Free Body-Awareness eBook for Endurance Sports Including Aging

Including aging? Believe you me, aging is the ultimate endurance sport. Just click this link. I have friends who can no longer run, or even bike, due to bone-on-bone knee damage. All due to lack of body-awareness (heel striking) while running in their 20s and 30s. I had two running-related knee surgeries myself, in my 50s, before I woke up, developed a low impact running style, and qualified for Boston two ... Read more

Athlete with Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and Buried Treasure

Athlete with Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and Buried Treasure

Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. – Bible, Galatians VI. Hey! I take good advice wherever I can get it. Body, mind and spirit hold hidden treasures, strengths you earned during a your life-time. The seasons come and go. An endless cycle. True for our lives and the garden. As a plant-based athlete, I really enjoy vegetable gardening. 10 years after running the Boston Marathon - Living in a ... Read more

So-called plantar fasciitis and iliotibial band syndrome are neither. They’re not where the pain is!

So-called plantar fasciitis and iliotibial band syndrome are neither. They're not where the pain is!

In my humble opinion, both the condition doctors and podiatrists call plantar fasciitis and I call nociceptive foot pain (NFP), and the pain in the knee that sports physicians call iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) and I call nociceptive lateral knee pain (NLKP), are states of nociceptive or warning pain, and these problems do not lie in the location of their respective pains. The best approach is presented in ... Read more

Ironman with Peripheral Arterial Disease?

Training is like building soil stucture in the vegetable garden. Your ability to rebound and tolerate challenges (or bad weather and bugs) will be a function of your base. This you create throughout life. In my garden, I use liberal doses of free compost from the town. For my training, I call on a lifetime of athletics, including more recently, 25-years of triathlons including my favorite, full Ironman. So glad I ... Read more

Can Knowledge Of Running Biomechanics Rescue My Ironman Kona Dream?

Running Biomechanics With progressive peripheral vascular disease, plus the underlying non-compliant (rigid, non-elastic) abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) stent graft, which also limits blood flow to my legs, my last Marathon, in Maine was a foot pain nightmare. Should I give up Ironman? F**k that. As The Martian said, "It's time to science the shit out of this." I love that movie, even bought it! Science fiction ... Read more

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Stay In Shape, Or The Last Laugh’s On You!

Stay In Shape, Or The Last Laugh's On You!

Why Stay In Shape? Why Not? To stay in shape is a way of life! It keeps you young at heart! It protects you from aging immobility. I'm headed for the Cleveland Clinic again, but that does not mean I should neglect my workouts. Traveling sure is fun. Cooking out of the back of the old truck, on my Coleman stove. Yes! You can eat vegan food on the road. By the way, the older you get, the more you ... Read more

Beauty In Movement: Don’t Walk, Dance!

Beauty In Movement: Don't Walk, Dance!

Beauty in movement? The solution to many problems of aging! Beauty in movement! It's all around us! Join the dance of life! Having a background in the way liquids move, I became sensitized to beauty in movement. The dance of life. Best book I ever read on the topic, was, 'Life in Moving Fluids: The Physical Biology Of Flow,' by Steven Vogel.  I was fortunate to visit Steven's lab one day, years ago, at Duke ... 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.