April 8, 2005
Running after an injury
My co-worker had warned me about injuries. After my last running race my upper legs hurt. I violated a rule of not increasing speed or distance too soon. I had not been running long enough to run that race. Yesterday I ran again at a slow pace and feel ok.
Posted by carl1236 at April 8, 2005 6:23 AM | Cycle Racing
A man your age has to be careful John.
Posted by: Jim at April 8, 2005 7:19 AM
hehe, well, I should at least build up a stronger base. When going from doing nothing to being an athlete, it's a long, tough road. I can't just say 'poof' and I'm in shape. I'm feeling much better now. One of the hardest things to do when driven by a goal is to listen to my body and take a rest. That was needed in this case, and I feel much better now. It could have been worse. Age does make a difference I think in recovery times and training requirements, but it doesn't mean we can't do it, it just means we should be more aware of what our bodies are telling us. I have now met a lot of super-athletes that are in their 50's-60's that are running way faster than I was even when I was 19 years old. It's unbelievable, but they didn't get there overnight either. They've been training and running for years. I'll get there as long as I'm not too hard-headed. haha.
Posted by: John at April 8, 2005 11:56 AM