Hey Taz, I too am an “old man” (62 this coming December) who’s has been and still is a runner, although I’ve only done one marathon.  I’m fairly fit and a reasonably experienced day hiker.  I’ll be retiring in June and have always wanted to section hike the AT.  Now that I will have the time I’d love to start connecting with other like minded folks.  I’m thinking that I’ll “prep” during July and August and try to tackle a section or two in the fall.  I’m thinking NC and VA sections as I live just north of Charlotte, NC.  I may be able to convince my younger sister to come along too.  She has a fair amount of experience on northern parts of the trail.  Hit me back if you’d like.  Anyone else out there that may be interested please let me know as well.  Thanks.

Lost in the woods