Getting Old Is Not For Sissies
I really need to get serious about shedding my last few pounds.
I work out/ST pretty hard 3 times or so a week, depending on my race schedules. When I have races pending soon, I try to run hard in them, so I need to back off on hard ST, so... Read more
Old Guys Rule
Hugh Campbell is 88 years old. Like me, he started running later in life. In my case I was 65 years old when I did my first race. Hugh did his first race at the remarkable... Read more
Science Supports The Boilham Lifestyle.
You sparkers who are familiar with me know that I am a "good enough is good enough" kind of guy. You needn't push yourself to the limits all the time to improve your health or well being. You just need to get out there and exercise more than you... Read more
How I Did My First Hill Repeats. (Beware, Boring training report)
I got a lot of comments on my status the other day, when I mentioned I had done 3 miles of hill repeats. I thought I'd talk about it here.
I warmed up with the foam roller and did some slow jogging/walking for just over 1/2 mile to get to ... Read more
No Such Thing As Coincidence?
This morning I was going through my Facebook picture albums, because one of my FB friends had 'liked' several of them.
I came across these two pictures I had taken near the end of May 2011.
Relaxing and Building Endurance.
It's been less than 2 weeks since my last race, and the first time in quite a while since I haven't been in training for an upcoming event.
While I do enjoy the official pre-race training, this is good too. I am officially in 'recovery' mo... Read more
You needn't be obsessive about weight control.
My friend Joe, rode his bike in from Phoenix for Bikeweek. We got together yesterday to spend the day in Daytona Beach and reunite.
I've known him since childhood and we try and see each other once in a while. While we were there, we took ... Read more
Florida Runners Don't Like the Cold Weather.
Today it was 36 degrees when my half marathon race started! After living in Florida's warm climate for 26 years, 36 degrees feels a lot colder than I remember it.
The race was to start at 7:00 AM. When I walked out to check the start line... Read more
I Fret Like Woody Allen Sometimes.
I've run 3 half marathons and 2 marathons within the past 4 months. A rather aggressive race schedule for a man of my advanced years and limited experience. This coming Sunday, I have another half marathon scheduled.
The following week, ... Read more
Have Fun Or Go For It.
That is my question.
I have been running longer races lately, and closer together. I love doing them, and seem to enjoy pushing myself this way.
But, there is a price to pay. It's called recovery, and my training runs are mostly reco... Read more
Have Fun Get Strong Your Own Way.
One size never fits all. One size fits many is much more like it.
We are all different. Have our own strengths and weaknesses. Advice on physical fitness does not suit us all.
Attitudes, like body strengths and weaknesses are variable... Read more
Not Advisable, But I Did It Anyway.
Today I ran a half marathon race. Exactly 6 days after doing a full marathon last Sunday.
This is not advisable. You need to rest up after the herculean effort of running a full marathon. Different advise is given on how much to rest, but e... Read more
The Almost Perfect Marathon - A Race Report
You know how once in a while everything falls into perfect alignment?
Today the weather was great, beautiful flat course, crowd support, food and water on the course. Beforehand, good training, lots of rest, good attitude, everything fell ... Read more
Short pre-race report.
Had a good nights rest. I'm carbed up, fat and happy. The weatherman is predicting cool weather. The course has been called "flat as a pancake". All good news for my 2nd marathon.
Spark people has been a huge part of my training and racing ... Read more
Tapering for a Marathon.
Tapering for my first marathon drove me nuts. I was new to this and wanted to run all the time. Like all new things for me, I tend to get obsessive. I wanted to run everyday, and my aging body would not allow.
Now that I've been doing this... Read more
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