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  • dmonet19 Expert 50 posts since
    Feb 6, 2011
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    3,720. 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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    3,721. 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!





    Dolliegirl

    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

  • Dolliegirl Expert 53 posts since
    May 26, 2011
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    3,722. Jul 23, 2011 6:34 PM (in response to dmonet19)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Yeah, but I gotta admire your pluck! No worries. Lessons learned and you certainly got a workout!  Take care and don't wear yourself out in the heat!





    Dolliegirl

    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

  • texsurfmonkey Pro 125 posts since
    Mar 22, 2011
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    3,723. Jul 23, 2011 7:09 PM (in response to Dolliegirl)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    I am a Cali transplant. I did my first HM in Huntington beach this past February. Cali is a fabulous place to run along the ocean, I envy you.  I just did my first 10K trail here in in San Antonio last night. 88 minutes, but, the gratest part -- I didn't fall!!! Woot! Not sure I will do another night trail, it was very challenging but very fun. Hope everyone is having a great 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

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Penguins-Lambs-and-Bears-oh-my/152835968118339

  • Ogr44 Legend 316 posts since
    May 24, 2008
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    3,724. Jul 23, 2011 8:07 PM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Hope everyone has been staying cool - I floated between Chicago and east coast this week.  managed to be at both places for the hottest days.

     

    I started couple of times a week run in the morning.  it still seems strange to be out early in the morning around my own house.  I am shooting to get this loop down below 33 min.  first time was 39, next 36 and the last time I ran it  (this past Tuesday) 35 min.  All I did was walk wendsay and Thursday in the evening --  nice and easy -- I was staying outside of Chicago and missed the big storm.  I will be out running again Tuesday morning and hope to lower the time again.

     

    I am amazed at how many people I see running in the heat.  I will walk, but don't try to jog when temp is this high.

     

    I haven't scheduled a race before the VBHM and am debating signing up for Century bike ride.  I have been getting in around 100 miles a week riding (when not on travel).  I will be back on the bike monday  (assuming its below 100!).  I find the biking has helped me with my running this summer - I am not gasping for breath as much and seem to have little more spring in my step.  I also switched to a pair of the really flexible shoes and have been very  happy.  Wearing the old shoes feels funny on the rare occasions I have put them on.

     


    Hope everyone's weekend goes well.





    races in 2013 - Always trying to keep moving

    31 Dec 2012: Fairfax 4 miler: 49:34

    10 Feb 2013 Run your heart 2013 35:30

    Please check out this site: http://www.exceptionalcomfort.blogspot.com/

  • Dolliegirl Expert 53 posts since
    May 26, 2011
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    3,725. Jul 23, 2011 8:51 PM (in response to texsurfmonkey)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Night time does sound challenging! I have a hard time even training at night! Well done!





    Dolliegirl

    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

  • Paularun Pro 92 posts since
    Jul 9, 2011
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    3,726. Jul 24, 2011 10:17 AM (in response to loriecollins)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Loriecollins, glad to read you enjoyed the race! Congratulations and have a very relaxing sunday! In Austria we have 13°C, that's 55 F!!!

  • aprillilly Expert 53 posts since
    Oct 30, 2009
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    3,727. Jul 24, 2011 1:20 PM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    I haven't posted in a while. But I have been reading all the posts for a long time..I seem to be one of the slowest penguins of everyone who writes. I just started jogging last year, had a knee  problem, did physical therapy and stopped jogging. I redid the C25K and completed it in March. Since then I have worked my way up to 5 miles..but it takes me an hour and a half..My excuse..I'm 68.  I don't mind being 68 since I can jog (or maybe it's called power walking at that rate) for 5 miles.

     

    Thank you everyone who posted because it is very inspirational to read everyone's experiences..





    aprillilly
  • indigopet Pro 95 posts since
    Jan 23, 2011
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    3,728. Jul 24, 2011 4:50 PM (in response to aprillilly)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Call it what it is - it's not jogging or power walking unless you want it to be.  It's RUNNING!  Who cares how slow or fast it is?

