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  • CharlesAlberson Pro 152 posts since
    Jul 4, 2011
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    10,155. Feb 17, 2012 12:54 PM (in response to nhackney)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Nhackney,  don't worry about repeating week 6. I repeated week 5 and 6. Of you slow your pace you can probably run longer.  I found that to be true for me. Don't quit and you'll go longer.  Give it time. 





    Started C25K 6/26/2011 1 week out for injury recovery Repeated week 5 at higher altitude and week 6 because of traveling.

    GRADUATED C25K 9/17/2011

    Starting Weight 267 on 6/08/2011, 232#s on 8/4/2011, 226#s on 8/14/2011, 220#s on 9/3/2011, 216#s on 9/14/11, 214#s on 9/17/11, 210#s on 9/27/11, 207#s on 10/22/11, 203#s on 10/31/11, 195# 12/6/11, 189# 2/4/12, 185 2/14/12

    Current Weight 183 2/22/12 not by Exercise or Diet Alone! COMBINED BOTH

    Completed First Race Stephenville Lions Club Spooktacular 10K Oct 22 2011 1:04:09 10:21 pace 38/66 3rd place for over 50. PR

    Tarleton University Homecoming 5K (3.46miles) Oct 29 2011 31:05 9:07 pace 37/87 6th place for over 50.

    COWTOWN UNTHSC Half Marathon 2/26/2012 Over all 2767/6325 age group placement 182/350 2:11:02 PR

    Running on Faith 5K 3/31/12 24:15 8:05 pace, Race was .1 miles short. 4th place for over 50. PR

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    http://charlesinarow.blogspot.com/

  • JWMommy Rookie 1 posts since
    Feb 17, 2012
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    10,156. Feb 17, 2012 5:31 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    I am so happy I found this site.  I am a former runner who three years after a divorce, is 80 lbs heavier, (over 200) lbs and haven't been running in two years.  I am scared to death to start all over.  I know how hard the work will be but it's also hard to look at myself and know how far I have backslid.  I'm am doing this for my two beautiful children, and for my life.  So here goes...

     

    Any suggestions on starting over would be greatly appreciated!! 

  • hegnessevents.com Pro 58 posts since
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    10,157. Feb 17, 2012 7:04 PM (in response to JWMommy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Check out the Couch to 5K program (C25K) on here. It's a great program for getting into running, and there are other regimens that are available through active which build upon this. Good luck in achieving your goals!





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  • nomorecouch Rookie 1 posts since
    Feb 10, 2012
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    10,158. Feb 17, 2012 7:12 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Hello everyone! My name is Zack and im 25 years old and currentlly at 240. I have always been over weight, 100 pounds in 4th grade, 200 for my drivers license photo and am currently around 240. I havent really even attempted to lose weight until now. I am on a full diet, counting calories and grams of fat and doing a food journal. I have not dranken any alocohol and smoked half of a cigarette in the last 13 days (very good for me)! I I will be doing W2D3 tomorrow morning and am looking forward to it. My lower back is usually very sore for 24 hrs afrer my runs, any suggestions?

  • phamvantrung Amateur 7 posts since
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    10,159. Feb 17, 2012 7:37 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!
  • joedadd Pro 122 posts since
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    10,160. Feb 19, 2012 11:12 AM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Finished week 8 of c25k today. 3 more runs and I am a graduate again...well, for time. Distance will take another week or so.





    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

  • Zerorez Pro 154 posts since
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    10,161. Feb 20, 2012 5:44 AM (in response to joedadd)
    200+ Pound Club!

    @ nomorecouch Good for you! I still drink but gave up smoking years ago, quite a good idea! I found this discussion on the topic: http://www.runnersworld.com/community/forums/injury-prevention/injuries/sore-back-after-long-run some people say it was their shoes other said they need to work on core exercises. So maybe go and do a gym workout on your off days. Keep it up and congrats on the decision to do it!

     

    @Joedadd 3 more to go! Then keep going! Have you done any races yet? They can be addicting, I tend to do one a month or so. I see your goal of a half marathon by Nov 2012, that's very cool, make sure you don't push too hard to avoid an injury. Every 4 weeks should be a rest week so you don't get hurt. Also they say increase length of runs by 10% per week. Congrats!





