Ironman About People, Not So Much About Being First!

Ironman About People, Not So Much About Being First!

Ironman about people? Ironman about people? Sure it is! As you age, you slip slowly to the back of the pack. No room for ego! Just being there is a treat. I just had a: Horrible (foot blisters - didn't use my thick woolen socks, being vegan, big mistake) Great (wonderful supporters, and a positive crowd response to my 'Flush HB2' tee shirt was hard to believe. Half Ironman Race, in Raleigh, NC. ... Read more

What Does It Feel Like To Finish Your First Ironman?

What Does It Feel Like To Finish Your First Ironman?

How does it feel to finish your first Ironman? Well, for me: I felt the excitement of the challenge, the enjoyment of a solid workout, the sense of being alive, while running in a thunder storm in a foot of water, the dismay of knee surgery, the exhaustion of a category one bike climb leading to a sense of awe at the cyclists in the Tour de France that can only come from completing such a climb, the fear of failure ... Read more

Your First Ironman Over 50 Coach Versus Mentor

Your First Ironman Over 50 Coach Versus Mentor

Ironman Is A Life-Style - I Love It! Your First Ironman Involves The Whole Family Ironman Saved My Life In 2010, Thus This blog! I had coaches, but I needed an Ironman Mentor Sign up to FitOldDog's First Ironman Over 50 Newsletter at this link To Receive FitOldDog's 10 Favorite Ironman Training Tips If I'd had a mentor, 20 years ago, when I started triathlon training, I would have avoided plenty of ... Read more

Ironman Conditioning: For First Timers Over 50

Ironman Conditioning: For First Timers Over 50

Ironman Conditioning Can Benefit From Coaching And Mentoring Conditioning: "Bringing (something) into the desired state for use." As you ramp up your training, you will encounter issues that need to be fixed along the way. Types Of Ironman conditioning (recommended assistance in brackets): Physical conditioning, especially your butt (coaching) Pain resistance conditioning Persistence ... Read more

The Two Types Of Ironman Event, Zebra Fish Or Snail

The Two Types Of Ironman Event, Zebra Fish Or Snail

There are two types of Ironman Event Rush to the finish to win your age-group (Racers) versus just try to finish (Climbers) When you're just trying to finish, it's more like climbing a mountain than racing! But you meet the nicest people at the back of the pack! My new Ironman Over 50 mentoring service is designed for the latter, first timers over 50! When it comes to race or climb, for an ironman ... Read more

Sports Massage To Reduce Risk Of Ironman Training Injuries

Sports Massage To Reduce Risk Of Ironman Training Injuries

Sports massage reveals muscle tightness. Muscle tightness is a symptom of weakness! Advice to First Time Ironman Over 50 Athletes: Fix it before it becomes an injury!. There are at least two kinds of massage, sports massage and 'fluff and buff!' Sports massage to fix potential training damage, fluff and buff to relax. Both are good. My recent sports massage, from Tara, revealed an important issue. ... Read more

Can’t Afford A Full-Time Ironman Coach? Compromise With A Plan On Training Peaks

Can't Afford A Full-Time Ironman Coach? Compromise With A Plan On Training Peaks

Being on a fixed income, and yet to make a profit with my business, I have to watch my spending. This doesn't leave room for a full-time Ironman coach. I already save plenty of expense, by camping at races. I learned a lot from my previous coaches. So I was conflicted, as I considered the best approach to training for my next race. The 2016 Louisville, Ironman, in October. After searching the web, I opted for ... Read more

Back In Ironman Training With My 5 Year Old Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Stent Graft: Refuse To Lose!

Back In Ironman Training With My 5 Year Old Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Stent Graft: Refuse To Lose!

Ironman training begins again, TODAY! It's all about attitude! I'm afraid that I neglected this blog for a while. I was distracted by (1) my business, (2) a pelvic problem, and (3) my recent animal rights work, but I'm back. Be consistent with your training. Whether you are working to reach the bathroom unaided. Or undertaking an ultra-marathon. Um! I'd like to do an ultra. I need to qualify for Boston again ... Read more

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