I mention my age, 86, only because it seems part of the general introduction. Found it much easier on my body. Usually do this 7 mile route in the Boston area where I live but have expanded it on a few occasions of late to 11.25 miles. Very soon you’ll experience a diminution in quality of life. 9. Its getting harder, and I need more time to recover, but I am so grateful I can still run! Now, ten weeks later, I’m doing about four miles, having raised my daily distance by modest increments every two weeks. I do laugh to remember that 20 years ago or so I regularly ran 40-50 miles a week. When I say “slowly” that is certainly the word, as the process to pain-free knees took seventeen years. But how do you know what that point is? Run back down the hill at a slow enough pace that you can catch your breath. running everyday for a month Hey guys for today's video I thought it would be super fun to show the journey I went through when I ran 60 km in a month. The faster runners are the leaner athletes; and yes there is a big correlation to body weight and speed in cycling and running. 4. 35 Miles. Running faster is like stretching your dollars. I was a speedster in high school and right after graduating I went into the Military where I ran my first 2 Mile PT test. No competition no rush just enjoying that euphoric feeling we all know that comes from it. Bring on the trash talk, you are inspiring! Listen to your body, but also do not be afraid to challenge yourself. So awesome! Generally, you need 60 minutes of vigorous exercise a week to meet minimum physical activity recommendations. So we all gotta hang in there, and set different goals every year. Good luck, I hope you do well but more importantly, hope you have fun regardless of the outcome. You can eat what you want, and smoke and get drunk, and quickly recover. I love running, I used to run 5 miles a day but at the age of 51 I have to be smarter and give body rest days. So … I use the Run180 Running made Easy program and run to a beat. Oh I so miss those days where sub 6 minute miles were a warm up to a 6 or 7 mile run. I am practically 59 and I also started running when I was young, 15. Thank God for those times, you were blessed with a ability few have. What if you’re running 100 miles per week?! Have run marathons and a couple of trails. Required fields are marked *. For cross training I bike some, and don’t run much in the winter, and ski when the weather and snow allows. I can not say anyone should run, walk or ride. Please check your email to confirm your subscription and download your copy of injury prevention exercises for runners. When I was 70, I ran a 1:52 half marathon and a 1:21 10 miler. To help with calf strain. Nothing better! Then I run home from work, anywhere between 5 and 9 miles, depending on route and whether I ran in the morning. I’m 60…i started walking to work…1.87miles…one way…I tell my wife I want to be able to run…in the past every time I start to jog i pull a calf muscle. The challenge is simple: Run 50 miles in a month. Something definitely changed after 50 and I can’t take my physical health for granted anymore. Beginning of work week my legs seem to ache the most. If you pace most of your runs at a moderate effort, you will likely struggle to maintain a higher mileage. Also use elliptical and weights at the local gym. Went to Dr and I had a meniscus issue; not a tear that could be repaired, it was worn down from 40 years of running. wow, 47 minutes for a 10k is great for a 57 year old, well done to you Enyo! In a mere 16 weeks you can be ready for a 50-miler. Active Rest: take a day off after hard days of training by doing light, high cadence cycling to keep your legs loose, yoga, or swimming followed by stretching and rolling. Very uncomfortable. and college, then only intermittently after that. Big cliffs happen regularly sprinkled throughout the forties .. and yea another one happened at 50. Mark (U.K.). 75 Miles. So I head out the door point my self down the road and if I don’t stop, I won’t tip over! Doing a 5K run can add a new level of challenge and interest to your exercise program. But I did lots of knee stretches and wore knee supports, and after three weeks my knees recovered. Then my hip and ham started aching, forcing me to take longer breaks. If you think you are getting injured from mileage, look at what you are doing on your, If time is a factor (which it is for many runners), be sure to allow time for strength training and mobility work in your weekly schedule. I surprised myself: I am super pleased with myself for running 2 miles every day. 15 Miles. Some days i feel great…other days…especially when it hot outside…i find it difficult.. Thats si So cool Sr. i’m 61 and run 3 Miles Daily i feel great but i’m not Shure if this is tío much ?? It can be tricky to find the right mileage, especially when you’re not following a training plan! After running the NY Marathon in 1977, I took 31 years off before running LA in 2008 and I’ve been running since. There is no pain, just a heaviness in my upper chest. I do execise cycling on non run days and also weights. 10 Miles. Running is a skill sport. So far no injuries for me, except for a slight hamstring pull (and that was from swimming ). 27 Mar 2021. Cycling once to twice a weeks. Just sadness at the inevitable slide downhill. Thank you for posting. Many younger runners have, over the years, practiced the hard/easy training pattern on a weekly and monthly basis. It’s hard to run the same pace as 7 or 8 years ago. Sometimes, when I run too hard, I am hit the next day with severe fatigue. 150 Miles. It’s counter-intuitive, but the more cushion the worse your feet feel, at least mine, as I’ve found out. Run or walk 60 miles over the month. 