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  • joedadd Pro 122 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    10,185. Feb 24, 2012 4:45 AM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Completed my second to last c25k run this morning. One more to go.





    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

  • Sharly Q Pro 92 posts since
    Mar 15, 2011
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    10,186. Feb 24, 2012 8:50 AM (in response to joedadd)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Congratulations! I'm just in the starting phase of C25K! Can't wait to be where you are. I know it must feel awesome!!





    Sharly

    • Completed C25K April 2012
    • 51 year old female, who spent most of my adult life obese - now 65 lbs. lighter and looking for new activities

    • Will participate in any event that has a finisher's medal - I'm in it for the bling!
    • Currently following a weight training program, Jamie Eason's LiveFit through bodybuilding.com
    • Goal: Return to running in a few weeks stronger and better, then focus on increasing speed
    • Currently sidelined by health concern - no strenuous activity until speicalist visit June 14th
  • runblissful Amateur 34 posts since
    Sep 17, 2011
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    10,187. Feb 24, 2012 9:48 AM (in response to Sharly Q)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    WOO HOO! I did W1D1 this Morning. I couldn't wait for Monday and plan to just do the next couple of weeks by running every other day. Untill I am running the 25 minutes.

    I am thinking about joining this local 5k (the whale run) but it is in only 3 weeks, If I run every other day I will be at W4D3. I don't want to get hurt but I am excited to run in a race. I think I could do it. Any suggestions or opinions would be appreciated.

    thanks

    Kristi

  • Sharly Q Pro 92 posts since
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    10,188. Feb 24, 2012 11:01 AM (in response to runblissful)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Kristi:

     

    Congratulations! I can feel your excitement from here!! Maybe the more experienced runners (just about everyone but me) will chime in, but here's my two-cents worth: I would think it would be fine for you to participate in the 5K, but maybe keep in mind that you might not be ready to run the whole thing. There's no shame in a run/walk. At this point, it's FINISHING that is the most important thing . I am planning to run a 5K in April (I'm only ahead of you by two sessions, I just completed W1D3). Prior to that 5K, there is one in March that will participate in with a goal to complete a 1 mile run and walking the remainder.

     

    Maybe you are one of those "over acheiver types" that wouldn't be satisfied with that, but I'm more the type to follow a program just as it is laid out, so I will be running only three days per week and doing some strength training on two-three of those off days, with one-two days of rest each seven day period.

     

    Other than being concerned about over-training or burning out, there may not be anything wrong with going about it the way you propose. Just listen to those who have more experience and lean on their wisdom.

     

    It's really easy to get all excited about this, though isn't it? Again, BIG pat on the back for completing W1D1

     

    Sorry about all the smileys, too!





    Sharly

    • Completed C25K April 2012
    • 51 year old female, who spent most of my adult life obese - now 65 lbs. lighter and looking for new activities

    • Will participate in any event that has a finisher's medal - I'm in it for the bling!
    • Currently following a weight training program, Jamie Eason's LiveFit through bodybuilding.com
    • Goal: Return to running in a few weeks stronger and better, then focus on increasing speed
    • Currently sidelined by health concern - no strenuous activity until speicalist visit June 14th
  • Zerorez Pro 154 posts since
    Aug 4, 2011
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    10,189. Feb 24, 2012 11:19 AM (in response to Sharly Q)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Once you can do the 20 minute monster you are probably ready, I walked for my first 4 races at least 3 or 4 minutes. One thing you find out is at the races you run faster and tire out, so walking is kind of expected when you start out. Most 5k's allow/encourage walkers. My first 5k was a walker/runner one and if it is called "fun run" it's a low stress thing.  You can find all the races near you here: http://www.coolrunning.com/eventcal/search/

     

    Go you!!!





    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


  • edensacres Pro 197 posts since
    Jun 19, 2010
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    10,190. Feb 24, 2012 1:33 PM (in response to runblissful)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Go for it Runblissful!  Plenty of people walk 5ks and just as many do run/walk intervals.  Covering the distance with intervals would not be a problem for you.   You can learn a lot by doing a practice 5k before you complete the program and try to run the full 5k.  The excitement and adrenaline are great race allies.  Make sure you have realistic expectations for yourself and just have fun.





