Teaching the basics of running via the experiences of an 83-year old man who has been running for over 45 years, including the completion of four marathons and training for a fifth marathon.
Your photo looks great wearing that 2nd Place Medal! You not only deserve it, but you EARNED it! I did see the photo as your current about.com profile photo, but didn't realize you were wearing the 2nd Place Medal.
When I ran marathons in the early 80s, all we got was a paper certificate. These medals are a new experience for me. The person who took 1st in my age group will be in the next age group next year, so I might have a shot at 1st if some young 70 year old doesn't beat me. The 1st place winners get a jacket in addition to the medal with a blue ribbon.I'm thinking of running GSL again this year, and I'll skip the World Games in St. George this year unless I think I can break 2 hours. I'd like to get a 2:10 at GSL and then come close to breaking 2 hours at SLC next year.Next year you'll be in Boston! I'll be visiting in Massachusetts and New Hampshire next year in May after my daughter gets her Ph.D from Yale.