     

    I got in my 12 miles this morning.  Alarm went off at 4:30 as I wanted to beat the heat.  I saw a flash of lightning in the sky and told myself that I'd wait 15 minutes and check the radar.  An hour later my hubby was waking me up.  Was almost 80 when I started with high humidity in Chicago but it stayed cloudy and we had a fairly gentle rain the last 45 minutes or so I was out there.  Overall, not a bad run.

     

    I've got a 14 next week and then cutback to 7 miles (I'm switching those 2 because of a vacation) when I'm in Indy for GENCON.  The week after is the RnR Chicago HM.





    PR: 5k - 31:45, 4 mile - 45:15, 8k - 53.52, 10k - 1:09:57, 10 mile - 1:54:07, 10NM - 2:19:11, HM - 2:39:17, Marathon - 6:04:12

    http://athlinks.com/racer/results/78782435

    .

  • runlambrun Pro 95 posts since
    Apr 14, 2011
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    3,729. Jul 24, 2011 4:57 PM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Lorie:  congrats on your first 5K!!  isn't it an awesome feelin

    Monkey:  did you snag a chupacabra?!!!  glad you had fun!

     

    Dmonet:  watch yourself in the heat. look around you and you'll notice the men who work in the heat--gardeners, road repair, roofers--all wear protective clothing:long sleeves, hats, long pants, etc.  Heat is nothing to fool around with.

     

    Aprillilly:  good for you that you're out there! I turned 60 at the end of May and feel terrific!

     

    Did my 8 mile lsd with my group on saturday.  Tried some new music: right now my optimal walking pace is 130bpm. But will work to increase that.

     

     

    PENGUIN ON EVERYBODY!






    Run Lamb Run

    FINISHED:

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

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

    CURRENT:

    Marathon Makeover

    PLANNED:

    Ten for Texas: October 2011

    Dallas White Rock Half Marathon: December 2011

    Jail Break Half Marathon - Baytown,TX : February 2012


  • Dolliegirl Expert 53 posts since
    May 26, 2011
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    3,730. Jul 24, 2011 6:32 PM (in response to aprillilly)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    You sound like you are doing great to me! 5 miles is a long way for most anyone at any age no matter how long it takes.





    Dolliegirl

    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

  • Dolliegirl Expert 53 posts since
    May 26, 2011
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    3,731. Jul 24, 2011 6:48 PM (in response to SlogOn)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Slogon: Hang in there! You have made such tremendous progress in multiple areas of your life so judge yourself with kindness and pride. I'm rooting for you!!





    Dolliegirl

    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

  • Ogr44 Legend 316 posts since
    May 24, 2008
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    3,732. Jul 24, 2011 6:53 PM (in response to indigopet)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Did you get flooded out with the rain on Friday night/saterday morning?  I was up in Schaumburg this week and managed to get couple of good walks in during the evening - after it cooled down to 95 or so.

     

    although I would not have called it humid as compared to what we have out here in the D.C. area...





    races in 2013 - Always trying to keep moving

    31 Dec 2012: Fairfax 4 miler: 49:34

    10 Feb 2013 Run your heart 2013 35:30

    Please check out this site: http://www.exceptionalcomfort.blogspot.com/

  • indigopet Pro 95 posts since
    Jan 23, 2011
    Currently Being Moderated
    3,733. Jul 24, 2011 6:57 PM (in response to Ogr44)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    We were ok with the flooding.  There were a few places during my run this morning where I had to backtrack though.  The Eisenhower was closed at our exit for awhile.

     

    We lost power about 1:30am on Saturday morning and didn't get it back until after noon.  Luckily it wasn't that hot during that time.





    PR: 5k - 31:45, 4 mile - 45:15, 8k - 53.52, 10k - 1:09:57, 10 mile - 1:54:07, 10NM - 2:19:11, HM - 2:39:17, Marathon - 6:04:12

    http://athlinks.com/racer/results/78782435

    .

  • Dolliegirl Expert 53 posts since
    May 26, 2011
    Currently Being Moderated
    3,734. Jul 24, 2011 7:23 PM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Finished the Wharf to Wharf in Santa Cruz today. My first 10K. 1:21:47. It was such a fun race; like a giant running party. It felt good. Perfect running weather. 15K runners. I highly recommend for any level runner or walker.





    Dolliegirl

    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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