Trail running has long been my happy place. Actually, any form of running enables me to start my day invigorated and ready to go. Regular exercise associates with many upsides. Exercising so that we can live longer is a draw for a few. Most master athletes I have met exercise because they have to. They thrive on the hormone rush that follows, they thrive on the brain clearing effects of a walk/run through the trees.
Mary was a 76 woman I met at the starting line a few months ago. She’s been running for decades. She loved to run for many different reasons, but she was finding it increasingly more challenging to finish a course in the allotted time. She had no intention of stopping and was very interested in meeting in my office one day to address strategies to help her maintain her running habits deep into her elder years.
Over the last two decades of treating athletes of all ages, it has become apparent that older athletes are just as driven as my younger superstars. They thrive on the thrill of a race, regardless of pace. They thrive on the way it makes them feel, and they will go to any length to protect their time on the road or the trail.
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PS: This is not a bad piece my only addition would be that the majority of people I see training simply dont work hard enough.