Velo Press older athletes/ best seller

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

Paperback (Trade paperback US) | Jan 2015 | Velo Press | 9781937715267 | 336pp | 228x177mm | GEN | AUD$32.99, NZD$39.99

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 with 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.