‘How many calories do you burn during a cycling class?’
How Jack Nunn Trained With Roworx, The Evo Indoor Cycling Bike, And TriCore To Conquer Ironman Cozumel, Mexico 2012
A primary key to longevity in sports is staying as active as possible throughout your life. If kids start sports at a young age, they become accustomed to regular practices and competition. This becomes a physically active routine that can carry on to adult life. The longer an individual is involved in competitive athletics the easier it is to keep going after high school and college. There are many sports options. Pick ones that are fun and participate regularly. When I was in grade school I played baseball, football, skiing and hockey. In high school I played football, basketball and cricket. In college I was introduced to rowing which became my primary sport. But I still found time to play intramural hockey and football. After graduating from college I trained for the Olympics in rowing. I made the team in 1968 in Mexico City. I won the bronze medal in double sculls. After the Olympics I kept active with rowing, bike riding, skiing and a lot of running. At the time I ended my Olympic rowing career there was no such thing as Master’s rowing. I immersed myself in distance running and entered multiple 10K, half marathon and marathon events. My training consisted of 50 to 60 running miles per week. Since my weight fluctuated from 220 to 240, I was putting a lot of stress on my joints. Real marathon runners typically weigh 120 to 140 pounds. Over time I was accumulating running injuries. In addition I had some spectacular skiing and biking crashes, which combined to limit what I was capable of doing.