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Hey all! The official times finally posted for the 10K I did a couple of weeks ago and my time was 10 minutes LESS than what I had stated in my previous posting! I guess a combination of muffled hearing and low expectations made me mis-interpret what I had been told. So anyway that was a new 10K PR (by almost 5 minutes) for me! Yay!! Then to top it off I did an unplanned 5K this past Sunday and PR'd in that too by just over 1½ minutes. Considering that I though I had run poorly in both those run I am over the moon! My times are not fast, but I finish...that's what matters, isn't it?!??
@_Miles - Thanks for the congrats! I get re-evaluate by PT on Monday so hopefully I'll be released back to full training status then. I've set up out "workout" room so that I can accomodate all the exercises PT has shown me as well as my bike/trainer for some cross training (since I sincerely dislike the elliptical). Hopefully I can get back to to where I was and up to at least 10-11 miles by mid-January for the Tinkerbell HM at the end of January.
@annieloo2 - I've trained primarily outdoors. I started in July/Aug running on the nearby middle school track and when I hit three miles we moved to the road. Even that transition was so different. I've only run on the treadmill a few times but I remember one of the first times I ran on a treadmill and went 3 miles straight without stopping/walking (something I had never done on the track/road) I was amazed. Then I started reading about the incline and chatting with friends who told me about changing the incline to make it more like simulating the road...what a bummer! lol! Oh well, such is life! Anyway, when you do get new shoes be sure to go to a running specialty store and have them do a gait analysis and recommend several different shoes/brands to try. Buy your shoes at least a half size larger than normal to accomodate swelling, prevent black toeails, etc. (all those horror stories you hear from long time runners). Don't worry about your pace...it'll come with time. Find a pace that's comfortable for you. I can almost guarantee you that when you get to your first race, the excitement, trepidation and newness of the experience will get your aderenaline going and you'll run a pace that will most likely be at least a little faster than your normal. Good luck!
[b]Bills' Scott Chandler injured Week 13[/b]
[b][url=http://www.urbestjerseys.com/NFL_Jerseys--pc-482-1]Buffalo Bills[/url][/b] TE Scott Chandler was unable to finish the game Week 13 vs. Tennessee because of an apparent ankle injury. Chandler needed X-rays after the game. He then said he believes he has just a sprained ankle, but his injury will be monitored this week.
Chandler had three catches for 48 yards, but he lost a fumble on his longest gain of the afternoon -- a 22-yard catch in the third quarter. It is believed Chandler was injured on that play.
The ankle injury suffered Sunday by Chandler is not believed to be serious, but could keep him out for this week's game in San Diego, "It'd be hard to get him back this week, but there's an outside chance we get him back," said coach Chan Gailey.
Chandler will likely be looking at some missed practice time this week. There's also a slight concern in that the [b][url=http://www.urbestjerseys.com/Buffalo_Bills_NFL_Jerseys--pc-518-1]Buffalo Bills[/url][/b] starting throwing the ball in the direction of backup Lee Smith, even when Chandler was healthy earlier in the game.
Buffalo Bills rookie cornerback Aaron Williams also hurt in the third quarter of a 23-17 loss to [b][url=http://www.urbestjerseys.com/Tennessee_Titans_NFL_Jerseys--pc-515-1]Tennessee Titans[/url][/b].and not optimistic in he will play at San Diego this weekend.
[b]Browns’ Colt McCoy has sprained knee[/b]
Cleveland Browns QB Colt McCoy (knee) is dealing with a sprained knee,which was hurt ?in Sunday's loss to Baltimore, but he is not expected to miss any time. Head coach Pat Shurmur doesn't think McCoy will sit out against the Pittsburgh Steelers in their Week 14 game Thursday, Dec. 8.
Quarterback Colt McCoy used the handrail as he gingerly walked down the steps Monday, the lingering result of a weekend encounter with Baltimore's merciless defense.
McCoy's right knee is sprained.The [b][url=http://www.urbestjerseys.com/Green_Bay_Packers_Nfl_Jerseys--pc-486-1]Browns[/url][/b], on the other hand, appear broken.
One day after being flattened by the Ravens, who rushed for 290 yards in a 24-10 thumping of Cleveland that wasn't nearly that close, the Browns (4-8) began assessing the extensive damage from a defeat at the hands one of the AFC North's co-leaders
[b][url=http://www.urbestjerseys.com/Cleveland_Browns_NFL_Jerseys--pc-501-1]Cleveland Browns[/url][/b] coach Pat Shurmur doesn't think McCoy will sit out Thursday's game at Pittsburgh, saying McCoy is "probably just sore."
