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  • Soogie Amateur 20 posts since
    Aug 27, 2011
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    9,645. Oct 14, 2011 4:48 AM (in response to futureeaglemom)
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    So I signed up for another 5k.  So far I have signed up for 2 5ks and 1 4 miler.  The 1/2 marathon in April opens registration on the 22nd so I am going to sign up for that.  THen I might want to actually RUN a race before I sign up for any more. 

     

    @LittleEvo ~ Congrats!  Such a great feeling isn't it?? 

     

    @futureeaglemom ~  Thanks for the encouragement!  I am going to sign up.  I am in Tn so the winters aren't too bad.  Not a lot of snow and ice so I can dress warm and be able to still train.  I can always hit the treadmill (which I loathe). 





    ~soogie

    C25K start~ 8/14/11

    C25K graduation ~ 10/9/11 did a practice 5k today 35:49

    Jack Dash 5k ~ 10/22/11 32:56 PR (10:36mile) Woohoo!!

    Broadview Elmentary Run for the Eagles Turkey Trot 5k run/walk ~ 11/12/11 38:38 (running in a knee brace and injured.. thrilled I finished)

    Borodash 4 mile ~11/24/11

    3rd Annual Running of the Turkeys 5k ~11/26/11

    Run for Their Life 5k ~ 12/3/11

    Tom King Classic Half Marathon ~ 3/10/12

    Oak Barrel Half Marathon ~ 4/7/12

    http://soogielife.blogspot.com/

  • RenataFK Pro 79 posts since
    Aug 23, 2011
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    9,646. Oct 14, 2011 5:15 AM (in response to LittleEvo)
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    Little Evo wrote:

     

    Graduation Day! Week 9 Run 3 for me and I did it! I figured if I could run for thirty minutes, lets see how long it would take for me to run a 5k this morning and I ran for forty two minutes to hit it but I managed to run my 5k! I'm knackered but happy and thank you to all people on this forum for the motivation and encouragement all these weeks because I don't think I would of completed it on my own. I freakin did it!  

     

    And as for what to do now I am just going to spend a month on my thirty minute and feeling I can maintain that before increasing my speed. I may be slow but I will get there in the end!

     

    That's awesome, well worthy of those smiles!

    Love the word "knackered"

    Renata

  • RenataFK Pro 79 posts since
    Aug 23, 2011
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    9,647. Oct 14, 2011 5:16 AM (in response to futureeaglemom)
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    futureeaglemom wrote:

     

    @ Nick--try searching for Jeff Galloway.  He advocates a walk/run program and it really seems to work.  I will be running my first half this Sunday, and I followed (sort of) Galloways program.  I cut out some "rest" weeks, and my longest run was 12.5 miles last week.  I did the modifications because of time--I didn't have as long as the program called for.  Even with the modifications, I feel ready to do my half.  I may not be fast, but I am confident that I will be able to finish--which is my main goal.

     

    Looking forward to hearing how that went

    Have a great race and most important, a lot of fun!
    Renata

  • abbynormaloh75 Pro 111 posts since
    Sep 19, 2011
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    9,648. Oct 14, 2011 7:01 AM (in response to RenataFK)
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    congrats to those finishing week 9 and registering for races.  i woke up really sick and cranky, so unfortunately, i think this is going to be an actual REST day for me.  I am also wanting chicken noodle soup, which is super high in sodium, but i cant much else down my sore, raw throat.  So, we will see how the day goes.  I can take all kinds of illness, but as soon as i get a sore throat, i am a big baby.

  • beege33 Amateur 21 posts since
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    9,649. Oct 14, 2011 5:04 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Hello all! Well, this was supposed to be my Week 7, and aside from getting in Day 1 on Tuesday, I am afraid this week was a wash. I felt sick on Tuesday but ran anyway, but as it turns out, seem to have contracted a strain of bronchitis. (I blame the germfest that is the NYC subway system.) So, I am consuming antibiotics at a steady rate and will hopefully be in running form next week. I am a little scared of what nearly a week off might do to my progress, but I am hoping nothing too severe.

