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  • urun2me Pro 194 posts since
    Jun 7, 2010

    Congratulations, all, on your excellent recoveries, return to the road, and first place finishes!! Your dedication and perseverence are inspiring. You help keep my feet turning over and moving forward, always forward.

     

    I've had four solid weeks of running. Yesterday was a bit of a downer as the temperature and humidity had shot back up into very uncomfortable territory, but I got through it. I cut back a bit on the distance and shortened my run intervals, but the morning run felt awful. By the time I hit 45 minutes, my shirt was soaked in sweat, the sun was much too intense, so I called it quits. I got up earlier this morning to go for my nonstop run. I kept things light, relaxed and easy. Fun! This week is a pull back, recovery week so no 10 miler on Sunday as I've done the last three weeks. I'm letting my body recover and getting ready to start increasing my miles next week. I can't wait!

     

    Anyone doing the San Antonio Rock &  Roll in November?

  • lindakay228 Legend 201 posts since
    Apr 11, 2010

    Seems like the notifications to my e-mail about this thread disappeared for some reason, so now I'm trying to catch up.  I got out and ran this morning for the first time in a few weeks.  The summer was so hard and I didn't feel good most of the time because of my fibromyalgia, which flares in hot weather.  But the past week it's cooled down a lot and we've had a lot of rain and much cooler temps so overall I'm starting to feel better.  Got in 35 minutes total running.  I had done 30 minutes and was walking back towards my home and stopped to get me some coffee at a convenience store and came out it was raining lightly.  So I ran another 5 minutes almost to my house, trying not to slosh my coffee too much.  THank goodness for lids.  It really did feel great though.  Temp was about 54 degrees and with the rain during the night and everything it was really cool at 6:15 am.  I'm hoping this is now when I can start really getting back into it again.  I've missed it a lot.





    Whole Enchilada 5k, Las Cruces NM 9-26-10 43:32

    All Souls Trail Race, Silver City NM 10-30-10 45:55

    Global Health 5k Run/Walk, Albuquerque NM 11-6-10 40:11

    Ultimate Fitness 8th Annual Turkey Trot 5k, Deming NM 11-25-10 38:35

    New Beginnings 5k Jan 23, 2011 Las Cruces, NM 40:20

    Cupid's Chase 5k Feb 12, 2011 Las Cruces, NM 39:54

    Bataan Death March Memorial 15 miles March 27, 2011 White Sands Missil Range, NM 4hrs, 48 min 45 sec

    Fort Bayard Wilderness 5k Trail Race May 28, 2011 40:52

    Ultimate Fitness 9th Annual Turkey Trot, Deming NM 11-24-11 35:14

    Cupid's Chase 5k Feb 11, 2012 Las Cruces NM 38:29

  • lindakay228 Legend 201 posts since
    Apr 11, 2010

    Meliss a I got 2nd place last year in my age group in a 5k because there were only 2 of us in the age group.  I was dead last in the race that had about 100 participants.  I had been dealing a lot with hip sciatica for a few months and was just glad I could do it at all.  I decided to be proud of myself because I knew what it took for me to get out there and do it!  So I was (and still am) proud of that trophy.  I also got a 1st place medal about a year and a half ago for a 10k race that I tried.  I ended up walking a lot of it.  Again dead last out of about 30 runners in that event.  I should have done the 5k instead.  There was no one else in my age group so I got the medal.  At first I didn't feel good about it but then I decided to let go of those feelings and be proud because I got out there and tried and continued walking even when I was so tempted to walk off the course and disappear because I was so far behind.  I had really thought there would be more people and that there would be at least some slow like me.  I also thought I could run more of it than I could but I started out too fast because of the small group and faster runners.  So be proud of your awards because you know what it took to do it.  And where are all the other runners in our age groups?????





