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  • Zerorez Pro 154 posts since
    Aug 4, 2011
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    10,335. Apr 9, 2012 8:52 AM (in response to Wideguy)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Yea, I intend to do some 1 mile runs on my off days to get the feel of it. I will treat it like I treated walking. 1 mile until 1 mile is easy, then 2, then 3. =)

     

    If 1 mile is too far then I will start at 1/2. I have talked to far too many people who "can't run anymore since I blew out my knees" to ignore the new data. My boss is a boston finisher and he just recently was cleared to run 2 days a week after surgeries. The problem seems to be that of physics and of form. The chi ball rolling downhill and controlled fall using gravity seems like a neat thing to learn. I am doing what I always do, read and learn everything I can and do my best to understand. I am trying to run with a forefoot strike but my form is all over the place. I think after 8 months of running I need to adress form and style. I am hooked on running, I just want more all the time. The fact it is helping me lose weight is good, but it's just a bi-product.

     

    I am not fearful of being injured because I may be in pain for a while, it's because of the look on people's faces when they tell me they can't anymore. So far it's 3 people, one was a lady at the Y, she must have been in her 60's. One was my boss and another was a guy who did my oil change and noticed I was reading runners world. They all had a distant far away look in their eyes when they talked about being unable to run. Like explaining how a classic car was totalled by a teenage son. A bit of memory, a bit of regret, a bit of pain. I don't want to wear that face. Ever. So if minimal running allows me to continue long term, then it's for me.

     

    Yea, I think I am a bit knee jerk, since I ran for months and months in my Brooks, but I also know that my knees hurt sometimes and that may cause real problems over time. I will make sure to take it easy. Can you suggest a good training program? Should I start couch to 5k all over when running in my vibrams?





    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


  • Zerorez Pro 154 posts since
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    10,337. Apr 9, 2012 10:44 AM (in response to Wideguy)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    I will take your advice, probably go to week 4 of couch to 5k and do it on my off days when my body says it's ok.  So a total of maybe 16 minutes out of 30. Gives me enough time to work on mechanics without going nuts. I will post here what I find. I did run for about a 100 yards barefoot and I liked it a lot, but I am the guy who is alergic to tetnus shots and I run in....Brockton. Which so far is getting more dangerous every day.





    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


  • kpendolino Rookie 1 posts since
    Apr 9, 2012
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    10,339. Apr 9, 2012 5:56 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Hi everyone.  I feel kind of odd ducking into this years-long conversation, but I'm looking for companionship to keep my motivation up when it drops.  I'm at 223 lbs (and short ), and I'm in the middle of C25K week 3.  So far my motivation has good, but from experience I know it's only a matter of time until it dips - and I'd really like to have a support mechanism in place before that happens.

     

    So, hi!

  • runblissful Amateur 34 posts since
    Sep 17, 2011
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    10,340. Apr 9, 2012 8:43 PM (in response to kpendolino)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Still feeling good, finshed my W3D3 today, Wednesday is W4!!!

     

    @kpendolino Everyone needs some encouragement and this group fits that bill. I quietly lurk durring times when my motivation has wanned and I want an extra burst, and I also love read the inspiring and informational posts by others on this group. I have learned so much and kept my motivation a lot stronger than ever before. Wishing you good luck, looks like we are on the same week. This is my 4 or 5th attempt, once I got through week 6 but got siderailed, not this time!!

     

    cool running

    Kristi

  • Zerorez Pro 154 posts since
    Aug 4, 2011
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    10,341. Apr 10, 2012 5:18 AM (in response to kpendolino)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    kpendolino wrote:

     

    Hi everyone.  I feel kind of odd ducking into this years-long conversation, but I'm looking for companionship to keep my motivation up when it drops.  I'm at 223 lbs (and short ), and I'm in the middle of C25K week 3.  So far my motivation has good, but from experience I know it's only a matter of time until it dips - and I'd really like to have a support mechanism in place before that happens.

     

    So, hi!


    Welcome! Keep it up, you are gonna have a blast! Ask any questions, someone likely knows.

     

    @ Runblissful Keep on it, you will get it this time!

     

    @Wideguy Ok, so I need help with restraint apparently. 2 miles in my KSO's this morning. I was doing couch 2 5k app, but it malfunctioned and didn't give cues so I kept running lost in "Born to Run" until I realized I had gone 2 miles. Oops. Feel great though. Minor blister, covered it and am good. Tempted to go buy another pair at REI since they are $59 on there right now with free shipping and 20% off to members.





    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


  • Snerb Pro 140 posts since
    Jan 27, 2011
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    10,343. Apr 10, 2012 6:09 AM (in response to kpendolino)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    kpendolino wrote:

     

    Hi everyone.  I feel kind of odd ducking into this years-long conversation, but I'm looking for companionship to keep my motivation up when it drops.  I'm at 223 lbs (and short ), and I'm in the middle of C25K week 3.  So far my motivation has good, but from experience I know it's only a matter of time until it dips - and I'd really like to have a support mechanism in place before that happens.

     

    So, hi!

    Welcome Kpendolino.  Look for a 5k to sign up for after you graduate, having something on the calendar to aim for is always a good motivator.

     

    I try to set a few attainable goals instead of one large goal.  For example, if weight loss and overall health is your motivator for running, tell yourself that you have to at a certain weight by a certain date, when that's accomplished set another one.  Don't make them easy, make them challenging but attainable.  It's easier for me to be motivated to lose 10lbs by the end of May than it would be to lose 30 or 40lbs by the end of the year, easy to procrastinate with the latter of those two.

