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  • mkayc Legend 582 posts since
    Jun 8, 2011

    Sue and Marie, thank you! This won't stop me. I have another race next weekend. I just need to decide whether I want to keep it the 5k I registered for or up it to 10k.

     

    Marie, I am so sorry for your mother's diagnosis and glad to hear she's trying a little exercise. Good wishes for your journey together.





    Mary Kay

    Running: Started 5/6/2011; Graduated C25k - 7/21/11; Graduated B210k - 11/24/11;

    PRs: 5k - 36:42; 8k - 1:10; 4.15 m - 53.41; 10k - 1:18; HM - 2:56:31

    I may be slow but I'm persistant.

    Goals: 5k under 30 min.; HM under 2 hr.; AG award in the USAF HM! and one full marathon.

    It won't be easy but it will be worth it!

  • mimiisarunner Legend 329 posts since
    Nov 12, 2009

    I will be in as soon as I can with a complete RR. For now, just know that I did finish although not in the time I wanted, but finished no less!!

    I have had some IT Band problems for the last 2 weeks and it became much worse to the point of totally locking up during the last 6.2 miles!

     

    I finished in 5:49:55. My goal was loosely 5:30. I was on track for a 5:23 until mile 20. Oh, well...so goes it in the land of the running!!

    I am still thrilled beyond belief that in just a little over 2 short years after starting C25K!

     

    I am pretty sore today and my knee is painful, but better than yesterday!





    FM! 3/4/2012 New Orlean RnR - 5:49:55! PR!

    10K PR 1:11:22 ( 11:49 mm)

    5K PR 30:20 !

    Ran 4 HM's in 2011

    HM 11/13/2011 PR!!! (2:35:53) Pensacola, FL

    HM 12/3/2011 (2;39:27) Ran for fun and training St. Judes, Memphis, Tn

    HM 01/07/2011 (2:48:23) First Light HM - Mobile, AL (My very first HM)

    HM 02/14/2011 (2:40:23) Mercedes Benz - Birmingham, AL

    2013 Events:

    1-5-13 Ms. Blues HM 2:44:57

    1-13-13 Gulf HM 2:40:xx

    2-24-13 Disney Princess Half Marathon

    3/20/2013 Azalea TR 10K

    4-7-2013 Pensacola Beach Half Marathon

  • urun2me Pro 194 posts since
    Jun 7, 2010

    Kathy, I am so excited for you. YOU ARE A MATATHONER! That IT Band will get you and there's not much you can do when it doesn't feel like cooperating. I think the next one will be better for both of us. We will have more miles under our belt and we will be better able to manage/handle the build up to race day. Couch to 26.2 in two years. Woohoo!!! You did it, girl. So proud and happy for you.

     

    I'm stuck with a horrible cold right now. I ran a bit last week but absolutely no energy since Friday. I finally went in to get checked out and I've got infections in my lungs, ears and both eyes. No wonder I feel like you know what! My job now is to rest and recover.

     

    Can't wait to read Kathy's race report. Take care of those knees and that IT Band.

  • urun2me Pro 194 posts since
    Jun 7, 2010

    Ok, make that MARATHONER!

  • GinnyinPA Pro 150 posts since
    Sep 29, 2011

    Kathy - congratulations on finishing, especially with an injury. 

  • mkayc Legend 582 posts since
    Jun 8, 2011

    Big Kudos to you on your race result!! You DID it!! That is awesome!!!





    Mary Kay

    Running: Started 5/6/2011; Graduated C25k - 7/21/11; Graduated B210k - 11/24/11;

    PRs: 5k - 36:42; 8k - 1:10; 4.15 m - 53.41; 10k - 1:18; HM - 2:56:31

    I may be slow but I'm persistant.

    Goals: 5k under 30 min.; HM under 2 hr.; AG award in the USAF HM! and one full marathon.

    It won't be easy but it will be worth it!

  • SteveBikeRun Legend 455 posts since
    Aug 3, 2010

    Kathy:  Huge congratulations to you on your first marathon.  The time is not important; what is important is that you did not let your injury stop you from crossing the finish line.  The IT band problems will go away with rest and the right exercises.  Enjoy the moment; you earned it.

    Sue:  Having 300 other runners to train with, especially those of you taking on your first marathon, will make the training easier and lots more fun, especially when you're facing those 18- and 20-milers.  Please keep us posted through the next several months.  We will be there with you in spirit.

    Marie:  Since I have no history of Alzheimer's or dementia in my family, I cannot imagine the challenges.  Your mother is lucky to have you there for her.





    --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)

  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
    Dec 12, 2009

    Kathy, Whoo Hooo....I am so proud of your accomplishments. While your time was not what you wanted, you finished and that is important!  So sorry to hear about your IT injury. Take it easy, get some therapy and relaxation. There are some good exercises listed on the runnersworld.com site to strengthen.  I look forward to reading the long version of the rr.

    Tks Steve for the words of incouragement. We've never had any history of dementia either even with a strong history of longevity. 





