Friday, November 15, 2013

Exercise Your Energy: Running The Perfect 13.1 Miler

Very exciting to be in Monterey with my wife, son and the Big Sur Marathoners. This vibrant group of runners spans the globe (fastest Africans, Brits, Aussies and Americans) and varies in age from pimply teenagers to some truly remarkable beings who have not aged. One of the greatest joys I have is participating in this race for the last ten years with some extremely fit athletes and some magnificent young-elders. I wish to be that fit when I am in my 70s, 80s, 90s, 100s, 110s... and running as some of these lovely, vibrant people here at Big Sur.

Today, I train for two major races each year: the Big Sur 1/2 Marathon and the Bay2Breakers in San Francisco. Both of these races are an integral part of my tradition. Occasionally, my wife, son and I participate in a 3 mile fun run to support local charities but those are not my thing because three miles to me is a warm-up, a run for novices. My times for the Big Sur 1/2 Marathon are 1 hour 30 minutes (7 minutes per mile for 13.1 miles) and around 52 minutes for the Bay2Breakers 7.5 miler. I am very happy with these times. My life expectancy is to be at least 298 years old.

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