Anyone trying for their first marathon in 2017? I hope so! In his position as a biomedical engineer assisting cardiac surgeons at Boston Children's Hospital, Pete Hammer is on the cutting edge of science and technology. A Ph.D., he helps physicians determine the most effective surgical techniques when operating o... Take care of your joints as you age. For Winnsboro's Nancy Falster, running a marathon proved to be a life-changing experience. If she could train for and run her first 26.2-mile race at age 60, then others, regardless of age, can do the same, she said. "You have to have a 'Why?'" she said. Too many desserts? Any suggestions for the best way to recover after a long run? I'm 41 and have been running for almost 2 years. A week ago I managed 9 miles without stopping to walk. Momentous. Aaaannd for the entire week since I've felt like I was dragging. I normally ru... I am slow, but I still consider myself a "serious" runner. For me it began unexpectedly with a run on the beach when I was 57. How about you? Anyone doing a Turkey Trot on Thursday?