Last week, Salty wrote a great post about how to define a PR. This concept can become tricky when you’re an older athlete. For some who started focused training later in life, many PRs may still lie ahead because you weren’t training or keeping track when you were younger. However, if you ran competitively in your youth, you may never again be able to run the same absolute time over a given distance, regardless of how well your training is going. If you are a runner in your 30s, 40s or beyond, especially if you are on the speedier side, you may frequently find yourself racing against open runners who might be many years younger than you, and thus have a distinct competitive advantage. At times, this can feel disheartening.
Enter age grading! Read more >>