Over 55, are you fit?

For 55+ only! How fit are you?

Less than 10 seconds
11
27%
10 seconds
6
15%
11 to 12 seconds
7
17%
13 to 15 seconds
13
32%
16 to 18 seconds
1
2%
More than 18 seconds
3
7%
 
Total votes: 41

djnotts
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Re: Over 55, are you fit?

Postby djnotts » 5 Mar 2018, 10:05am

Age 69, COPD at border of moderate/severe ("lung age" 92), so 14 seconds quite pleasing! Cycling at least 10 miles or walking 4 miles on average of 6 days out of every 7 over the year must pay dividends.

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willcee
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Re: Over 55, are you fit?

Postby willcee » 18 Jun 2018, 10:00pm

14 secs... 67yo . 5'10. 209lb. smoker, cyclist. need 2 hips.. .stiff but satisfied.. will

Triple Clanger
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Re: Over 55, are you fit?

Postby Triple Clanger » 20 Jun 2018, 9:24am

Set the timeer clicker thingy to click once every 2 seconds. Got my daughter to time me and kept going for 60 minutes. Wonder what that means.
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bigjim
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Re: Over 55, are you fit?

Postby bigjim » 20 Jun 2018, 10:55am

Triple Clanger wrote:Set the timeer clicker thingy to click once every 2 seconds. Got my daughter to time me and kept going for 60 minutes. Wonder what that means.

You've wasted 60 mins of your life? :)
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pedalpower2
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Re: Over 55, are you fit?

Postby pedalpower2 » 17 Jul 2018, 10:16pm

15.5 secs, age 85
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landsurfer
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Re: Over 55, are you fit?

Postby landsurfer » 17 Jul 2018, 10:21pm

Just cycled 700+ miles in 14 days . . That's fit enough for me ... Age 60 .. :D
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Stella365
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Re: Over 55, are you fit?

Postby Stella365 » 31 Aug 2018, 6:52pm

I'm fitter now than I was in my 20s, thanks to sports and healthy eating.

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rob_wales
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Re: Over 55, are you fit?

Postby rob_wales » 16 Sep 2018, 3:32pm

I did 9.5 secs (aged 66). My wife (62) did 8.8. But we spend a lot of time exercising each week (about 14 hours). I doubt it is reliable as a fitness indicator. I would have thought being shorter with muscular legs (like me) would give you an advantage. I have exercised for 50 years, with very few problems. Lucky, I guess. :) Diet makes a big difference, and keeping off the juice.

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Mick F
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Re: Over 55, are you fit?

Postby Mick F » 16 Sep 2018, 4:00pm

landsurfer wrote:Just cycled 700+ miles in 14 days . . That's fit enough for me ... Age 60 .. :D
Spot on!

I did 80miles on Thursday and Friday last week. I'll be out tomorrow for a 30odd mile ride.
I'm pushing 66 now. I know that many other 66 yearolds can cycle distances, but there's not that many of us if you take the population as a whole.

I would say that if I did 100 miles per week, I'd be happy. Trouble is, life gets in the way and I have other things to do other than cycling.
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bigjim
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Re: Over 55, are you fit?

Postby bigjim » 16 Sep 2018, 4:20pm

I do almost 100 miles a week on 3 local hilly rides. If I can, I do a Sunday club run which can vary between 65 to 100 miles. But I don't always get out as weather and family duties get in the way. If not a bike day I'm in the gym throwing a few weights about. I also try to get a few 3 mile jogs in when I can or a swim. The last doc I saw, when I was moaning about my knee, said "most people of your age are not as active as you". I don't think I do enough! I still can't get rid of my belly. It's very loyal. It just won't leave me. I'm 70 next Saturday.
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