Finally Back In Training: Took One Year To Negotiate FitOldDog’s Plantar Fasciitis Roadmap

Finally Back In Training: Took One Year To Negotiate FitOldDog's Plantar Fasciitis Roadmap

8k Run: Age Group 70 to 74. Position 5/10 Bib 1369/2206 Morgan, Kevin M71 Carrboro NC 5 of 10 13:01 01:04:42.87. Slow but Happy! I finally negotiated FitOldDog's plantar fasciitis roadmap, and running again, thanks to: Massage therapist, Tara (sent me to Perry). Osteopath Perry North Coach Pauline - easy does it. In August 2013, I had a bike wreck, which resulted in some interesting outcomes, including ... Read more

Running Rehab, Genghis Khan, And Toe Yoga

Running Rehab, Genghis Khan, And Toe Yoga

Cemil taught me a thing or two about Genghis Khan during our recent chat at Johnny's; it even influenced my subsequent running rehab. work at the gym. Our conversation started with Cemil asking me what I was writing. I told him that I was working on the 2nd Edition of our Plantar Fasciitis Treatment e-book. I, likewise, asked Cemil what he was writing about, and he said, "Genghis Khan's empire building." He also ... Read more

Boundaries, Boundary Conditions, And Deep Water Running

Boundaries, Boundary Conditions, And Deep Water Running

Early one Sunday morning, many years ago, I received an important phone call at home from a colleague, chemical engineer and researcher, Jim Ultman, who I greatly respect. We had been struggling with a problem for about 6 months - how to visualize boundary conditions in a flow tank in relation to a steady, but complex, flow field. Jim said, "Kevin, fill the tank with dilute developer, place exposed x-ray film on the ... Read more

FitOldDog Wants To Run Like Dennis Kimetto. Imagine!

FitOldDog Wants To Run Like Dennis Kimetto. Imagine!

I said to Deb this morning, "I want to run like Dennis Kimetto." She replied, "You can't, you're not Kenyan." True, I'm not Kenyan, and nor do I have the perfect runner's shape. I didn't say that I hoped to run as fast as Dennis Kimetto, who just set the World Marathon record. I said I want to run like him. Why? Because he shows the hallmarks of a great athlete, the most important of which is a state of complete ... Read more

How to fix plantar fasciitis in five steps

How to fix plantar fasciitis in five steps

Hi folks, welcome! One week ago, I told my movement and dance teacher (not that I like to dance, I just want to move freely into late old age - I'm a sprightly 71, right now), Rebecca, that I had managed to induce a  case of plantar fasciitis heel pain in my left foot, by changing my running shoes, only one month before my next Ironman race, and she said, "Great, we can demonstrate that our method really ... Read more

Repiphanies, Arch Supports, And FitOldDog’s Journey To Barefoot Running And Back Again

Repiphanies, Arch Supports, And FitOldDog's Journey To Barefoot Running And Back Again

Hi folks, welcome! Just because you can't handle barefoot running, does not mean that you can't use it as a carefully titrated component of your arch (thus your running) training. I really don't like using arch supports for running, as I consider them to be a crutch, but it would appear, that for now at least, I'm forced to do so! Ever since my interest in barefoot running, and increasing the ... Read more

Think Global But Eat And Race Local, And An Effective Running Tip From My Son

Hi folks! Welcome! Use other runners to pull up your pace as they go by, it really works. Just try to hang in behind them for as long as you wisely can, with the accent on wisely. I like to build local races into my training plan, and local food into my eating plan, because it just makes sense. Plus you meet some great people and enjoy wonderfully healthy food. What's more local than your own garden, in ... Read more

Try Ralking (Run/Walking) When Trail Conditions Are Hazardous And You Want To Safely Warm Up Your Fascia

  Hi folks! Thanks for stopping by! This blog is all about developing programs of safe exercise for better health, for which I explore my relationship to the earth on a regular basis, and I like to learn from all those great non-human animals out there. I don't know how many of you have ridden a horse, but there clearly four major ways that they progress, walking, trotting, cantering and galloping. The ... Read more

Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.