     

    Something funny though, when I went to the doctor this week and was weighed, the scale tipped at 216, and I had a giant smile on my face. The petite little nurse was probably horrified that I could be happy with that number, so I proudly told her it was about 30 pounds less than it was a few months ago. (My scale at home reads a few pounds heavier, but whatever, I'll take it!)

     

    Anyway, I hope that all of you had a great week, both personally and with your C25K goals. Congrats to those of you who are finishing the program or who are simply moving on to the next level! Have a wonderful weekend!





    C25K -- Graduated 11.8.11

    Coney Island Boardwalk 5K Turkey Trot, 11.20.11: 32:30.99 ~ 10:28/mile

    Indianapolis Drumstick Dash, 11.24.11:

  • Ogr44 Legend 316 posts since
    May 24, 2008
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    9,650. Oct 15, 2011 1:55 PM (in response to ffmedicmt)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Love more info:  Running the bridge is definitely on my to do list now.  If needed, I can push the pace to 12min/mile....

     

    I am also open to any other suggestions for a destination race - I am interested in anything from 5K to 1/2 marathon.  My Marathon is reserved for when I am 60...

     

     

    I have done an 8K in honolulu that coincided with family vacation.  I have also done a 5K in Geelong, Australia while traveling down under on business. 





    races in 2013 - Always trying to keep moving

    31 Dec 2012: Fairfax 4 miler: 49:34

    10 Feb 2013 Run your heart 2013 35:30

    Please check out this site: http://www.exceptionalcomfort.blogspot.com/

  • beckalina2983 Rookie 1 posts since
    Oct 12, 2011
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    9,651. Oct 15, 2011 1:56 PM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Hi I am very new to running. I am 5'6 273lbs. I recently lost 28lbs and decided I wantd to push myself a bit more. I just signed up for my very first ever 5k. I dont know where or how to start. Any advice, tips, tricks on running, nutrition or anything related will be very helpfull.  I know i can walk a 5k but i would love to be able to actually jog or run the whole thing. please help!

     

    Beki

  • bbee42 Pro 78 posts since
    Aug 8, 2011
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    9,652. Oct 15, 2011 10:21 PM (in response to beckalina2983)
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    beckalina2983 wrote:

     

    Hi I am very new to running. I am 5'6 273lbs. I recently lost 28lbs and decided I wantd to push myself a bit more. I just signed up for my very first ever 5k. I dont know where or how to start. Any advice, tips, tricks on running, nutrition or anything related will be very helpfull.  I know i can walk a 5k but i would love to be able to actually jog or run the whole thing. please help!

     

    Beki

     

    Beki:

     

    You are already in the right place for the first tip.  Follow the plan for the C25K. It's a great program, especially for new runners.  I have trained myself to run 5K distance a few times, but even still it was much more enjoyable on this training program.

     

    Going from not running at all to running 5K is a huge step.  So, don't be surprised when it's harder to do than you expected.  It's OK.  We've all been there.  Just remember, it's perfectly fine to spend an extra week on a step.  When is your 5K?

     

    As far as nutrition goes, there are a number of tips that people can give you in terms of what diet to use, etc.  But, being that you have lost 28 pounds doing whatever you have been doing, I'd stick with that for now!  Sounds like you are doing great!





    2011 - C25K Graduate!!! (9/17/2011)

    2011 - BridgeTo10K - W3 Slacker!

    2012 - Started over but didn't finish the C25K program (MAJOR SLACKER!)

    2013 - C25K Graduate Again!!! (NEVER GIVE UP!)

    2013/9/20 - REV3 Glow Run Branson - Wasn't chip timed but finished in roughly 38 min.

