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  • SeeCee Pro 85 posts since
    Nov 12, 2008
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    3,795. Jul 31, 2011 9:13 AM (in response to Scrufffy)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Never heard the term "dreadmill!"  I laughed right outloud!!!. I've run on one a couple times in the past couple weeks secondary to jungle-like humidity/rain/thunderstorms. I count forwards, backwards, other peoples' reps in the gym, besides listening to my ipod; anything to keep me going.  thanks for making me smile and congrats on the weight loss!!





    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

  • dmonet19 Expert 50 posts since
    Feb 6, 2011
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    3,796. Jul 31, 2011 9:33 AM (in response to SeeCee)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    congrats to everyone on your increased mileage and weight loss! Also, thanks for the pointers on the heat running!

     

    We'll just keep right on goin right! I have been shortening my long distance running lately to focus more on speed and weight loss. The constant running at the same pace just hasn't been doing it for me lately. I've been getting bored. So, what I've done is shortened my runs to a 3 mile max and throughout the run I have been sprinting intervals and adding some grapevines, strength training, burpees, etc. Just entertaining myself basically, and my upper body has been so sore too! I think I might go ahead and go for a long run today just to make sure I am maintaing my stamina, but the break has definitely helped.

     

    I did my first hike yesterday. I was so scared. I mean, I'm in texas so there weren't very many hilly inclines, but I took the short distance because I couldn't do it by myself. I just kept thinking what if a venomous snake bites me, and no one is there to help me? or alligators, or a really angry bumblebee, you know nature haha. But i think I've talked my husband into coming, I mean,yea the woods is scary, but im not going to lie, it was interesting. Next time I'll bring a weapon.

     

    Keep it up everyone, I'm getting closer to my 20lb mark, so I might post up a progress pic soon!

  • Sunrunner719 Amateur 35 posts since
    Nov 8, 2010
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    3,797. Jul 31, 2011 9:34 AM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    So, I'm looking for a running partner here in the Sacramento Area. My previous partner moved to Ecuador.... the nerve... anyway, if interested, please send me an message.





    I discovered I scream the same way whether I'm about to be devoured by a great white shark or if a piece of seaweed touches my foot.

    definition of running: To move swiftly on foot so that both feet leave the ground during each stride.

    9/18/10 Graduate C25k

    10/2/10 Run For Courage 5k time 47.18

    11/6/10 Run for Safe Haven 5k  time 45.00

    2/12/11 Valentine Run 2011 4 miles 58:10

  • SeeCee Pro 85 posts since
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    3,798. Jul 31, 2011 10:23 AM (in response to Guayquilwriter)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

         Jasmine, sounds like a great time at the spa. I've always weight trained and continue to enjoy it but either it or my running suffers when I have to do both in the same workout. Sometimes I find myself breathing through my back or shoulders during my run due to the soreness from my previous weight workout. (not so great for my running). Too bad I can't workout twice a day but it's that darn work thing!

         Richard as always you're informative and inspiring; someday i'll run 12 mi too. Had a discouraging week here Wanted to start the FIRST training cause it bests fits the time I have available to train. DId my LT of 7mi but only made it to 5.5miles then walked and jogged the rest of the way. DId my cross training the next day but intervals were planned for the following day and it all fell apart. Thunderstorms, having to stay late at work (oh that work thing again!). But I did get "back in the saddle" again for 5K today.  After I returned today I told my husband, "I haven't run in 5 days!" and he replied,"No you haven't run in 5 minutes. Go forward from here." Sometimes it's not so easy to do.

         Chase, it does get easier but we have good days and bad days. Don't be too hard on yourself. I've run 3mi  afew times a week for years but didn't think I could really run and farther till this thread. Just felt I should stay out of the road races. But like willwrite4chocolate says, "I dont' care what i look like, I love how it feels!"  Welcome to penguins!!

         runnermommy3-it's 5K day for you. Hope you did well and had fun!  Oh, and thanks for the Running for Mortals tip





    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

  • runnermommy3 Pro 139 posts since
    Feb 6, 2011
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    3,799. Jul 31, 2011 11:02 AM (in response to SeeCee)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Seecee, thanks for remembering! The 5K did go very well. It was hot and humid, although not too bad when I started. I finished at 38:48, so I was really happy with that pace. And hey, ice cream sundaes at the finish didn't hurt, either =). I'm totally impressed you ran 5.5 miles!





