Running at 55 years old
by Hanafi faizal zein
Is MAF training can improve my run experience as i'm 55 years old ?
Hi Hanafi, thank you for your question.
To reassure you, MAF training is for nearly all ages and at 55 years old, yes you can do MAF training!
If you were unde the age og 16 or over the age of 65, then perhaps you would need to adjust the formula.
The paragraph below was taken from The MAF 180 Formula
The MAF 180 Formula may need to be further individualized for athletes over the age of 65. For some, up to 10 beats may have to be added for those only in category (d) of the Formula. This does not mean 10 should automatically be added, but that an honest self-assessment be made.
For athletes 16 years of age and under, the formula is not applicable; rather, an MAF HR of 165 has been used.