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After the Monumental Marathon 2013.
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The Rock Steady Boxing Road Team 2011


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Member NameSteve Gilbert
LocationUnited States
Age69
SexMale
Years Running34 
Max Distancemarathon 
Fastest Mile8:02 
Current Mile8:02 
Types of RunningRoad Runner
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Fitness StatementStarted running seriously at age 64. Did not consider myself a "runner" until I read that "If you run, you are a runner". I have also heard that new runners typically improve for ten years. Seems pleasantly ironic at my age. Other than a set-back from an injury (resulting from bad form) , after four years I am still consistently improving my pace and age-graded performance. I am empirical evidence that to a degree intensity of your workout can replace extensive time on your feet in training., and that if you don't accept preconceived limits on your ability you are no longer limited. Diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2004. Started training at Rock Steady Boxing, a unique non-contact boxing training program designed for people with PD, in 2007. As a result, I feel I have achieved the best fitness level of my life for my age despite the effects of PD. I run because I can, because it is empowering, as a symbol of believing in yourself, and to honor those who are challenged by their physical condition and are not so blessed. 
Running AchievementsRecognized as Earthlete Ambassador for 2014.

I ran my first marathon at age 66, with guidance and companionship (step for step) from my brother. Achieved my goal of finishing the 2013 Indy "500" Festival Mini healthy. Missed my 'silent' goal of eclipsing my time set in 1984 at the Mini, where I started running, by only 25 seconds. I then ran a half PR in November, 2013. To borrow from P. Rothschild, "Slower I was. Faster I became. It is just a number." Training pace seems to indicate there is still room for improvement. Typical rules do not apply to a 68-year-old who doesn't know his limits yet. I started running late, but continued improvement illustrates that training and commitment can go a long way in compensating for the loss of under-appreciated youthful energy. (Any day running is another good day of praising the blessing.) 

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Upcoming Races

Date Event Name Location Distance    

Recent Races

Date Event Name Location Distance Race Time Place
11/1/14 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon  Indianapolis, IN   Marathon  05:06:40  3109 
9/21/14 Beyond the Badge 5K  Indianapolis, IN   5K  27:41   
8/9/14 Personal Best 5 Mile  Indianapolis, IN   5 Miles  47:36.8  149/213 
6/5/14 Monumental Mile  Indianapolis, IN  1 Mile  08:02  285/596 
5/24/14 Noblesville 5K  Noblesville, IN  5K  28:54  28 
5/3/14 One America 500 Festival 5K  Indianapolis, IN  5K  30:36  569/3370 
3/22/14 Sam Costa Half and Quarter Marathon  Carmel, IN  6.55469 Miles  01:02:46  178/435 

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Double Road Race Results

NameEventRaceBib#TimePlacePointsPrize MoneyFull Results
Steve GilbertOverland Park 6/30/13Double Road Race2171:24:452011016.67results

 

UjENA FIT Club Posts

Friday, July 18th, 2014
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Relaxed training run.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014
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WU, .5 mi walk, 4 x 4 min heavy bag/aerobic bike, .5mi run, core balance circuit

Saturday, May 24th, 2014
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5K run plus additional

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
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Cross train.

Friday, December 27th, 2013
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Treadmill run. First run since November, as I have focused on cross training since my last race.

Monday, October 7th, 2013
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Golf training

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
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Cross-train day. Repetitive sets of calisthenics, heavy bag, 0.2 mi and sprints x 10. Definitely more than two points worth!

Monday, July 1st, 2013
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Double Road Race OP Great day. The half-time will get you. Stay focused.

Saturday, May 18th, 2013
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Geist Half-marathon today. Second half of traditional Indy Month-of-May club event. A marathon with a half time! Good day as always. Geist PB.

Saturday, May 4th, 2013
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Great day at the Indy 500 mini-marathon with my brother, the Rock Steady Road Team, and 35,000 of our closest friends.

