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Beyond the Badge 2015

5K through Crown Hill cemetery to honor our public safety officers and support the families of those who have paid with their lives.
It has been a recovery-filed few months. Some of the reasons I have not posted running activities are included in the blog below: www.monumentalmarathon.com

Indy Double video with soundtrack

The Rock Steady Boxing Road Team 2011

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Member NameSteve Gilbert
LocationFishers, IN
Years Running34 
Max Distancemarathon 
Fastest Mile7:00.6 
Current Mile7:00.6 
Types of RunningRoad Runner
Internet Profile Linkhttp://www.monumentalmarathon.com/blog/2...
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. 
Quote“I will see it when I believe it. . . . "There was this old guy . . . Must have been about 70 . . . (warming up for the race)" -- "Watch who you are calling old!"” 
Running AchievementsSince 11/1/2014, I have achieved a PR at every distance I have run except 10K. That PR was set in 2011. I was 0:20 per mile off that record pace 4/19/16, at a longer distance. All have been achieved since my 69th birthday under the coaching of Matt Ebersole. www.pbtau.com If my health holds, I will attempt to PR at all distances as a M70-74 runner.

Recognized as Earthlete Ambassador for 2014, '15, '16.

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    
12/11/16 Florida Holiday Halfathon  Maderia Beach, FLorida  1/2 Marathon  Share with Friends Share on Facebook  
3/18/17 Sam Costa  Indianapolis, IN  6.55469 Miles  Share with Friends Share on Facebook  
11/4/17 Beyond Monumental   Indianapolis, IN  Marathon  Share with Friends Share on Facebook  

Recent Races

Date Event Name Location Distance Race Time Place
11/5/16 Monumental Marathon, Half, 5K  Indianapolis, IN   5K  27:11  317/2762 
10/8/16 Indianapolis Half Marathon & 5K  Int. Harrison (Indianapolis)  5K  30:16  184/974 
8/6/16 Personal Best 5 Mile  Indianapolis, IN   5 Miles     
6/2/16 Monumental Mile  Indianapolis, IN   1 Mile     
4/16/16 Carmel Marathon weekend (5K)  Carmel, IN  5K  32:20  205/653 
3/19/16 Sam Costa   Noblesville, IN  6.55469 Miles  56:15.0  84/351 

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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

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
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Tune up for Carmel 5K this weekend.
WU, 3 mi progression, CD. Looks good for the weekend.

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
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Quarter marathon plus CD

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
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30 min stretch/WU, 30 WO bike, rowing machine

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016
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3 mile SSR at 80-85%. + WU and CD.

Saturday, October 31st, 2015
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WU and stretch, cardio on elliptical and bike, CD

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
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15 min stretch/WU, 50 min elliptical/recumbant bike/airdyne. Had to adjust pre-race training (Indianapolis Monumental half-Marathon) to allow for hip injury recovery.

Monday, October 5th, 2015
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Started as a long run. went well until my new shoes started to bite my feet. WU, 10K split at near record pace even though not racing, walked 0.25, slow 2.0 mi, walked out the rest.

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

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runnerCheck out my video on my profile!
Steve Gilbert 8/20/16 9:11 pm
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Steve Gilbert 8/20/16 9:08 pm
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Steve Gilbert 8/20/16 9:07 pm
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runnerI was honored and humbled to be a nominee for the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Fan Pass photo. If you would like to support a fellow Ujena Fit Club member as well as this great community race please go to monumentalmarathon.com and vote for @rsbbean It is legal to vote early AND often through Sept. 8th. Thank you. If you don't have anything on your calendar for Nov. 7th, this is a great event http://monumentalmarathon.com/contests/2015-Fan-Pass/
Steve Gilbert 9/4/15 10:59 am
runnerVery cool!! I'll be there on 11/7! :)
Angela Robinson 9/10/15 7:35 am
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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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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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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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Steve Gilbert 5/6/13 5:48 am
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Steve Gilbert 5/3/13 7:04 pm
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Steve Gilbert 4/18/13 1:29 pm
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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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UjENA FIT Club Fit Log Entries (2016) 2012

Wk #Log DateEntry TypeActualDay AvgWk TotWk PointsAcc Pnts
6 Wks 16 Days 2.7 Days/Wk Avg 47.1 mi 0.9 avg 6.4 avg  
 Tue 4/125.1-7mi Run5.33   671
6Mon 4/11All Workouts 1 Hour+1:30:00 0.0 mi0.0 mi1265
 Sat 4/9All Workouts 2 Hours+6.17/2:30:00   1063
 Thu 4/7All Workouts 1 Hour+1:30:00   558
 Wed 4/62-3.1mi Run or Walk2.84   356
5Tue 4/53.2-5mi Run or Walk4.94 0.7 mi4.9 mi553
4Tue 3/22All Workouts 1 Hour 0.0 mi0.0 mi348
3Sat 3/197.1-10mi Run7.73 1.1 mi7.7 mi1845
 Tue 2/235.1-7mi Run6.04   835
 Mon 2/22All Workouts 1 Hour+1:30:00   229
2Sun 2/211 Mile Run or Walk1.3 2.9 mi20.2 mi2127
 Sat 2/207.1-10mi Run7.3   2026
 Fri 2/192-3.1mi Run or Walk3.13   1016
 Thu 2/18All Workouts 1 Hour+1:30:00   713
 Wed 2/173.2-5mi Run or Walk3.26   511
1Tue 2/165.1-7mi Run5.22 0.7 mi5.2 mi66
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