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

Exercise and Aging Distance Swimming Trick

Exercise and Aging Distance Swimming Trick

Exercise and Aging  I decided to do an easy 2,000 yard swim, the morning of my 75th birthday, a couple of days ago. A party was coming, so I'd better be ready. Right? A fit young (50ish) swimmer in the next lane said, "How's it going?" I replied, "It's my birthday. I'm 75, can you believe it?" This guy was an excellent swimmer. I should have known what he would say. It always happens in swim ... Read more

As You Prepare For Aging Learn Some Essential Aging Body Movement Tricks

As You Prepare For Aging Learn Some Essential Aging Body Movement Tricks

Aging Body Movement Tricks?  If you want to keep moving into your later years, think about it. I find the process fascinating, if not somewhat challenging. There seems to be something to deal with every few months, now I'm in my mid-70s. For instance, I've noticed some pretty prominent floaters in my right eye over the last six weeks. I can flick them out of the way, but they quickly return to impair my ... Read more

Aging and Interval Training

Aging and Interval Training

Is interval training safe for me? Aging and interval training! Thoughts! I was chatting with an older athlete, a runner, the other day. He was overcoming a health crisis. The usual questions came up about safe training. He specifically wanted to know whether it was OK for him to do interval training. The only person who can really answer this question is him. It comes down to benefit-risk ... Read more

Exercise To Prepare For Aging Not Important – Think Again!

Exercise To Prepare For Aging Not Important - Think Again!

Exercise To Prepare For Aging For more information on the amazing guy, Robert Marchand, in the image above, follow this link to Bicycling. This guy took exercise to prepare for aging, seriously. He didn't even know he was preparing for aging, but he was! True story: The 69-year old Ironman-distance triathlete slips and falls on icy steps in the winter. He lands square on his right hip and bounces. Yes! ... 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.