Signed up for Ironman Florida 2020

Signed up for Ironman Florida 2020

Well! They canceled the Asheville marathon, just after I finished the last long run, of 19 miles. So I did the training, anyway, in spite of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) calf and foot pain. The training definitely ameliorates PAD. Time to get back on the bike, now the weather is improving, with an easy spin this afternoon. No regular bike! Custom fit Guru, designed by Victor of Bicycle Lab to reduce hip ... Read more

Build Your Aging Training Base in Your 50s and It Will Be There for Your 70s, 80s and Beyond

Once your body learns something, even when neglected for years, it remembers. It remembers mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. I found this while reapplying water running to my ongoing peripheral arterial disease (PAD) marathon and Ironman training, to spare my feet on long training runs. https://youtu.be/DVgzPzoxVmg Water running is a great tool for endurance run conditioning later in ... Read more

Foot Body Health Connection

Foot Body Health Connection

I'm now more aware of the foot body health connection. Why? Because of eight years of research on so-called plantar fasciitis, recent experiences with peripheral vascular disease (PAD), and how my feet tend to ache more as I age. I am in my mid-70s, so no complaints! Want to feel great? Try a reflexology massage, it's amazing. For more info and source of image go to this link. I guess it was a reflexology ... Read more

Ironman Triathlon Saved My Life Multiple Times

Ironman Triathlon Saved My Life Multiple Times

IRONMAN TRIATHLON SAVED MY LIFE #1: Yep! Believe it or not, Ironman Triathlon saved my life, multiple times. Back in the late 1970s, I was sitting in my office, at Battelle Labs, Geneva, Switzerland, when one of our technicians came in and said, "Kevin, we need some normal blood, please." So I rolled up my sleeve and held out my arm. About 10 minutes later, she returned, held up a glass tube, and said, "What ... Read more

Gratefulness and Aging

Gratefulness and Aging

Gratefulness and aging go well together, as you fight entropy-induced decay, with the aid of syntropy or your life-force. Gizmo needed a home, and our home was ready, so Gizmo (front and center) walked briskly into our life in the tiny house, for which I am grateful. Willbe says he'll think about it. While writing my latest book, "How to Train for Aging, The Ultimate Endurance Sport," I thought hard and long ... Read more

A Better Old Age Through Conditioning and Body-Awareness Skills

A Better Old Age Through Conditioning and Body-Awareness Skills

Just watching how you turn as you walk will teach you a great deal about the role of your hips in body movement, and how to focus there for solutions to certain aches and pains, including so-called plantar fasciitis, and so-called iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS). https://youtu.be/AfyMB--Bcpk Yep, those danged hip rotators, all twelve of them (and most certainly more), cause all sorts of mayhem, so keep them ... Read more

How to Train for Aging, The Ultimate Endurance Sport

How to Train for Aging, The Ultimate Endurance Sport

Aging is coming, whether you are ready or not. I'm so glad I took up an endurance sport in my 50s. I sure wouldn't have been ready for an aortic aneurysm in 2010, or now, in my mid-70s with peripheral arterial disease due to genetic hyperlipidemia. Bob Scott, an inspiration for older people facing the challenges of aging. He beat me three times in the Eagleman, Half-Ironman race, at age 81, 82 and 84 - WITH ... Read more

Back to the Basics of How to Train for Aging

Back to the Basics of How to Train for Aging

While writing the second edition of my book on preparing for aging, I wondered the best place to start. Stretching, conditioning, body-awareness, mental, emotional, spiritual? Where? I decided to start with realignment, because it requires your attention and it's a great segue into the most important training of all, body-awareness. It's explained in this old video, I made eight years ago with a Blackberry (great ... 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.