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  • Kristy in NC Pro 134 posts since
    Feb 14, 2011
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    3,780. Jul 30, 2011 4:15 AM (in response to chaseorbeingchased)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    As for the difference in running on a treadmill vs outdoors/track - there is a difference.  Running on a treadmill is easier because the belt is moving for you but off the treadmill you have to move your body forward.  I started on a treadmill at a 1-1.5% incline to compensate for the difference, but was shocked when I moved to the indoor track/outside to run.  it was more difficult.  That being said - a treadmill is absolutely beneficial at times and I do not downplay them.  I still occasionally get on the treadmill.  right now it's so hot and humid that I'm running on the indoor track at the gym and it feels like being a rat in a maze.  I'm ready for a little cooler weather!





    Kristy in NC

    3/12/11 - St. Patricks Day 5K - First 5K - 43 min

    7/4/11 - Peachtree Road Race - 1hr 30 min

    9/2/11 - BB&T Sunset 5K - 40:48

    10/22/11 - Rocktoberfest 5K - 38:53

    11/5/11 - CommYOUnity 5K - 37:22

    11/24/11 - Butterball 5K - 37:03

    3/25/12 - Charlotte Motor Speedway 5K - 34:21

  • Paularun Pro 92 posts since
    Jul 9, 2011
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    3,781. Jul 30, 2011 4:25 AM (in response to loriecollins)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    about the runner's high: I read a really good book on genetic types, how every type looses weight and stays fit. (I need to find the english title, it's german),

    the author says, you need a certain heart beat rate to reach the state (flow, runner's high),

    It is between 60% and 85% of the max. heart beat rate. My high sets in above 80, around 85%.

    When the rate is too low, you might not experience the high.

    May try to track your pulse and go towards the 80/85% once in a while!

     

    What I like a about the book, too is that the workouts are very similar to the Couch 25K programme, only do they one should add short high impact intervals in 1 training during the week, where you run at your highest speed for 30secs.

    Over time you add up to 5 high impact intervals in 1 training. The others stay like they are.

     

    I enjoy the high impact because

    a) I am capable of running fast for 30secs without collapsing afterwards

    b) running fast is fun. I would love to be able to run like a kid, they run as fast as they can. For those 30secs, I become a kid again.

     

    I agree, this thread is so motivating!

     

    I recently found out that a co-worker did a 5K run earlier this year, she ran about 30mins. I said "wow, that's good", she was not happy at all but rather unsatisfied with her time.

    I am glad there are not more shopwindows in the area where I run, I might lose my motivation when I see myself mirrored in the window.

  • runnermommy3 Pro 139 posts since
    Feb 6, 2011
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    3,782. Jul 30, 2011 7:02 AM (in response to Paularun)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Man, I'd be thrilled to do a 5K in 30 minutes! Heck, 36 would rock, too.

     

    You know, I thought I looked good when I ran. That was until I got some pictures that Marathonfoto had taken at the 8K I did in April. OMG, I looked like I was being mauled by a bear!





    Carolyn, wife to Chad and mom to three boys

    Started WW and C25K on 1/10/11

    Starting Weight: 184.4 lbs

    Goal Weight: 130 lbs

    Current Weight: 131.4

    Rookie runner

    Race results for 2011:

    Shamrock Shuffle 8K 4/10/11 - 1:10:26

    Bridge to Bridge 5K 5/7/11 - 39:59

    Graham's Sundae 5K 7/31/11 - 38:48

    Eagles Run 5K 8/6/11 - 38:28

    Run for the Athletes 5K 8/17/11 - 39.04

    Pumpkin Run 10K 10/30/11 - 1:12:24

    Hot Chocolate 5K 11/5/11 - 34:24 - PR!!!!

    Fox and the Turkey Trot 4 miler - 44:34

    Snowflake Shuffle 5K - 35:11 - last race of 2011

    Race results for 2012:

    Shamrock Shuffle 8K 3/25/12 - 56:42!!

