As the official coach of the 2014 GENCO Mongolia Bike Challenge I write articles for their site from time to time, and here’s one I re-edited and have currently up there on the MBC site.
It’s about how old duffers like me (your friendly neighbourhood crankpunk was 42 last week) can get strong, stay strong and keep on keeping on until the wee hours of the night.
Here’s a taster:
Once was the day when a 40 year old man was considered ‘old’. Just 30 years or so ago, people over 40 looked older, dressed older and thought older. Yet as people nowadays are increasingly knowledgeable about nutrition, exercise and the importance of having an active lifestyle, the idea of just being ‘too old’ has itself become old.
40 has become the new 30. With a decent exercise schedule, a cutting back of alcohol and rich food and a more rational approach to work, stress, and all the other attendant hassles of modern life, we can stay healthier, look better and feel better for longer.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light brothers and sisters!