Incorporate Exercise Into Your Travel Plans By Being Prepared

Incorporate Exercise Into Your Travel Plans By Being Prepared

There is no reason to neglect your training on road trips, you just have to incorporate exercise into your travel plans. I stopped along the way to continue my training during today's drive, a long one, to the Cleveland Clinic for another CAT scan to check the state of my abdominal aortic aneurysm stent grafts. I'm just getting over realignment of my pelvis, and it is still a bit of a battle to bring my running ... Read more

Enterprise Will Keep America Vibrant Thanks To Operations Like SagMonkey

Enterprise: en·ter·prise/ˈentərˌprīz/ (From: Chez Ollie) Noun: A project or undertaking, typically one that is difficult or requires effort. Initiative and resourcefulness. SAG Wagon: (From: wiseGeek) "The origins of the term “sag wagon” are a topic for debate. Some cyclists believe that it is an acronym for “Support and Gear” or “Support Aid Group.” Others suggest that it may be related to distressed ... Read more

Setting Up Your Trainer Bike For The Winter And An Aversion To Big Egos

  "He who tries to shine dims his own light." by Lao-tzu (from a lovely translation by Steven Mitchell) Hi folks, I much prefer to ride the roads than a trainer, though for certain types of workout the trainer is better if it is set up appropriately. Number one rule with your trainer is to have the same bike fit as your racing bike (which is the same bike as your road bike, just ask Victor, my bike ... Read more

Dangers And Solutions To Consider When Endurance Training Or Racing Under Potentially Adverse Conditions

  Hi folks, We started selling our Christmas trees today at Johnny's Gone Fishing. The second tree to sell went to friends of mine, Stacy and Treasa, as shown in the adjacent photo. They seemed pleased with their tree, and during the process of loading it into my truck with Johnny I was reminded of a run I did about 10 years ago amongst a stand of trees similar to the one in the photo. It was a crisp ... Read more

Advice To A Very Fit Woman Over 60 Who Has Never Been A Runner On Running Her First 10k

I was recently asked for advice on training for a 10k run. This request came via Twitter, and it was from a woman over 60 years of age (Ummhh!), had never been a runner (Oh! Boy!), said she is very fit (what kind of fit?), at some undefined time in the future (Oh dear!). Now, can I give meaningful advice in response to such a question with so many unknowns? My answer is "Yes! And she could have a great time, ... Read more

How Do You Find Your Ideal Workout Plan?

  I recently posted an update on this article, which can be found by clicking on the following title: For Exercise Consistency Find Your Ideal Workout Motivator Hi folks, Even though I love to train for Ironman races I also enjoy doing other things, including currently an online writing course with AndiLit. My latest homework assignment (yes, I am doing homework at the age of 68) has been posted on my ... Read more

A List Of Do’s And Don’ts When Starting An Exercise Or Training Program

Hi folks, Now here is an important question. You haven't worked out for a while, say one month, one year, or twenty years, but you have been instructed by your doctor to exercise for better health. Where should you start? I'll tell you where not to start: don't start somewhere crazy. Such places include, (a) things you saw on a Rambo movie, and yes I have known people do that, (b) where you left off in ... Read more

Don’t Stretch Your Muscles, Lengthen Them Kindly

Hi folks, Flexibility is an important attribute of a healthy body that tends to decrease with age. This thought comes straight out of that old book of life, the Tao te Ching. The Steven Mitchell version is nice and concise. "Men are born soft and supple; dead, they are stiff and hard. Plants are born tender and pliant; dead, they are brittle and dry. Thus whoever is stiff and inflexible is a disciple ... 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.