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Old 09-14-18, 06:47 PM
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I went on a group ride for the first time in ages last week. Everyone was older than me. Everyone was also faster than I am.
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
I went on a group ride for the first time in ages last week. Everyone was older than me. Everyone was also faster than I am.
Something to look forward to.


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I am/was a serious runner at least in terms of dedication and lifelong running. I have done it now 40 years and always did a little bit of cycling. 10 years ago I got much more serious into riding as it was different and I was doing ok. I manage to do both pretty good till about 2012 and at age 51 my running went really slow. I was then training at 8:45 to 9 minute pace most of the time. Then my legs just lost the balance or form and I have drop to now training at 10:30-12 minute pace. That is ridiculously slow considering I am in pretty decent shape. The pace never bothers me running by my legs and form seem all messed up. I feel like I am crawling. On the bike though after 10 years since 2008 of hitting it steady I am about where I was then. I am not necessary stronger or faster in sprints but maybe better with bike handling and how to ride.

I actually wonder if I have some weird neuro problem as my balance and running is not right. I cannot complain I have no pain I just have to stop and walk at times and my legs just do not want to pick up. Put me on a bike and I start spinning and moving free. Could be specificity of training or that after 80000 lifetime miles running I have pounded them down. Problem is I know other runners with more than 50000 miles lifetime and they do not have my slow down curve. I don't know but nothing nice hard 1 hour run, or a good 40 miler on a bike. I don't want to give either up.
A guy I work with is a long-time runner but he just wants to run 10 minute pace now, no desire for any faster than that. He just likes running. I think for a lot of people it's just the wear over the years, but since I started less than 2 years ago I'm still improving. But I never feel like a long ride when I've had an 8-10 mile run on the weekend, so I'm slowing down at least on everything more than 40 miles.
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Something to look forward to.


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