When did/will you peak?

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Nov 2016
11:55am, 10 Nov 2016
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The_Saint
Brunski thanks for the question, the year in question was 2010 and I put in just over 2000 miles as compared with a paltry 1187 miles in 2015 and heading for a similar number this year. My confidence comes from late onset panic two weeks before Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon back in Sept this year when prior to the two weeks before I had not run a single run over 10 miles since Lake Vyrnwy 2015. From 31/08/2016 to the race day 11/09/2016 I trained something like I did in 2010 and got around feeling pretty easy in 1:38, I know all I need to do is keep doing that but I don't set aside the time, I don't find the training hard and it doesn't fill me with dread.
Nov 2016
11:24pm, 10 Nov 2016
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Fitz
Daz love, it's in the ball of my foot, feels like walking on discarded Lego pieces in bare feet at its worst. Also my second and third toes on that foot are immobile. And once the mileage goes up above 12-15 miles, the top of my foot starts to feel swollen and hot. Knackered, basically. 😩
Nov 2016
11:43pm, 10 Nov 2016
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Angus Clydesdale
Planning to peak in 2019.

Great thread. Definitely deserves to survive the Great Thread Cull of 2017.

Are you listening Lord Fetch? Are you!?
Nov 2016
11:48pm, 10 Nov 2016
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Brunski
Seratonin - try a bit of parkrun tourism, great fun and that was how I got my PB over 5k.
Dvorak - thanks will check out that post. Reckon with all of us a good season (on a solid base) and we can all knock out some PB or near PB times!
Daz - yep injury free is the key, I've been relatively free since last Feb...starting to see the benefits now!
Saint - nice reverse taper by the sounds of it f your recent half...like it!! Yeah finding time to put in the miles is my struggle but adapting recently!
Fitz - looks a bit more than a case of loosener get your laces, I feel embarrassed at my crap suggestion now. Hope you find a decent physio who can correctly diagnose and sort it!!
Nov 2016
11:50pm, 10 Nov 2016
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Brunski
Lol Angus, is there really a great thread/cull?

I'm really enjoying hearing others' running history. Being relatively new to Fetch (and running) I feel I have some catching up to do!!
Nov 2016
11:52pm, 10 Nov 2016
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Brunski
My iPad typing sucks, where's the edit button FFS 😜
Nov 2016
2:04pm, 11 Nov 2016
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Daz Love
Fitz - Sounds brutal, I have stepped on lego! Good luck, hope it works out.
Nov 2016
2:10pm, 11 Nov 2016
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HappyG(rrr)
Started age 2008 age 39, improved until 2013 age 43-44. Switched from 10k - marathon and started doing ultras. Times for 10k - marathon dropped (though you could say I was still achieving - did ultras from 32 miles to 95 miles and a 24hr of 105 miles).

But now after returning to 10k - (half) marathon, my times are all way down on what they were before. Hoping a couple years of decent speed training to still have a chance to improve (possibly for the last time?) as I approach 50.

A guy in our club is still improving right up to marathon distance and beyond (ultra marathon too) in his late 50s. 2:55 marathon best at age 55! Never say never. :-) G
Nov 2016
2:21pm, 11 Nov 2016
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Ulric
One of my archrivals is an M55 and still improving but his race history only goes back to 2010 so he may (just) be part of the 'seven year rule'.
Nov 2016
3:55pm, 11 Nov 2016
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Daz Love
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About This Thread

Maintained by Brunski
An ageing runner starts a thread wondering whether recent improvements in times are likely to continue into his forties, looking for personal stories of people experiences, their 'golden years' where they hit some of their best times. But also willing to hear how age deteriorates times, how his improvements may be short lived and maybe give him an idea of how many years he has to play with....?

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