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  • harmonie1 Amateur 8 posts since
    Jun 2, 2011
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    3,315. Jun 6, 2011 2:07 AM (in response to Ogr44)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    I did week 1 day 1 and surprised myself by eing able to jog for 90 secs. Unfortunatley i got a huge blister on my heel after a couple of minutes and had to to stop off at the corner shop to buy some plasters to put on it so i could hobble home. My running shoes which are still in good condition and hardly used were perfectly comfortable the last time I wore them about two and half years ago. Took them to the running shop and they said they were fine and sold me some new socks.

    I thin I'll have to put preventitive plasters on my heels before I go out again and see if they soften up again. Still I did an 8 mile hike this weekend so got lots of lovely fresh air.

  • Guayquilwriter Legend 511 posts since
    Mar 18, 2011
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    3,316. Jun 6, 2011 2:28 AM (in response to freesia777)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    freesia777 wrote:

     

    Great job cutting your time down, Richard.  I had been wondering how you made it with the heat down there!

    A sun visor and lots of water and Gatorade!





    OVER 50 PRs

    5K - 31:50 5K La Joya 2011 - Aug 2011

    10K - 1:14:30 at Guayaquil Half Marathon - Jul 2011

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    InterAmerican Family Fun Run (5k) 36:04 (Previous Year 39:22)

    Emelec 5K 33:16

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    15 June - 5K Ciudad Celeste

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  • valerie0409 Pro 122 posts since
    Mar 25, 2011
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    3,317. Jun 6, 2011 9:38 AM (in response to Guayquilwriter)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Made the sad mistake of taking my partner to my Drs appointment with me. He said my salt levels could be lower (what American's couldnt be?). Now I have meal plans with all of my daily calories, fat intake and nutritional values all graphed out for the next three weeks. I think she needs a hobby... just saying. Jeez.

     

    Any-hoo have a mud run in two weeks! Weigh-in to follow.

     

    Stay waddling my friends.

     

    As penguins, we may be slow but at least we are well dressed for the party.





    I'm a slow moving creature but at least you have someone to pass!

    In the quest to lose my backside I may have lost my mind!

    I Love Mothers Day 5k- 5/8/11 : 50:13  241 lbs

    Recreational 5k - 6/11/11 : 39:48 230 lbs

    Champions Mud Bash 5k - 6/18/11 : 31:24 226 lbs

    Kiwanis Midnight Run 5k - 7/3-4/11

    Aces Are Wild Series: Ace of Diamonds 5k - 8/21/11 - Ace of Clubs 10k - 9/11/11 - Ace of Hearts 15k - 10/16/11 - Ace of Spades 1/2 Marathon - 11/6/11

    Run For Your Lives Zombie 5k - 10/22/11 -Tough Mudder - 12/4/11 - WDW Marathon - 1/8/12

    Disney Family Fun Run 5k - 1/27/12 - Tnkerbell Inaugural Half Marathon - 1/28/12

    Gasparilla Michelob Ultra Challange (15k/ 5k/ HM/ 5+3k) - 3/3-4/12

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         First 5k 241 lbs                          Mud Bash 226 lbs

  • willwrite4chocolate Pro 124 posts since
    Aug 1, 2010
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    3,318. Jun 6, 2011 9:42 AM (in response to valerie0409)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Go, penguins, go. No time to keep up individually with everyone, but it makes me so happy to see all the running going on. We waddle and we rock!!!

     

    Flippers up, everyone! Penguin on!!!





    ~ Nita

  • Colleen412 Amateur 15 posts since
    Apr 25, 2011

    I know...blink & there's 10 more pages of awesomeness!

     

    Are there any penguins in the NYC metro area?

    I just joined another running group thru Meetup.com, but I think I'll be a hinderance to everyone again (like I was in my previous Meetup group).

     

    Thanks.





    Colleen

    NikeRunning Screenname: Colleen412

    ______________________________________________

    4/17/11: Unite Half Marathon @ Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ,

    (shortened to 9.55 miles due to flooding):

    2 hrs, 16 min, 48 sec

    6/11/11: Titan 5K-Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project, Keansburg, NJ

    41 min, 33 sec

    10/2/11: Jersey Shore Half Marathon, Sandy Hook, NJ

    3 hrs, 12 min, 5 sec

  • NanLH Rookie 3 posts since
    May 26, 2011
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    3,320. Jun 6, 2011 11:39 AM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Yeaaaaaah for all us Penguins!  I love logging on and reading about your successes , your upcoming races, etc.  I did my first 5K May 21, and will do another one this weekend.  Hoping to have a better time, something under 43 minutes.  I've lost 77 pounds so far, and feel so strong and healthy.  Rock on!

  • Colleen412 Amateur 15 posts since
    Apr 25, 2011
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    3,321. Jun 6, 2011 12:27 PM (in response to NanLH)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    I've come up with something of a tagline for myself...feel free to adapt & use it...

     

    Faster than a sleeping couch potato,

    More powerful than another lazy excuse,

    Able to leap tall curbs in a single bound,

    It's a tortoise,

    It's a penguin,

    It's..ME!!!





