That’s a question I was asked at work last week when talking about my running. It’s interesting in that it shows just how competitive and goal-centric we’ve become. Or, maybe it’s just my work environment.
In any case, I’m not all that attracted to the competitive side of running. I don’t want the pressure that comes from running to a training schedule. I don’t really want goals that are driven by an outside event. That’s not to say I don’t have goals – I do. But, they’re internal. I’m finally starting to enjoy the little moments in my runs, to stay clear enough through the exertion to catch them as they occur. And, I’m seriously starting to look forward to that time in the week when I’m just running, feeling a sense of accomplishment I wouldn’t have imagined at 50.
So the short answer to the question was and is, “To live into my 90s.” That’s training enough for now.