Safety T.J. Ward has been ruled out against the [b][url=http://www.urbestjerseys.com/Pittsburgh_Steelers_Nfl_Jerseys--pc-487-1]Pittsburgh Steelers.[/url][/b] It will be the fifth game he has missed with a foot sprain.
I'm thrilled to be cleared by the sports med doctor to start running again! I'm up to week 4 day 3 on C25K. I'm planning to sign up for a 5K race in late January. I started C25K last January and was doing pretty well for a first time runner, and then I had a stress fracture in May that stopped me from all weight bearing exercise for 6 months. I just started back and I'm thrilled to be able to get back to running. I'm planning to take it very slow and stick to 5K's for the first year. Happy holidays everyone and I'm looking forward to running in 2012!
Started C25K Feb 2011
Graduated C25K (time) April 2011
Run for the Arts 5k - 5/7/2011 Lake Worth FL, 44:08 pace 14:14....not last!
Holiday Fantasy of Lights 5k- Coconut Creek FL 11/12/2011
PB United Way Turkey Trot 5k 11/24/2011 - 42.48 pace 13.48 - 19 of 30 in age group
Hey All! Well, I'm down to 21 days until the Tinkerbell HM (my first). I broke training today as coach did not want us running more than 10 miles but I just had to know that I could complete a half marathon distance so I ran 13.3 miles and finished within my 3 hour goal for a HM (2:59:03). This involved 20-25 mph headwinds for the first 2-3 miles and again for somewhere around miles 6-8. I'm confident now that I can finish so a lot of anxiety has melted away! I'm ready! Going to behave for my taper as today was the last long run of training. Just need to decide tomorrow if I can handle a short 5 miler to keep on schedule.
One benefit for me for Tink is that Anaheim is at an elevation 147' whereas I live/train at 4,300'. Easier breathing will hopefully = faster time!
I hope everyone had a great holiday season! Here's to a wonderful 2012 in running and life! Happy New Year everyone! BTW, I really miss reading the regular postings...I wish Active would get on the ball and fix the email notification feature!
What a great thread! I am such a 'Penguin' and this is the first time I've heard the term. I lurk in a lot of running forums, afraid to admit that I just like running for the fun of it. All I want to do is get my heartrate a little higher than just walking. I love walking as well. Any weight-bearing exercise is so good for you.
Still, when I get passed on trails I think that I shuold be running faster. Then I remember my objective and goals. The other thing is that I don't want to have any injury or damage my joints or anything for that matter. Force is equal to Mass x Accelration and going slow keeps the forces that can damage to a minimum.
I'm still find the term so amusing; I am a Penguin! I can't wait to tell all my friends
Hello all! Well after my last competition in high school (in 1993), I will be entering my first fun run race in on 2/12/12. A psychologist I work with got me interested in the race and am very excited about it! I have been out of running for almost twenty years due to shin splints and, I have to admit, being discouraged that I was a slow runner! I think it may have been my height (male, 5'2") but who knows. My best times in the mile were around 6:30 but my best ever was 5:57 at my final cross country time trial. I got into running so I could lose weight and it has helped me lose almost 20 lbs. I am glad I am back and proud to be called a PENGUIN RUNNER!!!! Good night!
I just found this thread and I definitely fit in this category!! I am going to be 57 next month and started running almost 2 years ago, and had several setbacks over that time. But I still keep coming back to running each time. I was never a runner before in my life. I'm using the Jeff Galloway run/walk interval method and it actually helped me set a pr for a 5k Turkey Trot in November. I have been dead last at a couple of small races in the past too. But I love the quote by C. Hunter Boyd "Last is just the slowest winner". I think of what I was like before and all those who do nothing and am proud of myself even when I'm slow.
MouseRN - I saw that your races are a lot in New Mexico, which is exciting to me because I'm down south in SIlver City. I've done a few in Albuquerque and some in Las Cruces. I also have done the Bataan Death March 15 mile one at White Sands the past 2 years and planning on doing it this year. The past 2 years I've walked it because I can't run that far yet and will have to walk part of it this year but will hopefully run some of it too.
