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Discussion: Getting old

in: matzah ball; matzah ball > 2017-05-09

May 10, 2017 8:26 AM # 
Ha ha! Welcome to the club! Getting old indeed! Yet you're a shining example of geriatric fitness. You're an incredible athlete at your age.

I was relaxing and adding my score at the clubhouse bar on Monday, when a foursome of older guys sat down, and without glancing in my direction, began grousing about the guy who had walked up to them on the 14th green with his clubs over his shoulder, and suggested they weren't playing fast enough. And that they were holding up a long line of other golfers.

Yes it was me they were discussing...without noticing I was sitting right beside them. So I broke into their conversation, introduced myself, and said a word for golf etiquette; that when you have several open holes ahead, and a long line of waiting golfers behind, you should skip a hole and move forward to the following hole.

Well that led to some good-natured banter. But one guy finally asked how old I was, and said it was impressive that I could even walk that hilly course, let alone push the group ahead who were zipping around in golf carts.

Just goes to show, we here on a/p, a different standard than for most Americans. Your training schedule may seem exhausting each spring, but it produces amazing results. Keep it up Rudy!
May 10, 2017 10:15 AM # 
matzah ball:
Nice story (glad it turned out well, did not end in blows, and the clubhouse conviviality that I can only imagine won out)...and thanks for the encouragement.
Do you sometimes feel that you can barely prop your eyelids open after a hard workout?
May 10, 2017 3:11 PM # 
Hey Rudy, I concur you are a shining example of fitness, you are faster than most guys 10 or 20 years younger, me included.

I wonder if it would be worthwhile to take a full recovery week, with just maintenance work, and no high intensity? I know some masters plans, I think Friel for cycling, suggest 3 weeks on, 1 off, for masters athletes.
May 10, 2017 4:52 PM # 
matzah ball:
it would be nice if I inspired someone to live a healthy life style...but the competition is fierce:) I mean there are so many inspiring examples and stories out there. maybe I read too much RW and LRC.
Anyway the suggestion is a very good one. I'm thinking of this as a big ramp to Sr Oly. Maybe throw in a couple of real easy days to perk up. After that might be a good time to take an easy week.

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