Newbie question

Newbie question

Post by Rusty Ra » Sat, 06 Apr 1996 04:00:00


I'm a looooong way from breaking the mile record in high
school back in 1962 (during gym class -- I was a swimmer
and tennis player)! And about 35 lbs added to my former
frame.

Right now my goal is to take 6-8 mid- to late stage chemical
dependent adolescent males out in the wilderness for an
overnight (I do Challenge course and other things besides
"just" counseling) and fear I won't be able to keep up with
the "puppies". Besides, I want to run for the exercise and
the good feeling I'd have afterward.

I'm afraid of injuries, etc. I really don't know what books
are best to consult, what people to consult, etc. about
starting to run at 50 years of age and 35 lbs heavier than
I was at 40.

ANY suggestions are welcome!

Thank you,   Sheila

 
 
 

Newbie question

Post by Ozzie Gonta » Sun, 07 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Some of the books which might be of help:

Sheehan, George:     Personal Best (1989)
                     Running & Being (1978)
Kostrubala, Tad:    The Joy of Running (1976)
***, Jerry         The Total Runner  (1987)
Galloway, Jeff       Galloway's Book on Running (1984)
Lawrence,A. & Scheid Running and Racing After 35 (1990)
Noakes, Tim          The Lore of Running (

Follow some of the threads on issues that pertain to you and your
training.  Some good thoughts and ideas are expressed by the people who
hang at rec.running e.g. Mike Tennant, Doug Freese, Ray Charbonneau, Ken
Slocumb, Jack Berkery (when he's around) plus the hundreds of women and
men who have the wisdom of the running experience and share it
often-openly and freely.  Check out Stephen Pribut DPM and his home page
with a lot of good info.  Sam Callan (the poor grad student) and Abhay
Thatte keep the group on its feet mentally and physically and lastly my
own biased opinions.

In health and on the run,
Ozzie Gontang
Maintainer-rec.running FAQ
Director, San Diego Marathon Clinic,  est. 1975

Quote:

> I'm a looooong way from breaking the mile record in high
> school back in 1962 (during gym class -- I was a swimmer
> and tennis player)! And about 35 lbs added to my former
> frame.

> Right now my goal is to take 6-8 mid- to late stage chemical
> dependent adolescent males out in the wilderness for an
> overnight (I do Challenge course and other things besides
> "just" counseling) and fear I won't be able to keep up with
> the "puppies". Besides, I want to run for the exercise and
> the good feeling I'd have afterward.

> I'm afraid of injuries, etc. I really don't know what books
> are best to consult, what people to consult, etc. about
> starting to run at 50 years of age and 35 lbs heavier than
> I was at 40.

> ANY suggestions are welcome!

> Thank you,   Sheila

--
In health and on the run,
Ozzie Gontang
Maintainer-rec.running FAQ
Director, San Diego Marathon Clinic,  est. 1975