Fast After 50

Author: Joe Friel
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716694
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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: 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.

Fast After 50

Author: Joe Friel
Publisher: Velopress
ISBN: 9781937715267
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"For all endurance athletes: cyclists, runners, skiers, swimmers, triathletes"--Cover.

Cycling Past 50

Author: Joe Friel
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780880117371
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides a training schedule, exercises, nutritional guidelines, equipment suggestions, and tips on technique for safe and healthy cycling for the middle-aged

Older Faster Stronger

Author: Margaret Webb
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1623361702
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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One part personal quest to discover running greatness after age 50, one part investigation into what the women's running boom can teach athletes about becoming fitter, stronger, and faster as we age, Older, Faster, Stronger is an engrossing narrative sure to inspire women of all ages. A former overweight smoker turned marathoner, Margaret Webb runs with elite older women, follows a high-performance training plan devised by experts, and examines research that shows how endurance training can stall aging. She then tests herself against the world's best older runners at the world masters games in Torino, Italy. Millions of women have taken up running in recent decades—the first generation of women to train in great numbers. Women are qualifying for the Olympic marathon in their 50s, running 100-mile ultra marathons in their 60s, completing Ironmans in their 80s, competing for world masters records in their 90s. What are the secrets of these ageless wonders? How do they get stronger and faster long after their "athletic prime"? Is there an evolutionary reason women can maintain endurance into advanced years? Webb immerses herself in these questions as she as she trains to see just how fast she can get after 50.

Fit At 50

Author: Matthew McLaughlin
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781432797294
Format: PDF, Docs
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No Hype, No Gimmicks-Just a Complete and Simple Guide to Health and Fitness... Today's fitness world is a barrage of information, much of it based on unrealistic diet and training programs that aren't sustainable long-term. Fit at 50: Back from the Brink, Naturally stands out as a beacon of common sense, safe training, and habits you can stick with for a lifetime. Matthew McLaughlin learned the hard way, by making mistakes leading to physical injury and breakdown. In his early 40s, with the help of some of the world's foremost experts in medicine, physical therapy, and coaching, he has not only fully recovered; he has gone on to even greater fitness achievements. He shares the lessons he learned about stretching, strength training, cardiovascular exercise, and nutrition. Whether you're an experienced athlete or just looking for a way to start improving your lifestyle, this book is a simple, complete guide to a healthy, fit, and well-balanced body.

The Cyclist s Training Bible

Author: Joe Friel
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716244
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Coach Joe Friel is the most trusted name in endurance sports coaching, and his Cyclist's Training Bible is the most comprehensive and reliable training resource ever written for cyclists. This new edition of the bestselling book includes all of the latest advances in training and technology. Using this book, cyclists can create a comprehensive, self-coached training plan that is both scientifically proven and shaped around their personal goals. Friel empowers athletes with every detail they need to consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing to race. This fourth edition includes extensive revisions on the specifics of how to train and what to eat. Friel explains how cyclists can: best gauge intensity with power meters and other new training technology to maximize form and fitness and reduce fatigue; more knowledgeably and accurately make changes to their annual training plan over the course of a season; dramatically build muscular endurance with strength training; improve body composition and recovery with smarter nutrition. With more case studies to draw from and multiple contingency plans for those times when training doesn't progress as planned, The Cyclist's Training Bible continues to be the definitive guide to optimal cycling performance.

Great Jobs for Everyone 50

Author: Kerry Hannon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118240707
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The how-to guide to finding profitable, fulfilling work after 50 Aimed at workers aged 50+ looking for a new job—whether they have been laid off or taken early retirement, need supplemental income, or want to pursue an encore career—Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ is the definitive guide to finding lasting financial security and personal and professional fulfillment. Opportunities abound—the trick is knowing where to look and what to expect. Whether readers are interested in trying jobs they've long dreamed of doing, or just want something with flexible hours that brings in a little extra income, this book covers all the options. As Americans live longer and healthier lives, the desire to work longer—for the income, the mental engagement, or the chance to give back—has grown. But there is little guidance for the 50+ crowd looking for work and few role models who've blazed a path. In Great Jobs for Everyone 50+, author and personal finance, retirement, and career transitions expert Kerry Hannon shows the way, with compelling stories from people who've been there. Presenting the nitty-gritty details of available job opportunities, wages to expect, typical hours, and the qualifications and savvy needed to get hired, the book is loaded with practical advice on how to prepare both professionally and financially to start out on a new adventure. Shows where the best opportunities for new employment lie Helps readers find profitable and rewarding jobs to save for retirement Understands that different workers want different things from their jobs and shows how to cast a wide net to find an opportunity that fits Provides incredible insights into working after 50 from Kerry Hannon, a nationally renowned expert in personal finance, retirement, and career transitions Motivational, inspirational, and thoroughly practical, Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ explains how to find part-time, temporary, work-at-home, or seasonal employment in profitable, rewarding jobs.

Triathlon Science

Author: Joe Friel
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450423809
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Provides expertise for triathlon athletes seeking to raise their game by fine-tuning their physique, developing a race strategy, and setting personal goals.

The Power Meter Handbook

Author: Joe Friel
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716198
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In The Power Meter Handbook, Joe Friel offers cyclists and triathletes a simple user's guide to using a power meter for big performance gains. In simple language, the most trusted coach in endurance sports makes understanding a power meter easy, no advanced degrees or tech savvy required. Cyclists and triathletes will master the basics to reveal how powerful they are. Focusing on their most important data, they'll discover hidden power, refine their pacing, and find out how many matches they can burn on any given day. Once they understand the fundamentals, Friel will show how to apply his proven training approach to gain big performance in road races, time trials, triathlons, and century rides. With The Power Meter Handbook, riders will: Precisely match their training to their race season Push their limits step by step Track fitness changes--reliably and accurately Peak predictably for key events Vastly improve training efficiency Power meters aren't just for the pros or racers anymore. Now The Power Meter Handbook makes it easy for any cyclist or triathlete to find new speed with cycling's most advanced gear.

50 Athletes Over 50 Teach Us to Live a Strong Healthy Life

Author: Don McGrath
Publisher: Brian Schwartz
ISBN: 0982290713
Format: PDF
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Through interviews with athletes over 50 years of age, this book tells the inspiring stories of ten athletes who lead extraordinary lives, and examines the secrets these athletes possess that enable their powerful lives. Don McGrath has brought to life the stories of ten athletes over 50 who participate in various sports and who represent a cross section of experiences, bound to inspire a broad range of readers. Beyond the stories, several common themes emerge and are explored. This volume contains the first ten interviews in a series of 50 that will be published at a future date. During the interview process Don was inspired to publish this partial set of interviews in order to get these amazing stories out to the world and to inspire people to join his 50,000 Athlete Challenge, which has the goal of mobilizing 50,000 people to adopt some of the healthy habits seen in the athletes interviewed.