NO RUNNING! — Lesson of the Week #8

March 25th, 2012 in NO RUNNING by 0 Comments


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This week’s lesson is that you are NEVER too old (or too young) to excel at sports.

For example, this week Naomi Kutin of Fairlawn, N.J., set a new female world record in the 97-pound division by raw squatting 215 pounds. The old record holder was a 44 year old European. Yes…a 44 year old!

But that’s nothing. Get this – Noami (the new record holder) is just 10.

Yes, T-E-N !!!


If that isn’t enough to convince you, maybe you’ll believe Manohar Aich. He won the Mr. Universe competition in1952…and he just turned 100.

See “Mr. Universe 1952 Turns 100, Credits Healthy Lifestyle, Happiness

“His lifestyle and a simple diet of milk, fruits and vegetables along with rice, lentils and fish have kept him healthy.”


As for me, last year I turned 40 and ran my fastest times since 1992. I also came within seconds of my high school PRs in the 800 (1:56.2 vs 1:55.1) and Mile (4:19.9* vs 4:17.1). Those times are still good enough to compete on an NCAA Div I college track team.

For those of you who don’t know, a few years ago, I was nearly 200 pounds (I’m just 5’7”) and more likely to drink 50 beers a week than run 50 miles.

It all goes to show that AGE IS NOTHING. So, get out there. You’re just a few changes away from a trimmer, fitter, younger you!

p.s. A new Training Club may be coming to Miami / South Beach soon. Stay tuned!

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* Converted from 4:01.89 for 1500 meters.

Author: Mark

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