The key to running until you’re 100 or so, is to maintain good health and nutrition, stay within your capabilities, and exercise regularly enough to maintain the adaptations you’ve worked so hard to achieve. Age appropriate training allows you to enjoy running more while reducing aches and pains.
Every year I communicate with hundreds who put on their first running shoes past the age of 60. One of the fastest growing age groups in many parts of the running world is the 80+ division. I’ve met and heard of several runners in their 90’s who still glow from each run – every other day or so. Running is one of the few recreational activities that can often be enjoyed into advanced ages. It is obvious to me that while we need to be more conservative as the years go by, we benefit from, and are penalized by, the same principles of training that apply to 20 year olds.
Jeff Galloway Resources: www.jeffgalloway.com Visit the E-Shop where you will find RUNNING UNTIL YOU’RE 100; MENTAL TRAINING FOR RUNNERS: HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED and other books for your running library.
Join us in Atlanta for the 2016 Jeff Galloway Race Weekend! To register or find out more information on the JG 13.1 race, Barb’s 5K, Fit Kids Run and other weekend events go to: https://jeffgalloway131.com
If you couldn’t join us in Atlanta last December, there is still time to participate in the 2015 Virtual JG 13.1 and Virtual Barb’s 5K – now extended until March 21, 2016.