    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


  • Webpro11 Legend 258 posts since
    Feb 27, 2011

    dyykjy1 You did it !!!!!! Congratulations MARATHONER............. Not only were you physcially ready for your first Marathon You were mentally tough enough to finish in spite of your IT band issue. I could only imagine those last six miles. After a few weeks of rest, ice, K Tape, PT, stretching, foam rollers etc etc it will soon be a thing of the past. But the title Marathoner will last a life time. Can't wait to hear all the detail. Whoo Hooo





    2012 Races: Tony from Florida

    Jan.7,2012 Walt Disney World Half Marathon Orlando FL 02:09:14 PR

    Oct 7 2012 Chicago Marathon Chicago Illinois 05:17:43

    Feb 10, 2012 Rock N Roll Half Marathon St Petersburg FL


    2011 Races:

    Started running at 58 ( Nov 23rd 2010)

    Half Marathon Results

    Oct 31,2011 Fl Halloween Halfathron 02:18:22

    Sept 4, 2011 Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll Virgina Beach Half Marathon 02:28:20

    April 30,2011 Country Music Half Marathon Nashville TN 02:56:02

  • pkar Pro 66 posts since
    Feb 21, 2011

    I thought of Mary Kay today. I was so full of myself for having had a good run Saturday that I just practically danced down the road on the first half of my 5 mile trianing. A little voice inside kept saying, "Save somethig for coming back", but it was too much of a temptation to see how far I could get feeling so good. When I got to the 2.5 mile turn around point I was quite tired and paused my GPS tracker to rest up a bit. After I started home, my legs were feeling pretty heavy - no more jogging, just my speed walk style until I got back to the long hill. I call it the Big Slog. It's about a mile of moderate steepness. Bicyles use a low gear combination. I didn't have a low gear today.

     

    By the time I was a mile from home I had finished all of my energy drink, and there was no gas left in the tank. That's when I thought of Mary Kay's comment about not wanting to deal with changing her registration for fear it would make her cry. I was so tired if there had been a convenient place, I would have sat down and just bawled. Well, nothing to do, but trudge on - no more power walking, just be happy to be able to put one foot in front of the next. Just as I finished 5.2 miles and could turn my tracker off, a neighbor came by and gave me a lift the final quarter of a mile to home. Due to the speed out, the average pace turned out not too bad: 16:15 mi/min. 

     

    No ice bath this time, just a long very hot soak and a nap. Six hours later, I feel OK. Probably be a little stiff tomorrow, but no major aches or pains. Tomorrow is a cross training day, which after my sheepdog training, I'll hit the stationary bike for a half hour. Wednesday either the treadmill or a 3K practice. In spite of today's fiasco, I feel stronger than I have in ages. 10 K is beckoning way off in the distance, maybe by next year.

     

    But, you'll not catch me even contemplating jumping out of an airplane! Mellisa - Great nerves! Your report had me laughing all day.

     

    Suzeecat: Just think when you finish that marathon, you'll join the ranks of MARATHONERS! What a title!

     

    Marie: I like your quote: "Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1

     

     

     






    Phyllis - 87

    San Jose CA

    Aug 18, 2010 Started walking/running In my Neighborhood, SJ CA 1 mi 26:08 min

    My First Race

    Nov 14,2010 Habitat for Humanity, Stanford, Ca 5K 56:08 min 3rd Women’s 70+

    2012 Events:

    1/1/12 New Years Runfor Healthy World Palo Alto 5K 46:33

    1/28/12 Coyote Hills, Fremont CA 5K 52:59

    3/3/12 Helyer Park, San Jose 5K 46:47

    3/10/12 Juana Run Palo alto 8K 1:12:22

    3/11/12 Calif. Senior Games Palo Alto Race Walk 5K 44:56 Qualified in my age group for Nationals in 2013

    3/17/12 Go Green St Patricks Day Run 5K 31:27 Actual distance run: 2.22 miles

  • girlintheorchard Pro 168 posts since
    Aug 2, 2010

    Congratulations Marathon Runner! 

     

    Kathy, You have accomplished something many of us only dream of doing.  You set a goal, prepared yourself to achieve that goal and fought through pain to get to the goal.  Take time to heal body and soul this week.  As you reflect back on the race and all you have achieved, you can proudly call yourself........ Marathon Runner!

  • DiDi55 Pro 120 posts since
    Jun 10, 2010

    KATHY   Congratulations!  Be proud. You are a marathoner!! 

     

    MELISSA  Totally agree with you. Running chagnes the way a person defines their capabilities.  However; SKY   

                      DIVING?  Wow!!

     

      MARY KAY  Marie is right; you learned so much from your race.  Hang in there; keep training; most important;

                         believe in yourself - your more capable than you think!  Good Happy running for your 5k or 10k!





    Started Running August 2008

    5 mile race/May 2010 59:00

    5 mile race/July 2010 62:00

    Half Marathon/September 2010 2:45

    5 mile race/May 2011 63:00

    Half Marathon 09/24/2011 2:53

    5k 03/31/2012 43:00

    5k 06/09/2012 41:39.5

    If your tired of starting over; stop giving up!

