Fast After 50

Fast After 50

How to Race Strong for the Rest of your Life

Book - 2015
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Fast After 50 is for every endurance athlete who wants to stay fast for years to come. For runners, cyclists, triathletes, swimmers, and cross-country skiers, getting older doesn't have to mean getting slower. Drawing from the most current research on aging and sports performance, Joe Friel-America's leading endurance sports coach-shows how athletes can race strong and stay healthy well past age 50. In his groundbreaking book Fast After 50, Friel offers a smart approach for athletes to ward off the effects of age. Friel shows athletes how to extend their racing careers for decades-and race to win. Fast After 50 presents guidelines for high-intensity workouts, focused strength training, recovery, crosstraining, and nutrition for high performance.
Publisher: Boulder, CO :, VeloPress,, 2015.
ISBN: 9781937715267
Branch Call Number: 613.710844 FR
Characteristics: 328 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Fast after fifty


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May 18, 2016

Joe has put together the best book for aging endurance sports ATHLETES that is available. He knows his stuff and you can also listen to him on UTUBE. If you are interested in general NON athlete training there is a ton written and most of it wrong!

May 29, 2015

This book is fairly narrowly targetted at athletes who have been involved in competitive racing. Joe presents some interesting studies showing the effects of aging on our ability to exercise - and how exercise can improve/mitigate the aging process (that much is good for everyone). He then makes the case for high-intensity exercise. The problem (for me and probably most readers) is that his prescriptions are either vague (he refers you to his earlier books for "details") or are timed for athletes who are competing in events on specific dates. If you're interest in a more general fitness strategy, you'll need to get the "details" somewhere else.


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