There's warmup and cooldown miles for that . Whenever I run a 5k, I often do like 2.5 miles warmup, along with 2 miles cooldown. Ends up being a decent running day.
Of course, he has the advantage of age. (Apparently, your endurance increases with age.)
Not true. Endurance increases over time, not age. I felt so bad after the marathon because I completed it based off 2 months of training (well, 3 months, but for one month I had an injury and couldn't run anyway. Was a hardcore taper, technically.)
[qujote] There was a 100-year-old guy completed the Toronto Marathon, so Running Bear has decided he still wants to be running marathons at that age. He's got a bit to go yet. Somewhere, I have a photo of a 99-year-old finishing the 10k at the Great Scottish Run in 2010, and he was by no means last. Impressive stuff.
Apparently, the secret weapon you need for a marathon or half marathon is chia seeds - will give you extra oomph. :)[/QUOTE]
Insane to be doing running still at that age. And Chia seeds? Never heard of them, let alone being used for running purposes.