    2013 - December 4th - Began 1/2 Marathon Training

    2014/3/10 - Kiss Me, I'm Irish 10K - 1:23:32.9 (PR! It counts even if it's my only 10K)

    Future Races (Registered):

    2014/4/5 - Bentonville Half Marathon!!!!

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    My running logs: http://www.endomondo.com/profile/506692

    My Blog: http://goneafk.tumblr.com

    Independent Rep for Isagenix Diet and Healthcare Products: http://bbee42.isagenix.com

  • bbee42 Pro 78 posts since
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    9,653. Oct 15, 2011 10:24 PM (in response to Soogie)
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    Soogie wrote:

     

    I started the bridge to 10k this week and it hasn't been too bad.  I finished w1d2 today and did a little more than 3.6miles.  Both days were after working a  12 hr shift so I didn't bother looking at times so much because the fact that I was moving was thrilling to me.  I have noticed that my first 1/2 - 1mile I am slow....... then I start feeling good.  So should I run 1 mile before my 5k or just let adrenaline do it's thing?  Also registration for the Oak Barrel 1/2 marathon is the same day as my 5k.  Should I go ahead and sign up?  Can I be ready for a 1/2 marathon by April?  I guess I am scared to sign up in fear of not being able to do it.

     

    Love reading everyones post... Just been working and not able to respond to everyone.

     

    ~soogie

     

    I think you should be fine.  I'm planning on running a half marathon in March and I'm only a week ahead of you on Bridge 2 10K.

     

    I really think the initial 5K is the hardest part of the training.  Going from there to longer distances isn't nearly as hard.





    2011 - C25K Graduate!!! (9/17/2011)

    2011 - BridgeTo10K - W3 Slacker!

    2012 - Started over but didn't finish the C25K program (MAJOR SLACKER!)

    2013 - C25K Graduate Again!!! (NEVER GIVE UP!)

    2013/9/20 - REV3 Glow Run Branson - Wasn't chip timed but finished in roughly 38 min.

    2013 - December 4th - Began 1/2 Marathon Training

    2014/3/10 - Kiss Me, I'm Irish 10K - 1:23:32.9 (PR! It counts even if it's my only 10K)

    Future Races (Registered):

    2014/4/5 - Bentonville Half Marathon!!!!

    ==========================================================

    My running logs: http://www.endomondo.com/profile/506692

    My Blog: http://goneafk.tumblr.com

    Independent Rep for Isagenix Diet and Healthcare Products: http://bbee42.isagenix.com

  • RenataFK Pro 79 posts since
    Aug 23, 2011
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    9,654. Oct 16, 2011 6:37 AM (in response to bbee42)
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    bbee42 wrote:

     

    Soogie wrote:

     

    I started the bridge to 10k this week and it hasn't been too bad.  I finished w1d2 today and did a little more than 3.6miles.  Both days were after working a  12 hr shift so I didn't bother looking at times so much because the fact that I was moving was thrilling to me.  I have noticed that my first 1/2 - 1mile I am slow....... then I start feeling good.  So should I run 1 mile before my 5k or just let adrenaline do it's thing?  Also registration for the Oak Barrel 1/2 marathon is the same day as my 5k.  Should I go ahead and sign up?  Can I be ready for a 1/2 marathon by April?  I guess I am scared to sign up in fear of not being able to do it.

     

    Love reading everyones post... Just been working and not able to respond to everyone.

     

    ~soogie

     

    I think you should be fine.  I'm planning on running a half marathon in March and I'm only a week ahead of you on Bridge 2 10K.

     

    I really think the initial 5K is the hardest part of the training.  Going from there to longer distances isn't nearly as hard.

     

    Not that I think i'm ready for it or anything, but what is bridge to 10k? Is it another one like c25k?

     

    We "ran" a trail (5K) race this weekend. It was a beautiful trail in a lovely park. A little bit muddy as we've had some rain lately, but very cool nevertheless. Walked more than ran, still have a lot of pain in my shins and right foot. It's so annoying. And have no endurance.

