BOILHAM   17,790
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Long time fitness buff. While never being truly overweight, I have a hard time keeping my body fat percentage under control. I continue to strength train a few times a week. I've added swimming and bike riding into my fitness plan recently. Trying to do twice a week on each.

I started running at age 64, now 3 years later I've logged a few miles, including 4 marathons.

I completed my first Sprint Triathlon at age 66. My goal now is to complete an Olympic Triathlon, ...
Long time fitness buff. While never being truly overweight, I have a hard time keeping my body fat percentage under control. I continue to strength train a few times a week. I've added swimming and bike riding into my fitness plan recently. Trying to do twice a week on each.

I started running at age 64, now 3 years later I've logged a few miles, including 4 marathons.

I completed my first Sprint Triathlon at age 66. My goal now is to complete an Olympic Triathlon, then a 70.3 if I can get comfortable with the swim portion.
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Member Since: 1/7/2012

SparkPoints: 17,790

Fitness Minutes: 13,236

My Goals:
Run a 5K - Done.
Run a 10K - Done.
Run a Half Marathon. - Done.
Run a Marathon - Done.
Complete a Sprint Triathlon. - Done.

Complete an Olympic Triathlon.
And a Half Ironman!

My Program:
Marathon PR 2/2/14 4:39:48
Half Marathon PR 3/11/12 2:08:57
10K PR 2/25/12 59:46
5K PR 5/13/12 26:05
2Mi 3/24/12 17:21

Running 3 or 4 times a week.
I do ST at least 2 times a week. Cycling and swimming more lately training for triathlons.

Personal Information:
Married to my childhood sweetheart.
Retired, living in Maitland, FL
US Navy Vietnam Era Vet.
Long time fitness buff, about 35 years of continuous ST. I call myself "A short ectomorph" as an excuse for not having gained muscle mass over the years. :) Lousy body building genetics, (native american genes) but fair amount of desire to be the best I can be.

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The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses, it is won behind the scenes, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights. - Muhammad Ali

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. - Henry Van Dyke

"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way." - Napoleon Hill




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SMITTY4RL
2/23/2014 4:23:48 PM

Thanks for your comments on first 10-miler. It was great and I'm looking forward to the 12 miles I have in another couple of weeks. Take care!



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LIVE2RUN4LIFE
2/22/2014 3:22:33 PM

An imbalance between quads and hamstrings (especially when the quads are weaker) can stress the knees. I suspect in your case it's not a big problem but perhaps something that manifests if you over do. My trainer is big on squats and step ups and he is always watching how my knees track. I do a lot of squat jumps and squat hops. The advantage of squats over leg lifts for a runner is that it mimics the planting motion in the leg and involves the correct tracking of the knee. It requires coordination of multiple muscles in the upper leg / hips / glutes, as does running.

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SPEEDYDOG
2/21/2014 9:21:26 PM

Hi Vic,

Thanks for the nice comment on my “Counting Blessings” blog. I have an ice pack on my neck right now due to residual pain from my neck injections. I am a bit cranky. I can only work on my bike for few hours a day. I hate pain pills because these pills fog my brain.

Yet I am a really lucky guy. My son and his fiancé are coming over tomorrow to pick up Little Stumpy. I am going to take them out for lunch.

I enjoy simple pleasures.

Thanks, Bruce




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SMITTY4RL
2/17/2014 5:02:32 PM

Hi Vi, I appreciate your comments on my horse blogs. It's something I love to do and find shoveling out 17 or so stalls a good workout ;-). They are beautiful beasties!



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HOBBESIS49
2/16/2014 5:51:36 AM

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go.

Dr. Seuss



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