    Whole Enchilada 5k, Las Cruces NM 9-26-10 43:32

    All Souls Trail Race, Silver City NM 10-30-10 45:55

    Global Health 5k Run/Walk, Albuquerque NM 11-6-10 40:11

    Ultimate Fitness 8th Annual Turkey Trot 5k, Deming NM 11-25-10 38:35

    New Beginnings 5k Jan 23, 2011 Las Cruces, NM 40:20

    Cupid's Chase 5k Feb 12, 2011 Las Cruces, NM 39:54

    Bataan Death March Memorial 15 miles March 27, 2011 White Sands Missil Range, NM 4hrs, 48 min 45 sec

    Fort Bayard Wilderness 5k Trail Race May 28, 2011 40:52

    Ultimate Fitness 9th Annual Turkey Trot, Deming NM 11-24-11 35:14

    Cupid's Chase 5k Feb 11, 2012 Las Cruces NM 38:29

  • NancyLFreeman Legend 243 posts since
    Feb 17, 2010

    We finally got a break in the weather here; on Tuesday night my track club was running around in the wind and (light rain) until the lightning scared us off, and Wednesday morning it was only 70 dregrees by my front porch thermometer, holy cow!  There were a bunch of people running the canal and I wondered how many of them had abandoned the treadmill for the first time since May.

     

    I'm heading off for a nice long tour of Asia finishing up with the Istanbul Marathon!  The tour is actually not associated with the Marathon - I set that up separately - and the itinerary is way less "active" than what I usually do on vacation.  My coach says to focus on getting my weekly long runs into the schedule, which is going to be a challenge!

     

    Melissa, echoing everyone else here - you out-ran some of the youngsters, and also everyone who stayed home and sat on the couch.  Someday I hope to win my age group by out-living everyone else!

     

    -Nan





    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)
    Upcoming:
    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
    ?
  • runsinmiddleofnowhere Amateur 36 posts since
    Feb 15, 2009

    So I'm back under yet another user name...the maintenance thing this last week kept signing me in under my real whole name which was weird for me so I got rid of that with a new user name...I intend to post more often and would really like to be a part of this group...I'm 57, have gotten back to 'my' running for the last year and a half, slow to begin with and moving my way up in speed and distance...ran thru the 80s and 90s and 2000s (just a destressor thing and never worried about times, etc.)  'til about 2005 and then quit for the most part.  Sooooo glad I'm running again and re-inventing my priorities with running...since reading so many posts about the Galloway walk/run method I've done  the last few runs with his 'Ultimate 10K' iphone app and just love it...I've been too proud to do ANY walking in my runs and now wish I had started this method a long time ago...I'm loving it now tho, it gives me variety, and my time has improved, I work up a sweat much sooner and I love this app!!  I feel like I have a personal trainer sitting on my shoulder!

    Nan - Istanbul??  I've always wanted to go there!  How fun!  Enjoy and I'd love to hear all about it when you get back!

    Lindakay - Loved hearing about your rain...it's hot, dusty and dry where I live...we had a few thunderstorms this week and I was lucky enough to be out running the other morning before sunrise and it sprinkled on me and smelled so good...You should be proud of your accomplishments and I agree you should be proud of your awards because you're a minority of people who are out there just trying to be active...it's so hard to have that motivation to get out of the door every day!  I have posters all over my house 'justputmyshoeson' and 'If I run now, I can feel good about it all day.  If I skip it now, I'll feel guilty all day.'  (courtesy of 'early morning run mantras from Runner's World!!'  I also have some sort of pain issue, osteoarthritis and probably fibromyalgia too, just feel some mornings like I've been beaten with a bat for no reason.....whatever it is it feels better to get out and move my body...sometimes so hard to get out the door tho.  Kudos to you...

    I have a 10K I'm getting ready for in three weeks...last 10K was May 1, this one I hope to be more ready for.

    Happy Running to everyone.....

    xoxox





    Completed:

    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.....


  • girlintheorchard Pro 168 posts since
    Aug 2, 2010

    Interesting running this past week with the heavy smoke blown down from MN wildfires due to lightning strike.  1/2 mile visibility, ash clouding the sky and intense smell of campfire--but not in a good way!  Any one in northern IL dealing with it?  Sadly, thousands of acres of forest in the Boundary Waters have been consumed.  Canoed and camped in the area back in my 20's, and it is breathtakingly beautiful and serene.  Nature will come back......she always does.

