Larry Duruin – Running Begins at 40

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Running Begins at 40+

By: Larry Duruin

I am 41 yrs old and a father. I started running last 2012 and my first run is a 5 kilometer race and I felt tired and dizzy when I crossed the finish line. What amazed me was to see others happily crossing the finish line, then I started telling people my first race experience, and they told me that i’m too old for this hard activity and advised me to just jog around.

But that did not stop me, seeing older people running around with their stories of triumph made me challenge myself to train hard and focused on this activity. I believe that if others can do it, I should be able to do it as well.

Now, with hard work and training, I have conquered 3 Full marathons, 1st place finisher in a 5KM fun run and a finisher in the recently concluded Mayon360 with a total distance of 80 kilometer and i’m still hungry for more. This made me believe that age is just a number and that running can begin at 40.

It’s never too late to be who you might have been ~ George Eliot


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30 COMMENTS

  1. Ganyan ang kwento. Focused sa achievements na may kinalaman sa fitness/running at hindi sa ibang bagay na parang pagyayabang lang lol

  2. WOW! In the 1 year since you started, 3 Marathons and an 80km – all in one year!
    Ang galing po! Is it just me, or medyo bitin sa kwento? More please :)

  3. Start RUNNING at d
    Age 40 to 41..
    in 1 year for 3 – 42k
    and 1 – 80k

    hehehe
    Sir naman napaka mapag…
    BIRO..

    DO ur MATH my fellow RUNNERS..

    • There is always that chance. The will to power is an incredible thing. Nonetheless, you raise valid reservations, which I think can be easily resolved by Sir Larry, say race events and results. But I believe this, and I wish Sir Larry the best of health always!

    • Punta na lang po kayo every thursday sa BGC, malapit sa Honda dun naman tumatakbo ang mga StormChasers. Para makita nyo po yung totoo at you can do your math also.

  4. w0w!? No joke? Totoo po ito? At d age of 41 gnun kbiliz mg adapth ung katawan nyu ?? 5k finisher. Uu . Peo 3 full mara? Tpos last yr lang kau ng start? Wow! Ang galing pu kung totoo tlga. Ikaw na hehe!

    • Google lang mga pips

      T2n, rupm, qcim, condura, mayon 360 nasa 5:15 ang takbo sa full.

      Well iba talaga pag dedicated. Ilagay na lang natin sa special case mga pips, talagang matibay ang katawan. Honestly, ilang taon ako tumatakbo bago ako nag full marathon, tapos pareho pa kami ng time. Heheheh mas bata pa ako noon ha at naacomplish nya yon within 1 year ng active running.

      Sa tingin ko laki sa hirap (physical na hirap ha, hindi tamad) at physiologically gifted sya. May kwentuhan nga eh, kung ang batikan na mang-tataho eh bigyan ng chance tumakbo, eh siguradong malakas yon.

      Congrats manong larry! Tuloy tuloy pa sa pagtakbo!

      • tama kayo sir Mark-runner laki ako sa hirap. and thanks for your effort to research my previous race. i do appreciate it much. hope i could meet you on the road. i do my regular training at BGC-Honda every thursday with the Storm CHaser and every tuesday at Ayala Triad.

    • @notsoold

      Sir sa ayala triangle ako t-th usually 6:30 onwards pero wala akong takbo this week. Baka nagkakasalubong na tayo. Hehehe. Approach ko na lang po kayo kung mamukhaan ko kayo.

      -mark

    • @john, same as my comment above, pwede din naman ninyo puntahan playground ng StormChasers sa BGC. FYI, lang din po, di lang naman physical strength ang kelangan for longer distance.

  5. daming duda, may “do ur math” pa….mahiya kayo lahat yan verifiable kasi lahat ng result nakikita sa internet…..siguro tagal nyo ng tumatakbo pero di pa kayo naka marathon….mabuhay ka Mr. Larry…..

    • +1

      Sir meron pong term na junk mileage sa training. Eto po yung mga takbo o runs na napagod lang tayo kaso hindi talaga nakatulong. Nakakadagdag lang ng risks sa injury dahil sa over training.

      Sa akin lang, mas importante ang intelligent o smart na training kaysa sa volume. Kung meron structure at dedication sa training, ma accelerate ang improvement.

      Kaya hindi po magandang basis din ang ilang taon nang tumatakbo para masabing pwede o ready na sa full. Kasi iba iba talaga ang bawat tao. Meron gusto talagang magimprove at meron naman ayaw mahirapan kaya marginal o minimal ang improvement. Meron gusto pero tamad, meron naman gusto pero hindi talaga kaya ng katawan.

  6. I wont doubt him if He say so…. I know its possible being at that age , Im already 37 when I started running regularly / I will turn 39 soon but Im now a triathlon addict able to finish 1.2miles swim / 56 miles bike ride / 13 miles run…… it only takes good training .. and to be honest I dont even train as much as the people I know so siguro He train probably few many times harder …. so kung kaya nya kaya nyo rin just train smart and safe….

    • you are definitely right sir randolf. proper training and discipline plus the support of your family can take you further. sana maging tri athlete din ako kagaya nyo. if my budgets permits.

  7. Sikat ka na talaga kuya Harry. Hehe, invite na lang natin sa StormChasers yung nagdoubt sa kakayahan mo. Mga taong inggit lang yan at nagdodoubt din sa kakayahan nila. Go lang ng go Kuya. At salamat sa story mo, medyo nabitin nga lang ako.hehe, -marjohn

  8. congratulations harry…inspirasyon ko kayo…i’m 42 years old, nagsimula ako sumali sa 5k ngayon november lang. 41 ako nun…ngayon nagpapatuloy sa training…don’t let your doubters bring you down, gawin nyo pong inspiration to train hard…mabuhay po kayo…

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