Little girls, not guys, but I get what you mean. I don't do much weight training, but I just moved 120 eighty pound bales of hay. Yesterday I shoveled over a ton of shell corn. And I am wrestling with goats pretty much daily, so that keeps me in shape. I hike for a living so I do a daily run to keep the old legs in shape.You little guys have a major advantage over us bigger boys. We're not designed for that type of activity. I've adapted weight training to be more aerobic meaning shorter rest between sets . Dumbells are more effective for stricter movements. The tough part about over 50 weight training are the recovery periods. I used to do a 4 day split when I was younger but my joints can't take that kind of beating anymore.
When Johnny ran that 4:06 in 1979 it didn't even get him an invitation to the Olympic trials. It was a high school state record in Texas for 30 years and still wasn't enough for the Olympic trials.4:40? You an Olympic runner ?
Not so much bad knees but the mileage on them. I can hike and go up and down steep hills better than kids half my age but high impact pounding is dumb when you're older . Knock on wood I've never had to have anything cleaned out and nowhere near being a knee replacement candidate.A lot of bad knees in this thread.
I'm not being critical, just observing. I have two bad knees myself, and a bad ankle. Same thing with the pounding and the walking for me. I have twice been on 10 day, 105+ mile backpacking trips through the mountains. And most of my peers with knee replacements are/were big guys who injured knees in college. I suspect a lot of the bad knees in this thread were grunts in the military. Those guys seem to blow out knees a lot.Not so much bad knees but the mileage on them. I can hike and go up and down steep hills better than kids half my age but high impact pounding is dumb when you're older . Knock on wood I've never had to have anything cleaned out and nowhere near being a knee replacement candidate.
Smart, running on natural surfaces is much better than pavement and asphalt.61 years old (in 2 months), 5'11 186 pounds. I haven't ran a mile for time in many years. When I do run I do 5 miles on small hills and average 50 minutes. I've run 2 miles in something like 13 minutes.
Actually, I run on concrete. Never have issues.Smart, running on natural surfaces is much better than pavement and asphalt.
Fitness experts say brisk walking is the best.25 minutes walking. I saw no reason to run to the store. This includes kicking some stones along the way.
Add some healthy clean food and supplements to your plan and it accelerates things.Just started back up last month…first attempt was 18 min, down to 12 now. My routing for now is 20 min and push as hard as I can comfortably go the whole way. I’m averaging around 1.5miles give or take a few tenths.
48yo, 6’5, was 265, down to 240 and have about 40 more to lose. 20 years ago I ran 3-5 miles every other day and could keep up a 7min pace no problem and a 1 mile sprint in the upper 5’s. Was 190-200 then.
My goal now isn’t nec speed, it just getting back in shape. 20+ years of smoking (1 year + a couple of months quit) and general neglect to undo.
Age 15, junior high, 2 sub 5 minute miles (but barely), probably 150 lbs and only in practice. At actual meets, I usually ran 5:10-5:12 (if you ran the mile then, that was the only competition they let you compete in; I beat all of our 880 runners in practice and all but one of the 440 runners. Older, ~24, 165-170 lbs, I ran 10K's, mostly 42-45 minutes, but I did run two at 35:35 and 35:45, in the freezing cold and rain; needless to say, at 63, two knees scoped, I don't run anymore, but I do regularly backpack (45-50 lb pack) 5-10 mile days, 3-5 days at a time. I'm at the gym 7-8 times a week (a couple of two-a-days) and do at least 30 minutes on an elliptical (knee easy) each visit.I think it's important as a prepper to be as physically fit as possible. I also think it's important to be competitive as it brings out the best in us. So with that in mind I want to post your best 1 mile time what age and what weight you were when you ran it.
29 years old 225lbs 6:30 seconds
Would love to run a sub 6 one day not sure if it's possible but I'm better for trying !