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Mountain Man Fred
RE: How do you feel at 35, 45, 55, 65???? Getting slower inevitable????
In my 30s it was just a gradual decline. Mentally I was just as competitive as ever and I really knew how to train at that point; however, once I turned 40, I noticed a big drop off. After a year or so of a nagging injury, I started rolling again, but was knocked down by 2 surgeries 1 year apart. It took so much longer to get back in shape, that it just wasn't worth it. After the 2nd surgery, (to remove parts from the first surgery) my heart just wasn't in it anymore, and I made the transition to being happy with doing other things and with simply living a fit lifestyle.

I turn 47 in August, and don't have a desire to run competitively anymore. I am fine with going for an easy jog here and there. Cycling doesn't beat me up, keeps me fit and fulfills my desire to roam around the countryside.

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