During my yearly physical my doc told me I should quit serious endurance training for marathons by the time I reach my mid 40s. He recommends this for anyone that is a serious endurance athlete. He said numerous studies, consistently demonstrate that the type of training that I do is a significant risk factor for two of the main types of heart disease and rhythm related heart issues. I should mix up my exercise and race only short stuff, like 1 mile to 5k.
He gave me some stuff to read and pointed me to this podcast for some basic info.
Anyone here been told the same thing by their doctor? Or read any of the research?
I am currently 37 years old and run 70-90 miles per week (was hoping to increase that to over 100) and have goals of breaking 70 in half and 2:25 in the marathon. I still have a ways to go to get there but those are my high end goals.
Find a different doctor.