In My Words: Charles Strang
At 75 years old, the retired Honolulu businessman and professor still runs marathons.
Every week, I meet with a few other senior runners; most of them are older than I am. It really helps to be part of a group. We do adventure runs someplace on the island—Hawaii Kai, Manoa, Sand Island. And we all eat breakfast after.
No matter what happens, you slow up. I am slow compared to what I was back then. And I was running with some of the elite guys. But then, some of those elite guys quit when they started slowing up. I didn’t. That’s the difference. I do it for health. I feel good.
For my training, what I try to do now is different things. I lift weights two days a week, run four or five days a week and when I get tired, I take a day off—I go walking.