I'd like to hear from the over age 55 runners about what they are doing to optimize their performance by speeding up and/or managing the recovery process.
What have you tried? What works? What didn't work? Lessons learned? All would be helpful.
lipstick on a pig wrote:
Age 58. What works for me is doing nearly all my running on local trails, hill repeats instead of speed work, training in racing flats such as NB 1400's and Asics Hyperdpeeds, eating a mostly vegetarian diet high in complex carbs, and getting plenty of sleep.
What ointments do you guys use to aid in recovery?
I use arnica gel - both on joints and muscles.
...and no marathons. Those things are killers.