Welcome to Jim Runs!
Jim Lombardi's Running Website
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Training and Racing |
Dealing with Injuries |
Running Stories |
Joy of Running |
Running in Amsterdam|
Running Photos |
Jim's 60+ years of running highlights
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Intro | Training and Racing | Dealing with Injuries | Running Stories | Joy of Running | GeorgeSheehan | Running in Amsterdam|
Running Photos | Jim's 60+ years of running highlights
I am Jim Lombardi and the purpose of this website is to help me interact with other runners of all ages including those who are in their 60's, 70's and older. I started running when I was a junior in high school in 1959 and I enjoy training and running races over a wide range of distances. Most years I run races that range in length from 5K's to ultramarathons. I believe that runners can effectively interact by informing each other about their running. If you read the following four links I think you will get a good picture of how I train and race.
My recent running log starts on May 4, 2019 and is
Other training and racing logs can be found in the training and racing section below.
The backbone of a long distance training schedule is the number and quality of the long runs completed in training and racing. From February 2017 to the present I completed 43 training runs and races of 10 miles or more. The average distance for these runs is 16.6 miles. Click
here to view a list of these runs including details on pace and in some cases information on nourishment.
I started running regularly at the age of 16 in the Spring of 1959 and have run in at least one race every year since and hope to run for many years to come. I think a key to being able to run for a long time is not to run an excessive number of miles and at the same time to train consistently. I also know that running intervals is very important and I have included interval training throughout my running career. For me I feel that interval training can make up for not running many miles in training. I continue to run intervals with many such workouts being with a running group of about a five to eight runners. To view these group workouts from June 2018 to the present click
The development of this website began on Feb. 1, 2016 and the plan is to continually add information. I think my experiences will help me help others enhance their enjoyment of running and improve their race times. I have participated in approximately 850 races ranging from 440 yds to 54 miles and have covered approximately 93,000 miles in training and racing. During a 23 year period ending in 2015 I ran every day. Since then I have been usually skipping about one day a week and sometimes even more when I am tapering for a race. Since 1962 I have kept a diary of my thoughts, discoveries, workouts, and race results. This diary will be helpful for the website's development. Things I do in training, preparing for races, and in competition work for me but they may not work for you. But if there are some things you read here that seem like they may be helpful, give them a try. Please tell me what you think.
more about me.
A list of over 140 highlights in my running career can be found
The list of highlights includes age-graded percentages for many of my races. These percentages were found with the WMA Age-grading Calculator.