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I've read your msg numerous times and (hesitantly) have chosen to respond. I'm a few yrs older (turn 60 in 5 week). To answer your question I felt I lost my competitiveness after Sept 2010 (age 58). From your history I must admit I was never your equal or speed. Didn't start running till my 40's. Sept 2010 I completed the Tahoe Triple (3 marathons in 3 days around the Lake). I finished 10th out of 50 finishers, including winning my AG the final day (the “official” Lake Tahoe marathon). Eight days later I ran my hometown marathon (Lakefront marathon) because it was the 30th anniversary and finished in 3:40:31 ( 13th outta 84 in my AG). Since then I've never broken 4hr…
It's like I hung a rock around my neck and weights to my ankles. W/O cryin' in my beer I'm nolonger competitive @ any distance, but I still do what I can. I've registered for a marathon in Aug in the hopes that I can get into Boston while I'm 60. Hey, the odds are against me, but it's what we do……Don't give up just yet!!