[i]Originally posted by DaGovernor[/i]
….what if, like me, you were previously training for some years but took a long layoff. Do you "start over" in training age? Maybe I didn't word that right. . . . .
I don't think so. While you almost certainly lose some of the benefits of having trained previously, you don't lose all of them and your body should be able to return to previous levels quicker than if you were an athlete who had to "start from scratch."