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Over 50 and still FINISHING

For all runners 50 to 100, lets keep each other motivated.

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Comment by Jim Kuhns on April 24, 2012 at 12:51pm

Did the Blue Ridge Marathon last Saturday in 5:01:04 & have the Big Sur Marathon coming up this Sunday.

Comment by Carl Greeson on November 8, 2010 at 8:46pm
Congratulations Jim! Great job at both races. I'd love a 4:40.
Comment by Jim Kuhns on November 8, 2010 at 7:45pm
Well I finished the NYC marathon in 4:40:42. Considering age, the amount of traffic on the course & the fact that I did the Marine Corps marathon last week in 4:32:13 I was pretty happy with the time. Believe it or not I feel better today than I did last Monday. Carl, I applied today for next year as well. Hope you get in...it is an amazing experience!
Comment by Carl Greeson on November 8, 2010 at 5:00pm
Got so excited watching the NYC Marathon this past weekend that I applied today for the lottery for 2011.
Comment by Carl Greeson on November 8, 2010 at 4:59pm
Thanks for the response and advice, Jenny. I was leaning toward the marathon but some have warned that coming down is quite treacherous. But getting down quickly to lower altitude would be good.
Yes, Charles, altitude is definitely an issue for most. I've had the headaches once and know what you mean. I enjoyed your great city a couple weeks ago. My daughter lives in Ft Collins, so I'll be back.
Comment by Charles White on November 8, 2010 at 2:16pm
I live in Denver. I need to acclimate to the higher elevations slowly over a period of time. I can get headaches like you may not believe if I do not.
I don't ski (don't really like the snow). So, over a Winter I tend to lose that conditioning and have to start all over each Spring.
Altitude sickness may or may not affect you.
Acute mountain sickness can progress to high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) or high altitude cerebral edema (HACE), which are potentially fatal.
That run is just one event and, even if not conditioned to it, should be tolerable.
Comment by Jenny Stinson on November 8, 2010 at 1:20pm
Carl: Definitely recommend the marathon - especially if you are planning to wait at the top either for the bus, cog train, or a friend. We bought cog tix for the way down (recommendations from a veteran ascenter b/c the bus can get a little dicey). Not knowing when we would finish, we bought a later cog ticket. Hard to start feeling better at that altitude - only thing that really makes you feel better is to go to a lower elevation. I decided that it would just be easier and more comfortable if I were to go up, tear off my tag, and go back down. 15 minutes later when you're below tree line again, you instantly start to feel better. Just a though for next time ;-)
Comment by Carl Greeson on November 5, 2010 at 3:11pm
Jenny: So you would recommend the marathon and not just the ascent if running Pikes Peak?
Comment by Carl Greeson on November 5, 2010 at 3:08pm
Jim: I had the cramp experience in my first marathon. Not much you can do once they hit. Good job finishing and have a great run Sunday.
Comment by Jenny Stinson on November 5, 2010 at 1:47pm
Hahaha! Thanks, Charles.
 

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