If Baby Boomers compete in athletics, they are likely involved in Masters or Seniors competitions. All in good fun with a generous competitive spirit. Anything to keep their motivation to exercise consistent. And sometimes, it pays to slow down and smell the roses flowers. Becoming blinded by success can lead to ruin. The paradox is we have no idea what we’re capable of, until we push our limits.
At Disney’s Contemporary Resort, jeff noel was standing in the shade on a hot, humid Central Florida afternoon, and the flags and monorail caught his eye for no apparent reason. Just weeks before the 2007 Masters Track & Field World Championships in Italy, noel’s workout included six repetitions of the Contemporary’s 14 flights of stairs, all two-steps at a time, with two sets at three steps at a time. Two weeks later, from overtraining, noel became injured and couldn’t go to Italy.