The New Age Group

Today I am officially part of the 35-39 age group for running events. Some even think that this is the toughest age group (all 30s are tough) because with the combination of maturity along with still the ability to not have any loss of physical assertion, it can overcome youthfulness speed.

Some might think that youth (18-22) would be dominant, and for a short race, that might be true. But the young buck tends to not be “Street Smart” and takes off too fast and burns out. The older runner has not been staying up late eating burritos and playing video games all night. He has a training regiment and what he lacks in speed he makes up in endurance.

Also, now I only need a 3:15:59 to qualify for the Boston Marathon… currently I am at 4:09…

I appreciate the Birthday wishes so far today. It’s been a good day although my run wasn’t all that great, at least I am alive and healthy enough to run, right? It was supposed to be a Tempo run, but it just wasn’t all that Tempoish.

Sometime ago I had blogged (I think on LiveJournal, but didn’t tag it well) that my fellow birthday mate, Hilary Duff should be sharing some birthday love with me. So far, her peoples have not contacted me yet for any formal arrangements.

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About planet3rry

Marathoner, A Terry of all trades
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0 Responses to The New Age Group

  1. Happy birthday, Hilary Terry! (For the record I think you have a better rack than your birthday-sharer.)

    And wait wait wait… 35-39 is the toughest, now? I thought you said it was 30-34! Hmmmm… I’m sensing a sliding scale here.

  2. Silent One says:

    Happy Happy Birthday Terry!!!!!
    Best wishes!!!!

    Such a young’un…. πŸ™‚

    Enjoy your day!

  3. John says:

    I like to eat burritos and play video games late at night yet I fit in the 35-39 age group as well. Maybe I’m just young at heart.

  4. Marianna says:

    I’m gonna wish you a Happy Birthday again!!!

    πŸ™‚
    M~

  5. Michael says:

    Happy be-lated Birthday!

  6. darrell says:

    Happy Birthday, Terry!
    Sorry I’m late. That cake sure looked good.

  7. Rae says:

    Happy Belated Birthday!! And yes, all the BEST runners are Libras!

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