I have started a 10 week plan to get me to a HM in 10 weeks time - this is a run/walk plan.
This morning I was doing a 7 klm run/walk and at about the 6 klm mark, I happened to be doing one of the 1 minute walk segments. I heard somebody coming up behind me - looked around and saw it was a somewhat lithesome young lady, all of probably mid -20's ( or something) . You know the type - with the bobbing ponytail She slows down alongside me and encourages me to start to run again. I tell her that I am starting afresh after a 7 week break and am doing run/walk to build myself up to a HM. Oh she says - are you just starting out running ?? I explained to her that no, I have been running for some time - but I am a bit conservative because amongst other things, I am 68 years old. She gasps - and says -- Oh, I thought you were only about 50 !!
Made my day - that did . I asked her what she was doing today - she says - it's my long run today . 32 K and I still have 5K to go. Bye! She was barely even breathing when she ran off. How can you run for 25 K and not appear to be breathing???