10 years ago I hung up my running shoes for cycling after a heel spur. But is because runners tend to be lighter and run as they have healthy knees? Hi Dale, my only training for my runs is as follows. My family is a priority right now, and i look forward to future adventures in running when I have more free time. I mention all this only to show that its all in the mind-which controls everything, and that age may slow you down but does not stop you finishing! All i can say from my personal experience is older runners should walk for 15-20 minutes and then START SLOW into a comfortable pace. A 5K run is a great distance for a beginner. Recreational runners vary immensely in their paces. At age 60 I began running in earnest. Maybe this is just my body telling me to stop it and I need to keep at it to allow it to adjust. Even though I’d been doing other cardio work, nothing quite nails the heart and lungs like running. Total Run Distance = 4 miles. Don’t be afraid to fail, to miss a cutoff, to give it all in the pursuit of a goal even if the outcome is uncertain. I’m somewhat concerned that I don’t train- I just get out there and log 4 miles a day at probably 12 minute miles. Running is an excellent exercise that is easy to perform and helpsto maintain healthy weight.Running 5 miles a day seems daunting at first, but with practice, dedication and determination, you will soon conquer it and make it a routine. I had no confidence in running long distance. This approach is practiced even at the elite level; elite 5K runners run fewer miles per week than elite marathoners. need to stretch a lot & yogi helps. Keep moving in to older age, instead of sitting on a couch. The entire training cycle I could tell something was off and getting steadily worse, and now I live at the physical therapy office (after blowing up at mile 20 in the full). I started running after my first born at age 38. Individually, I have found it hard to trust any one number, but the combination of these resulting in a warning signal to slow down has been very useful. Aftermath of it I feel has taken a toll on my endurance. runner, I know I do better with moderate mileage loads. I really enjoy it and feel like I’m missing out if I don’t run. The last time I ran regularly was when I was about 13. Now I very much want to train to improve. Sometimes it is so cold that the ocean waves let off steam! I can say that I’m a stronger runner than I was ten weeks ago. As a former Consultant in a hospital, I do wonder whether the warning signs of joint damage are sufficiently well known. Second, think of mileage beyond races. Thank you for this article. Did you miss entering a challenge? I don’t know anyone like me just some girls are around 50 yrs. Cheers. Easy effort facilitates both aerobic development and recovery. Currently I am running -10 minute miles or 28 minutes for three miles. In the back of my mind there is sometimes a nagging worry that I might be too old, when I will actually have the time to do these adventures! “When I turned 50 I felt like an old man, just like that.”. I then struggled to complete 3 mile runs at 9 minute pace, and I hated every stride. A lot of this will depend on current levels of fitness and weight, as well as general body composition. Perhaps cycle for 10 mins if you have a stationary bike, or just warm them walking. No problem! I try to train consistently but have had off on on periods over the past few years where I will take a month or so off. One of the "rules" of distance running is that you must run lots of miles. 10 Miles. All the tendons were so painful I thought it was running over. And then we need to adjust how fast, how hard, and how often we pursue our passions. I am happy with my level of fitness (my resting heart rate is sometimes as low as 50) and wishing to preserve my joints I have no desire to run any further. And I don’t warm up- I just start. Let’s examine some of the factors to consider in determining exactly how many miles you should run per week. You will need insoles to lift the heal of your feet to take the strain off calf muscles. I can still kick out a sub 18 minutes in the 5K and 1.25 1/2 Marathon at 58. My strong bike and run allowed me to break 2 hours 10 minutes in the Olympic Distance triathlon as well. December 2015 would be the 5th month since I have started running. Rather than being demoralized by the phenomenon of slowing down with age, either live in the moment and be content with the runner you are now, or flip that comparison on its head and be proud of your experience and all the things you know now that you didn’t know then. Had a heart double by pass surgery on jan 24th. I know I’m not the same but despite this I keep getting on my treadmill and go out to do my paved runs. One thing I’ve found is that it’s ok to walk the uphill part if your just not feeling it. It takes real attention to do so: maybe deep muscle massages, maybe significant PT – but keep after it. Everyone has a groove and you have found it! Do you have a long commute or a stressful job? However, you want to look at your current circumstances. A friend and I have started running at ages 54 and 55, and asked my doctor if long distance running, although fantastic for weight loss, is going to cause knee damage, or if running is creating cell reproduction around joints,. I am 74 and wonder what happened to all the women I used to run against 20 years ago. I’m after a 30 minute 5k time, and now have 44 seconds to knock off to reach that. I like to think I’ve traded in my old sports car for a large diesel truck. But I’m a junkie and could definitely do 50-75 + miles