     

    lovinrunning~welcome!   I enjoyed reading about your running journey.  Best wishes with the 10k training.

     

    Nan~Have a wonderful time exploring Istanbul, and running in such a memorable place.  All the best to you running the marathon.

     

    lindakay~you are an inspiration!  Love your attitude, and your description of running in the light rain with a cup of coffee was lovely.  Simple pleasures are the best, aren't they?

     

    urun~"light, relaxed, easy, FUN"  -- plan on borrowing your words for my long run on Sunday.  Thanks!

     

    Run strong, friends!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • SteveBikeRun Legend 455 posts since
    Aug 3, 2010

    Debra:  Yes, I live in northern Illinois, 50 miles NW of Chicago.  We smelled the smoke and saw the haze from the Boundary Waters fire.  I was at my gym that day and I smelled the smoke when I left the building.  I thought it was a structure fire nearby.  When I got home, about 10 miles north, I smelled it again as I got out of the car.  I got the lowdown on the radio.  It was strong enough that folks with respiratory problems were cautioned to stay indoors.

     

    My sister-in-law lives in Duluth, MN, about 100 miles due south of the fire.  She smelled nothing, meaning that the winds were strong enough from the northwest to carry it away from her and down through Wisconsin to the greater Chicago area.

     

    Nan:  What a great idea for a trip.  Please keep us posted.

     

    My back rehab is going well.  I'm up to two minutes jogging and 2-3 minutes walking, repeat six times for 30 minutes total.  I'm skipping the Des Moines (Half) Marathon next month, but we may go to Des Moines anyway to visit our son and daugter-in-law (they will run the HM).  I may try the 5K.





    --Steve

    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)

  • Dobrobuck Pro 151 posts since
    Apr 17, 2011

    Test 123





    4/30/11 IL Marathon 10K 57:43

    5/14/11 Kirby Derby 10K 57:49 3rd place in div

    7/4/11 Freedom 5K 28:59

    Lost 80lbs since 6/17/10 starting wt 280lbs

    Joined Second Wind Running Club 9/2011

    8/27/11 13.38mi 2:32

    9/17/11 13.45mi 2:27

    Habitat for Humanity 5K 12/31/11 26:42 PR

    4/28/12 IL Marathon 1st 1/2 2:10:38

    Cycled 1600 mi summer of 2012

    Cycled Hilly Hundred 10/25/12

    Upcoming races

    April 2013 1st full marathon..

  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
    Dec 12, 2009

    Seems like all of the maintenance work on the site has slowed the traffic down a lot. Either that, or everyone is out running and enjoying this beautiful fall weather. I enjoyed my LSD of 8 miles today. 60 degrees, sunny, beautiful. Life is good.





    Marie from Tennessee

    Training for Disney 2013 Goofy Challenge.....Yes, I'm certifiably CRAZY!

    61 year olds must be out of their minds to run a half marathon followed by a full the next day!

    Disney Half Marathon 1/7/2012 2:37:59

    Bear Hunt 5K 9/24/11 28:28 pb

    Trojan Trek Trail 5K 8/6/11 31:45

    Expo 10K 5/28/11 1:01:28,

    Expo 10K 5/26/12 1:05:39

    Eastman 10K 9/8/2012 1:01:11 pb

    "Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1


  • KIRK_T Legend 279 posts since
    Jun 25, 2010

    Hello everyone, I am still here too

     

    It's been a few busy weeks finishing my marathon training for Chicago three weeks from today!

    Posting from Philly after running the RnR Half here. It was a picture perfect day, mid 50's to start and slowly warmed up.

    Then nice full sun after for the concert.

     

    This was basicly a test pace for the full and I did exactly what I planned to accomplish.

    This was also my sixth RnR for the year, kinda funny since if you add up my time (1:41) it equals 6 .

