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    The elderly

    Are there any good books on training older athletes? Say about the ages of 45 and higher? Thanks.

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    45+ = elderly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CdCf
    45+ = elderly?
    Man at 54 I feel like I got one foot in the grave. And I felt so young yesterday
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfloyd
    training older athletes? Say about the ages of 45 and higher? Thanks.
    Yikes Please masters. Check out this link. http://www.cptips.com/ The guy who runs the site is an MD, racer and in the masters catagory. I really like his writing and links.

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    Yeah, great, I'm 26 months from "elderly".

    I think that either carmichael or "serious cycling" have a section for older riders.

    I think the big differences are reduced max heart rate and longer recovery times.
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    I was referring to "older" not "old" athletes. I guess my sight of an athlete in their prime is under 35 . . . (which I haven't seen for some time now.)

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    Check out 'Cycling Past 50' by Joe Friel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfloyd
    I was referring to "older" not "old" athletes. I guess my sight of an athlete in their prime is under 35 . . . (which I haven't seen for some time now.)
    You should check out my club...

    The fastest in the club turns 45 in a year or so. Several of the fastest are about that age as well. We have one guy who will be 71 this year, who will ride this year's Paris-Brest-Paris (1200 km/745 sm in under 90 hours).

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    Quote Originally Posted by centuryman
    Check out 'Cycling Past 50' by Joe Friel.
    Thanks, that's what I was looking for.

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    And I might add that the average age on the PBP in 2003 was 49 years old!

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    uh the guy who paced and passed a bunch of training for the big race jocks that i remember most was 70. he passed us like we where standing still. all we could see was the bumper sticker on his bent that said "you have just been passed by a 70 year old"
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