BOILHAM   26,399
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Tallahassee Marathon 2013



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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 6 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 6 marathons.

I completed my first Sprint Triathlon at age 66. My goal now is to complete an Olympic Triathlon, (done: 8/17/14) then a 70.3 if I can get my bike speed/endurance up.
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Member Since: 1/7/2012

SparkPoints: 26,399

Fitness Minutes: 29,715

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. - Done
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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BROOKLYN_BORN
2/10/2015 9:29:37 AM

My last race was our town’s annual Christmas Classic where I chased the “energizer bunny” (from a nearby city) up the last hill. I finished 25 seconds behind her – the best I’ve ever done. She was 2nd in the 65-69 AG and I was 3rd. First place was one of those youngsters just turned 65.
I’ve got a 4 miler coming up Mar 1, a HM on the 22nd and another HM in mid April (in EUROPE!) I’ve never done 2 HMs in the same year let alone 4 weeks apart. I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity. I’ll be there anyway (Czech Republic) since DH is presenting at a conference in the same city that week.




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MANOLY
2/9/2015 10:42:02 PM

Thanks for adding me as spark friend. Have a great day.



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ONMYMEDS
2/8/2015 4:46:28 PM

Very nice job in Tallahassee, Vic!!! Waiting to hear all about it.

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ROXYZMOM
2/5/2015 3:04:20 PM

I am doing ok. Driving cross country (sorted and packed my son's stuff up in San Diego) Enjoying the sights



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ONMYMEDS
2/1/2015 9:19:37 AM

Vic, good luck on your upcoming Tallahassee Marathon. I know you'll do us geezers proud!!

I certainly envy you living in Florida at the moment. I'm looking out at 8 inches of snow right now and it's still coming down. No question what I'll be doing for my cardio workout today.

Take care

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