Fast After 50: How to Race Strong for the Rest of Your Life

Fast After 50: How to Race Strong for the Rest of Your Life

by Joe Friel

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Fast After 50: How to Race Strong for the Rest of Your Life by Joe Friel

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:

  • How the body's response to training changes with age, how to adapt your training plan, and how to avoid overtraining
  • How to shed body fat and regain muscle density
  • How to create a progressive plan for training, rest, recovery, and competition
  • Workout guidelines, field tests, and intensity measurement

In Fast After 50 , Joe Friel shows athletes that age is just a number—and race results are the only numbers that count.

With contributions from: Mark Allen, Gale Bernhardt, Amby Burfoot, Dr. Larry Creswell, John Howard, Dr. Tim Noakes, Ned Overend, Dr. John Post, Dr. Andrew Pruitt, and Lisa Rainsberger.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937715267
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 01/10/2015
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 206,587
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Joe Friel is the most trusted endurance sports coach in the world. He is the best-selling author of The Triathlete's Training Bible , The Cyclist's Training Bible , The Power Meter Handbook , Going Long , Your Best Triathlon , and Your First Triathlon. His TrainingBible Coaching franchise is one of the most successful and respected in endurance sports. Joe has trained endurance athletes since 1980, including national champions, world championship contenders, and Olympic athletes in triathlon, duathlon, road cycling, and mountain biking. He is an elite-certified USA Triathlon and USA Cycling Coach and holds a master's degree in exercise science. He conducts training and racing seminars around the world and provides consulting services for corporations in the fitness industry. He has also been active in business as the founder of Ultrafit, an association of coaching businesses; TrainingPeaks, a web based software company; and TrainingBible Coaching.

Table of Contents

Prologue

Part 1: Older Slower Fatter?

1 The Aging Myth
2 The Ageless Athlete
3 Over the Hill

Part 2: Faster Stronger Leaner
4 The High-Performance Senior Athlete
5 Training Basics
6 Advanced Training
7 Rest and Recovery
8 Body Fat

Epilogue

Acknowledgments

Appendix A: Workout Guidelines for Senior Athletes

Appendix B: Field Tests for Senior Athletes

Appendix C: Measuring Intensity

Notes

About the Contributors

Index

About the Author

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