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Ice climber
Brujò de la Playa
Feb 4, 2015 - 05:34pm PT
Some folks here may find this interesting.

Here's what getting older may do to you.

Columns are:
M(ale) age group
mile time record for the group
the person
percentage that the time represents of a four minute mile


M 35 03:51.4 Bernard Lagat 96.41%
M 40 03:58.2 Eamonn Coghlan 99.23%
M 45 04:16.1 Tony Young 106.70%
M 50 04:25.0 Nolan Shaheed 110.43%
M 55 04:35.0 Keith Bateman 114.60%
M 60 04:51.8 Tony McManus 121.60%
M 65 04:56.4 Derek Turnbull 123.50%
M 70 05:19.7 Joop Rüter 133.23%
M 75 05:41.8 Ed Whitlock 142.42%
M 80 06:26.6 David Carr 161.08%
M 85 08:04.7 Josef Galia 201.96%
M 90 10:30.9 Peter Brownbill 262.88%
M 95 14:48.2 Herb Kirk 370.08%
M 100 11:53.5 Fauja Singh 297.27%


just banana-jam it
Feb 8, 2015 - 08:06am PT
life is kinda nice
life is kinda nice
Credit: thebravecowboy
1:36 car to car yesterday. I am a ways off my PR but I just learned that my PR is 5:00 off the record!

Feb 8, 2015 - 08:52am PT
Rode from Moab to Canyonlands visitors center on Wednesday, my first big road ride. Got back to the car with 99.1 km so I had to do a quick spin down the bike path and get the full hundred k. Hope to make it all the way to Grand View point sometime. I was suprised to find that my shoulders and hands, not my legs, were my weaknesses on the road bike.


Boulder climber
Feb 8, 2015 - 08:55am PT
American Canyon 50k yesterday. Early season training run...
Ojai Alex

Trad climber
Ojai, CA
Feb 8, 2015 - 09:20am PT
Got back to my rest day routine yesterday. A short trail run followed by some push-ups and a one minute plank. Not really a workout per se but did the job of getting the blood flowing.

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Feb 8, 2015 - 10:12am PT
Went surfing, boogie boarding, and body surfing with my kids yesterday. Definitely got a good cardio work-out and spaghetti arms after so long of not doing it.
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Feb 8, 2015 - 10:26am PT
Six straight days of skiing followed by two run days. Ten mile race in Brooklyn a week from today.

just banana-jam it
Feb 8, 2015 - 08:22pm PT
Clicked in at just over 1 hour, 23 minutes today for the old Temple run. Still about 8 minutes off the record.
Credit: thebravecowboy

The tunes sure help.

I didn't wipe out in front of the tourons or the lumbering dumb manstock today. So I've got that going for me. Which is nice.
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Feb 8, 2015 - 09:02pm PT
Did my usual HiiT session on the 1/4 mile track in a light rain last night. The only other person there was this guy with a crippled leg who was already doing laps when I arrived. He was struggling with a lot of awkward effort and I found it amazing that he was even able to stay upright, much less keep up any kind of a pace.

It was getting dark as my dog and I departed. I looked back one last time to see him still lurching forward in the rainy darkness.
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, or In What Time Zone Am I?
Feb 10, 2015 - 10:50am PT
Awesome how so many are hanging in there with starting out and staying with New Years "get health(ier)"

I've been pretty consistent with primarily biking and/or hiking several times a week. Minimum of 2 hours, max of 4 hours.
Not so much skiing. In about a week we'll go up further North and see what transpires snow wise...or I could go home to the East Coast for a visit....not.

Anyone tried out the new Fit Bit Surge that has HRM and GPS functions without a chest strap? It's pricey and I don't want to get it if it's got bugs to work out.


Feb 10, 2015 - 11:24am PT
Nordy stuff has been non-existent for me due to a funky Juneuary that is on week #4 up here. Crazy, I've hardly skied this year...I can count the # on two hands! Plus, a bitchin 3+ week of sinus infection funness has me fairly outa shape and chompin' at the bit to swill some air. Got a 30ish mile road ride on my fixt wheel in 50 degree weather on Sunday and it felt SOOOOOO GOOOOD and I think I pretty much kicked that sinus stuff to the asphalt. I figure 2,3-4 weeks of fixtness will prep my knees for some spring running. So, I am road riding this week!

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2015 - 05:07pm PT
Invert camp;
Sunday evening I drove to the needles district of canyonlands and got a quick round of invert problems; following up on two trips to the Crackhouse the two days before. I'm determined to make this an invert year. Who says old Dogs can't perfect new tricks? -that they had a hand in creating in the first place....

