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old runners
« on: October 29, 2016, 08:05:41 am »
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deserve their own thread..

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Re: old runners
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2016, 08:06:07 am »
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this wiki is incredible.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Whitlock

Ed Whitlock is a beast.

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Re: old runners
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2016, 09:26:04 am »
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Wowwwwww what is this beast made of??? look at the WR he owns: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Whitlock#World_age_group_records_set_by_Ed_Whitlock

His 85+ times, they are all faster than my PRs, but if i train hard for a few months i can beat them.
His 80-85? maybe, with a good year of training. probably not but maybe.
His 75-79 though... 5:40 mile , sub 20m 5k , sub 40m 10k. I think i am unable to achieve that, no matter what i do. Incredible!!!!
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Re: old runners
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2016, 11:33:26 am »
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dude look at this Whitlock's form at like 85+

if I live to that age .. i want to be moving like that (or better - marathon training might be too much, should probably limit it to halfs, dno..).


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Re: old runners
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2017, 04:27:31 pm »
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moar whitlock .. his form/strength is so impressive considering his age.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLaCwR3hybE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLaCwR3hybE</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4echbKBHIo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4echbKBHIo</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPO3FTB3w-g" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPO3FTB3w-g</a>



Alan Turing was on his team, wtf?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2F_y3guIR54" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2F_y3guIR54</a>



wow

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPyMaDkKYjg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPyMaDkKYjg</a>

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Re: old runners
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2017, 05:17:31 am »
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Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

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Re: old runners
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 03:31:03 pm »
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RIP Ed Whitlock. http://deadspin.com/endurance-running-legend-ed-whitlock-dead-at-86-1793239288

ah man... he was looking so "healthy" too. was hoping to see him smash more records.

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RIP :ibrunning:



on a related note: the comments on that article suck. edit: because, everything is a "joke" now

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Re: old runners
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2017, 06:12:14 am »
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Re: old runners
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2017, 01:53:04 pm »
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some age group crazy numbers for the mile.

http://www.bringbackthemile.com/history/masters

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Re: old runners
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2017, 09:52:55 am »
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asked a weird question on this Kenya running IG:



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hey, weird question.. but I think you guys would know. Where are all of the "old Kenyan runners" (let's say 60+ years old). For example, I see tons of photos of older runners in the US, mostly recreational obviously.. but how about Kenyans? I mostly see photos of young guys putting in work, which I understand.. but do people 60+ years old still run often & enter races for fun etc? Or do they have problems running as thy get older, due to all of the mileage they put in when younger? Just wondering if you can provide any insights as to how Kenyan runners, which have the most beautiful form & mindset for running IMHO, function as they get old. Thanks alot!

weird but, just wondering about it.. hope they can provide some info.

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wow they came back with some great info.. look at this reply:

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kenya_experience_iten @andrewdarqui Hey Andrew, great question. In summary the answer is that running is are career choice so when it is done with as a viable career option it is done with all together. Very few former runners continue to run just for fun when their competitive days are finished. In rural Kenya there are very very few who run just for enjoyment or health. It is running ares serious training or not at all. In the cities, the emerging middle classes do run as recreation/fun and you see more of what you have typically described from elsewhere. I expect this will grow as Kenya continues to grow economically but it will be a long time until this idea spreads to the rural areas

damn!