Posts Tagged ‘Coney Island’

Today was a tough workout.

It wasn’t that I pushed myself real hard, it was just long.

I ran 2.5 miles in the morning, first mile in (6:35), second mile in (6:45) and I slowly jogged after that.

Then I met up with some friends and rode my bike 10+ miles to Coney Island in Brooklyn.

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About half way into the ride, I started to remember all of the bike rides I took to Coney Island in my younger years and I started to realize something.

“My old man stamina is insane”.

I slept about 5 hours because my son woke up early and wouldn’t go back to sleep, ran 2 miles at a 6:40 pace in the hot sun and then I rode my bicycle for 10+ miles to Coney Island and back.

And I also did it on a half day fast diet.  I didn’t eat my first meal until around 5pm.

As a young man, that bike ride to Coney Island and back used to tire me out, now I can do it after a night of  bad sleep and immediately after a run.

Yet, I am still running slower than I did when I was 17 years old.

That is the thing about aging, you really don’t lose any stamina and endurance. If anything, you become a superman.

But what you do lose, is speed.

Speed is an indicator of youthfulness.

You need to sprint, jump, swim and worry less about the long-distance training.

Speed will keep you young.

More to come in my 3rd book coming out next month!

-John Andre

Book 3 coming out this summer!

Lift Heavy/Run Fast

 

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It looks like my two favorite runs of the summer have been just announced!!

The first is the Coney Island Sports Foundation 5K which is on Sunday, June 29.  This race takes place on the Coney Island boardwalk in Brooklyn, and I love jumping in the water afterwards and having a couple beers.

My 2nd favorite is the Fire Island Run for Rose 5k, which will be on Sunday, August 10th.  This race snakes through the tiny streets of Ocean Bay Park and Ocean Bay, Fire Island.   Similar to the Coney Island Run, it usually ends with a huge party : )

 

Here is a picture of me running it last summer and refusing water!

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