    Colleen

    NikeRunning Screenname: Colleen412

    ______________________________________________

    4/17/11: Unite Half Marathon @ Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ,

    (shortened to 9.55 miles due to flooding):

    2 hrs, 16 min, 48 sec

    6/11/11: Titan 5K-Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project, Keansburg, NJ

    41 min, 33 sec

    10/2/11: Jersey Shore Half Marathon, Sandy Hook, NJ

    3 hrs, 12 min, 5 sec

  • snortman Pro 69 posts since
    May 22, 2011
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    3,322. Jun 6, 2011 1:23 PM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    So is 9-9.5 minute miles considered slow or average? It may be hard to determine whether I'm a penguin or not until my runs are a little bit longer (since I only just today finished week 2 of C25K). My pace of running/walking the second and third day of W2 were about 12.5 minute miles. I imagine I'll just have to wait and see.I wouldn't want to intrude if I'm considered faster than a penguin.

     

    Stephen

  • Colleen412 Amateur 15 posts since
    Apr 25, 2011
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    3,323. Jun 6, 2011 1:24 PM (in response to snortman)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    It's faster than I can go...





    Colleen

    NikeRunning Screenname: Colleen412

    ______________________________________________

    4/17/11: Unite Half Marathon @ Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ,

    (shortened to 9.55 miles due to flooding):

    2 hrs, 16 min, 48 sec

    6/11/11: Titan 5K-Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project, Keansburg, NJ

    41 min, 33 sec

    10/2/11: Jersey Shore Half Marathon, Sandy Hook, NJ

    3 hrs, 12 min, 5 sec

  • ninjakitten Amateur 13 posts since
    Jun 19, 2009
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    3,324. Jun 6, 2011 1:40 PM (in response to harmonie1)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    In 2 and a half years, your feet can change a little--perhaps that's why you're getting blisters?  Your body can change in that amount of time and that can alter your feet as well. It's strange, but it's all connected.

     

    I get blisters as well but find the trick is keeping my feet dry with the proper socks (I've found some good ones, but not 'perfect' ones yet).  I also tried running with those nylon 'footies' under my socks. I heard it reduces friction and it worked pretty well, too.





    (incomplete list right now )

    Chicago Marathon - 2003, 2004

    Fish Day Run/Walk, Port Washington - 2009

    Isle of Wight Half Marathon - 2009

    Jingle Bell 5K at the Zoo - 2010

    Green Bay Cellcom Half Marathon - 2011

  • Ecboyd Amateur 15 posts since
    May 16, 2011
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    3,325. Jun 6, 2011 1:56 PM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    wow, what a thread...

     

    (sigh) thank you!

     

    I'm all ...misty eyed... at the Inspiration....

     

    Walking still in rehab after a nice bout of Runners Knee (ouch). BUT it was a GOOD thing, cuz my Honey decided …. Sense I was “all slow again” he’d jump on board and join me.

    So were a walkin, 14:05 to 14:35 .. We were supposed to start the Run/Walk tonight… but He started getting Shin splints : ( . So 1 more week walking with him Shortening his stride and walkin more center footed. Lets see how it goes…

     

    My poor feet WANT TO RUN!

     

    But my honey is making sure I don’t reinjure my knee..by keeping me slow.  (Ever try to catch a tornado on a leash???)    *GRIN*

     

     

     

    So we are set for the Tinkerbell ½ in Jan, and I think We will add the SD Blood bank 10k in July …

     

    Thank you again for all your stories… : ) wonderful Just wonderful.

  • reddolp50 Legend 461 posts since
    Mar 17, 2011
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    3,326. Jun 6, 2011 3:03 PM (in response to valerie0409)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Wow Val - that is wonderful to have someone charting and planning for you - way easy to follow - color me envious, but happy for you......and love that saying   'well dressed'  love those positive and humor laced sayings - they carry me for miles  





    Penguins Rule, Penguin On, Penguin UP!

    Don't Put That Crap in Your Mouth There is no finish line.....Nike Advertisement

    10/29/11 5k Chocolate Beano 42.52

  • reddolp50 Legend 461 posts since
    Mar 17, 2011
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    3,327. Jun 6, 2011 3:07 PM (in response to NanLH)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Congrats Nan on the tremendous weight loss!   Victory!   Your race time is great as well - way to go.

     

    I am not making any progress there, but hoping to before too long - staying the same....and I would love to break out of the 40's for the 5k - going out to run ..I mean   ploggle at least an hour tonight - maybe toss in some swimming at the local pool  - it is 98 right now





    Penguins Rule, Penguin On, Penguin UP!

    Don't Put That Crap in Your Mouth There is no finish line.....Nike Advertisement

    10/29/11 5k Chocolate Beano 42.52

  • reddolp50 Legend 461 posts since
    Mar 17, 2011
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    3,328. Jun 6, 2011 3:09 PM (in response to Colleen412)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

                                           Love it 





    Penguins Rule, Penguin On, Penguin UP!

    Don't Put That Crap in Your Mouth There is no finish line.....Nike Advertisement

    10/29/11 5k Chocolate Beano 42.52

  • reddolp50 Legend 461 posts since
    Mar 17, 2011
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    3,329. Jun 6, 2011 3:13 PM (in response to snortman)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    That would NASCAR lapping in my world, but pace is individual.  I am far far slower than that - nearl 14.30-15+ min miles depending on the issue of the day......and I am not the twiggy type, but sort of in the the Clydesdale group - not sort of - I am in the Clydesdale group 

     

    but I think anyone is welcome - Penguin is individual and pretty social - band together and support one another - so welcome &  glad to have you Stephen......





    Penguins Rule, Penguin On, Penguin UP!

    Don't Put That Crap in Your Mouth There is no finish line.....Nike Advertisement

    10/29/11 5k Chocolate Beano 42.52

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