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Old 06-15-11, 11:32 AM   #1
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I have probably lost my mind but!!!

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 50+ forum...
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Old 06-15-11, 12:33 PM   #2
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I lost my mind a long time ago. Haven't missed it.
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Old 06-16-11, 12:43 AM   #3
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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
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Old 06-16-11, 03:38 AM   #4
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KJC, I think that's awesome. Let 'er rip!
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