  • Guayquilwriter Legend 511 posts since
    Mar 18, 2011
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    3,783. Jul 30, 2011 8:30 AM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    This morning I rolled out of bed at 4;00 a.m. for my LSD for the week. I did 12 miles - a new personal distance record! I'm well on schedule to do my 1st of two marathons to beat cancer in October. Still, there is a long way to go. Next week I'm going to try a Dean Karnazes (famous ultra runner) runaround. I head out to Sanborondon for a 5k next Sunday morning which I'll use as a test of my fitness. Then I'll run home, stopping along the way as the mood strikes me to get a coffee or a snack or take pictures.It's a way to get the mileage and time on the feet in in a low-key sort of way. I'm aiming for a total of 15-16 miles next week, combining the 5k and the runaround together.

     

    Prayers for my survival, please!





    OVER 50 PRs

    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

    2012 Races

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

    Emelec 5K 33:16

    Upcoming Races

    15 June - 5K Ciudad Celeste

    22 June 5K por los Ninos

    1 July - Guayaquil Half Marathon

    5 August - 5K La Joya

    2 September - 30K Milagro

    7 October - Guayaquil Marathon

    18 November - 5K Villa Club

    2 December - 5K DM3

  • runnermommy3 Pro 139 posts since
    Feb 6, 2011
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    3,784. Jul 30, 2011 8:46 AM (in response to Guayquilwriter)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)
    Way to go Richard! 5 miles is the most I've done, but I'm going to have to kick it up to add in more miles if I want to make it through the 10K in October.




    Carolyn, wife to Chad and mom to three boys

    Started WW and C25K on 1/10/11

    Starting Weight: 184.4 lbs

    Goal Weight: 130 lbs

    Current Weight: 131.4

    Rookie runner

    Race results for 2011:

    Shamrock Shuffle 8K 4/10/11 - 1:10:26

    Bridge to Bridge 5K 5/7/11 - 39:59

    Graham's Sundae 5K 7/31/11 - 38:48

    Eagles Run 5K 8/6/11 - 38:28

    Run for the Athletes 5K 8/17/11 - 39.04

    Pumpkin Run 10K 10/30/11 - 1:12:24

    Hot Chocolate 5K 11/5/11 - 34:24 - PR!!!!

    Fox and the Turkey Trot 4 miler - 44:34

    Snowflake Shuffle 5K - 35:11 - last race of 2011

    Race results for 2012:

    Shamrock Shuffle 8K 3/25/12 - 56:42!!

  • Dolliegirl Expert 53 posts since
    May 26, 2011
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    3,785. Jul 30, 2011 12:22 PM (in response to runnermommy3)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    LOL Marathonphoto! I just got one too! $30 for that picture? Are you serious! I'll pay them $100 to lose it! HAHAHA.

     

    Richard: You rock, dude!

     

    Thanks for all the great info and laughs.

     

    as for 30min 5K, I can't even imagine it now!





    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

  • Scrufffy Legend 252 posts since
    Dec 2, 2010
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    3,786. Jul 30, 2011 4:21 PM (in response to Kristy in NC)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Kristy re. "..right now it's so hot and humid that I'm running on the indoor track at  the gym and it feels like being a rat in a maze.  I'm ready for a little  cooler weather!"

     

    I can relate to that! I am so tired of high humidity and high 90's to 100 degree temps.  I find that I am half dead after about 20 minutes or so regardless of pace. It makes it impossible for me to run any distance at all. That's the bad news. The good news is that I started pushing the pace a little and got in a 2 mile run in less than 18 minutes.  Not only that but I am now training at a pace that is under 9:30 per. To me that's good!

     

    When I do run on a dreadmill It's a bit quicker. I use a natural running styyle and running quickly on the dreadmill is significantly easier than on the road. That's because the natural style implements a lean that puts you more on your toes as you lean forward to gain the horixzontal vector that moves you forward. There is no need to run forward across the floor of the gym ( the dreadmill is fixed wrt the earth's gravity) as the belt just moves under you and you are in essence just hopping as it moves.  But I am just too bored running indoors to do much distance.  I end up going to the weight machines.

     

    I expect I can start to increase my longer runs once the weather cools down. I have to run at about 7:00 in the morning if I want to go 3 miles of more.  I end up losing over 5 # of sweat and I only weigh a little over 160 now.  From what I read, it is not healthy to lose near 3% of your normal weight during a run. I have lost so much weight this year, that I just replaced my whole wardrobe but my shoes and coats.

