June 18th, 2012

For runners, which is bigger speed bump: Age or mileage?

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If only runners could take a peek at a personal lifetime odometer. They might discover a good indicator of how long they can continue to log personal bests. Doug Alred, the Gate River Run’s race director for 30 years, believes that distance runners are a lot like automobiles, and it’s mileage rather than model year — or age — that predicts when they’ll slow down…Mayo Clinic sports medicine physician Daniel Montero said he “never likes to use age as an excuse for anything.” He thinks you can make a strong argument that it’s a combination of the two factors for runners.

Florida Times-Union     By David Johnson     3/5/12

Tags: Daniel Montero, Doug Alred, Gate River Run, running, Sports Medicine, Wellness

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