I know. It is harder to motivate, find time, get back in shape, get off the couch, lose the weight, ignore the projects you already ignore and people your age don't really do things like that anymore - or do they. Meet some 60-80 year old climbers who pull down hard.
For those of you who climb, and those of you who don't, sore wrists are problematic, and often there is no clear way forward besides "rest", a word that means "try not to pull hard with that hand" to most climbers.
For some lovely trail running, hiking, backpacking and climbing, Rock Creek Canyon offers that great back country experience at 10,000' and above with parking.
Having strong knees on the trails means a much better chance of sucess and much lower chance of injury. Being a geezer means you have put a few miles on your knees. Fortunately there a few simple things you can do can help you to continue to use and abuse them with less pain. I was … Continue reading Easy Exercise for old knees
How to stay hydrated on a longer trail run Back in my youth, I would just run until I dehydrated. This seemed to work and meant I didn't have to carry anything. It also meant a couple of close calls with narrowing vision and raging thirst. I have been trying to figure out the best … Continue reading Carrying water/food on long runs – waist belt of pack?
Sadly, a series of injuries has taken me out of training this summer. Not to be wierd about it, but this years training has a been a bit like swimming upstream. In essence, it took too long to get my basic training together and I ended up by overtraining. Age is only a part of this … Continue reading Out of the (big) running.