As an avid runner of over 30 years, I am now in my 60's and have lots of questions about what to do, how much to run, what kind of aches and pains to expect, etc etc.
I have found very little on the subject of woman runners over the age of 60 and am hoping I will find others out there so that we can commiserate!
A little about myself....I am the mother of 3 grown children and 8 grandchildren, with twin grandchildren on the way! I started running in my mid 20's, mainly for weight control and have not stopped since. Never did long distances until the past 4 years, but now have run about 16 half marathons and one marathon, am currently training for another half in May in Cleveland.
I have never been a fast runner, my best was probably 9 minutes miles, but then, I really didn't work at speed, I just ran. I have slowed considerably and now am lucky if I can do a 12 minutes mile over a half marathon. I do get discouraged and would love to talk to other runners who are a bit older and maybe slower like I am!.
I also love to knit and cook, so I may throw some knitting and recipes in with the mix!
Hope to hear from someone soon.