  • mkayc Legend 582 posts since
    Jun 8, 2011

    Thanks, Didi! I'll be fine. I bounce well.

    Phyllis, hope my bad experience came in handy. A dear friend gently reminded me last night that I am a certain age and may just be pushing my physical limits and feeling frustrated because my expectations are too high. He didn't say as much but he's 65 and more active than I and reminded me of all the problems he had with running last year. I feel so confident and powerful when I succeed that I forget how much stress I am putting on my body and that age may cause it problems keeping up with my demands. Ugh. Well, that's what friends are for. I am great at going from 0 -60 on the panic scale when I am out of energy so I am going to have to protect against that. From now on feel free to name all bottoming out bone headed moves after me. My goal is to never do that again.  





    Mary Kay

    Running: Started 5/6/2011; Graduated C25k - 7/21/11; Graduated B210k - 11/24/11;

    PRs: 5k - 36:42; 8k - 1:10; 4.15 m - 53.41; 10k - 1:18; HM - 2:56:31

    I may be slow but I'm persistant.

    Goals: 5k under 30 min.; HM under 2 hr.; AG award in the USAF HM! and one full marathon.

    It won't be easy but it will be worth it!

  • pkar Pro 66 posts since
    Feb 21, 2011

    Mary Kay -  I have found that it takes longer to recover - I am using the Divas Half Marathon Walking program, but I have to stretch it out with extra rest days. This program was the first I found that is for walkers -  not starting out walking, and after just a few times, goes into a running program. I have no intention of doing a half marathon in the near future, but wanted a guide to get me ready to move into the 8 K range.

     

    I grew up in a dry area and never experienced the need to carry water on any hikes, but I have discovered that even on the 5K having the energy drink will keep me going better to the end. Now my job is to find one of those 10 oz bottles that doesn't leak. I don't want to carry extra weight of a pint bottle. I just want to use the small 10oz bottle that's held with a strap around my hand. I've tried one made by Nathon 10 oz, but I couldn't get the cap to screw down completely, so the fluid leaked out. I am now using the Fuel Belt 10 oz. It has a better neck that keeps the collar from getting in the way of screwing the cap all the way down, but unless the drinking valve is pushed all the way down, it spatters as you vigorously pump your arms. I can hold my thumb against it, but then I find that my whole hand is tensed and that works against keeping hands and arms relaxed.

     

    PS: I'm not going to name this running out of gas effect after you - I like GirlintheOrchard's quote - that's us!

     

    "Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal" Philippians 3:13,14

     

     





    Phyllis - 87

    San Jose CA

    Aug 18, 2010 Started walking/running In my Neighborhood, SJ CA 1 mi 26:08 min

    My First Race

    Nov 14,2010 Habitat for Humanity, Stanford, Ca 5K 56:08 min 3rd Women’s 70+

    2012 Events:

    1/1/12 New Years Runfor Healthy World Palo Alto 5K 46:33

    1/28/12 Coyote Hills, Fremont CA 5K 52:59

    3/3/12 Helyer Park, San Jose 5K 46:47

    3/10/12 Juana Run Palo alto 8K 1:12:22

    3/11/12 Calif. Senior Games Palo Alto Race Walk 5K 44:56 Qualified in my age group for Nationals in 2013

    3/17/12 Go Green St Patricks Day Run 5K 31:27 Actual distance run: 2.22 miles

  • mimiisarunner Legend 329 posts since
    Nov 12, 2009

    photo (3).JPG

     

    Going to the finsh line. The time shown on the clock is gun time and not chip time. I was in Corrall 18 so I did not cross start line until almost 30 min after the 1st corral.

    That is my grandaughter in the orange ahead of me!

    Finish Line Lauryn.png

     

     

    Lauryn and I after we crossed the finish line!

    NOLA me and Lauryn.jpg

     

    My plan B if all else failed. Read my visor!

    NOLA Alternate Plan.jpg

    I wrote out a detailed RR and went I hit Add, the stupid sytem gave me an error and I lost it! I will try to get it up again soon.

     

    Thank you to everyone for all of your congratulations! I AM A MARTHONER!!! It is still hard to believe that I have already ran it and it is over. I am at lose ends.





    FM! 3/4/2012 New Orlean RnR - 5:49:55! PR!

    10K PR 1:11:22 ( 11:49 mm)

    5K PR 30:20 !

    Ran 4 HM's in 2011

    HM 11/13/2011 PR!!! (2:35:53) Pensacola, FL

    HM 12/3/2011 (2;39:27) Ran for fun and training St. Judes, Memphis, Tn

    HM 01/07/2011 (2:48:23) First Light HM - Mobile, AL (My very first HM)

    HM 02/14/2011 (2:40:23) Mercedes Benz - Birmingham, AL

    2013 Events:

    1-5-13 Ms. Blues HM 2:44:57

    1-13-13 Gulf HM 2:40:xx

    2-24-13 Disney Princess Half Marathon

    3/20/2013 Azalea TR 10K

    4-7-2013 Pensacola Beach Half Marathon

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