I'll admit I'm only 32 so don't lynch me! I competed in track and field, sprinting, in high school and college. I'm tempted to train and compete as an independent at some local college meets. My favorite race is 400m and I wonder if I could still run under 50 seconds. I'm also worried about the safety of trying and here is a little more information.
For the past 10 years I have been lazy about my health. I smoked for a few years but have been mostly smoke free for the last 4-5 years. The last 3 years I have boozed it up a bit. I'm now about 30 lbs overweight, 6'2 and 210lbs. I have been a weekend warrior and not kept up on my fitness.
A few things in my favor: I lived pretty healthy the first 2/3 of my life. I'm only 30 lbs overweight and never got really fat. My cholesterol and blood pressure have always stayed in healthy levels. Athletic background and I know how to train.
I don't plan to compete for 8-12 months so I can take my time increasing intensity. Anyone think I should worry about dropping dead from pushing myself too hard?