Stay Fit & Fast As You Get Older - Lessons From A Master

Published on November 12th 2022


As you get older, it can be a lot harder to stay in shape. But if you love cycling, ageing is not something to fear. Si, who will be turning 40 next year - a milestone that means he will be able to race as a ‘veteran’ - spoke to cycling legend Nick Craig, who is still going strong into his 50s, for some advice and guidance about staying fit and fast on the bike as you get older.

00:00 Intro
02:40 Do you feel the same on the bike?
03:37 How do you compensate for less power?
04:55 Has your recovery slowed down?
05:39 Do you do less on the bike?
06:19 What training do you do now?
08:37 What intensity is your training?
10:26 You don't do structured training?
11:08 Is enjoyment part of your success?
12:40 What have you changed?
13:49 What training do you do off the bike?
14:44 What advice would you give to older cyclists?
16:25 Charlie’s Cairn
16:56 Summary

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