Welcome to Running in the 419! My name is Rich and I love to run.
I’m a later-in-life runner, a senior runner or as some would say, a Master runner (not by talent or ability, but by age). In 2014, at the age of 54, in an effort to loose weight and on a dare I might add, I participated in a 5-Person Marathon relay team for the Glass City Marathon. I enjoyed myself so much, like Forrest Gump, I just kept running.
Eventually, I advanced to half marathon’s and then ran my first full marathon in 2017 at 58 years old. Oh Yea, I also lost 60 pounds along the way. As of 2019, I’ve ran 6 Marathons, including the New York City Marathon and the Marine Corps Marathon.
At age 60 I decided to take up Triathlons and completed my first Ironman Race in Santa Rosa, California. I’ve completed 1 full Ironman and 1 Half Ironman.
I’m a great example or how age is not a limiting factor in running. Over the last 6-years, I’ve logged over 5,800 running miles, yea crazy right? In 2019 I ran over 1,000 miles, for the third year in a row.
My goal with this blog is to not only encourage and support others as they take up running or Triathlons, but to hopefully show younger runners that this is truly a life long sport and something they can continue doing for the rest of their lives.
So please join me on this journey as I share my experiences, pass along what I learn and the wisdom of those that I meet.
“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” by John Bingham:
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DISCLAIMER: This blog is for entertainment purposes only. These tips, opinions, and writings are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any health problems. I’m not a registered personal trainer or physical therapist, and I take no responsibility for pulled muscles, injuries or sprained anything. In addition, this information is not meant to replace your doctor’s recommendations or the advice of other qualified healthcare professionals. Always check with your doctor before beginning a new fitness or nutrition program.