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  • willwrite4chocolate Pro 124 posts since
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    3,705. Jul 21, 2011 10:14 AM (in response to -Sharon)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Hi, Sharon:


    What part of Ohio are you visiting? I'm in Columbus. At 1PM on Thursday it's 93 degrees with a heat index of 104. Stay indoors!


    My dog and I went for a run this morning at 7:30AM - 77 degrees and 80% humidity. Crazy hot for so early. We went one mile and the dog was way too hot so I took him home and then finished my additional 2 miles to make the 3 that was on the training schedule for today. I am in a running club called Marathoner in Training here in Columbus and we do our long runs on Saturdays. They keep making it earlier and earlier to keep us out of the heat. We have seven miles on the schedule for Saturday at 6:30AM. A storm is coming through which will cool it down a bit over the weekend but it will be high 80's and low 90's next week too.


    I just have to say that I'm stunned by how easily I wrote above that I am scheduled to run 7 miles on Saturday. OMG! SEVEN MILES!!! I did six miles last weekend with this group. They have all different paces including run/walk and walk and it's fun because we chat while we run. I've worked my way up to the 13 minute milers and I feel like a bloody speed demon when I consider where I came from, but I'm still a penguin! ONCE A PENGUIN ALWAYS A PENGUIN!!!! So many of us have come such a very long way on this penguin path. I LOVE THE PENGUINS!!!


    Hydrate! Hydrate!! Hydrate!!!

    ~ Nita

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,928 posts since
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    3,706. Jul 21, 2011 11:02 AM (in response to Dolliegirl)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Hello and Welcome!

  • Wayna72 Pro 112 posts since
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    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Willwriteforcholate... I think we are a week behind you guys on the same plan. I am training for the 1/2 in novermber (Route66) we do our long runs on sat as well but at 0545 (am) not sure witch is worse that I am up before the sun or that I go on about 3 hours of sleep. We are doing 6 this weekend. I was laughing to day because 6 weeks ago I was barley doing a mile before I gave out with walking and running.Now I am trying to get to 3 miles on the treadmill during the week and looking at going 6 miles (if I dont get lost) in 90 degree weather. I enjoying every minute of it. (afterwards that is).



    On a happy note this is a great article " Woman cuts weight in half by eating right and running half marathons"


    Will Run 4 Food 5k-56mins (first 5k) 6/5/10
    Walk for Life/Run for Adoptions 9/18/10 51:56
    John 3:16 run 5k 52:57 mins chip time. (all hills) 10/23/10
    Steps for sucess on Route 66 11/22/10 51:09
    Poker Run 2/11 no time
    St Patrick 5K 52mins 3/12/11
    YWCA Race againest Racism 48 min 4/30/11
    Run to the Sun 45:32 9/5/2011
    Route 66 1/2 marathon 11/11 3:43
    Aquarium Run 4/12 3:33
    Tulsa Run 15k 2:22
    Route 66 Marathon. 11/18

  • texsurfmonkey Pro 125 posts since
    Mar 22, 2011
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    3,708. Jul 21, 2011 8:13 PM (in response to MamaBear56)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Your pics are fabulous!! Fellow penguins, have a great weekend. I shall be flying outta here in the morning to go do my first 10K night trail run IN San Antonio. Not to worry, I have made sure that I have pairs of shoes (not just two left shoes)in my suitcase this trip, my trail shoes and my road shoes. Chupacabras, I am coming for you. Then I will be picking up my dad who is flying in to meet me from GA. He has never seen the Alamo. After a couple days, I will return and continue getting ready for the triathlon on the 30th. I have lost my marbles, no wait, I seem to have one or two left.


    To all running this weekend:




    9/11/2010 Habitat for Humanity 5K 41.18

    10/10/10 10-10-10 10K 1:27:12

    10/30/2010 Fit For Life 5K 37.07.50

    11/06/2010 Kick for Kenya 10K 1:17:12

    01/01/2011 New Years Day 5K 34.22

    01/08/2011 Monohans Sandhills 5K 34:38

    02/06/2011 Surf City USA 1/2 Marathon 3:00:39

    02/12/2011 Cupids Run 5K 34:13

    3/26/2011 Bloodgusher 5K 37.11

    4/9/2011 Run From The Cops 10K 1:18:21.80

    4/30/2011 South Padre Island Sand Crab 10K 1:20:24 Night run on the beach!!

