Rest & Recovery for Senior Endurance Athletes

Getting the rest we need for better physical and mental health and performance.

Rest & Recovery posts

  • Age-Specific Injury Prevention and Recovery
    What can older endurance athletes do to minimize injury and speed recovery from injury when it occurs? Triathlon coach John Hansen shares his advice for our community of senior triathletes, duathletes, and other multisport athletes. …
  • Triathlon For a Healthy Brain – Pat & Joan Hogan’s Story
    The physical exercise that accompanies endurance sports like triathlon supports a healthy brain. Just as our muscles adapt to the stress of weight training to become stronger, our brain adapts to new challenges. Most of …
  • How A Coach Can Help Throughout Your Triathlon Journey
    Triathlon coaches have helped many senior triathletes navigate their triathlon journey. This is true for first timers, competitive master triathletes with decades of experience, and those in between. After rejoining Lifetime Fitness during our visit …
  • Should Senior Triathletes Track Heart Rate Variability?
    We know that recovery is critical for older triathletes. If heart rate variability can measure how well we have recovered, can it also help senior triathletes recover more completely? My First Experience With Heart Rate …
  • Balance in Training Intensity for Senior Triathletes
    Finding the right balance in the intensity of your triathlon training will make training more enjoyable, lead to greater consistency, and produce better results. Training Intensity for the Over-50 Triathlete A few months ago, I …
  • Bright Spots in Triathlon From COVID Restrictions
    I will confess that I have done my share of complaining about changes over the past year. After all, the COVID restrictions turned my triathlon schedule for 2020 upside down. Of course, that this is …
  • Four Symptoms of Impatience In Triathlon Training
    Triathletes are a motivated, driven group. However, we can often be guilty of impatience when training for a triathlon as we strive to become faster or go longer distances. Younger athletes can get by with …
  • Six Principles of Triathlon Training for Seniors
    Triathlon training must change as we age to reflect the changes in our bodies. The consequences of improper training can be career-ending. Following an approach that recognizes six principles of triathlon training for seniors age …
  • Rest and Recovery: Why It’s Important for Senior Triathletes
    How do senior triathletes rest while working to become more competitive? Or show our kids that we really are not old? How do we train efficiently when we have a much lower tolerance for training …
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