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  • girlintheorchard Pro 168 posts since
    Aug 2, 2010

    Returned from the final family camping trip of the summer, and I will truly miss the freedom of being able to run alone, the peaceful paths and Green Bay breezes.  Increased my mileage a bit more than planned, because my knee felt solid and I just couldn't help myself!  Got in a 4.5 miles yesterday, which was my longest run since injuring the knee. Looking forward to repeating the eight week 10k training program next week.


    This morning got in an easy 2 miles running with my younger son's cross country team.  There are 40 boys and girls, grade 3 - 8, training to run 1.5 and 2 mile events.  Previously, I had always biked along side the team as they trained.  This year I'm so happy to be running with them!  They are a great bunch of kids, and it is fantastic helping them to discover an activity I love so much.  It should be a great season.


    7suns~Welcome, and best wishes running the Madison Mini on Sunday.  I'm also from WI -- hope you are enjoying the weather!

  • runsinmiddleofnowhere Amateur 36 posts since
    Feb 15, 2009

    Hi Everyone...I haven't posted on this site for a while..even changed my user name to justputonmyshoes...I've made poster signs of this  in several locations in my house to get me out the door without a second thought early in the mornings....I'm getting ready for a 10K in October...slowly working my mileage back up and working on my speed...a little slow right now at a 14 min. mile...but I'm steady and consistent in Fun Runs the last 10K being May 1 of this year.  I got back to my running a  year and a half ago...I was a runner through the 80s and 90s and got out of it through the 2000s my last Fun Run being in 2004. Through the 90s It was my daily passion to do 6.2 miles, it was like brushing my teeth, a day didn't pass where I didn't run...lived on the coast and loved the beach running!.....I'm so happy to be back to running and doing Fun Runs since March.  Love getting out on the road before sunrise...doing 3.5 miles and starting 4 next week.  I'm 57 and it's nice to find a group of over 50 runners who are enjoying running like I do.



    Spring into Action 5k, 3-20-11, Sparks, NV

    Rock 'n River Marathon, 10k, 5-1-11, Reno, NV

    Paiute Meadows 8k Trail Run, 5-21-11, Susanville, CA

    Bizz Johnson 10k, 10-9-11, Susanville, CA

    Right now just run for the 'zen' of it.....

  • justrundan Legend 202 posts since
    Jul 22, 2011

    Welcome 7Suns-the running is fine in Wisconsin recently; Sunday morning in Madison looks good for the HM.


    Debra-what particular 10K program are you using?  Planning my first 10K in November and had planned on just slowly increasing my long run on weekends to get up to that distance.Is there anything special to do?


    I've filled out my monthly race calendar through November, with 5K's in Appleton in September and Madison in October.  We'll be running with our son and daughter in law in Appleton and out daughter and fiance' for the Gilda's Run in Madison. Always more fun to run with friends/family.


    Enjoy all the weekend runs during this cooler weather!

    Dan-started running 1/29/2011 at age 57

    notable 2012 runs:

    Crazylegs Classic-Madison-8K--4/28/2012--00:52:14

    Roxbury Rural Run--5K--5/5/2012-- 29:32-PR

    Haslanger Classic--10K--8/4/2012--1:06:19 PR

    WO-ZHA-WA Run--HM--9/15/2012--2:37:45

    Honky Tonk Marathon- Wisconsin Dells- 10/21/2012-5:39:09

    2013 runs:

    Fleet Feet New Year's Day Dash-8K-1/1/2013--54:23

    Door County HM- 5/4/2013

    Fox Cities HM- 9/22/2013 (60thBD!)

  • NancyLFreeman Legend 243 posts since
    Feb 17, 2010

    Been kind of a mixed bag this week; I wasn't hitting my speed targets consistenty at Tuesday night track practice, but my other runs I've been heading out like a bat out of hades compared to my usual pace.  (As in, my "easy" pace is 1:00 faster than normal.)  The mornings must be getting marginally cooler - that's the only reason I can think of.


    How's everyone else doing?  Surviving the weather?  Enduring rehab?


    18 miler tomorrow, got to go prep.  Take care.



    visit me at RunningUpThatHill, my blog on Wordpress!

