This is one of those training note-to-self posts. Move along, please.
Training and racing paces at my fifty-year benchmark:
Typical training pace: 11:15 - 12:00 per 500 yards or 2:15 - 2:24 per 100 yards
Best recent race pace: 34:07 for 1500m or 2:04 per 100 yards
Typical training pace: 15.5 - 16.0 mph average for ~30 miles
Best recent race pace: 3:25 for 56 miles or 16.40 mph
Typical training pace: 11:00 - 11:30 min/mile for 3 to 5 miles
Best recent race pace: 2:19 for 13.1 miles or 10:38 min/mile
The real challenge for me will be to be faster and fitter when I move up into the NEXT age group in five years, compared to now.