[RC] re: LD, age, etc. - Cindy Collins
So how old were you and what did you do to physically prepare for those
I'm not sure about your question, so if I don't answer it, please try
again. I started endurance riding in 1980 when I was 25 years old. Now
I'm 47 years old. I ride to get in shape, mainly. However, if for some
reason I really want to be competitive, I start hiking and jogging more. I
had two surgeries in 2001 that set me back a bit, although I still rode a
lot of miles those seasons (just too dumb to quit), but am back on track
now. Had to work with three doctors and a physical therapist to make
progress. I'm usually pretty sore the first ride of the season, but after
that it's never too bad. If I can do a multiday for the first ride of the
season, then I am not sore at all, just tired. Hope this helps somewhat.
Any cross-training type exercise both aerobic or weights will help. I'm a
new advocate of therapy ball training, too. Good luck. Cindy
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