    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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    3,800. Jul 31, 2011 12:26 PM (in response to SeeCee)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    I laughed at the term "dreadmill" too! Love it! All these great terms I am learning.

     

    Everybody's journey is so interesting to me! I realized I could spend all day responding to everyone's post and never get out to run myself! Congratulations to everyone on all of your personal achievements...posting them provides great inspiration and even when you share those not-so-inspiring stories, well, that helps too. If I had to read nothing but great success, I would feel inadequate. The occassional "bad workout day" story or "not-my-best-time" post, well, let's just say I can relate.

     

    I have felt great sympathy for those of you dealing with the heat. I live in a very temperate climate and luckily, we have not experienced anything too bad. Even the hottest days begin overcast and cool. I am not an indoor exerciser so the "dreadmill" would be dreadful indeed. The heat would be a major hurdle in my quest. I am really in awe of how you all are not letting the oppressive temperatures stand in the way of getting some kind of workout done.

     

    Thanks, everybody! Keep posting!





    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

  • chaseorbeingchased Rookie 5 posts since
    Jun 21, 2011
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    3,801. Jul 31, 2011 7:46 PM (in response to Dolliegirl)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Hi All!!

     

    Many congratulations for all of your accomplishments that you've been writing about.  I cannot IMAGINE TRI-ing (pun intended) a Triathalon...WOW! I will keep saying it...I love hearing about where you have gotten with this...it really motivates me to keep moving!!

     

    So I want to put another question out- will I eventually run a 5k in 30 minutes when I finish the C25k, or is it just going to train me to run for 30 minutes straight?  (I'm guessing the latter, and the 5k will depend on how fast I'm running...but then why is it c25k??)

     

    Good luck this week!!





    Hoping to do my first 5k in Nov...."Turkey Trot"

  • Dolliegirl Expert 53 posts since
    May 26, 2011
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    3,802. Jul 31, 2011 8:47 PM (in response to chaseorbeingchased)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    In my case, I did not run a 5K in 30 minutes but after training with the C25K program, I was able to finish a 5K. I guess if you can run 30 min, you can probably make it another few minutes more, or whatever it takes, to finish a 5K. My first 5K race took about 41 minutes, 11 minutes longer than my usual training run, and I was ready.





    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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    3,803. Aug 1, 2011 1:59 AM (in response to dmonet19)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Hi dmonet19! I would by no means want to scare you, but you should bring a kit with you that could save you in case you suffer an allergic shock. My father had been stung by a wasp last summer and alost died, due to an allergic shock. Now he carries his emergency kit with him: antihistamine and cortisone.

    Yesterday he got stung again and the kit helped - the moment the ambulance arrived he was stable and did not lose consciousness, only heavy sweating and high pulse.

     

    He never had allergic reactions before - until last summer.

    The kit is small, it fits in every backbag!

     

    So if you are accompanied by bees and wasps, you might consider bringing a kit with you.

  • texsurfmonkey Pro 125 posts since
    Mar 22, 2011
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    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    I never thought about a triathlon either. Just the fact that I am doing what I am (and still living to tell the tale) is nothing short of "holy toledo". I am now training for the next triathlon which will be a 500 meter open water swim. A fellow that was in line saturday with me said that on tuesdays and thursdays they meet at the lake where this will be held and you can practice the open water swim. Since I am in the dryest part of the world (Midland, Texas) I may make the mile drive once a week. Other than that, I have no idea how I would train for the swimming portion other than to step up my yardage, punt, and hope for the best. I am not, after all, looking to beat anyone, just accomplish this for me.


    I did not do the C25K, however, IMHO, and only mine, if you haven't been a runner, and are doing a program, you probably aren't doing 4 minute miles anyways, so who really is to say what your time will be, and in the reality of it all, running for 30 straight minutes is a good thing, right? And, you are further than those who didn't make it off the couch that day, LOL


    Good luck with your training, I love all the new people here and the existing and everyone's stories, y'all are so inspring..



