HEALTH

The Tough Path for Masters Athletes in Need of Testosterone

On a steamy Saturday morning in June 2016, 48-year-old road racer Kim Ciolli lined up for the Women’s Master 40+ event at the St....

A Hard Look at Sunglass Needs for Masters Athletes

My recent, exhaustive story on sport sunglasses for The Wirecutter has inspired me to shed some light on the state of masters athletes’ eyes....

Dick Beardsley Outruns His Age (and Two Replaced Knees)

Dick Beardsley is out in front again. More than 30 years ago, the now 61-year-old legendary runner podiumed at storied, high-profile marathons and qualified twice...

Are Walking Gait and Memory Decline in Lockstep?

Your walking speed could be related to that unsettling condition known as memory loss. You know, as in: “Now, why did I walk into...

TECH

VIDEO

Be Like Jack (LaLanne, That Is): The King of Fitting It...

OPMD* 5: Perseverance Some days we’re far richer in inspiration than time. So how about we share—via a little fitness nostalgia and video of a...

Quiet Your Creaks With a Foam Roller

OPMD* 4: Body Maintenance You age, your body’s key connective tissue steadily degrades, and you purchase a piece of curious therapy equipment to become more...

NEWS

Ode to a Masters Athlete Mom, Who Medals at 89

An article by Tish Hamilton in the June 2017 issue of Runner’s World (“National Senior Games Competitors Prove That Running Keeps Us Young”) recounts...

The Tough Path for Masters Athletes in Need of Testosterone

On a steamy Saturday morning in June 2016, 48-year-old road racer Kim Ciolli lined up for the Women’s Master 40+ event at the St....

PEOPLE

Ode to a Masters Athlete Mom, Who Medals at 89

An article by Tish Hamilton in the June 2017 issue of Runner’s World (“National Senior Games Competitors Prove That Running Keeps Us Young”) recounts...

The Cost of Obsession—94 and Still a Dirtbag

The film Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey is making the festival rounds, and we can’t wait to see it. Maybe with more jaw-dropped...

TRAINING

Same Peak, Different Body

About three months ago, around the time of my 51st birthday, I began to catch myself staring nostalgically at a mountain visible from my...

Strength Training for Masters Athletes—Patiently Await, and the Weights Will Deliver

Muscle mass, like our love for rap and loud exhaust pipes, declines as we move through middle age and beyond. Which is exactly why masters...