 PB.
However, I intend to beat all my PBs this year
Why aren't you out there nicking vaillains, Steady? Is it Trinity's fault?
Some people have age group PB's... such as 40's, 50's etc, because if they set their PB when they were in their 20's or early 30's then it becomes more and more difficult to break as age takes it's toll
i am 48 and only started running
4 years ago. the chairman of our club is a very
quick vet 60 and he agrees that as our vet cat
changes we should start afresh with our PB
targets. sounds sensible to me as it means we
can still have targets at our age, run4urlife.