    My first post here http://community.active.com/thread/81129?start=8910&tstart=0

    Age 40 Height 6'4'' Weight Start: 345 Current 230 Goal 199. First 30 pounds lost walking

    Couch to 5k Start: August 4th 2011 Graduate: 10/06/2011

    Using Endomondo!

    10/1/2011 First 5k!!! Hearts and Hands for Hope 46:10 pace min/mi 14.58

    9/21/2013 3.1 29.58 9:40 Frolic for Flippers 5k Fastest 5k

    10/6/2013 13.1 2:31:03 11:32 Smuttynose Half Marathon Fastest Half Marathon


  • joedadd Pro 122 posts since
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    10,162. Feb 20, 2012 6:24 AM (in response to Zerorez)
    200+ Pound Club!

    zerorez, I've run races in the past but not recently. I look forward to signing up for one but I am in no hurry.

     

    I've never heard of a "rest week" every 4 weeks. Could you expland on that?





    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

  • AFatManRunning Legend 326 posts since
    Sep 14, 2009
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    10,163. Feb 20, 2012 7:38 AM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    This is now the second time I'm trying return to being active.  I have to say that I'm amazed by how quickly my body has adjusted on these return attempts--it has been much easier, so far, than when I frst started C25K after more than a decade of being largely inactive.

     

    My first surprise was my initial pushup test for the 100 pushup challenge.  I completed twelve (12), when I only completed six (6) on my first try.  Then there's running.  While I didn't officially restart C25K, I did spend some time on the treadmil, and was able to run at 6 mph after the first moment or two, and I finished the final minute at 7 mph.  No real complaints from the body, either.  I can tell I don't have the same level of wind I had before, but I'm not complaining.  That will come back over time.

     

    My blood sugars have taken a complete 180 over the past week, too, and that's a good thing.


    Anyway, I need to get back to work.  I don't have as much time to check in here as I once did, but I will try to do so periodically.

     

    Keep up the good work, folks.  I hope to someday start a thread for "Former 200+ Club Members".

     

    ;-)





    It was my wife's idea--really! Okay, it helps that I need to lose the weight, too.

    http://oursecretplan.blogspot.com (FatManRunning - Couch to 5k)

    Completed Couch-to-5k - 10/30/09

    Chaska Turkey Trot 5k - 11/14/09 (42:13)

    Howard Lake Turkey Tagalong 5k - 11/26/09 (42:23)

    Sat around like a bum while I finished grad school - 11/27/09 to 6/25/10

    Restarted running 6/26/10

    City of Festivals 5k - 08/07/10 (40:45) - ran with Mrs. F and four of the kids!

  • Zerorez Pro 154 posts since
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    10,164. Feb 20, 2012 7:44 AM (in response to joedadd)
    200+ Pound Club!

    @Joedadd I read this article here: http://running.about.com/od/runningforbeginners/ss/runningmistakes_8.htm After I realized I had jumped my speed and distance quite quickly and noticed new pain in my knees that was slow to fade. I wanted to make sure I wasn't going to "blow out my knees" like several people I know have. I want to take good maintenance of the machine (me) and do what is needed to keep going. I want to be running at 80. I went from 3 to 3.5 miles a run up to 5.75 in one week and raced at a pace of 12:50 when I had been doing 14:00. I guess I got excited at my progress and put my foot on the gas pedal and saw what I could do. I have now read that 10% is the max you should add per week in an attempt to improve distance.

     

    So I run a comfortable 3.5 mile per run right now, so my next few weeks look like this:

     

    Rest week this week.

    Day 1 2 miles

    Day 2 2 mlies

    Day 3 3 miles

     

    Next week

    Day 1 3.8 miles

    Day 2 3.8 miles

    Day 3 4.4 miles

     

    Week after

    Day 1 4.2

    Day 2 4.2

    Day 3 4.8

     

    etc...

     

    I hope to get to 10k range (my long run day) in about 6 weeks putting me right on schedule for a race in April.