if time allowed! – RunningWabbits, I ve just discovered CTS as I searched for a solution to my latest difficulty.I ve been very active all my life after playing rugby till the age of 40.I mix running twice a week .tempo mix,Cycling ,Gym until lockdown in March.I do two yoga sessions a week.Over tthe last 7 weeks I have taken to doing 200 press ups a day to compensate for no gym access.Howevr my lung capcity seems to have drooped sharply over last 2 weeks.Is there anyone out there who can advise me is there a connection between increase in press ups and lung capacity?Have a vo2 max of 43 and I m 69 years old.Many thanks and stay well everyone.Regards Shay, Wow, I found someone with the same problem I’m having. I guess I’ll find out this summer in my next Half. I’m 52 now, was a life long cyclist and, over the past three years, have worked to transform my body to being a runner. Dam! I still cycle, run, swim and lift weights. I HOPE TO RUN UNTIL MY FINAL BREATH…I STILL GET INSPIRATION FROM PRE, ZATOPEK, CLARKE, AND OTHERS. GET OFF THE TRAILS YOU OLD FARTS! Hopefully, you can use these tips to help stay motivated and fresh even as Father Time marches on. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Doing so will elongate your ability to continuous running. Pingback: Adopt An Aging Gracefully Mindset – The Duluth Runner. From this point, add distance to your shorter runs and your long run, increasing your total mileage by one to two miles per week over a 10-week period. The more intensity you run, the fewer miles per week you will run as well. At 67, my health goal (which I’ll concede is probably unattainable) is to have the take-it-for-granted health I enjoyed when I was fifteen. I plan to run until the day I die even if it’s only one block. From this point, add distance to your shorter runs and your long run, increasing your total mileage by one to two miles per week over a 10-week period. runner enjoys high mileage. It appears you must end up playing with people who are 10 to 20 years younger than you. Now I really like just being out on the trails and experiencing the day with the other runners and volunteers. Intermediate runners should run from 15 to 35 miles per week, 40 – 50 miles for those training to run a marathon. I used to trail run intermittently in my 40s but acquired two meniscal tears and so mostly was a regular swimmer. The true goal is to stay physically healthy, and you will enjoy life better! Many runners thrive both physically and mentally with higher amounts of mileage. Simply put, it seems the extra easy day between hard efforts allows the hard efforts to actually be hard rather than just another attempt at a slog when I really should be going easy. In any event, I hope that when I lose a few more lbs (weight fluctuates over the years of running) that my time will improve some, and I’ll feel better. I have built one out door day up to a ten miler, feel fine except my legs overall ache throughout my work days. Repeat three times for a total of four hill repeats. I am 61, have run 5 marathons, but no more. If you’re currently running 35 miles per week and for whatever reason you wish to continue running 35 miles per week, you can improve quickly for a short time by running some of those miles faster. I have always been thin (I’m six foot four and I weigh about 175 pounds), but I do moderate my food intake to avoid growing a paunch. (Cerutty outlines this training approach). I would be running a half-marathon Feb 2016. Then a career in the Military continued my running on a weekly bases. What a beautiful, inspiring outlook! Run 26.2 miles in a month Whether it's a mile a day or all in one go - it's up to you! I used to play soccer 5 years ago but had problems with hamstring pulls but was able to keep up with players 20 years younger than myself and it was fun to play in a league that was put together for fun of playing and not just winning. Instead, think about what you can maintain consistently. Sign up for your free fundraising pack and running top today. Great tips and you’re right to thank for the gift of still be running and healthy. That’s normal for an old man. I enjoyed reading the comments. I was 1 month from 50 when selected for special forces.. now at 62, still run 5m twice a week and 10m once a month . The more you run, the better of a runner you become. I started running about 8 months ago,I’m 58 yr old male,i ran some when real young and was pretty good,but after 4 yrs in military ,I didnt run until now,I really enjoy it and getting a little better ,no competition events ,just me and my music ,the therapy of running is what helps me deal,, thank you for the stories. I’m curious if your diets have changed and what you eat on a daily basis. I’m 58 – started running with Couch to 5K age 48 – after a lifetime of loving the couch and cakes. Oftentimes, runners view mileage in relation to a single race. Consistently means throughout the majority of the year; you will have lower mileage for recovery and higher mileage in the eight weeks to twelve weeks of specific training for a race. I ran in H.S. Please. At age 49, my “easy 4 mile runs” were at an 8:30 pace, and I enjoyed these runs. Superthotics insoles works for me. Most definitely Brian, but I have my doubts that anyone will be able to run it this year. Always be thankful we can still run. No matter what, always be extremely attentive to injury. I have a few more weeks and then will begin my taper for my marathon so I’m hoping … I have been running for 48 years off and on. Your attitude is an inspiration. London It helps recovery and prevent injuries. You’ve got to be careful. 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