/ Middle aged men shouldn't......
Put it in the cycling forum but could easily be in the running one.
Some interesting points raised.
tenuous link to say the least.
Not that I'm worried I'm 44 next month and do these silly things as well. The swims the easy bit ;-)
Unfit people shouldn't do 5k runs but millions do for charity.
What a lot of drivel, it even says in the article that there is no link. As others have said, the guy clearly wasn't fit, four hours is super slow even for a 55 year old.
Do you know Jethro who uses UKC quite a bit? Great photographer?
His dad Roger just won the European Tri Championships - in the Age 70-74 age group!!!
As someone who is 49 and just about to do a Tri, I clearly don't agree with the article's main point but I found that some of the issues raised such as the 20 mile limit per week for running etc. to be interesting points for discussion. I run at least 20 miles per week in addition to cycling and swimming.
Yep, once you are over 40 it's time for slippers and golf, far too risky to do any exercise
> As someone who is 49 and just about to do a Tri, I clearly don't agree with the article's main point but I found that some of the issues raised such as the 20 mile limit per week for running etc. to be interesting points for discussion. I run at least 20 miles per week in addition to cycling and swimming.
Approaching 40, about to do a Tri sometime soon (though it'll be in a pool, still learning to swim), and while I don't usually run >20 miles in a session anymore, I still race on limited training (I'm unclear from the article whether that's supposed to be better or worse).
The bit about the guy not being fit is irrelevant, and those who pick on that to discount the article are kidding themselves that they'd give the article any credence if the guy was fit. If the article had bulletproof evidence, and said that if you ran >21 miles next week, you were guaranteed to die in six months, would you stop running?
Hell no. Neither would I. It's just an article in a paper, and I ENJOY RUNNING.
Take underage schoolgirls out of the country
> Unfit people shouldn't do 5k runs but millions do for charity.
Last charity 5k I saw most people were walking or at least 'running' as fast as most people walk.
I think it depends on your definition of 'fit' and 'super slow'. Four hours doesn't look 'super slow' to me.
One thing people should be aware of in their 40's is the increase in possible heart arrhythmias - particularly effecting those who have done a huge amount of endurance sports in the past and still maintain a high level of fitness.
Its touched on in the paragraph about 'Heart Tears'.
Conditions such as Artial Fibrillation.
I know - I've got it, have had one ablation and am waiting on another.
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