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Poor Internet, but here are 2 pictures.

Friday, April 26, 2013      16 comments

We have a gorgeous site this morning. Today is day 9 - were moving to a different site later today. We'l... Read more

West Florida road trip - lots of pictures, and a little commentary.

Sunday, April 21, 2013      17 comments

Left home on Wednesday the 17th. We are working our way north on the west coast of FL heading to the gulf coast. We stayed 2 days at Manatee State Park. Read more

Getting Old Is Not For Sissies

Saturday, April 13, 2013      29 comments

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

Tuesday, April 09, 2013      24 comments

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.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013      18 comments

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)

Sunday, March 24, 2013      16 comments

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?

Saturday, March 16, 2013      18 comments

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. Read more

Relaxing and Building Endurance.

Thursday, March 14, 2013      16 comments

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.

Monday, March 11, 2013      16 comments

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.

Sunday, March 03, 2013      33 comments

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.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013      16 comments

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.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013      18 comments

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.

Sunday, February 10, 2013      20 comments

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.

Saturday, February 09, 2013      31 comments

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

Monday, February 04, 2013      45 comments

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


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