Friday, July 10, 2009

Am I still and Ultrarunner?

On the fourth of July Tanya and I ran a 5K. Tanya took it easy, but I pushed the envelop and PR'd. But I am and ultra marathoner, what am I doing running in 5K's. Running hard for a few miles hurts so much more than running easy over a lot of miles. But never the less I enjoy running and love the atmosphere on race days.

I have heard that runners as they age get slower, I must be breaking that trend. This year I have PR'd in the following race distances:

50K: 5:16:55 Orange Curtain
Marathon: 3:56:41 P.F. Chang

1/2 Marathon: 1:39:12 Fontana Days

5K: 23:07 Claremont Days

Why do I write this? It's for those people who think they are past their prime, get up off the sofa and get out there and do something. You never know what you may be able to accomplish.
MJ

6 comments:

Reese said...

Great job Marc. I'm still P R'ing and I'm 55. Of course it helps that I started running when I was 52. Keep running, keep enjoying life.

DawnB said...

congratulations on your PR

Jon Gilchrist said...

keep breaking those trends AND your old PRs...

Dr. Marc and Tanya said...

I guess age is just a number!

VWC said...

Great times, Marc! Very inspiring.

Pamela Ann said...

Like wine, you are just like wine!