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

Here’s the book for me: Endurance coach Joe Friel draws on current research on aging and sports performance to show how the middle-aged cyclist can race strong and stay healthy well past age 50.

Fast After 50 presents guidelines for high-intensity workouts, focused strength training, recovery, crosstraining, and nutrition for high performance. Friel and other contributors explain how the body’s response to training changes with age, how to adapt your training plan; how to avoid overtraining; how to shed body fat and regain muscle density; and how to create a progressive plan for training, rest, recovery, and competition. Fast After 50 includes workout guidelines, field tests, and intensity measurement.

Buy from the usual places. Bookshop Santa Cruz does not have this on hand but it can be ordered.

H/T to James Moss, who I suspect is north of 50 although he doesn’t look a day over {mumble}


  1. Na it’s much more simple than all that training stuff do like the pros and just take performance enhancers.
    Yeah there is no racer here that is for sure. I prefer the non-competitive more utilitarian side to cycling myself but I could not resist the jab sorry. Hmmm I guess if there were a pulling/hauling event in cycling I may give it a whirl.

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