Never Too Late To Train For Aging

Never Too Late To Train For Aging

Need encouragement to exercise mind and body? If so, head to this link, for inspirational self help books. OR Buy the book, at this link: This book was designed specifically for inspiration. To help people overcome resistance to getting off their duff and getting moving. It's even a little poetic, as I attempt the more emotional approach to getting these ideas across. Have fun, as life is to brief ... Read more

Older Triathlete Recovery Program

Older Triathlete Recovery Program

That's me a few years ago, finishing one race or other, probably Lake Placid? I was talking to an enthusiastic younger triathlete the other day. At the end of the conversation, when I had to leave, he asked a simple question that has a complex answer, "What do I do about recovery?" I said it depends on many factors, including your level of conditioning, recent injuries if any, skill level, and furthermore it ... Read more

Bike Skills Pay Dividends, Fortunately!

Bike Skills Pay Dividends, Fortunately!

This image shows the stats for a training level assessment ride I completed with one of my major triathlon supporters and fellow athlete, Tracey. The goal was a slow build over a period of two hours on the bike on a one-mile loop. Easy rollers, much like our upcoming race, White Lake Half Ironman. Tracey is younger, fitter, and stronger than I, but I noticed her slowly dropping back. This made me wonder why, so I ... Read more

Strengthen Your Feet to Face Aging Challenges

Strengthen Your Feet to Face Aging Challenges

I really like this site, SwimDotCom, which I access on Instagram. Loads of useful tips, including this one on freestyle kick. I use this kick to strengthen my core, and to both loosen and strengthen my feet. I know I've been going on and on and on about peripheral arterial disease (PAD) lately, but it is my toughest challenge when it comes to continuing Ironman training. You may wonder, as the swim is a minor ... Read more

Hoping To Complete Another Ironman With Vascular Disease: Winter Strength Training Begins

Hoping To Complete Another Ironman With Vascular Disease: Winter Strength Training Begins

Ironman With Vascular Disease Completing an Ironman with peripheral vascular disease, plus an aortic aneurysm stent graft, is a bit of a puzzle. I love puzzles - OQS time. After a poor performance at the Maine Marathon, due to intense foot pain, I'm revisiting the challenge of running with limited blood flow to my feet. Especially my right foot - stenosis of branches of the popliteal artery. By the way: ... Read more

Saying Goodbye To Great Memories Of Our Chevy Tahoe – Goodbye Old Friend

Saying Goodbye To Great Memories Of Our Chevy Tahoe - Goodbye Old Friend

´╗┐Thanks for the memories! ... Read more

Aging Awareness Day And The Life Of An Ironman Triathlete With An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Stent Graft

Aging Awareness Day And The Life Of An Ironman Triathlete With An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Stent Graft

I'm aware of aging every day! Aging awareness day made me smile. We face aging everyday. Ironman saved my aging and keeps me going. Thank goodness I'm back in training. Wonderful 75th birthday party behind me. ´╗┐ US National Aging Awareness Day is on September 18th. Had no idea! 2017, a tough year, with two major surgeries and pneumonia. However! Once you've worked out what to do, DO IT! This thought ... Read more

Never Too Old To Place In A Race

Never Too Old To Place In A Race

Prepare for Aging and You'll Still Be Running Never too old? People ask me why I do these things. My answer is simple. It keeps me young, I spend time with others of all ages, and why not? Oh Yes! And it keeps me out of assisted living. It was a great race, well attended. Deb went by me about half a mile from the end. By then, I was limping with a pulled left calf, and the old right calf was locking up. ... 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.