Last spring, Ian Sharman, a running coach and an Altra-sponsored ultrarunner, injured his calf muscle and couldn’t run for a month. But he could still walk. That led him to put in 60 to 70 miles a week at a pedestrian pace; he even walked the full Los Angeles Marathon. The next year, at only a month back into his sport, he PRed his marathon time and came in at a stunning 2:21. Sharman credits his success to walking, which he still uses to supplement his running (even when he’s not injured).
With two months before the race, Bartels continued training much as he had been—putting in 5 to 7 miles a day—while adding a weekly long run that peaked at about 10 miles. He finished his first half comfortably in 1:28:51 and was hooked. He’s run two more in two years and improved each one, with a best of 1:25:54. “I’ve kind of fallen in love with it,” Bartels says. “After I get done with one, I feel accomplished, and I’m ready to sign up for another one.
I’ve been fascinated by the distance since my first attempt as a 16-year-old, way back in 1980. That day, I’d managed a 3:23, despite hitting the wall and stumbling home in a depleted daze. Thirty-seven years since my debut, I set that first mark as my “realistic” goal for my comeback as a 53-year-old after eight years away from the distance. I had planned on writing an account of how much easier it is now than it had been then, given how much I’ve learned. The marathon gods had different ideas.
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