Masters Athletes – The Evolution of Training and Staying Fit
The benefits of regular physical activity are well documented; sustained long-term health, increased social connectedness, improved mental and physical well-being and better quality of life.
While triathlon is a fountain of youth for many, it’s important that the maturing triathlete doesn’t reapply the same training strategy year after year, decade after decade. With some adjustments to your annual plan, you can stay fit and fast well into your 60s and beyond.
We asked Victoria’s Lance Watson, LifeSport head coach, who has trained a number of Ironman, Olympic and age-group Champions over the past 30 years, to outline some of the age-associated changes to training Master athletes should consider.