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The big 3-Oh my gosh I’m in a new age bracket

Just like that, I’m in a new age bracket. Unfortunately for me, it seems that runners in the 30-34 or 30-39 brackets are even faster than the 25-29 or 20-29 brackets. Maybe that’s a good thing though. A fellow Lynchburg College alumnus, who is more than 20 years older than me, told me a couple of months ago that the best running years are ahead of me if I stick with it, and then it trickles off. I hope he’s right.

But now that I’m 30, I have a new way of looking at various things. Whatever my times are in my next races are PRs in my 30s. Everything up until now has been a PR in my 20s. So even if I’m slower next time out, it’s still a record, sort of.

Anyway, in honor of turning 30, I wanted to do a little bit of everything today, with totals reflecting my age. So, I ran 3.0 miles, biked 3.1 miles, lifted weights that I didn’t do yesterday to total 30 reps per exercise, did 30 crunches on the home gym, 30 set ups on the Bosu ball and 30 seconds on the plank. I think it’s more than I’ve ever done on my birthday.

Workouts since last post
June 23: Walk – 2; Weights; Plank – 2:20 total (1:10 max)
June 24: Details above, plus 0.4 walk

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  1. Jeff
    June 24, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Happy B-day!

  2. Andrew is getting fit
    June 24, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Happy birthday. Welcome to my age group!

  3. goodbyetoallfat
    June 24, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Happy Birthday — well done for the 3 and 30 theme in your exercise routine — some people would take the day off, have a drink, bit of birthday cake, chill out, but not you it seems — you have just used the 30 as an incentive for more exercise! Mad !!!

  4. D10
    June 24, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! What a great idea incorporating 30 in your workout today. I hope some of my best running is ahead of me. Especially since I turn 30 next week.

  5. Danny
    June 25, 2008 at 2:15 am

    happy birthday!!

  6. Non-Runner Nancy
    June 25, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Oh cool – Happy New Age Bracket!!

  7. Bill Wallace
    June 29, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    Ahh 30, I remember it well. It was, well, a while ago.

    Happy Birthday big fella. Not that you’re “big” it’s a term of endearment! 🙂

    Love reading your blog. Keep it going!

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