     

    What do you guys do to get more endurance and not huff and puff so much (or at all)? I still feel it's the weight keeping me from getting better but this shin and foot thing, plus not having endurance is keeping me back... the slightest hill kills me.

     

    Like I said, I will try low carbing more1 (Thanks bbee, I took notes of your suggestions!) to see if I get off the plateau i find myself in at the moment.

     

    Have a great Sunday everyone

    Renata

  • futureeaglemom Legend 298 posts since
    Feb 25, 2011
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    9,655. Oct 16, 2011 9:22 AM (in response to Wideguy)
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    WHOO HOOO!!!!! I did it!!!! I just finifhed my first half marathon!! My main goal was just to finish it. If I did it in 3:30, I would have been happy. If I finished in under 3:15 I would be ecstatic. I am ecstatic!! Unofficial time looked like about 3:12, and that was NOT chip time. I may have even done it sub 3:10!! What an icredible experience!! The energy and support was great through the whole thing. I think I want to do this again!! All those training miles were worth it!! To think that back in Feb I was struggling to run/walk less than 2 miles--now, after battling shin splints, one (maybe 2) stress fractures, and what may end up as bronchitis now--I DID IT!!! (And, on a side not--unofficially, I ran my PR for a 5K at the beginning of the half-- 39:58--the first time I did a sub-40 5K!)!  All that I can say is IT...WAS...AWESOME!!!!!!!!!





    C25K--started 2/13/11

    Injury 3/19/11--no running 6 wks

    Re-start C25K 4/25/11 Finish C25K (time) 6/23/11

    3/12/11 Shamrock Run 2.2 miles DONE!! 29:39 13:28/mile

    3/20/11 Schoolhouse to White House 5K DONE!! 43:35 14:02/mile

    5/14/11 Run to the Sun 5K DONE!! 42:33 13:42/mile

    5/22/11 Medved Lilac 5K Family Fun Run DONE!! 43:40 14:05/mile 1085/1225

    5/29/11 Le Race de Chaumont DONE!! 45:29 14:40/mile 95/101

    6/12/11 4H Camp Wabasso 5K DONE!! 45:10 14:34/mile

    6/18/11 Swamp Rat Run DONE!! 44:03 14:11/mile 420/425

    7/3/11 The Patriot Run 5K DONE!! 41:46 13:28/mile 205/213 PR

    7/5/11 JCC Trail Run Series 1 3 mile DONE!! 48:16 16:05/mile 69/69

    7/19/11 JCC Trail Run Series 2 1.5 mile DONE!! 23:16 15:31/mile 12/30

    8/2/11 JCC Trail Run Seried 3 3 mile DONE!! 45:56 15:19/mile 66/67

    9/10/11 Running for Recovery from Addiction 10K 1:29:50 14:19/mile PR

    10/16/11 Empire State Half Marathon
  • Soogie Amateur 20 posts since
    Aug 27, 2011
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    9,656. Oct 16, 2011 1:07 PM (in response to futureeaglemom)
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    @bbee ~ I think I am going to sign up for it.  I have noticed that adding more time/distance is getting easier and I am also noticing that I am getting slightly faster. 

     

    @renata ~ Bridge to 10k is just like the C25k it gets you to running 60min by the end of the 6 weeks.  I did have  a little difficulty doing the walking in between the intervals after finally being able to run 30 min straight at the end of c25k.  It starts you out running 10 min walk 1 x4 times and builds you up from there.

     

    @futureeaglemom ~ you helped me make my decision.  I am going to sign up on Saturday for the 1/2 marathon. I have a little over 5 months to train and if I keep progressing like I am I think I will be more than ready.  I still can't believe that I thought 1 min lasted forever when I first started!  You are so inspirational. 





    ~soogie

    C25K start~ 8/14/11

    C25K graduation ~ 10/9/11 did a practice 5k today 35:49

    Jack Dash 5k ~ 10/22/11 32:56 PR (10:36mile) Woohoo!!

