I am 53 years old and have never done any distance running prior to 1-1-2009 though I am a physically active person.
When i took up distance running in 2009, i initially learnt to run a 3.2k and then joined a running group - trained for a 10k, then on to a half marathon and finally a full marathon in 2010 - it took me ages to finish but i did complete it.
By Jan'12 i completed 3 more full marathons thanks to www.runnershigh.in
My PR for a full is 4:43 (jan-2011 Mumbai marathon see : http://naupachis.blogspot.in/2012/01/mumbai-marathon-2012-race-report.html
I reviewed my progress, but was not very happy as i was injury prone. I was looking for alternate ways to train and soon I hit upon www.therunzone.com
and after browsing the forums I felt, I should give Tinman's training a try........so I did try.....
The last 48 weeks with Tinman has been simply amazing. I am training for the Mumbai Marathon scheduled on 20-Jan-2013 and so far i have run 3600 km (my last year's cumulative volume was about 600km) and that too without any injury - thats not entirely true there were occasions when my shin acted a bit, moments of fatigue etc but overall it was way better than 2011. I am certainly running faster than before and am sure I will set a new PR for the upcoming marathon.
I wanted to publicly acknowledge Tinmans effort and methods that has help me in being a better runner.
Note: I have never met Tinman - we communicate only via email. This is truly a remote training but works!
Thank you Tinman!
Wish all of you a wonderful 2013.