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?
I am cross posting this in the Clydes forum...