I applaud you for that attitude. But the odds that it will happen for you are poor. So, another avenue would be good to have. Look at all the golfers who now play on the senior circuit. Keeps them happy, and rich.@Old Tom While it is undeniably true that older folks get slower, I like to look at musicians for inspiration. Such as Vladimir Horowitz, who was still performing nearly flawlessly at age 85. Clearly, if you can already move fast at something, it is a bit easier to stay fast than it is to get fast in the first place; I'd like to think there's a reasonable chance we can hold onto our speed much longer than the average person does, with practice.