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
Well! Is it just me or is everyone starting to get email notifications of posts again? Well, I've really only just gotten one and that was today. So who knows? Anyway, I'm now 12 days out from my first half marathon and although my goal is to finish in 3 hours or less I want to push for 2:30-2:45. Of course, that's not factoring in if I want to stop and get pictures taken with characters...after all, it is Disneyland. I guess I'm feeling a bit cocky what with the elevation change and such! lol! I think I'm ready...stocked up on Gu when I went to Santa Fe on Saturday and it's time to get started packing. I'll post a report when I finish the race.
Oh and the other big news is that I was finally discharged from physical therapy last Friday after just over 2 months of treatment! Whooohoooo! Funny thing is that now the left hip/pelvis (rotational misalignment issue/ITBS of the hip) is nearly 100% better the right side is acting up. Go figure! At least I've got the knowledge to keep training that area and get that stronger as well.
Kevorkaziko, playpusrun & lindakay228 - Welcome to the fold! It's been kinda slow since Active did upgrades, but hopefully the email notification are working again.
lindakay228 - Yeah, I'm over on the eastside in Clovis. I have to travel to get to any race! We were going to do Bataan this year but I've had to cut down my races/travel from 13 down to 5 (maybe 6). The next one I'll probably do after Tinkerbell is either the Shamrock Shuffle 10 Miler in ABQ in March or the ABQ Half in April. I will be going down your way for the Las Cruces Half in December.
Well, run happy, run smart, run safe! Have a great week all!
Just thought I'd add this (crappy) pic for giggles! I dyed my normally black/brown hair purple in honor of my first half marathon (ever) which I am running for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training and also in honor of cancer patients everywhere!! I'm just hoping it doesn't bleed too much when I sweat!
mousern..... you are not alone. I just got 2 emails from active... I have missed my peguin friend..... Good luck on the Half. Finsihed up my first half about 2 months ago looking at doing another in a couple months My first was done in 3:43:50 gun time and 3:43:20 tag time... yes I am very proud.. took me a month to get back to running full time I am back to almost 3 days a week during the week running/walking for 2 miles before I go to work. a mile at lunch. I was able to bring my ac1 test down to 6.2 and weighing in at 190 most of the time when I go to bed. it is a 2 lbs either way in the morning. so it does work slow or not we are moving in the right direction.
I am just now getting the emails again too.
I am training for my first 1/2 marathon on 2/5/12, the Kaiser 1/2 in San Francisco. I've never run long distances before this and it's making me like running in a way I never did before. I'm shooting for around 2 hours, 45 minutes but will be super happy with anything under 3 hours. And, of course, I will super happy to just finish so time really isn't that important at the end of the day...or at the end of 13.1 miles as in this case.
Good luck on your first 1/2 MouseRN!!
And good job Wayna on getting back to it!!
My weight loss blog, pictures, etc (started in 2007):
I'm getting e-mails again too! Yay! Hello, new penguin friends!
I officially start training for my first marathon one week from today! I am excited and frightened. I am also so very glad I found this community when I started running last spring. I really don't know if I would have kept running without finding so much encouragement here and finally recognizing that a slow runner is still a runner.
I gave myself a scare with a turned ankle last Thursday, but the swelling and pain are almost gone so I tried a very small bit of running last night. It didn't seem to cause any new swelling and it didn't hurt at all, so I think I'll be ready to go next week as long as I refrain from doing anything else klutzy.
First race: Iola Trail Run 5K - 4/17/11 43:18.62
Hope Starts Here 10K - 5/7/11 1:05:10
Madison Half Marathon - 5/29/11 2:16:46
Dirty Girl Wisconsin - 8/20/11 (untimed)
Haunted Hustle Half Marathon - 10/29/11 2:25:11
Half is Good Enough for Me - 3/24/12 2:21:38
Madison Marathon - 5/27/12
Hi, folks! This is my first post to this community, so let me supply a bit of background:
I'm 58, retired a bit more than a year ago from Ford Motor here in Michigan and was inspired to start running after attending marathons this last Fall in Washington DC and Savannah in support of my daughter and son-in-law. I signed up for this Spring's Flying Pig marathon (the 1/2) and started running without a proper training plan. I quickly "ran" into knee problems (I'm definitely very overweight but making progress) and am just getting into it again after weeks of limping. I've been increasing my walking (about 24 miles last week) and plan for Saturdays to gradually ramp up to an occasional 13.1 miles (LOL).....I'll finish the Pig even if I have to walk! Right now, I'm slowly working in short jogs into my week-day 4-5 mile walks. So far, no problems with the knees.
I can see that I'm way behind all you guys, who are far more experienced penguins....but we all start somewhere. ....and at least I've started! (Yea!)