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      05-21-2019, 09:32 AM   #541
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Originally Posted by UncleWede View Post
Way back in my prime, I did a few low 22s. BUT, back then we had to run uphill, both ways, barefoot in the snow. #whippersnappers

Weight is my biggest issue for running these days. At 5' 9 3/4" I'm wearing 203 on average. Pounding that much on 53yo joints really is becoming an issue. I am doing 10:15 pace these days. I need to drop 15-20lbs to be able to continue to run/play soccer, but I just love food so much . . .
Sounds like some brutal running conditions!

This is the most conditioned I've been in a long while. 205 compared to 190 is night and day. When I first started back up running around November or so I was around 205, a lot of ankle and knee pain, but all of that has dwindled from what I suspect the weight loss as well as just getting my joints use to the impact. I have also upped the intensity of my leg days in an attempt to get that pace even lower. I'll mix in days of longer runs near 5miles then 5Ks at a more aggressive pace. When I run with my fiance I experience a lot more joint pain because of the slowed pace, when I'm moving full speed my joints feel like butter!