     

    Bring on that good old 85 degree weather so I can start to feel human again!

     

    Good running all!

    Jack





    Spa5k, 11/04/10, 30:58 2nd place senior

    Peace and Love 5k 3/16/11 29:05 1st place senior

    Toad Suck Daze 5k 30 April 11, 28:29 1st place age group

    2011 Spa 5k 11/19/11 25:55 1st place senior Personal Best, 2nd career

    Looking for a 10 k to run and if that goes well, a HM next spring

    A body at rest tends to stay .... on the couch!

    Jack

  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    3,787. Jul 30, 2011 6:25 PM (in response to Guayquilwriter)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Richard- Congrats on your 12 mile run.  I was actually supposed to do 12 mi this week, but my current location prevents it.  I've been at a Fitness Spa all week, in the rolling hills of Tennessee.  I need flatter roads to do that distance, or at least less humid conditions.  Its been lows in the mid-70's and very humid, so running in these hills in the AM leaves me drenched.  I did a slow jog of 8 miles Weds, and an 8 mile hilly walk today.

     

    This try to jump start weight loss seems to have worked. Total run or walk distance the last 7 days is 28.5 miles, bike 73 miles, swim 5 miles, plus 11 hrs aerobics or strength training.  Result: lost 7 lbs, 2% body fat. I will have to see how this impacts my training in the next few weeks, if I can maintain the wt and continue at least 90 mins of workouts daily.





    Jo Ann C

    Started Walking 7/15/09 Weight = 265#; C25K Grad 11/6/09

    8/30/09 5K (62:42) 262# 10/2/10 5K (37:44) 206# 3/26/11 5K (36:42) PR 202#

    6/19/10 10K (83:47) 208# 3/6/11 UAH 10K (79:18) 200#

    6/27/10 IronGirl, Atlanta Tri S 1/3m/B 18m/R 3m (2:42:10) 207#; 5/15/11 - (2:34:08 200)#

    9/25/10 Women's HM, Nashville (3:27:10) 209#, 11/13/10 Huntsville HM (3:17:27) 203#

    2/13/11 Mercedes HM, B'ham (3:02:02) 203#; 3/19/11 Rocket 10mi (2:13:37) PR

    4/30/11 RnR HM Nashville (3:10:12); 5/15/11 5/30/11 Cotton Row 10K (84:36) ;

    6/11/11 Mt. Mania 15K (2:17:12); 7/16/11 Wet Dog Tri (98:56);

    8/13/11 Mtn Lakes Tri; (2:13:32); 8/28 Rocketman Oly Tri; 9/10 Frantic Frog Tri (1:52:35)

    9/24/11 Womens HM (2:54:28) 195# PR; 10/1 Toray 5K (35:35 PR);

    10/15/11 Liz Hurley 5K (36:24); 10/22 Book-it 10K (74:51 PR) 197#;
    11/12/11 Huntsville HM - Target 2:50

  • Scrufffy Legend 252 posts since
    Dec 2, 2010
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    3,788. Jul 30, 2011 8:09 PM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Jo Ann

     

    The distances you cover just amaze me! You ran this week as much as I have run all month!

     

    Good luck with the wt loss. I am sure you will achieve your goals!

     

    Good running

    Jack





    Spa5k, 11/04/10, 30:58 2nd place senior

    Peace and Love 5k 3/16/11 29:05 1st place senior

    Toad Suck Daze 5k 30 April 11, 28:29 1st place age group

    2011 Spa 5k 11/19/11 25:55 1st place senior Personal Best, 2nd career

    Looking for a 10 k to run and if that goes well, a HM next spring

    A body at rest tends to stay .... on the couch!

    Jack

  • Paularun Pro 92 posts since
    Jul 9, 2011
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    3,789. Jul 31, 2011 4:13 AM (in response to Scrufffy)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Scruffy, that's an awsome analysis!

    I never ran on a treadmill but when I run (outside) and I look down at my feet, I get the impression of a treadmill, probably because I "hop"more up and down instead of running forward. But I am enjoying my treadmill-style on the road. :-)

  • Paularun Pro 92 posts since
    Jul 9, 2011
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    3,790. Jul 31, 2011 4:15 AM (in response to Paularun)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Hi penguins!

