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  1. #51
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    my buddy the ultra runner looked in the bar for the event signup and said hmm pretty young room

    cuz most of the guys at ultra's are 50 or 60

    before I became a has-been my best edurance was at 56 when i had trained to ski for the 24 hr event
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    I think the biggest kick in the nuts about getting old and fat is that in your 20's if you carried around a 30 pound weight all day you'd lose a shitton of weight through osmosis or something. Now I carry an extra 30 and have to do an hour + of cardio a day to maintain current status.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamal View Post
    Do you weigh more than you did 5 years ago? How much do you drink, how well do you sleep?

    I'm still a couple of years from 40 but am lighter and fitter than I've ever been. Cutting back a little on beer has probably made the biggest difference. I sleep and recover a lot better and dropped a few pounds. It's kind of still surprising because I'll do workouts and expect to be tired the next day or two but then can still go out and ride pretty hard.
    OK whippersnapper, I think you might be surprised by the drop off from, say, 38 to 44 - I know I was. Come back in 6-7 years and let us know how it's going ;-)

    Relative to average Americans, I'm in pretty good shape, but my ass is dragging compared to me at your age. I've gotten better on diet since my 30s - my wife and I take 2 or 3 days to get through a bottle of wine and I'm eating pretty well - lowish carbs, very little sugar, not much junk food. Gotta get better on the training side of the equation.

    I know it can be done: in my late 30s, I went toe to toe with a guy who had to be in his mid 60s or better - we were cycling, wound up together partway through a big hill climb, and it got competitive, with both of us going all out. He edged me out at the top by a few feet and told me his power meter had him at over 400 watts on the final pitch. I am nowhere near riding like that today, can't decide if that guy is more inspirational or discouraging.

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    https://www.instagram.com/tmacsinc/

    Browse through that a bit.
    Variety is the main ingredient for kickassery.

    Dude's 54 btw

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    IME a lot of guys in their 30's and 40's are busy with job wife kids life and don't get out so I could be 50+ and still blow by them on the ski hill and/or skin track cuz they are on day 2 and I'm on day 50+
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Good luck and stay with it man.

    Quote Originally Posted by acinpdx View Post
    gonna be 48 here soon and will be restarting basic fitness
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    pretty sure i'm not old yet, right?

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    Sure, I think the top end has come down a notch, injuries have taken a collective toll. But that still leaves enough mitochrondrial might to crush the souls of most of those considerably younger.
    Move upside and let the man go through...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofro261 View Post
    But that still leaves enough mitochrondrial might to crush the souls of most of those considerably younger.

    Haha. Well said
    "If you're gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofro261 View Post
    Sure, I think the top end has come down a notch, injuries have taken a collective toll. But that still leaves enough mitochrondrial might to crush the souls of most of those considerably younger.
    Considering some of the people you skied with in your youth itís lucky you made it this far
    ďI have a responsibility to not be intimidated and bullied by low life losers who abuse what little power is granted to them as ski patrollers.Ē

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Start lifting heavy shit and sprinting, preferably yesterday, and don't stop until you're dead.
    X10.
    48 here and also on TRT. Made a yuudge difference. Most guys I see around my age seem to have said fuck it and donít do shit for exercise. Iíve been slacking at the gym, knee issue that wonít go away and itís summer so moar beer and salty foods I shouldnít eat. But damn their good when out on the boat all day.
    Have to get back at it though since ski season will be here before I know it and I canít let the young whipper snappers beat me down the hill.

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    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    It smells like old people in here.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofro261 View Post
    Sure, I think the top end has come down a notch, injuries have taken a collective toll. But that still leaves enough mitochrondrial might to crush the souls of most of those considerably younger.
    At least you're usually humble about it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Ya think? Go to the gym, pick up a 30 lb dumbbell, then carry that fucker around 24/7 and see how life treats you.
    Probably gonna treat him like some old fart who stole a dumbbell.
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    I heard that golf is good exercise...

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    Jeebus, you just turned fourty. Just wait till you get on the backside of 50.

    Suck it up Sally. You got pain coming in parts you did not even know you had.
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    golf is a game not a sport
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    i'm 52 and i quit lifting heavy stuff years ago because my joints and my spine are fucked. circuit training, yoga and cardio (swimming, cycling, rowing, stair climbing, elliptical) now. for the most part i still feel strong and my endurance is good, i just take a little longer to warm up than i used to, but i was slow to warm up even in my teens and 20s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I've seen black diamonds! View Post
    I heard that golf is good exercise...
    walking 18 in 2:15 is not bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    IME a lot of guys in their 30's and 40's are busy with job wife kids life and don't get out so I could be 50+ and still blow by them on the ski hill and/or skin track cuz they are on day 2 and I'm on day 50+
    Ha, yeah, my accountant and good friend is a triathlete, and was bitching to me about the competitors he has to deal with in his master class. He's late 50s, but is getting killed by guys in their seventies, because they have all the time in the world to train, while he's still on the 9-5 with kids. Hell, it's all I do these days. I have to back off sometimes and take a day off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyeaster View Post
    walking 18 in 2:15 is not bad
    The only way you're going to do that is with a Secret Service escort to clear the course. (Obviously I'm not talking about our current president.)
    Here's a nice article on the physical effects of aging from an endurance sport perspective.
    https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/trai...rance-preview/
    I've certainly noticed the decline in maximum heart rate, and also how long it takes to get warmed up--heart rate up, muscle arterioles dilated. If I start off too fast I have trouble the rest of the hike or whatever it is I'm doing. If I'm patient and ramp up gradually I do much better. Tough to do on a powder day. The most tiring run of the day is the first--before I'm warmed up.
    I work much harder to stay in shape now than when I was in my twenties and thirties, for much much less results.
    One year the Sierra Sun published all the times for the Donner Lake triathalon. In every 5 year age class the winner was the youngest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    Calling BS on this. And, I know about the walking, lived on Long Island and worked in Manhattan a couple times a week in the late 80s..



    Lived south of MPLS St Paul in the 80s. I think the uphill and downhill involved in the walking or biking around that area may be why it's more effective than the NYC area.. which is mostly flat. In fact, all of those cities above have lots of hills it seems..
    Well, I didnt say they were the fittest, but, they're a lot fitter than the typical American who doesn't even leave their vehicle to get lunch. Fuck, this whole Uber eats thing just advanced the obesity problem by ten percent. It's pretty gross out there.

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    I just started wearing a heart rate monitor on rides after some time. In the late ninties, I would max out in the 160s. Now I barely break 135. Slowing down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    The only way you're going to do that is with a Secret Service escort to clear the course. (Obviously I'm not talking about our current president.)
    Here's a nice article on the physical effects of aging from an endurance sport perspective.
    https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/trai...rance-preview/
    I've certainly noticed the decline in maximum heart rate, and also how long it takes to get warmed up--heart rate up, muscle arterioles dilated. If I start off too fast I have trouble the rest of the hike or whatever it is I'm doing. If I'm patient and ramp up gradually I do much better. Tough to do on a powder day. The most tiring run of the day is the first--before I'm warmed up.
    I work much harder to stay in shape now than when I was in my twenties and thirties, for much much less results.
    One year the Sierra Sun published all the times for the Donner Lake triathalon. In every 5 year age class the winner was the youngest.
    i like to play first out in the morning so there is nobody in front of me. i also play in rain and snow. so there is nobody in front of me.

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    Maybe you need a gym membership?

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