“Train where you’re at” #thisis50plus

Words of wisdom from ultramarathoner/vegan endurance athlete Rich Roll (who turns 51 this month), quoted this week in Outside Magazine (online):

As you age, you will get incrementally slower. That’s just the way it is. So, it’s not about measuring yourself against any other person or what you used to be. You’ve got to train where you’re at. Not where you think you could be, or where you used to be, but where you are right now. You need to be comfortable with that.

Ultramarathoner/endurance athlete Rich Roll. Photo by Compassion Over Killing. (Great video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPk_jP78Sdk)

Those are words I need to remember this week, as I snap/crackle/pop my way through a new weight-lifting program, and continue to hobble on the treadmill.

Do yourself a favor and read Rich Roll’s inspirational autobiography, Finding Ultra, and subscribe to his podcast.


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