    I hope you all have /had a nice sunday! Yesterday my brother in law ran with my and today he told me that his calves are sore! He used muscles he doesn't use when running fast (which is what he usually does).

    Hehe, I was delighted to hear that a penguin can challenge runner who is in shape.

  • loriecollins Amateur 12 posts since
    Feb 7, 2011
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    3,791. Jul 31, 2011 5:10 AM (in response to Paularun)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Paularun, i also would be thrilled with a 30 minute 5K. I am just now trying to do different training on different days.  After C25K, i thought that i should do three miles every time i decided to jog.  I am now trying to do more intervals and woking on different things on different days.  I am a creature of habbit and i like to always do things in overdrive.  I really love reading this thread everyone is so nice and give such great advice.  I look forward to checking it every day.  Like i said before i don't always post but i do read it regularly.

  • RunningItOff.com Expert 50 posts since
    Feb 6, 2010
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    3,792. Jul 31, 2011 6:58 AM (in response to loriecollins)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    I'm finally getting back into the routine of running after having taken a couple of months off this spring.  It feels so good to be back running.  I did 8 miles on Friday and although they were very slow (13:30 mm), they felt great.  The final two miles seemed easier than the first 6.  I am always amazed by how much I hate the first 5 miles of any run.  I'm so glad I kept going and discovered that I prefer the long runs.

     

    I think today I am going to do sprints.  I need to get my speed back to where it was (which was about 11:30 mm for the long runs) and I think sprints one day a week should help.  I'm currently reading "Run Less Run Faster" for ideas.





    My running and weight loss adventure is chronicled at:

    http://www.RunningItOff.com

  • texsurfmonkey Pro 125 posts since
    Mar 22, 2011
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    3,793. Jul 31, 2011 7:24 AM (in response to loriecollins)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    I finished my first tri yesterday. In true penguin fashion (add ther walrus in for the swimming). My time was 2:00:23.7. 500 yard swim (15:13.4)  Bike 13.2 miles (56:09.8) and 5K run (45:00 - YUK!) It was fun, transitions were a challenge, none of my times were what they would be individually. And, I was not last. I was 117 overall (men and women) out of 212. I am sore this morning, but I feel good. It was fun. Hope everyone had a great weekend.

     

     

    PENGUIN ON!! PENGUIN UP!!





    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

  • MelissaGraham7 Legend 315 posts since
    Nov 2, 2010
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    3,794. Jul 31, 2011 8:29 AM (in response to texsurfmonkey)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Awesome job, ,textsurfmonkey, on your triathlon!   Congratulations!!  I so want to get up enough nerve to tackle that but, of course, first I'd have to tackling swimming and bicycling on something other than a stationary bike.    I think it is in my future, though..  Gotta find a used bike.  ANyway, congratulations!!!

     

     

    I managed a brisk 7.5 miles at 14:37 pace.  Not fast but slow and steady or brisk walk.  It was 84 degrees and 89% humidity so going any faster jacked up my heart rate and caused profuse sweating that won't evaporate.   So, I kept it at a brisk walk.  STill, faster than the couch, right??!!  

     

     

    Hope everyone is having a great weekened of exercise!





    "Run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up!" Dean Karnazes

    Equinoxalizer 5K 3/19/2011: Time 37:13; 2nd place in age group!

    Dogwood 5K April 29, 2011: Time 36:15

    Running of the Bulls 8K 6/18/2011: Time: 61 minutes 15 seconds

    Mebane on the Move 10K 09/10/2011: Time 75 minutes 16 seconds; 1st in age group (oldest woman running!)

    Valentine's Massacre Marathon Relay 2/12/2012: Team distance 26.2 my pace 12:02 my distance 8 miles

    Fleet Feet 4-mile in Chapel Hill 4/22/2012: PR for 11:53 pace!! WOOOHOOO!

    Run for the Haw 5K on 5/26/2012: PR for 11:50 pace and First in Age Group! First race in Skele-Toes (minimalist shoes)

    Running of the Bulls 8K 6/02/2012:

    Yellow Brick Road 5-Miler 07/14/2012:

    Keep on running!

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