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I just downloaded the micoach app to my phone a few days ago, but haven't tried it yet because I can't find a decent arm band for an Android phone. I'm such a kluts I'd probably drop it down a sewer drain while running if I tried carrying it in my hand so that's out. Has anyone found a good armband for an Andoird? Specifically the Samsung Fascinate? That's preferably less than $25? THANKS!
KeachyMama's Runs & "Stuff"...
Hartford Xtreme Scramble #2 (5k), 07.28.2011 - 37:09 (1st race ever!)
Hartford Xtreme Scramble #3 (5k), 08.26.2011 - 40:37 (actually 3.45 miles)
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not sure what you're really asking; I'm sure there are plenty of over 40 beginners. I started running last year at 46 so I could do triathlons. Joints are not a problem. I've done several 5k's & 10k's and three half marathons; 4 sprint triathlons, 3 olympic, and 1 half ironman. I have good training partners in all sports. All it takes is achievable goals and a bit of motivation. At 47 your joints aren't old, they're just breaking in...More importantly, recovery is more significant at our age.
Here is the link to the 5K in Mystic
After the extreme series this one might be a little to lo key for you, but for a first run, this is the one for me!!
LOL, I know what you mean about the Riverfront. I work 3 days a week right in the area of the cruise dock. On week 2 I chose to do this trial...
OMG, some of the paths are so steep, running along the RR tracks.... I thought I was going to die. I finished but then went back to the trail I run that is pretty much flat.... But it is so beautiful there.
Keeping in my back pocket after I get through a few more weeks. We are quite lucky here in CT, the running trails are endless..
I read that it was a good idea for a new runner to see how a race is organized, some will put slow runners in the back, ect... I hope I dont offend but
my goal was not so much to watch the runners but just see how it all works.
I use the app to run on my iphone. I hate the arm holders they are just too long so I just run with it in my hand and is not a problem.
Hey, let me know if you do the Mystic Run.. would love to say hi.
Started walking 1 mile a day again a little bit before my 40th birthday then gradually upped it to 1-1/2, 2, 2-1/2, etc. to a total of 3 miles. Then v-e-r-y gradually began jogging (maybe more like glorified walking!) little bits here and there. Now I'm doing a combo of jogging and walking 3-1/2 miles in about 45 minutes 5 days a week. Never heard of C25K until earlier this year, but my own program is very similar to it. Add 10 more jogging steps per section per week for a total of 360 extra steps per week. My first 5K will be 2 weeks after my 42nd birthday. Oh yeah, and I've lost 80 pounds in the last two years with about 70 more to go. I've been overweight and inactive my whole life and am amazed at the change God's done in me! Sometimes I enjoy jogging but sometimes I don't. I never like the sweating. Here in central Florida I sweat just by sticking my head out the door! Sometimes the humidity feels like a blanket covering me! I do it anyway. Nike was onto something with their Just Do It slogan.
I feel the same way--inspired! I just started running this summer (June 11) and ran my very first 5K at 26:12 (first in age group:) I have been addicted since that day and have cut off more than a minute of my 5K time--I also felt that this was something that I could never do. My daughter is an excellent runner and I have been so inspired by her and her team that I just had to try--I am sooo glad I did! At 47 I just wanted to be healthy, I feel healthier than ever and more fit that I have in years!
I started just a month shy of my 43rd birthday and could barely go 100 feet. That's been almost three years and running has turned my life around: lost 35 pounds, blood pressure dropped, much less stress, and feel ten years younger. Keep at it! You're a hero for just starting to run, and it's one of the best things you could do for yourself.
I started walking in May and have added some jogging along the way. I am scheduled to do my first half marathon at Disneyland in 2 weeks! Hopefully, I will be able to keep the required pace. I am a member of Team in Training and I totally love it. So much better than being out there entirely on your own!
I am 47 this year and started last month or so.....Never in my life had I thought that I could do this and have been enjoying it since. Did have some stumbles in the beginning but just finished W4D3 today and can't wait to start next week's training. I have great support from family and friends and hope to run my first 5k in October! Looking to lose more than 40 hoping for 50 lbs.
I am 43 years old. I recently quit smoking and haven't even attempted to run a mile since 1986, my senior year in high school. I smoked between 1-2 packs a day for approx 28-30 years. I currently on W2D2. I am convinced that this program is progressive enough to keep me motivated and difficult enough to encourage me to become fit.
48 here. I started running a couple of months ago...this morning I was running at the gym with a huge smile on my face. I ran 1.5 miles without stopping for a walk break! I am really proud of my improvement. When I first started I couldn't run .25 miles! I am hoping to run my first race soon.
Going to another area to run is great, but I found that starting from my front door and gradually increasing my running habitat lends itself to greater appreciation for progress made. I started a few years ago at 38 and I went from barely making it to the end of the street to completing 3 marathons. The fun thing about making your runs near your home is you realize that the store you may normally drive to is actually just a 20 minute easy run away. You will find fun detours and shortcuts. You will get to smile at your neighbors as you pass. I used to just do loops, gradually increasing them. Eventually, I was runing the perimeter of my little city. Now, I am often running to neighboring cities. All from my front door. It puts you in harmony I think with your surroundings.
Also, don't worry about looking stupid. It's the spotlight effect that makes us think people are concerned with what we are doing. And besides, which is worse, looking stupid to other people, or feeling like you were afraid to do something because you were worried about looking stupid?
Ok. I'm procrastinating a run right now. Gotta go.
Hello! I'm turning 47 in 3 weeks and just started training with Team in Training to do the inaugural Tinkerbell Half Marathon at Disneyland in January. I haven't done hardly any running since I was in USAF Basic Training some 29 years ago. After that I only did the 1.5 mile annual runs for my 4 years active duty and have tried a couple of times since then to start running. Once I worked with a trainer and ran for about 2 months so I could attend a military officers training that civilian employees could attend (then funding was cut so I stopped running) and a over a year ago I started C25K and stopped at about week 4 due to ongoing issues with stress fractures, shin splints and knee pain. This time I decided to try and do it right...started cardio training initially in early June just to get back into shape and lose weight then decided that I had to finish a half marathon and cross it off my bucket list. About 6 weeks into my new exercise regimen I signed up for TNT and we started training officially 3 weeks ago. I started a walk/run interval for 1½ miles when I signed up for TNT and by the time official training started I was doing more of a run/walk for about 2 miles. I started out at a 16mm and now I'm down to about a 13:30mm. I'm still doing a run/walk, but I've progressed from only being able to run 80-100 meters to about 175-250 meters at a time...still not a full lap around the track, but that will come with time. I'm finding that my challenges are now mostly with knee and hip pain...I've gotten properly fitted for running shoes which has greatly decreased that pain but still have issues that continue that make me hesitate at times as to whether I should run and risk injury or take a rest day on a planned run day. Trying to listen to the body and rest if I need to, but hate feeling like I'm slacking on training. Anyway, I'll be doing my first 5K (run/walk) on the 5th and plan to run the full 5K when I do the Race for the Cure on Oct 1st.
I'm proud of the progress I've made and while not the fastest runner I'm pleased when my times improve, but I just let it happen on it's own rather than go out and try to make it happen...it's more enjoyable to me that way. My only real concern with time is being able to keep up the minimum pace required at the races (16mm for the Tinkerbell)...the fact that I'm actually off my rear and finishing a race of whatever length is all I need. If I beat my PR then great, if not no sweat...sei la vie!
Good luck to us all on our own personal goals and training! Listen to our bodies and be safe while you train...