     

    I have read the 10% thing in a lot of places. The best way to calculate it is to take your current run and multiply it by 1.10 which will give you the new distance. =)





    My first post here http://community.active.com/thread/81129?start=8910&tstart=0

    Age 40 Height 6'4'' Weight Start: 345 Current 230 Goal 199. First 30 pounds lost walking

    Couch to 5k Start: August 4th 2011 Graduate: 10/06/2011

    Using Endomondo!

    10/1/2011 First 5k!!! Hearts and Hands for Hope 46:10 pace min/mi 14.58

    9/21/2013 3.1 29.58 9:40 Frolic for Flippers 5k Fastest 5k

    10/6/2013 13.1 2:31:03 11:32 Smuttynose Half Marathon Fastest Half Marathon


  • joedadd Pro 122 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    10,165. Feb 21, 2012 4:00 AM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    First day of week 9 completed. I felt like I was gliding today. I noticed my posture was much better, my back was more upright and my legs were beneath me. I almost cracked the 13 minute mile mark while feeling like I could keep going.

     

    Thanks for the info Zerorez.





    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

  • AFatManRunning Legend 326 posts since
    Sep 14, 2009
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    10,166. Feb 21, 2012 6:52 AM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Hey--quick update this morning.  Just had my first weigh-in for our workplace Biggest Loser contest, and I'm down 10 lbs.!





    It was my wife's idea--really! Okay, it helps that I need to lose the weight, too.

    http://oursecretplan.blogspot.com (FatManRunning - Couch to 5k)

    Completed Couch-to-5k - 10/30/09

    Chaska Turkey Trot 5k - 11/14/09 (42:13)

    Howard Lake Turkey Tagalong 5k - 11/26/09 (42:23)

    Sat around like a bum while I finished grad school - 11/27/09 to 6/25/10

    Restarted running 6/26/10

    City of Festivals 5k - 08/07/10 (40:45) - ran with Mrs. F and four of the kids!

  • nhackney Rookie 3 posts since
    Feb 15, 2012
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    10,167. Feb 21, 2012 7:23 AM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    So last night I tried week 6 day 3 (25 mins) and I didn't make it through. Had to walk 4 minutes so I wouldn't pass out!! Then I ran the last 7+ mins. Better luck next time?

     

    However, I ran the 1st mile in a little over 13 mins. That is an accomplishment for me.  This is all done on a treadmill.

     

    Which is easier treadmill or sidewalks?? Anyone want to weigh in on the vote???

  • Snerb Pro 140 posts since
    Jan 27, 2011
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    10,168. Feb 21, 2012 7:42 AM (in response to nhackney)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    nhackney wrote:

     

    So last night I tried week 6 day 3 (25 mins) and I didn't make it through. Had to walk 4 minutes so I wouldn't pass out!! Then I ran the last 7+ mins. Better luck next time?

     

    However, I ran the 1st mile in a little over 13 mins. That is an accomplishment for me.  This is all done on a treadmill.

     

    Which is easier treadmill or sidewalks?? Anyone want to weigh in on the vote???

    I won't take anything away from a treadmill, they're excellent.  However, my experience is that a treadmill is noticeably easier than running outside.  But until you try to replicate your treadmill results outside you don't know.





    PR's

    5k - 24:26

    5k Trail - 24:57

    5 Mile - 39:52

    10k - 51:19

    10k Trail - 53:15

  • AlexG101 Rookie 1 posts since
    Feb 17, 2012
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    10,169. Feb 21, 2012 8:26 AM (in response to Wideguy)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Hello everyone,

    Newbie here, today is my first day with the program! After reading so many inspiring posts on this forum, I decided it was time to get moving myself.

    I hope to have some of the success many of you have had, and hopefully this community will continue growing.





    Weight:

    1/1/2012 - 303 LBS

    2/16/2012 - 275 LBS

    Short term goal - 240 LBS by 2013

    Long term goal - 180 LBS

    Running:

    Started C25K 2/21/2012

    Expected graduation - 4/20/2012

    Goal - Just be active!

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