D.O.B: Feb. 20, 1947
I started running consistently and keeping a log in 1982. My yearly totals ranged from 2463 miles in 2009 to 3584 miles in 1991, and my daily average mileage is 8 miles. I’m still averaging about 50 miles per week.
I didn’t get serious about my running until I came to work for a company that had a very active running group. We were into the Corporate Cup Relays that was popular in those days. I got pretty fit pretty fast trying to keep up with some very good runners back then.
I never considered, and still don’t consider myself as a talented runner, but have been blessed with fairly good body mechanics and have avoided most common running injuries, except for a bout of planter fasciitis – who hasn’t? – and have been able to train consistently. Although I run every day, I doubt that I have any significant "streaks."
I have several ndividual age course records in the Bolder Boulder 10K. These include: Age 55 in 2002 ran 36:36, age 56 in 2003 ran 37:01, age 65 in 2012 ran 41:46, and age 67 in 2014 ran 43:31
I hold two age group course records in the Garden of the Gods 10 Miler, Colorado Springs, which I’m sure will be broken: Age Group 60-64, Ran 1:08:56, Age Group 65-69 ran 1:13:05
I won the USATF Masters Marathon Championships 55-59 age group in 2:51:38 (Twin Cities 9/29/2002).
I won USATF Masters 10K Championships 55-59 age group in 36:16 (Heritage Oaks Bank 9/26/2004).
I ran the 101st Boston Marathon in 2:45:51 at age 50.
I don’t cross train (probably should). Practically all of my miles have been on the roads and trails. I try to avoid treadmills at all costs. I don’t have any specific goals other than to keep running and training and enter whatever race comes along. I’m just thankful I can still put one foot in front of the other.