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Last corner at Boston '23.
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

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The Rock Steady Boxing Road Team 2011

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Member NameSteve Gilbert
LocationFishers, IN
Years Running44 
Max Distancemarathon 
Fastest Mile7:00.6 
Current Mile7:58 
Types of RunningRoad Runner
Internet Profile Linkhttps://m.facebook.com/groups/2024901397...
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. Seemed pleasantly ironic at my age. Other than a set-back from an injury (resulting from bad form), after four years I was still consistently improving my pace and age-graded performance. I set 5 (of 7) distance PR's the year I turned 70. 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. Since turning 70 I have been diagnosed as hyper- and hen hypothyroid and had major surgery to stop infection and repair hernia mesh migration. I am also ten years older. Still I will set a distance PR of 800+ miles at 77. 
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 the month I turned 70, I have achieved a PR at every distance I have run except marathon, and 10K. Under the coaching of Matt Ebersole, www.pbtau.com, I have continued to run and achieve unexpected results. Garmin says I cover ore miles than 90+ percent of my AG.

In 2018 I was honored to run in the Drake Relays Masters 800m. While I finished well behind the rest of the (much younger) field, it was a joyful orotunity to show the benefits of perseverance regardless of challenges.

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. I surpassed that time at both the "500" Mini and th eMonumental half in 2015. I call the feeling "juvenile euphoria". 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 did not apply to a 68-year-old who didn'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. At 75, everything has become a little more challenging. Warmup, pace, stamina, but I can still run. (Any day running is another good day of praising the blessing.)

Eight year after my second marathon, I ran a BQ in April 2022. My training has been interrupted by a fall and Covid-19 but I have eight weeks to get in the best shape possible.

Epilogue: I ran Boston with my brother as support runner. I felt good at the finish and was only +5:00 over my PR eight years earlier. 

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Upcoming Races

Date Event Name Location Distance    

Recent Races

Date Event Name Location Distance Race Time Place
4/27/24 Choose to Move 5K  Fishers, IN  5K  28:29   
3/23/24 Sam Costa  Carmel, IN  6.55 Miles  01:04:08   
2/24/24 Indy Polar Bear  Indianapolis  5K  34:08   
2/24/24 Indy Polar Bear  Indianapolis  10K  01:11:05   
1/1/24 Cheesr to New Years  Indianapolis, iIN  5K  30:13   
12/2/23 Candy Cane Lane  Fishers, IN  6.55 Miles  01:10:52   
10/28/23 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon  Indianapolis, IN  1/2 Marathon  02:12:09  2949/5219 
9/23/23 Mill Race  Columbus, IN  1/2 Marathon  02:18:53   
9/16/23 Geist 5K  Fishers, IN  5K  30:01   
6/24/23 Monumental Mile  Indianapolis, iIN  1 Mile  08:24   

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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

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
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Good countdown speed stint run before half Saturday. First half in nearly two years recovering from various maladies. Anticipation! (Cue the music)

run Good luck Steve...you are ready and the music is ready to start.
Bob Anderson 10/4/17 10:34 am
run Thanks, Bob.
Steve Gilbert 10/4/17 10:35 am
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

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runnerI started out taking only Azilect, then Mirapex,and then dopamine  for my Parkinson disease, as the disease progressed they didn’t help much. A year ago I started on PD TREATMENT PROTOCOL from Aknni Herbs Centre (aknniherbscentre.com). One month into the treatment, I made a significant recovery, my symptoms were gone including tremors . It's been months since I completed the treatment, I am symptom free and I live a very productive life all thanks to Aknni herbs centre !!! 
donna morris 1/20/24 1:31 am
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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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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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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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UjENA FIT Club Fit Log Entries (2024) 2012

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