Question: What effect does age have on a marathon training program?
Answer: In researching this issue for my book RUNNING UNTIL YOU’RE 100, I found quite a few runners above the age of 70 who run many marathons. Most told me they had no orthopedic problems – even those who were running their 26.2 mile events every other weekend. I’ve found it best to add extra rest days with each additional decade, and increase the frequency of walk breaks as detailed in this book. There is also a section on age adjustments in my book RUNNING – A YEAR ROUND PLAN.
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