run Way to go Steve...I am so proud of you! Sub two hours!!!!!!
Bob Anderson 5/4/13 10:16 pm
run Thanks, Bob. It was good anyway, but that was a big, thick coat of icing. First sub-2 since I turned 40! 5K split to start was faster than my 5K race time, and the AG % is edging up. Not the PR I would have liked. Still hungry. Sore in all the right places. Geist half in two weeks. Not as crowded, but hilly. We will see what the day will allow.
Steve Gilbert 5/6/13 5:35 pm
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runnerGreat workout with Coach Matt Ebersole's PBT yesterday. WU, a couple of 1 min. sprints, 3 miles steady, finish strong, CD. I have been struggling since my quad injury March 23rd. Still not up to my own expectations, but I now have more optimism. Focusing on the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and Half Nov.1.
Steve Gilbert 7/16/14 12:49 pm
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runnerCheck out my video on my profile!
Steve Gilbert 5/18/13 5:49 pm
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runnerWhite River State Park, NCAA Hall of Champions, National Institute for Fitness and Sport, Planet Fitness, Rock Steady Boxing, and Blue Mile all confirmed for Double Road Race Indy. More announcements soon.
Steve Gilbert 5/18/13 5:43 pm
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runnerCheck out my video on my profile!
Steve Gilbert 5/10/13 5:55 am
runnerGood video...you are an inspiration Steve...
Bob Anderson 5/11/13 12:02 pm
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runnerCheck out my video on my profile!
Steve Gilbert 5/6/13 5:48 am
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runnerCheck out my video on my profile!
Steve Gilbert 5/3/13 7:04 pm
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runnerCheck out my video on my profile!
Steve Gilbert 4/18/13 1:29 pm
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runnerCheck out my video on my profile!
Steve Gilbert 4/8/13 5:01 pm
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runnerCheck out my video on my profile!
Steve Gilbert 2/19/13 5:43 pm
runnerLove the video...
Bob Anderson 2/20/13 8:50 pm
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runnerExciting day yesterday. The Road Team from Rock Steady Boxing for the One America 500 Festival Mini Marathon/5K is now at 20 and growing. Rock Steady is an innovative exercise program to improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson's Disease. We will Rock the course!
Steve Gilbert 2/1/13 5:17 am
runnerRock Steady Boxing
Bruce Gilbert 2/3/13 11:58 am
runner26 as of today. If you see us 5/4, say Hello!
Steve Gilbert 2/7/13 11:18 am
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runnerWhy I CAN run is all about the cross training program I have been in for five years. Tuesday we had guests from Ch. 8 news who aired a feature on Rock Steady Boxing at 5:30 last night. Watch at: http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/health/parkinsons-patients-fight-back-with-boxing-moves?ref=scroller
Steve Gilbert 12/12/12 7:43 pm
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runnerCheck out my video on my profile!
Steve Gilbert 12/10/12 12:31 pm
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runner"Monumental Bean" is a 3 minute video produced by Kristy Follmar, trainer at Rock Steady Boxing. With encouragement and inspiration from family and friends, I trained for my first marathon last summer. All was going well until I got into the last month, when poor form (hamstring dominance poor glute action) began to take a toll on my knees. The training pace had indicated a possible 4:30 - 5:00 finish until the falloff following 3:00 and 3:45 long runs when the poor technique began to take its toll. I had enough leg strength to carry a half, but without the glutes the knees began to lose stability . Determination trumped prudence, and I finished in 6:22:21 thrilled, fulfilled, and with extremely sore knees. My brother (a 3:30 marathoner), who supported me throughout, sacrificed his race to be there step for step. Unending thanks to my wife, teammates, and many friends who were there in person or in spirit. I ran as a way to praise the blessings I have received, and to honor and encourage those who are in a tougher race every day than I was last November. It was a privilege to donate my medal to Medals4Mettle. (http://www.medals4mettle.org)
Steve Gilbert 9/17/12 10:23 am
runnerCool video...I really wished I could make your race but I just am not going to be able too...how about you coming out to our Dec 23 Double in Pleasanton?
Bob Anderson 9/18/12 6:06 pm
runnerIMM tomorrow! Sorry you couldn't join us, but I know you are nearing the end of a great project. The day looks good, course is good, I feel good. Ready for whatever the day will allow. Would love to get my"old guy" PB, but overall just happy to be able to participate.
Steve Gilbert 11/2/12 12:39 pm
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runnerCheck out my video on my profile!
Steve Gilbert 9/16/12 8:47 pm
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runnerCheck out my video on my profile!
Steve Gilbert 7/12/12 6:26 pm
runnerGreat video...
Bob Anderson 7/12/12 10:00 pm
runnerSteve, inspirational movie and story. All the best as you pursue your current marathon goal.
Gary Funck 7/12/12 10:02 pm
runnerI need to share this with my friend who's father has PD. She helped get a benefit race started (Speedy PD 10k and 5k) several years ago. One of the therapies use in the local support program is dancing...have had good results. Keep running!
Barry Anderson 7/14/12 9:38 am
runnerThanks to your friend. This might be of interest http://www.youngparkinsons.org/articles/music-therapy. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of any help regarding our fitness program for PWP.
Steve Gilbert 7/16/12 8:29 am
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UjENA FIT Club Fit Log Entries (2014) 2012

Wk #Log DateEntry TypeActualDay AvgWk TotWk PointsAcc Pnts
4 Wks 13 Days 3.3 Days/Wk Avg 34.2 mi 0.6 avg 4.4 avg  
 Fri 7/183.2-5mi Run or Walk3.4   2254
 Thu 7/17All Workouts 1 Hour1 mi. + 60 min xtrain   1749
 Wed 7/163.2-5mi Run or Walk3.5   1446
 Tue 7/155.1-7mi Run6.2   941
 Mon 7/142-3.1mi Run or Walk2.4   335
4Sun 7/133.2-5mi Run or Walk4.2 1.5 mi10.8 mi1332
 Fri 7/113.2-5mi Run or Walk3.2   827
 Thu 7/10Workout 1hr+1 mi + 1.5 hr   322
3Wed 7/93.2-5mi Run or Walk3.35 0.5 mi3.4 mi519
2Thu 5/22All Workouts 1 Hour 0.0 mi0.0 mi914
 Sat 5/172-3.1mi Run or Walk2   611
 Fri 5/162-3.1mi Run or Walk2.4   38
1Thu 5/153.2-5mi Run or Walk3.5 0.5 mi3.5 mi55
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