    Broadview Elmentary Run for the Eagles Turkey Trot 5k run/walk ~ 11/12/11 38:38 (running in a knee brace and injured.. thrilled I finished)

    Borodash 4 mile ~11/24/11

    3rd Annual Running of the Turkeys 5k ~11/26/11

    Run for Their Life 5k ~ 12/3/11

    Tom King Classic Half Marathon ~ 3/10/12

    Oak Barrel Half Marathon ~ 4/7/12

    http://soogielife.blogspot.com/

  • Ogr44 Legend 316 posts since
    May 24, 2008
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    9,657. Oct 16, 2011 2:18 PM (in response to Ogr44)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    I have figured out the path to enlightenment and speed - I shaved 9 mins off my 5K PR, it took very little effort and I discovered a revolutionary new training technique.  The Technique you ask:

     

     

                                                                      Have the race sponsor/timing company  mess up your chip!

     

    I have an official, timed, top 5 finish in a 5K - granted there where only 75 runners but when I check the results this afternoon there I was - number 5 at 21:40!  Only one problem, I seem to have actually crossed line at 35:34.  however the name associated with that time is my son who was running in the race as well. 

     

    Bibs actually had runners name on them - It appears the names, bibs and/or chips got switched - these had the chip on back of bib so those of you thinking I deliberately swapped chips think again - not that it hasn't crossed my mind in the past....but I can attest that the bibs we wore actually had our proper names on them...I.E.  his had his name and mine had mine.

     

     

    all this time I've been pound pavement etc  when all I needed was to have the timing get mucked up to shave 9 min off my PR....How can I market this to other penguins....Instant speed - no effort:  its like a bad infomercial.

     

    Now if I can swing this technique for my next race...

     

    I have actually sent E-mail to timing company requesting they swap our positions.  until then I will mercilessly point out to my Son that I smoked him today...





    races in 2013 - Always trying to keep moving

    31 Dec 2012: Fairfax 4 miler: 49:34

    10 Feb 2013 Run your heart 2013 35:30

    Please check out this site: http://www.exceptionalcomfort.blogspot.com/

  • Ogr44 Legend 316 posts since
    May 24, 2008
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    9,658. Oct 16, 2011 2:21 PM (in response to futureeaglemom)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    @Futureeaglemom:  Congratulations on your HM!  and your PR for 5K.  Hope your ready for the next - I find that they are addicting...





    races in 2013 - Always trying to keep moving

    31 Dec 2012: Fairfax 4 miler: 49:34

    10 Feb 2013 Run your heart 2013 35:30

    Please check out this site: http://www.exceptionalcomfort.blogspot.com/

  • joedadd Pro 122 posts since
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    9,659. Oct 16, 2011 4:23 PM (in response to Wideguy)
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    To re-introduce myself, yes, I've been here on a few occassions, I am a 39 year old male, 280 pounds on a 5'10" frame. I discovered C25K about 6 years ago and used running and diet to lose 75 pounds. Since then I have slowly gained much of the weight back. In between I have graduated C25K multiple times but have never run in a race more than 5K.

     

    My current goal is to complete the Philly Broad Street Run in May, 2012 while losing weight. That gives me about 30 weeks to get properly trained and down to a more respectable weight. An average loss of 2 pounds per week is optimistic and 1 pound a week is realistic. I plan to diligently count every calorie on nutridiary.com because it is free and a easy to use tool.

     

    I've done this before so I know I can do it again.

     

    Good luck to all.





    Weight:

    12/18/2011 - 280 LBS

    10/2/2012 - 248 LBS

    Short term goal - 10/31/2012 - 241 LBS

    Intermediate Goal - 230 LBS by 12/31/2012

    Long term goal - 190 LBS - Sometime in the distant future.

    Running: Complete Broad Street Run May 2013

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