Okay here's a question for all you ( and me ) old farts who've slacked off training for a
number of years and then tried to recover fitness. I used to train quite hard doing hill
repeats, and sprints for training usually trying to hit my max heart rate of around 190 bpm.
I ended up switching jobs to a dot com and because of the hours, my training went to hell.
That was about 8 years ago. Now when I try to do the same workouts, I have difficulty
getting past 170 bpm. Question is, have any of you guys slacked off for a number of years
and been able to get back most if not all of you original fitness? Did your max heart go
down, up, or back to the same level? Did it even matter if your max was different if you
could ride just as fast as in the past.
I ask this because I'm really irked by losing my conditioning and wondering if aging is