My name is Jim Booth, and I have been running for 35 years. I have done over a hundred marathons in that time. This blog is for us "older" runners. If you are an older runner with questions let me know and hopefully I either have an answer or can find one. I understand how it feels to be slower then you were and to have aches and pains where there weren't any. Looking forward to blogging about training, nutrition, great areas to run, or last weekend's race.
March 23, 2009: Hi
Hi my name is Jim Booth and I have been running for 35 years. I have done over 100 marathons and several halfs, 15, 10 and 5k's. I use to be good now I run for the enjoyment of it. My daughters 27 and 24 have joined me in running. They have run 1/2 marathons with me and one marathon. We have done many outdoor activities, Boundary waters, kayaking, snowboarding, x-country skiing but running is the one thing we consistently do together. Even though they live in the cities we are calling or texting with the days run, how it went the weather, something funny or unique that happened on the run.
I run mostly in Hartley, you may see me out there with a white dog, Syd, She is a retired sled dog that has to get out and run. We also do our long runs on London Road, hwy 61 and the boardwalk. She is usually with me.
I started this blog for the over fourty runners. I am fifty and closing in on fifty one. I think our training is different then when we were younger. I know mine is. I think our reasons for running are different. Goals and abilities all are different. This blog is for us, the people that started the running craze that aren't ready to give it up or pass it on. Feel free to let us know how your runs are going, what is sore that wasn't sore yesterday. (my right knee) and other advice on running, diet, wieght control, pain, kids, just about anything you can think of. Lets keep it light and fun yet lets learn from one and other.
Enjoy the Day