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

Author(s): Joe Friel

Sport and Fitness

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.


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Joe Friel is the best-selling author of "The Triathlete s Training Bible," "The Cyclist s Training Bible," "Going Long," "The Power Meter Handbook," "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."

General Fields

  • : 9781937715267
  • : VeloPress
  • : VeloPress
  • : December 2014
  • : 231mm X 175mm X 23mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Joe Friel
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 613.7/10844
  • : 336
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