It's been covered before but it's more personal now that I'm 40!
Had to have a wee chat with Mrs Rossco this morning who's a little concerned I'm getting older and therefore should be taking things a little easier. Given that I row a fair bit, Andrew Marrs recent stroke following a rowing session has understandably got her in a bit of a flap.
I usually do some kind of 'strenuous' activity almost every day. TBF she's not really from a 'sporty' family and doesn't get why some people are. Conversely, I came from a reasonably active family, Dad played Badminton for his country, and I've therefore always been very active. I played all sports but mostly Rugby at a reasonable level up until I was 31 along with being out on the local trails since I was a wee man.
To avoid boredom / stress related injuries I usually alternate between rowing and cycling 5ish days per week. When I row, it's usually for no more than 40ish minutes doing intervals at 80% - 85% HRM . I cycle for circa 2hrs and it averages circa 75% but I'd usually always briefly push it to 90% - 100% on every ride.
I've promised her that I'd go and see our GP (another cyclist ) and have a chat with him before bursting myself again but it got me thinking...I don't think I'm doing anything 'out of the ordinary'. Or am I?!
How hard do you push the old ticker when you go out?