    9 out of the 13 miles were in the 7:30's. I have to admit this is a little faster than planned & I checked & slowed pace twice.

    It was a great race & was able to meet up with some of my Half Fanatic friends from across the country.

    RnR Philly Results.jpg





    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

  • justrundan Legend 202 posts since
    Jul 22, 2011

    Great Job Kirk!

     

    Tried the "run/walk" method for the first time in a race yesterday, at the Time Warner 5K in Appleton, WI.  Helpful since I'm still nursing an Achilles injury.  Running 3 minutes and walking one kept the pain down and I still did a PR of 32:19.  I will definitely keep doing this and hope to help avoid future injuries. I ran the race with my 27 y/o son, who does not train, and he ran it in 27:19. Youth is definitly wasted on the young!

     

    Everyone have a good week running!





    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!)

  • KIRK_T Legend 279 posts since
    Jun 25, 2010

    Way to go Dan.

    Stick with what works for you. Congrats on the PR





    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

  • 6xchampsfan Pro 184 posts since
    Jul 4, 2011

    Hello everyone. I've only replyed to this site a couple times but I do enjoy reading everyone's posts. I'm almost ready to try my 2nd ever marathon in less than 2 weeks. This one is a ultrahike through Baldeagle mt in Pa. My first one was in June and a road run. I barely made it through that one so am I foolish to try this one? Already 2 of the 5 poeple in my group has bailed out and I'm the old man of the group. Part of me is very excited while the other side of me is worried of failing. I've trained hard but still don't think I'll make the whole 26. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    On the possitive side I placed for the first time in a local race. 27:09 Not exactly blazing speed in a 5k but good enough for a 3rd in my age group. It's a small and fun run I like to do every year I can.

    To urun2me. I had hopes of running the San Antonio marathon in Nov. I have family there so it really be great to visit and run the marathon. First I have to make it off the mountain without any broken bones. Second it would be my 8th race and my 3rd marathon this year. I don' know if this body will allow me. I did a rock n roll half a few years ago at Virginia beach and it was a blast so I know how much fun it would be. If I make it through my next one I will have a glimmer of hope to do that one.

    Good luck to everyone. Thanks for any input on my trialrace.

  • girlintheorchard Pro 168 posts since
    Aug 2, 2010

    Kirk~WTG--You have become the Rock n Roll King!

    Dan~Awesome time on your 5k.  Great to hear the run/walk worked so well for you.

    6xchamp~I read in your post that you have trained hard.  That shadow of doubt always creeps in a week before a big race.  With age, comes wisdom.......you know in your heart if you are ready for this race.  Best wishes to you what ever you decide.

     

    Took my 5 mile run this morning, and agree with Marie--Life is good!  Temps in the low 60's, with light showers, leaves beginning to turn and fields of asters and goldenrod in bloom!  Good thing, no allergies!!

     

    Tomorrow, 2 mile run and dynamics with the grade school CC team.  The kids had a great meet last week. V & JV-boys took 1st place, JV-girls took 2nd.  So proud of each and every one of them!

  • SteveBikeRun Legend 455 posts since
    Aug 3, 2010

    Kirk:  Well done in Philly.  You should be in good shape for your marathon.

     

    Debra:  These late summer mornings are so good for running.  I'm glad your five-miler went well.

     

    Dan:  Congratulations on your 5K.  The run-walk method works very well for lots of runners.

     

    Nice and cool this morning here too, about 60 degrees.  I did the next step in my run/walk rehab, which is three minutes run and two minutes walk.  No discomfort except for some mild foot soreness.  My pace is considerably slower and I can tell that I've lost endurance from being sidelined for so long.  I shudder to think how I would feel if I had not been able to walk every day.  Tomorrow will be exercise day at the health club.

     

    I did sign up for the 5K at the Des Moines Marathon.  Even if I have to walk part of the way, it will tell me how I'm recovering.  Son and daughter-in-law will do the HM.  I don't think I could stand seeing everyone leave the start line while I had to stand there and watch.





    --Steve

    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)

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