    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

  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    When you train with C25K, if you notice by week 4 you are given the option of running for the time OR the distance (i.e. 0.25 mi or 3 minutes). When I was doing the program, and wanted to be able to complete 3 miles when I was done, even though I was "slogging" 17-18mm when I started.  So during the week 4-5 period, I transitioned from time to distance by adding extra time gradually until I was doing the distance (I added a few extra sessions to help).  So by the time I finished C25K, I was completing 3 miles, but it took 50-55 minutes to do it.

     

    Where I stand now, my best 5K (after 2 yrs) is still only 12mm pace, but I've run several slow half marathons.  So the program will take you wherever you want to go, just hopefully faster than I have done.

     

    After AM weigh-in at home today, my "official" wt loss for the week at the fitness spa was 7 lbs.  I had turned it into my own "Biggest Loser".  But I was operating with my muscles in constant fatigue, and I was unable to do any training (run, bike, swim, weights or aerobics) at optimum speed or form.  Running speed definitely suffered, but I did put in the mileage: run or walk 32+ miles, total training 30+ hrs.

     

    Runningmom- I totally agree about those official race photo's.  I always look terrible (large & hot) but my insides feel like I should look different/better.  Your 5K time is about what I'm running now in this heat. Congrats for a great time and may we both see 35 min's someday soon!

     

    Richard - you are totally an inspiration.  I can't imagine doing a marathon at this time, but already your pace is faster than mine, so at least you won't be out there as long as I would.  Right now I'm still trying to conquer the HM.  I've done 4 HM but none less than 3 hrs, much less 2.5 or 2 hrs, so until I can down below 10mm, I don't think I'll try a full M.

     

    Scruffy - I agree about too much heat and humidity for too long.  It's been bad since May, and Aug just started!!  Congrats on your sub-10mm pace! I feel happy if I can do 2 mi in 25 min on a training run, so sub-20 mins is great!





    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

  • RunningItOff.com Expert 50 posts since
    Feb 6, 2010
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    3,806. Aug 1, 2011 7:17 AM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    I'm totally with you on wanting to get my time down before thinking about a marathon. I've also done 4 halfs and have two more scheduled this fall.  Most have been run around 2:50, but then my last one was faster at 2:38.  I'd love to get down to 10 minute miles before I decide to commit to a marathon.





    My running and weight loss adventure is chronicled at:

    http://www.RunningItOff.com

  • wannaberunner86 Rookie 2 posts since
    Aug 1, 2011
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    3,807. Aug 1, 2011 7:22 AM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)
    Ok so this is my first week starting back running.  I haven't run since 2003 when I ran in hs cross country.  Needless to say week one has been a challenge but I'm making better progress than I could have imagined.  I'm using the old hamster wheel to try to limit the variables but I started power walking at 3.0 mph and have been slowly increasing the speed.  I'm now up to jogging 40min straight at 3.9mph.  I'm really happy with that seeing as how I could barely go 5min a week ago.  I am having a few pesky issues so if anyone out there has experienced this and has any ideas please let me know.  When I run for a while my feet go numb and I'm also having an issue with my skin burning.  In the areas on my face, neck, and legs that turn red (where all the blood is rushing I guess?) it feels like I've got a really bad windburn or sunburn for a few hours after running and then it goes away?  Anyone else have this problem or have any suggestions what to do?
  • wannaberunner86 Rookie 2 posts since
    Aug 1, 2011
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    3,808. Aug 1, 2011 7:27 AM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    The best thing ever after a long run on a hot day is an ice cold orange wedge!! It tastes so amazing I can't even describe it!  The best thirst quencher ever!!

  • runninisfun Rookie 3 posts since
    Jul 24, 2011
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    3,809. Aug 1, 2011 9:05 AM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    I want to say first thanks to all the warm welcomes.  After my run on Saturday, my foot was really really hurting and it has hurt all weekend.  I think I have to take a break from running and now I am worried cause I signed up for my 5K in september and now I will likely just be walking it and not running it.  I am thinking about seeing a podiatrist or something because I hope nothing more severe is wrong with my foot.  Has anyone ever gone through severe foot pain and recovered from it? I ice my feet and stretch them and it helps temporarily but if I go for a jog, then it is back to square one.  It is very disheartening because I love running and its something I can do at home since i have so many kids and I dont have to take off to the gym to exercise.

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