Saw the following on Scott Dunlap's Trail Runner's blog. Seems that being out of work in a tough economy has one advantage. Check out this feature from the New York Times:
Today's run will feature Joanna. She is a neighbor and an emerging endurance sports athlete. It's fun to watch someone in their mid-20's get into the sport. We have been comparing notes on her journey and mine, over 25 years prior.
That's what works so well in the master competitor lifestyle; the essence of the run and love of the adventure bridges the gap of time and space.