    5/21/2011 Running Feet For Helping Hands 5 Mile (63.35)

    7/22/2011 San Antonio Chupacabra 10K (night run, trail run)

    7/30/2011 Tall City Triathlon 2:00:23.7 (swim 15:13.4) (bike 56.09)(5K 45:00.9)

    9/10/2011 Comanche Warrior Triathlon

    10/01/2011 Crossroads HM, Odessa, Texas (gonna shoot for a 2:35:00)

    02/05/2012 - Surf City HM 2:53:02

  • reddolp50 Legend 461 posts since
    Mar 17, 2011
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    3,709. Jul 21, 2011 8:22 PM (in response to texsurfmonkey)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Have a great 10K Texsurfmonkey and a very special time with your Dad!       No runs this weekend, struggling to keep moving in the heat, it has been a walk/waddle/walk gig for the past few any pace, I am waddling on anyway....but usually  over 14 minutes 

    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

  • loriecollins Amateur 12 posts since
    Feb 7, 2011
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    3,710. Jul 22, 2011 3:17 AM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)
    All of you are very inspiring to me.  I have enjoyed reading everyones posts.  It gives me hope that i can keep going and reach my goals.  I will be doing my first 5K tonight at 7:45, i hope the temperature decides to be kind to me.  I am so nervous and i am not sure why.  i can do 4 miles without any trouble so i should be find doing the 5K.  I think that it is all the other people who are so much faster.  I am worried about keeping my own pace to start out. If not i will have a hard time with my breathing which will mess me up for the whole race.  I really like running by myself as i feel no pressure to be as fast as others.  To all those running this weekend keep cool and safe!
  • Paularun Pro 92 posts since
    Jul 9, 2011
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    3,711. Jul 22, 2011 8:12 AM (in response to loriecollins)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Hi Lorie! You are tough and brave, today in the news I read about the "heat bubble", it must be really hot. Make it a safe pace!

    Keeping my fingers crossed,


  • runlambrun Pro 95 posts since
    Apr 14, 2011
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    3,712. Jul 22, 2011 12:23 PM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Hey everybody!  Everyone's been busy and active.  Valerie: so good to see you back....and 20pounds lighter!  your rockin!


    Welcome Paula: and Tex monkey is right: you finished a 5K!!!  Big woo-hoo to yoo!


    Wayna:  i think i sweat it out. no need for potty for me 


    Reddolp: you know you're a runner when you are out there and you'r moving!  at least that's what i tell myself. ps: likin' your car tag


    Jasmine: somehow i missed your post about finishing your tri. sounds like you weren't thrilled, but girl, you did a TRIATHLON!!!


    Lorie:  a 5k virgin! you go girl! careful in that heat.  i think you'll be so excited you won't think about losing sleep. let us know how you do.


    Dollie:  i did a hm in march, and i was the last person to come in. but i came in.  let us know how you do.. and have fun!


    Indigo: you are so right in what you say to paula.


    Runnermommy: those miles really add up don't they! nice surprise.


    MONKEY:  get those chupacabras!! will be thinking of you.



    I'm training with Marathon Makeover in The Woodlands, TX.  I joined then in June, so my group will do 7-8 miles tomorrow. The "older" group will do 15 miles. We'll start at 6am to stay somewhat ahead of the heat.  I've been doing 6 miles on my own lately, so I'm looking forward to running with the group tomorrow.



    Run Lamb Run


    3/27/11:  Angie's Half-Crazy Half Marathon: 3:59:12

    4/30/11:  Toad Suck Daze 5K:  45:12


    Marathon Makeover


    Ten for Texas: October 2011

    Dallas White Rock Half Marathon: December 2011

    Jail Break Half Marathon - Baytown,TX : February 2012

  • Paularun Pro 92 posts since
    Jul 9, 2011
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    3,713. Jul 22, 2011 2:27 PM (in response to runlambrun)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    runlambrun, no, this is a misunderstanding! I was trying to say in case I run 5k, it would take me at least 40 min or more.

    I run through week 7 right now and in 25 min I run mere 3km.

  • Guayquilwriter Legend 511 posts since
    Mar 18, 2011
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    3,714. Jul 22, 2011 3:41 PM (in response to runlambrun)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)



    Sorry it has been a while since I posted on this thread. School has been crazy and the night classes I teach have been taking their toll. My last late nights are next week and I will be grateful for the extra sleep.


    It is amazing to me that it was only a few months ago I finished C25K. I have a rest day today but a 10-miler LSD tomorrow. 10 miles! woohee. And good luck to all those running and racing this weekend. You all rock!


    Now I have a real hard request to make to all of my running buddies out there. I am running not one but two marathons to raise money for cancer research. I hate cancer. Somehow I have personally been saved from suffering the affects of this killer but it seems to take a wrenching toll from almost every friend and family I know. October 2 I will run the Maraton de Guayaquil in Ecuador and January 29 the ING Miami Marathon.


    I am committed to raising $1,700 for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for these events but I’m going farther. My personal goal is to raise a minimum of $5,000 for this great cause because I believe in the mission of the LLS and what they invest in. In my first active week fundraising, great friends have already donated $350. It is the first step, with more to go.


    I am asking everybody to donate $25 to LLS as part of my marathon fundraising effort. Just about anybody can do $25. You can do $25. Even if you can’t, please give $10 to beat cancer. Make it $5 if you have to. If nothing else send me an email of good wishes, or even some prayers. Be part of the cure.

