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Prologue Part 1: Older Slower Fatter? 1 The Aging Myth 2 The Ageless Athlete 3 Over the Hill Part 2: Faster Stronger Leaner 4 The High-Performance Senior Athlete 5 Training Basics 6 Advanced Training 7 Rest and Recovery 8 Body Fat Epilogue Acknowledgments Appendix A: Workout Guidelines for Senior Athletes Appendix B: Field Tests for Senior Athletes Appendix C: Measuring Intensity Notes About the Contributors Index About the Author

About the Author

Joe Friel is the most trusted endurance sports coach in the world. He is the best-selling author of The Triathlete's Training Bible, The Cyclist's Training Bible, The Power Meter Handbook, Going Long, 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.

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"Joe Friel is arguably the most experienced personal cycling coach in the U.S." - Bicycling magazine"Fast After 50 is the best of this year's batch of practical books on science and performance. A great overview of the science of endurance training for anyone, but particularly focused on how to adapt as you get older. Solid advice, clearly presented." - Runner's World"One of the most trusted coaches in triathlon." - LAVA magazine"Joe Friel is one of the world's foremost experts on endurance sports. You can, in fact, be fast after 50." - Outside magazine"Read Fast After 50 to learn more about the effects of aging on athletic performance and how you can be a competitive endurance athlete as you get older." - Triathlete magazine"To say that Joe Friel knows a thing or two about how to ride a bicycle and stay fast would be a severe understatement...And with his firsthand knowledge as a 50-plus athlete, he has published Fast After 50 which continues to be a boon for the many cyclists looking to stay fit as they age." - Road Bike Action"For those who are accepting that growing older means slower and less, Fast After 50 might change your mindset and give you a new lease on life...The book offers a smart approach to warding off the effects of age. It contains much that will put your mind at rest and much more than will inspire you to work out with more vigor and confidence." - Athletics Weekly"Athletes bent on defying the aging process will want to get their hands on Joe Friel's Fast After 50...Friel's book is jam-packed with sound advice that would benefit younger athletes as well...Fast After 50 is a gold mine of accessible info for all athletes and possibly the newest bible for the aging athlete." - Canadian Running"Cyclists set on defying the aging process will want to get their hands on Joe Friel's Fast After 50." - Canadian Cycling magazine"The aging process is something none of us can avoid, but with the help of Joe Friel and his book Fast After 50 we might be able to fight off the degeneration or at least understand the process." - Pezcyclingnews.com

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