Healthy Aging Recovery: Do Older People Need More Recovery Time

Healthy Aging Recovery: Do Older People Need More Recovery Time

Older People Do Need More Recovery Time! Yes! We Do! So What! Sometimes I Need Two (2) Recovery Days, So I Take Them! Build this body-awareness training into your exercise plan! To go as fast or far as you can. Exercise safely! Body awareness becomes increasingly important for healthy aging recovery. I should know, still doing Ironman races in my 70s Crazy Ol' Coot? No! Happy Older Athlete! If you ... Read more

To Perform Well Hang Out With People Who Perform Well

  Hi folks, Birds of a feather tend to flock together, so choose 'your flock' wisely. This is why I like to attend triathlon training camps, as they provide me with the opportunity to mingle with talented athletes and learn from them. I also meet some older people, like myself, who are endeavoring to become better athletes in spite of the inevitable aging process. The energy of the group just pulls you ... Read more

Preparing For An Ironman Race, The Week Preceding

  Hi folks, As Chez Ollie during World War II, "He who fails to plan is planning to fail." The 'bulldog' with the sharp wit also said, "Those who plan do better than those who do not plan, even though they rarely stick to their plan." Boy, is this an important issue in endurance sports? After following a training plan for the previous year, the pressure mounts as you attempt to ensure that all ... Read more

Do You Mind If I Call You A Senior? Hell No!

Hi folks, Today I was chatting to Tara, a young friend and great massage therapist, Gyrotonic instructor and athlete, when she mentioned a television program called 'Are You Fitter Than A Senior?' As I never watch TV it was news to me. Then Tara said, "I wouldn't like to compete with you guys," and she rapidly followed up with "Ooops! Sorry! Do you mind if I call you a Senior?" Off my mind raced as it processed ... Read more

And Old Farts Too!

Hi folks! I was sitting at Johnny's the other day thinking about nothing in particular, when I looked up and noticed the old Johnny's sign on the wall. Johnny's used to be a bait and tackle shop before it morphed into a coffee bar and great general hangout with food, music and good company. The bait and tackle went away but the old farts still hang on. Then I got to wondering about the expression 'old ... Read more

Book Review – The Masters Athlete by Peter Reaburn

Hi! Folks, I am in the process of consolidating my 'training library,' and it occurred to me that some book reviews might be of interest. I decided to start with a book by Peter Reaburn because it is an excellent source of reference material and Peter seems to be a really nice guy based on our brief e-conversations. "The Masters Athlete, Improve Your Performance, Improve Your Fitness, Improve Your Life" Peter ... Read more

Training For Older People With or Without an AAA-Stent

  Hi folks, Apparently, abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) of the type I have, distal to the renal arteries extending down to the aortic bifurcation, are more common in men and the average age of detection is my age, 67 years (read this somewhere!), which I guess qualifies as 'older!.' As I am interested in finding safe ways to continue my training for Ironman distance triathlons, I started to investigate ... Read more

Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.