    Started C25K 3/29/11 for the third time - Graduated 7/1/11 - some of us take longer

    Completed Races

    Webster Co. Woodchopping Festival 5K (5/28/11) 38:03 "Holy crap! Did he just say 38 something? I was hopinig for 45 minutes"

    Never underestimate yourself!

    That Dam Race 5K 7/23/11 44:46 - a challenging route & a hot day- but I will do better next year!

    "Run for the Ta-Ta's 5K 10/29/11 39:54 in the snow!

    Woodchoppers 5K 5/26/12 36:08 My 5 year old was 5 minutes behind me. Way to go Liat!

    Fly By 10k 6/16/12 1:24:12

    And the dream race...

    "Flying Pig Half Marathon" Cincinnati, OH (May 2013)

  • dmonet19 Expert 50 posts since
    Feb 6, 2011
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    10,191. Feb 27, 2012 8:06 AM (in response to edensacres)
    200+ Pound Club!

    HELLO EVERYONE! HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOU! IT HAS BEEN A COUPLE OF MONTHS SINCE I CONVERSED IN THIS FORUM AND I AM STILL GOING STRONG WITH A 30 POUND LOSS (AND STILL COUNTING).

     

    I HAVE A SERIOUS QUESTION...DOES ANYONE IN HERE HAVE PLANS ON PARTICIPATING IN THE TOUGH MUDDER RACE IN AUSTIN, TX (OCTOBER) THIS YEAR? I DEFINITELY WILL BE SIGNING UP FOR THIS RACE AND NEED A TEAM!

     

    IF NOT, WOULD YOU LIKE TO? IT IS A 10-12 MILE OBSTACLE COURSE SIMILAR TO A WARRIOR DASH THAT HAS NO TIME LIMIT AND NO REAL WINNERS, ITS ALL ABOUT FINISHING. I NEED AN ULTIMATE GOAL THIS YEAR TO KEEP ME FOCUSED AND I THINK THIS IS PERFECT! THIS RACE PROBABLY CANNOT BE COMPLETED ALONE AND I NEED SOME WARRIORS!

     

    PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT TO DO IT WITH ME, I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER!

  • SugarShuffle Amateur 8 posts since
    Jan 16, 2012
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    10,192. Feb 27, 2012 9:05 AM (in response to dmonet19)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Right month – wrong place.  Planning on doing the TM in Kentucky in October.  What I’ve read gives me the impression that everyone helps everyone even if they are not on your team.  So I have a full marathon in September and a Tough Mudder in October.  I told my wife maybe it’s a mid-life thing (just turned 50) but it’s better that I do a tough mudder with by 20-something children as my team then to run off with some 20-something.

  • tomiller97 Amateur 19 posts since
    Aug 2, 2010
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    10,193. Feb 27, 2012 9:55 AM (in response to dmonet19)
    200+ Pound Club!

    It has as well been a while since I've been on the forum.  I started training last april ( in an effort to lose the weight and get in shape so I can play with my kids and not get winded).  To date I've lost 51 pounds!!  Pretty happy but I have the goal of dropping 50 more this year to get to a 'good' weight for me..considering I started at 330!  Should preface that and say I'm a 32 year old male with 2 kids...

     

    Dmonet19, since you brought up the Tough Mudder, My wife and I are planning on doing the one in Ohio this year.  It's only 6 weeks away!  YIKES!  We keep asking ourselves..what did we sign up for!  OH MAN!   If nothing else, it has been a great inspiration to keep working out..to keep running and to get into a better shape than i've been since I graduated high school.  Sad to think how easy it was to let go of our bodies.....

     

    Either way, I started running again more consistantly this year.  I tried running thru the C25K program again and I jst finished my 20min run yesterday.  I guess that puts me at week 5 day 3.  It really wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.  I ran at our metropark in Toledo and kept running to finish the 2.2mile loop which put me at about 23.5 minutes total of straight running.  At an 11min per mile pace I was pretty proud!  I was also running in a brand new pair of shoes so I was nervous.  I bought the La Sportiva Crosslites for our Tough mudder and wanted to start running in them so they were broken in before race day.  Going from my cushy New Balance shoes they were a big difference but even with my big ol 280lb body my feet didn't hurt and the run felt great!