    6/3/12 Maraton Rapa Nui 5:00:49 (PR)

    10/16/11 Istanbul Eurasia Marathon 5:10:25

    2/20/11 Lost Dutchman Marathon 5:29:50
    2/19/12 Lost Dutchman HM 2:10:08 (PR)
    11/22/12 Mesa Turkey Trot 10K 59:48 (PR)
    4/14/12 Phoenix Firefly 5K 28:41 (PR)
    12/2/12 Fiesta Bowl HM
    12/8/12 PHX Hot Chocolate 5K
    6/23/13 Bay of Fundy Marathon
    2/14 Tokyo Marathon
    11/14 Antarctic Ice Marathon
  • perseuspowers Rookie 6 posts since
    Apr 10, 2011

    I am 51 and was a complete couch potato and heavy smoker until I quit smoking and started to exercise. I started running in 2003 and although there've been some lulls, I am still a runner and love it absolutely. I finally signed up for and completed my first official 5k this year and was so proud of my finish! In the excitement of that finish, I went ahead and signed up for a marathon this coming October in Baltimore...may not have been the best thing to do but, oh well. Now I need to get my miles up as I've been busy for a couple of months and only am up to at most 6. There are some running groups in my area so I'll probably try and hook up with them. I'd be very grateful for any input on preparing/training methods for a first marathon. It's been good to read all the posts here and inspiring that there are so many new runners!

  • BobL204 Amateur 35 posts since
    May 26, 2010

    Powers - check out Half  Marathon Thread for Mortals there is some good advice there.  I am similar (a little older 54) in that I was the smoking coach potatoe too and although I have not signed up for the full I did a half this past May.  I am not sure if there is similar thread for marathons, but there may be.  I think Runnersa World also has a training plan that you eneter your info, race date, time. etc. and it sets out  plan.  Honestly, I am not sure 6-8 weeks is enough time based upon what I haev seen, but like you I am not an expert.  Good luck

  • BobL204 Amateur 35 posts since
    May 26, 2010

    Just checked my email and this link was in it, may be helpful too 7 Tips for Your First Half Marathon

  • KIRK_T Legend 279 posts since
    Jun 25, 2010

    What a difference cooler weather makes.

    This mornings long run was enjoyable since it was only 64* when I headed out.

    22 miles in 3:13, 20 minutes faster than the same distance 3 weeks ago (3:33) in about 10* warmer to start temps.

    I hope these cool mornings hang around for a while.

    Kirk: Started running again at 50.

    2010: 4-5K 1-3.5 mile 2-Half Marathon

    2011: 3-5K 1-3.5 mile 1-8K 1-10 mile 16-Half Marathon 1-Marathon

    Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon 01/15/2012 3:28:33 PR & BQ

    F^3 Lake Half Marathon 01/28/2012 1:48:34

    Shamrock Shuffle 8K 03/25 43:29

    Chi Town Half 4/01 1:57

    Illinois Marathon 4/28 3:56

    Wisconsin Marathon 5/05 3:56

    Lake Geneva Marathon 5/12 3:56

    Rockford Marathon 5/20 4:08

    Soldier Field 10 Mile 5/26 1:31

    Run for the Zoo 5K 6/03 19:57 PR

    13.1 Chicago 6/09 1:50

    North Shore Half 6/10 1:46

    Rock 'n' Roll Chicago 7/22

    Chicago Half 9/09

    Fox Valley Marathon 9/16

    Chicago Marathon 10/07

  • oldohioron Pro 113 posts since
    Jun 11, 2011

    Hello everyone,


    It's been a good week for running here. A little rain and cooler weather.


    I ran 4 miles Wensday, 3 miles Thursday, Friday we danced, ran 6 miles Saturday and 3 miles speed work today. The total miles are getting to a little over 15 per week running and about another 15 walking and then of course dancing two nights. I haven't picked the next 5K but there are a couple that are in the area that are good possibilities. But there are lot's to chose from. I am thinking about maybe a 10K sometime soon as well. My long runs are averaging just a little over 10 minute miles.


    Happy Running Everyone,


    Age 65

    Started C25K June 6, 2011

    Completed C25K August 6, 2011

    Lions Club 5K August 13, 2011........................... 25:54

    Sole to Soul 5k March 31, 2012.......................... 23:52

    Home Run for the Homeless April 28, 2012 ..........24:15

    May in Bay May 26, 2012................................... 22:43 1st in AG

    Fat Little 5k June 16, 2012.................................. 22:39.6

    Lions Club 5k August 11, 2012............................ 21:51 1st in AG PR

    North Coast Challenge Sept 1, 2012.................... 40:30 PR

  • chickadeedee Amateur 20 posts since
    Jun 23, 2011

    Meg, love "just put on my shoes"  I keep my running clothes next to the bed so I automatically put them on when I get up.



