Jeff Galloway

Hearing the words one mile left never felt so sweet. I was on the home stretch towards finishing my first half-marathon, and
I will run my third NYC Marathon on Sunday -- one month before my 60th birthday. Here's how I trained.
Like many people over 50, I was worried about running, because I had heard that running, or even strenuous walking, can hurt our joints. Research shows, however, that it won't, if done right.
Purists snicker at the idea of taking walk breaks, but they'll be the ones looking for the orthopedic surgeons.
How did this experience change my life? As I crossed the finish line and felt someone place a medal around my neck, I understood, for the first time, that age is just a number. At 50, I ran a marathon.