     

    Don't let that run scare you guys...if you made it to week 5, you'll be able to do this run!  Keep up the good work and thanks for the inspirational stories.  These help keep me going!!





    Started C25K: Aug 4, 2010 Finished April 2012

    Weight: April 2011: 330lbs

    April 15, 2012: 268lbs

    many excuses....more excuses...start over....

    Current Status: COMPLETED 5k 34 minutes
    Recently ran 3.5miles in 35 minutes!

    Races:

    Race for the Cure 5k: 9/26/10 / 36:30

    Race for the Cure 5k: 9/25/11 / 34:20

    Ohio Tough Mudder: 4/15/12 / 4hours 15 minutes and a SUCCESSFUL FINISHER!!!!

  • dmonet19 Expert 50 posts since
    Feb 6, 2011
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    10,194. Feb 27, 2012 11:19 AM (in response to tomiller97)
    200+ Pound Club!

    o darn sugar shuffle, Texas, Texas, Texas! But yes, run with the kids, not a groupie (haha) great choice! I'm really just hoping I can keep up with everyone or at least find a straggler to cling onto...

     

    tomiller, i am TERRIFIED! that's why I signed up, I can't even imagine how it will feel to be capable of finishing something like that. the fire and electricity really have me nervous, maybe ill see if there are some cuts for that. New Balances are the best for cushion though. I'm still running at an 11 min mile and its been almost a year so be proud! haha!

  • tomiller97 Amateur 19 posts since
    Aug 2, 2010
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    10,195. Feb 27, 2012 3:26 PM (in response to dmonet19)
    200+ Pound Club!

    It will definitely be an experience!  I will be happy to finish, I"ve never competed in any race longer than a 5K so to jump RIGHT into this is insane.  AND I remind my wife this daily!  If you want to get nervous, go to youtube and search 75 shocking scenes (or something like that), there is a video where someone compile 45minutes straight of the shock therapy and condensed it into about a 5min video.  OH god..it looks painful just watching! 

    but none the less, it is a big motivator to keep running..and keep going!  As you said, you don't win per se by being first over the finish line....you win by finishing!  So, if that takes 4 hours or more...so be it!  I'm sure your TM will be a lot warmer than mine will be in April up here in Ohio!  Good luck and look forward to hearing about your training results as you go!!





    Started C25K: Aug 4, 2010 Finished April 2012

    Weight: April 2011: 330lbs

    April 15, 2012: 268lbs

    many excuses....more excuses...start over....

    Current Status: COMPLETED 5k 34 minutes
    Recently ran 3.5miles in 35 minutes!

    Races:

    Race for the Cure 5k: 9/26/10 / 36:30

    Race for the Cure 5k: 9/25/11 / 34:20

    Ohio Tough Mudder: 4/15/12 / 4hours 15 minutes and a SUCCESSFUL FINISHER!!!!

  • joedadd Pro 122 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    10,196. Feb 28, 2012 3:37 AM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    c25k - w9 D3 COMPLETE - Crossed the Couch to 5 K STARTING line this morning. It feels great to say that I have completed the program. I also realize it is just the start of something much more. On to bigger (except my fat) and better things.





    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
    Aug 4, 2011
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    10,197. Feb 28, 2012 3:51 AM (in response to joedadd)
    200+ Pound Club!

    joedadd wrote:

     

    c25k - w9 D3 COMPLETE - Crossed the Couch to 5 K STARTING line this morning. It feels great to say that I have completed the program. I also realize it is just the start of something much more. On to bigger (except my fat) and better things.


    Awesome! 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


  • deedubbadoo Amateur 9 posts since
    Jan 24, 2012
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    10,198. Feb 28, 2012 5:15 AM (in response to joedadd)
    200+ Pound Club!

    joedadd wrote:

     

    c25k - w9 D3 COMPLETE - Crossed the Couch to 5 K STARTING line this morning. It feels great to say that I have completed the program. I also realize it is just the start of something much more. On to bigger (except my fat) and better things.

     

    Congratulations!  I just finished W8D2 last night, so 4 more runs to go!  I'm doing my first 5K out in Vegas on St. Patty's Day, and I can't wait!

  • joedadd Pro 122 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    10,199. Feb 28, 2012 5:49 AM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Thanks! Keep it up everyone. It is totally worth it.





    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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