    Having a tough time the last month.  I've been having anaphlatic reactions to something that I'm eating.  It's happened 4 times since the beginning of June and the last 2 times I've ended up in the hospital.  It brings on sever asthma attacks and residual breathing problems that lasts for 5-7 days and that I need prednisone to get over. My last episode was last Thursday.   I need to carry an Epipen now and can't wait until I have allergy testing next week, so I can find out what the culprit(s) is/are.  It really effects my running although I've been able to get it in, my distance and times have gone way down.  I have a big race coming up this weekend, (my brothers and my second race together, and I was looking forward to being able to keep him in my sights this time)


    Wow,  what a big whine!  sorry.  There are so many people that are unable to run that would love to, I shouldn't ***** about my times going down.  I'm really very lucky to have a body that allows me to do what I want to do that majority of the time.

    Started running March 2011

    Run For Beer- Newmarket,NH 6/5/11 5K.... ....................31.28

    Friends on the 4th- Portmouth (Pease) ,NH 7/4/11 5K.... 29.45

    Thunder Chicken- Portsmouth, NH 8/4/11 5K................. 30.04

    CHAD Super Hero Run, Dartmouth, NH 8/28/11.............. 28.05

    Seaside 4 miler, Kittery, ME 9/18/11............................. 33.25

    GreatBay 5 K, Stratham, NH 10/29/11........................... 25.46

    Pickle Run 5K, Tybee Island GA 22/27/11...................... 28.36 (Beach Run)

    New year 1st run, Lowel, MA 1/1/12............................... 25.44 (PR)

    Cabin Fever 5K, Milford, NH 1/14/12................................ 26.56 (1st in my Division)

    Frosty Knuckle 5.5 K, Salsbury, MA 2/12/12....................31.46 (beach run)

  • perseuspowers Rookie 6 posts since
    Apr 10, 2011

    hey bob204,


    thanks for the links and info. I definitely need to get a regular program going. I ran the last 3 days so took today off - friday it was 6, saturday did 4 and then yesterday, 3. since i only have 8 weeks, i need to pick up my mileage. I had been thinking about changing my registration to a half and was going to do this, but then thought that ill just go ahead and do the best I can, not sure though, i may still change it. problem is if i'm going to switch, it has to be soon as they won't let me change if the half is full....i am NOT a hot weather runner so am appreciating that it's finally a bit cooler in the early am when I run. the heat really saps me and makes it hard to get good mileage in. living in the country like i do, i love to run beside horse, cattle and corn fields but the disadvantage is that i don't have a running partner to help with motivation. Anyway, I enjoy reading everyone's posts and will continue doing so for tips and encouragement.


    If you can conceive it and believe it, you can achieve it...words to live by

  • urun2me Pro 194 posts since
    Jun 7, 2010

    Kirk, keep reminding me of what cooler temperatures can do! It's still in the upper 70's, lower 80's with humidity through the roof down south (and that's at 6:30 am). I have given up looking at my times . I look back at my August training runs and note some nice runs, but then I remember they were all done out of state, out of the sauna we call Texas!


    I just finished the first of 26 weeks preparing for my first marathon. It was really just a continuation of what I've been doing this summer. The only new item was the inclusion of some hill repeats. Running uphill didn't feel too bad and made the rest of the run feel nice and easy. The surprise came the next day when my legs were sore for the first time in forever! I'll continue to include some hill repeats every other week for a while. I'm using Galloway's marathon schedule which will top out at 28 miles. As it turns out, the 26 mile training run in the schedule will fall on 1/1/12 for me. When I saw that on the calendar, it made me smile.


    Chickadeedee, I hope you soon learn what is causing your reaction. That's no fun to deal with!


    Have a great week, all.

  • SteveBikeRun Legend 454 posts since
    Aug 3, 2010

    Chickadeedee:  Yes, please find out what is causing your problems.  I don't want to read that you're on the shelf because of it.


    Kirk:  This cooler weather is great.  I was up at 6:30 today for my walk and it was about 60 degrees.  I think we're due for a warming trend in Chicago through the week, but the mornings should still be in the 60s.


    Ohioron:  I'm originally from the Cleveland area (eastern suburbs).  Where are you?


