PROFILE: Andy Ferrara has been running for 58 years
How much did you run in your peak years? For a 3-year period 1978- 1980, I ran 3,042- 3,234- 3,346 miles. An average of 61.4 miles per week. Once in Texas I resumed serious training again and started a running streak that continues to this day. On August 18, 2021, it reached 44 years (16,071 days). I ran my first marathon in Houston in December 1977 (2:59:19). I followed it with the 1978 NYC Marathon (a disaster of over ambitious proportions). My best time was a 2:38:01 in 1984 in the Houston Marathon. Probably my proudest race was in 2016. After not racing for 25 years or so, I gave the Houston Half Marathon a try. Less than 2 months before my 68 th birthday I ran 1:52:45 and finished 7 th in the 65-69 age group, surpassing all of my goals.