I’ve told you before that I run with a fabulous group of women. Supportive, non-drama environment where everyone encourages each other with their respective goals. I couldn’t ask for a better bunch.
|Pat tearing it up at 52|
Most of us are in our 40s, but there are a couple of “youngsters” in their 30s, and a couple in their early 50s. In fact, this year, several of the ladies will turn 50. And you know what? This is a bunch that isn’t slowing down as they age. I thought I’d highlight a couple of these “aging” dynamos:
|Dorothy showing the young ones how it’s done|
Then there’s Dorothy. We call her the energizer bunny. At 53 she’s always the one at the front of our pack on long runs. I swear the woman never tires and she consistently knocks out great race-day performances. This year’s numbers include a 5K in 21:26, a 10K in 44:44, a 10M in 1:13:52, and a marathon 3:37:44. Dorothy rocks.
|Robyn winning a 10k in 40:09|
And I can’t leave perhaps our speediest member out. Robyn is still in her 40s (47) but has had an incredible year. She outright won our local 10k (Clyde’s) this past April and has taken numbers everywhere she raced this past year. Her recent stats have included a 64:24 at the ARMY 10 miler last fall and a 19:13 at a local 5k last fall. Love watching someone get faster as she gets older.
So yeah–who says age matters? Not my speedy friends!