The next mornIng I rode my mtn bike, 'The yellow beast' from Squaw flat cmpgrnd needles district ( pssst, free this time of year!) to the Colorado river overlook, 22.4 miles, 6 paved. After a morning invert session at said pothole point boulders.

Credit: Jaybro
Look at the those six shooters, similar alignment as the view from century crack, several miles West......
Credit: Jaybro

Went back to PPB and tried to do another session but only managed one, feeble, invert.

This morning I drank coffee, finished reading Smoke Blanchards book, and headed back to pothole point. Spent half an hour with my feet over my head, then drove down to the end if the road and checked out the trail to the confluence from that trailhead. It's 11 miles round trip, which I knew I didn't have in me, but it's a very cool trail and I'll be back! Managed two (slow) miles and was satisfied...
Credit: Jaybro
Credit: Jaybro
Credit: Jaybro
When I got back to the car Hekyl covered "Wake of the Flood" for my entertainment!
Credit: Jaybro
One last stop ( the fifth in three days) at pothole point. This time I went all out, did laps, invert sittups and even employed a 20 lb weight vest!

Hekyll & Jekyll did not seem impressed;

Credit: Jaybro

just banana-jam it
Feb 13, 2015 - 02:54pm PT
Sick little program you've got going there Jay. Sick.

Just ticked in at 1:20 and change on the usual loop. My foot popped on the descent, happy handjams saved the day.
Credit: thebravecowboy
Big Mike

Trad climber
Feb 13, 2015 - 04:50pm PT
Pissing rain again.... Currently on a treadmill at the gym.

Social climber
So Cal
Feb 13, 2015 - 04:56pm PT
Commuted by bike every day this week.

(there's one for the warmists)

Took the LWH (long way home) Wednesday with 4X8'intervals.

Today on the way home had to detour around a wreck a block from the shop. A CHP tee boned a small car at high speed and knocked it clear into the bushes.

Hope no one was on the passenger side!

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Feb 13, 2015 - 10:00pm PT
Started back in the gym three weeks ago to supplement the aerobic training. Fortunately the gym is 2 miles away from the office. I'm always leaving later than I should, so I really pound it getting to the gym. My body protested violently with the masochistic training exercises I end up doing. The run back to the office is never as sprightly. Still I was delighted to get in a great run despite the rebellion that my hammies were throwing today. Ran up the stairs from Burnside to the Japanese Gardens, then up asphalt to the lower gate of the Zoo. Thank God the second half of that run is downhill!

Feeling a little competitive spirit stirring. Signed up for a couple of tough races. Smith Rock Ascent in May - 15 miles and a couple of good climbs. July will be Fueled by Fine Wine, running through the ridiculous vineyards in Dundee. Oregon. Let's continue to fight aging.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2015 - 10:06pm PT
A run, and a a bike ride, adding up to just u der five miles.... Still, it could be worse.....

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 8, 2015 - 06:28pm PT
From the house to meet up with a group of Clydesdales from another forum.

12 mi of relatively flat from home to GMR (Glendora Mt. Road), to Baldy Village for lunch then back home.

67 mi +/- 6000 ft of gain.

Can keep up with the carbon weenies with fat tires and a CX bike, even with breaking a chain and a quick repair.


Social climber
Mar 8, 2015 - 06:57pm PT
The last time i checked in, i think was Nov 2013 after running 1/2 marathon.
The week after i had to stop running due to knee troubles. i took up cycling again and avg. 100 -140 miles each week until Nov 4th when i had knee replacement surgery.

i've been released to start riding on the road again; they are pretty stingy with the miles; but it is a start. i was riding 20 minutes a day during recovery on indoor trainer; but stopped a few weeks ago.

i plan on mixing some running in with the riding when i am a little more sure of this "robo" knee.

it's been a pretty boring (and fating) 4 months!
yosemite 5.9

santa cruz
Mar 8, 2015 - 09:25pm PT
I have been trying to run a faster two miles on the high school cushy track. I keep trying to shove will power down to my feet. They don't seem to be getting the message. I keep trying with every damn step. Wake up! Come on! Get moving faster! Pick it up! Let's go! Every damn step. I can't get distracted. Keep at it, every single step.

Finally, after a few weeks of this, I am running some 100's after my two miles.

I got my pre-Thanksgiving weight down from 187 to 159. Near the end of the 100 yards I feel like I am flying. Delusional, of course, at age 60 I am slow, but it still feels great to be so light.

Will power is so key to every athletic effort. Get those nerve channels firing.

I also point my thumbs up to the sky hard. This makes my elbows bend up more, so that my arms can pump faster. Then my legs can likewise move faster. Try it sometime. It really helps. Especially when you find yourself drifting.

Happy as a lark and feeling strong as a colt.
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