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Jack LaLanne
The weary road to a 10K milestone
The weary road to a 10K milestone

This is all Jack LaLanne's fault. He was the epitome of pushing your body to the limit, and he inspired many to find out what they were physically capable of regardless of age. Jack's example got me thinking about testing my middle-aged body, and I've come to realize that striving to achieve a personal best hurts. So prepare for some whining. I am not a fast runner. I have short legs and carry muscular bulk that weighs me down over long distances. Also, I'm about as genetically gifted for athletics as a chess club dungeon master. Still, I try hard, and I got the idea that I could maybe/possibly/hopefully force my almost 43-year-old body to run a 10K race on June 4 in...