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Discussion: Setting records already...

in: Soupbone; Soupbone > 2013-10-05

Oct 6, 2013 11:18 AM # 
You haven't been in that age group more than a few weeks and already making waves! Nice going. Perhaps you can get your name on record books all across the midwest as an "older runner."

And don't stop there. What's your age-group record at the Birkie? My buddy Sam Flora is in his 70's tho, and I think he beat you last year. But no reason with a good training season, and if conditions were right, you couldn't go for it next February. What do you think?

Sounds like the O-meet and after-party were a lot of fun. Sorry to miss it.
Oct 6, 2013 11:28 AM # 
Best time to break an age group record is probably the first day. Any additional experience is often not that helpful.
Oct 7, 2013 2:15 AM # 
Well the Birkie is a much tougher animal then a local hilly 5 k.
It would be good motivation to try beat the time next year. But as we all know it should get harder every year. But as you get older the younger age guys creep up into your age group too.
Oct 7, 2013 10:25 AM # 
Yeah..but right now, you're the "younger age guy" who is doing the creeping. And all us older guys, with our aches and pains, are sitting targets for your youth and young legs.

At least that's how we feel each spring, when we see all those new names above ours in the age group results...."who ARE those guys???"
Oct 7, 2013 2:06 PM # 
matzah ball:
they are the guys that did speedwork and tempo intervals
Oct 7, 2013 11:26 PM # 
While they still could.
Oct 8, 2013 1:37 AM # 
Chi town =Well it was funny to be talking to Joe Senal who is now in your CARA age group.....hmmm...he was out at the O meet on Sunday at 70 years old trying to getback into it and seemed to do very well on the red course. Maybe its time to lay the clubs down and learn to walk the woods for enjoyment.

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