Iron Buddy Anne sends this along today…great reminder especially for us ‘Masters’ athletes…you weren’t thinking of Iron Dad when you read it were you? 🙂
This is a quote in today’s paper in an article by David Quick,Â from Dara Torres, who is an OlympicÂ class swimmer in her 40’s. I love the “listen to your body”…that’s my mantra.Â You can’t just follow a rigid training plan orÂ simply use a personal trainer, especially as you get older. If you try to follow an in inflexibleÂ training schedule, despite how you feel, you are going to get injured or burn out.
Â So, that’s my lecture for the day.
Â Go, Dara!
Here’s the Article:
She urges middleÂage and older people to find something active to do and to use one guiding principle that she uses every day: â€œListen to your body,â€ she says.
â€œAs you get older, you need more time to recover from workouts. Gauge how you feel. Set goals,â€ she says, addÂing, â€œYou donâ€™t have to put an age limit on your dreams.â€