One thing I’ve learned in my life thus far: when I think I’m smart, many are smarter. Fortunately, when I think I’m dumb. Some are even dumber!
That’s why I know I’m not the only crazy so-and-so who started to sprint at the age of 44 (I’m now 45), having been a couch potato for my whole life.
I’m curious - how many other “elderly gentleman” sprint or do similar high-intensity running; when did you start, what problems do you get by way of injury’s (and how did you solve them or even prevent them!)?
Any tips for old-age sprinting?
Yesterday, I did three sets of the 400-yard-dash, just for a change (I have always done 100-yards x 8 sets only thus far). I also measured my time (never bothered timing any sprinting before). I posted a best time of 1m 13.5 secs - on my second set, curiously enough (that’s my own timing with a stop-watch - no guarantees for accuracy of either the equipment or user!).
I actually enjoy sprinting - it gives me a real sense of satisfaction (even though I run alone). I am probably going to try Christian Thibaudeau’s IBUR (Running Man article), just to give my work some structure (just as Chad’s programs have done for my strength training). Anyone else in my age category doing/done this? Can you share any experiences?
Hoping for some discussion on this.