I have given some serious thought to trying the cycling event at the Senior Games next year. I am looking for a good heart rate monitor and a training program to prepare me for this.
Here is what we have to work with right now (some of my stats):
Age 71 in September 2011
Weight 215 lbs Height 6ft 3in.
Currently ride an average of 6500+ miles per year but I am on track to do at least 8000 this year.
Quit smoking about 3 years ago
Currently ride and older Raleigh road bike w/upgrades
Will up grade bike for event
Average ride speed about 13 MPH (on rides anywhere from 30 to 75 miles)
Average speed on a recent organized ride 16.5 MPH for 40 miles ( I was cooked at the end of 40 miles) flat terrain
I have a computer w/cadence, avg speed, time, distance and max speed
I am looking for recommendations for a HRM and a good training program to get me ready.
Have any of you ever participated in the Senior Games and how did you do?
As Rocky would say, GO FOR IT, and have some fun doin it. I am 49, 6`3" and 237lbs, I would love to think that this time next year I could ride with you, you`re a beast, go get em. By the way I just bought the Garmin 405cx runners watch with HRM, and can get cadence on it as well. I don`t have any experience as to how good it is as I just unpacked it today, but you can google it.Was on sale for half price the other day, 174.00 down from 350.00