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Excerpts — Mastering Running

Aging and the Physical Demands of Running

Aging and running each places its own demands on our bodies. Understanding their interrelated effects will help you plan your training and set your goals. You’ll be able to remain optimistic but also realistic.

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Ten Years or 10,000 Hours to Excellence

The importance of focused practice over many years has been demonstrated again and again.

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Listening to Your Body

Injuries are the bane of runners, their unwanted companions. Both younger and older runners get injured. If you have friends who are runners, chances are you know someone who is injured.

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Perfecting Your Mile

Why run the mile? Why not? First, with age grading, you’re never too old for the mile. You may be in your 50s, 60s, or 70s and it’s never too late to run your fastest mile time.

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