    You can even give more! There is nothing like helping against this remorseless killer. But $25 will do in a pinch.


    All donations go directly to LLS. You can learn more, or sign up to help, by visiting



    Thanks a lot -


    Now let's go kick some asphalt - and beat cancer while we're at it!

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

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

    Half - 2:32:22 at Guayaquil Marathon - Oct 2011

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

    Emelec 5K 33:16

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    18 November - 5K Villa Club

    2 December - 5K DM3

  • SeeCee Pro 85 posts since
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    3,715. Jul 22, 2011 4:59 PM (in response to texsurfmonkey)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    A night trail run sounds neat. Have a great time running and with your Dad!

    66th Manchester Road Race Nov. 28 2002 4.7miles 55:11

    On the Road Again!!

    Chester 4 on the 4th: 41:45

    9/24/11 Mari's Miles of Smiles 10K 1:02:21

    10/23/11 15th Annual Columbia Autumn Classic Road Race 5K 30:06

  • SeeCee Pro 85 posts since
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    3,716. Jul 22, 2011 5:10 PM (in response to -Sharon)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Even my dinky town has a couple of running loops on Livestrong Loops!! Thanks for the tip! I showed my husband and I have a feeling he'll be posting his "loops." 

    And not sure who it was that posted about Hall and Oates, "You Make My Dreams Come True." but I'm adding it to my playlist!!

    66th Manchester Road Race Nov. 28 2002 4.7miles 55:11

    On the Road Again!!

    Chester 4 on the 4th: 41:45

    9/24/11 Mari's Miles of Smiles 10K 1:02:21

    10/23/11 15th Annual Columbia Autumn Classic Road Race 5K 30:06

  • loriecollins Amateur 12 posts since
    Feb 7, 2011
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    3,717. Jul 22, 2011 6:16 PM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    I feel so great it was 103 when i started my 5K 94 when i finished.  I did my first 5K in 46:08.  I managed to run the whole way, no walking.

  • dmonet19 Expert 50 posts since
    Feb 6, 2011
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    3,718. Jul 22, 2011 7:47 PM (in response to loriecollins)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Hey I can co-sign on the no potties on the running trails. I thought it was just me! When i hold it long enough though, i guess my body just sweats it out maybe? maybe a mind diversion (haha). I also hate lugging a huge water bottle on a long run too, so water stops would be nice.


    Well, my 7 mile refresher was a bust today! I was so upset with myself and Texas!!! 97 degrees with a 103 degree heat index, I think i was doomed from the start. My brain thought a (heat of the day) jog would be a good restart to my week-long break, but my body said ("oh hell no!"). I slowly ran about a mile and a half when I began to feel like I sprinted 3 miles. So stubborn old me said I wasn't going to let the heat completely defeat my workout, so I started sprinting some 30 second intervals...did that about 5 times and finally gave up because I knew I had a good 5 more miles before I made it home. Then, I picked up the slow jog again for about 15 mins when my body then told me to just give it up because it wasn't going to happen. I power walked for about 3 miles and that actually felt like I was running. Then, I gave up and just started taking long strides forcing myself through the torchering sun. So, after turtling my way back home with absolutely no energy left, I decided I should NEVER attempt an "LSD" in the scorching heat again. It took me 2:20, yea, I felt really dumb when I made it back inside (haha). Not to mention, I was drinking hot water because the ice water I brought melted. Lesson learned!

  • Dolliegirl Expert 53 posts since
    May 26, 2011
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    3,719. Jul 23, 2011 6:30 PM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Thank you for all the warm welcome messages my new found Penguin friends! I will be proud to represent our special category tomorrow in the Wharf 2 Wharf, Santa Cruz to Capitola CA 10K. Cool ocean breezes and  40 bands along the way. My first 10K! Wish me luck!  ....and same to all of you wogging, jogging, walking, racing, training or whatever you are doing this weekend!

    Penguin on!


    Big Bunny Fun Run 5K, Cupertino, CA 4/23/2011 41:34

    Weight Watchers Walk It! 5K, Menlo Park, CA 5/22/2011 41:20

    Santa Cruz Firecracker 5K, Santa Cruz, CA 7/04/2011 41:52

    Wharf to Wharf 10K, Santa Cruz to Capitola,CA 7/24/2011 1:21:47

    Trail Hog 5K, San Jose, CA 9/24/2011 55:11 (big, big hill! trail run. very hard! who knew?)

    Waterfront 5K, San Francisco, CA 1/22/2012 43.47

    Valentine Fun Run 5K, Campbell, CA 2/11/2012 45:11

    She.Is.Beautiful 5K, Santa Cruz, CA 3/25/2012

    Big Bunny Fun Run 5K, Cupertino, CA 4/07/2012


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