Old 03-26-17, 07:15 AM
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John E
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Originally Posted by DaveQ24 View Post
Thank you from the part of me that needed to get that out. Apologies from the part of me that feels beyond a damned fool for venting out like that.

6.76 miles in 0:49:51, a whopping 8.1 mph average ...
Nothing wrong with that. My goal in the annual Triton 5K here on the UC San Diego campus is to break 30 minutes. In my case, the heart and lungs are ready and willing to go faster, but this is all the Achilles' tendons, knees, and soles of the feet can handle these days. (Another great arugment for bicycling, in addition to its magic in lifting one's spirits.) Twenty years ago I could knock out a 40-minute 10K, which is not much faster than your recent result.

My wife, who recently passed the 2/3 century (66 yr. 8 mo.) age mark -- which I am hitting myself a month from now -- still takes ballet lessons. Whenever she gets discouraged about how much better the 20-somethings dance, I reminder her of how often people underestimate her age and how much she enjoys moving with the music.

Exercise is the closest thing I know to the Fountain of [physical, emotional, and mental] Youth.
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Capo: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324
Capo: 1960 Sieger (2), S/N 42624, 42597
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