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Perspectives from the Finish Line by Jim Braden (TWRC member) June 2015 online at Runners World The Loop


Perspectives from the Finish Line

Jim Braden
June 2015

“Who moved the finish line?!” That was on the back of a runner’s T-shirt I was passing a few years ago. I remember it vividly because it was exactly what I had been thinking. The convention center, where the marathon finished, was so huge that it appeared much closer than it was; my finishing kick was finished, and I still had a quarter mile slog to the finish line.

I’m turning 80 soon, approaching the final finish line. I didn’t begin running until my late 30’s. I eventually became a committed life style runner. More than a decade ago I tumbled to a perspective which I have not yet seen articulated by others as I have experienced it: Let the negatives of declining performance go. Accept that it is inevitable. But you can retard the rate at which you would inexorably otherwise decline physically with age, by working hard to stay in the game as long and as hard as you can – becoming healthier longer than those who yield sooner to the increasing difficulty of staying in the game - a different dimension of competition....

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