    The rehab is progressing.  I'm doing at least 30 minutes walking per day, usually closer to 45 unless my back is sore, plus about 30 minutes of stretching every day.  My PT sessions are close to two hours (including a short massage and 10 minutes icing at the end), so I'm tired when I'm done, but I know they are helping.  He's including lots of trunk rotation, core building and arm/leg work with stretch bands.  I'll start some swimming and water exercises this week.  I don't have a specific regimen of water exercises, so if anyone can suggest any that helped their backs, I would be glad for the help.


    I'm glad to be reading everyone's posts about their training and race results; keep up the good work.  I'm consoling myself with chocolate ice cream.  After two hours of PT or a 45-minute walk, I figure I earned it.


    Completed in 2012:

    The Qualifier HM, Midland MI, May 2012, 2:58, 80+ degrees

    Dam to Dam 20K, Des Moines, IA, June 2012, 2:17, PR for this race

    Garry Bjorklund HM, Duluth, MN, June 2012, 2:20

    Fox Valley HM, St. Charles, IL, 9/16/12, 2:23

    Des Moines HM, 10/21/12, 2:19

    Tentative plans for 2013:

    Wisconsin (Half) Marathon, Kenosha, WI 5/4/2013 (registered)

    Dam To Dam 20K, Des Moines, 6/2/2013 (registration opens March 20th)

    Grandma's (Half) Marathon, Duluth, MN, 6/22/2013 (if I get picked again in the lottery)

    Des Moines HM, 10/20/2013 (registered)

  • oldohioron Pro 113 posts since
    Jun 11, 2011

    Hi Steve,


    I have lived in the western suburbs of Cleveland for the last 10 yrs or so. Sure is a short summer here. But the current weather is great. I won't be saying that come December. I have never tried to run outside in the snow before. I will have to find an indoor alternative.


    I hope your rehab goes well and you can get back to feeling good again.



    Age 65

    Started C25K June 6, 2011

    Completed C25K August 6, 2011

    Lions Club 5K August 13, 2011........................... 25:54

    Sole to Soul 5k March 31, 2012.......................... 23:52

    Home Run for the Homeless April 28, 2012 ..........24:15

    May in Bay May 26, 2012................................... 22:43 1st in AG

    Fat Little 5k June 16, 2012.................................. 22:39.6

    Lions Club 5k August 11, 2012............................ 21:51 1st in AG PR

    North Coast Challenge Sept 1, 2012.................... 40:30 PR

  • runsinmiddleofnowhere Amateur 36 posts since
    Feb 15, 2009

    Chickadeedee, I'm so sorry you're having a horrible reaction to a food that you're eating...anything new you've added to your diet??  It's hard to rule out a particular item but it sounds if you need an Epipen that it's serious....what does your doc suggest you do while you're waiting for your allergy testing?  I hope you don't have to stop your running and can figure it out....I had a scary episode last Sat. morning...I pushed a little further on my mileage (still only did 3.6 mi! c'mon) and towards the end of my run I suddenly got lightheaded and stopped and put my head between my knees for a few seconds, then continued on home at a slow jog (probably not the smart thing to do).  Think I got myself into a tizzy cuz the heart started beating fast and the anxiety set in because I pictured myself fainting out in the middle of the big field I run in and with the tall grass on the side of the road I don't think anyone would have found me for a while....I took my BP when I got home and it was much higher than normal and it took my pulse a long time to settle down too...I felt really tired for the next 24 hrs....I've never had anything happen  to me like that, haven't run since but will do a short run tomorrow morning, I was out before sunrise that morning so heat wasn't an issue.  I also checked my blood sugar when I got home and it was normal.  (I don't have a blood sugar problem or diabetes, I just have a glucometer around because I get low blood sugar once in a while if I don't eat). I had a good breakfast that morning tho of apple and oatmeal.  Anyway, I know how you must feel thinking you could start feeling horrible while out running with a reaction to a food...I wear my Road ID bracelet and always take my cell phone with me, if we were to drop out there somebody needs to know who to call if they find us...I hope you figure out your problem soon so you don't have to worry about it.  I made an appt. with my doc this week to see what he says about my 'episode'...and Yes, I too lay out my running clothes and shoes every day so when I get up in the morning I see my posters that say 'justputonmyshoes' and I can reach for my clothes and not even think twice about getting out the door!  We need all the motivation we can get!


    Spring into Action 5k, 3-20-11, Sparks, NV

    Rock 'n River Marathon, 10k, 5-1-11, Reno, NV

    Paiute Meadows 8k Trail Run, 5-21-11, Susanville, CA

    Bizz Johnson 10k, 10-9-11, Susanville, CA

    Right now just run for the 'zen' of it.....


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