     

    Cheers!!!





    PR's

    5k - 24:26

    5k Trail - 24:57

    5 Mile - 39:52

    10k - 51:19

    10k Trail - 53:15

  • CharlesAlberson Pro 152 posts since
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    10,344. Apr 10, 2012 8:11 AM (in response to kpendolino)
    200+ Pound Club!

    kpendolino wrote:

     

    Hi everyone.  I feel kind of odd ducking into this years-long conversation, but I'm looking for companionship to keep my motivation up when it drops.  I'm at 223 lbs (and short ), and I'm in the middle of C25K week 3.  So far my motivation has good, but from experience I know it's only a matter of time until it dips - and I'd really like to have a support mechanism in place before that happens.

     

    So, hi!

    Hi kpendolino,

    Welcome to an incredible group of supportive people. It has been a while since I posted but always enjoy reading everyone's posts. If you can find a local running partner that would encourage you and help motivate you, that was a great help to me. We would be glad to encourage you. I received great advice from several folks on here and have stayed motivated as my next goal is a marathon. Just a quick heads up that I've shared before with the folks on here. I was never a runner and at the end of last June I decided the only way to keep the weight off of me was to do something different and I didn't have the funds to pay monthly dues to a Gym that I wasn't going to use, so I started running. Couch to 5K in 12 weeks, Ran my first race was a 10K then a 5 K then a half marathon. Ran my last 5K in 7 minutes faster than my previous 5K. Having someone to push you and motivate you past all the "demons" that are screaming for you to stop was a huge plus. Be sure to get a Heart Rate Monitor HRM to keep tabs on your progress. I have used it to make sure I'm not going to keel over.

     

    Congrats to all those that are continuing on their running Journey and all those that have recently started. Like I said, this is a great group of folks with lots of encouragement and good advice.

     

    Chi Running....  I do this when I'm totally thinking I'm going to drop, and I actually rest while running this style. Haven't figured out how to get my mind over the hump of how strange it feels. Works though. If I could just run that way all the time.  

     

    Keep Running Folks....





    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

    http://athlinks.com/racer/114295812

    http://www.endomondo.com/profile/2227052

    http://runkeeper.com/user/charlesinarow/activity/46512892

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/charles.alberson

    http://charlesinarow.blogspot.com/

  • Ogr44 Legend 316 posts since
    May 24, 2008
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    10,345. Apr 10, 2012 9:17 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Been following the barefoot/minimal shoe debates for a while - I am a firm convert to the more minimal shoe - I have walked barefoot several times and had decided to start extending barefoot walks to jogging a couple weeks ago but got sidetracked with sprained/strained knee  (most likely karate but could be related to trail run I will never really know).  Today was my first extended walk in over a week - 6.9 km 1:24 - nice/easy just trying to get back into moving.  as I was walking along the sidewalk along came a nice man running bare on the concrete (this is just outside Denver).  I was wearing my regular shoes and am happy to be sitting here typing without any noticeable pain - we'll see how it is tomorrow .  I have noticed more and more folks running bare - it may be coincidence or that I am noticing it more and more...I am aiming for barefoot 5K in june this year  --  assuming I get back to waddling here shortly.

     

     

     

     

    My son has noticed that as he runs in his vibrams that he feels it in his calfs more than anywhere.  He has not fully changed over but likes to wear his vibrams to class and walk around his campus in them.





    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/

  • Zerorez Pro 154 posts since
    Aug 4, 2011
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    10,346. Apr 11, 2012 4:40 AM (in response to Ogr44)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Yea no pain here after 2 mile run yesterday, I have a cold of some type so I was a bit slow on my 3 mile run this morning. 3 days running in a row so I guess I better go lift weights or swim tomorrow, I will do some more with the Vibrams on Friday. I also found an online store that were selling sprints in my size for $40 so I got those City Sports. I like having a fallback pair of shoes lately. The vibrams feel great. I guess all the prior work with my form did some good. The blisters are a little annoying, but hopefully will be fine by friday. Any tips anyone?

     

    Hopefully I can continue with my 10k training this weekend with a 4.8 mile =) Feels great to be back on track. That book "Born to Run" is a blast to listen to while out there running. Very cool book. I keep looking up the people online, I wonder if I will see any on the road. I think that would be awesome. Anyone know any other fun running books to listen to while training?





    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


  • Scott the Dad Amateur 10 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    10,347. Apr 11, 2012 7:46 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    wow... lots going on lately.  I've been running 2-3 times a week consistantly for the last 3 months.  Hit 40 miles for March.  The Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend registration opend yesterday.  We are currently planning our vacation so that i can run the Half Marathon on January 10th 2013.  So Stoked...i've been reseaching local races but all the ones close to my home I have other engagements..Like my sons scouts and now baseball season is upon us.  Oh well.... i'll just keep running and adding miles on my long runs as i get closer to THE race day!  Keep up the good work everyone!

     

    Scott





    Couch to 5K started - August 7, 2011

    Couch to 5K completed - 10/22/11

    First 5k - October 22, 2011 GBTK Chowder Challenge DONE in 33:02 finished 172 out of 240 runners

  • Jennarena Rookie 7 posts since
    Apr 12, 2012
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    10,348. Apr 12, 2012 11:44 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Hello everyone I am new to the site and to the program. I am going to be starting w1d1 tomorrow. I have recenltly lost 60lbs and I'm weighing in at 235 currently. I have always envied runners and wanted to be one. I woke up 3 days ago and decided what the heck am I waiting for just do it. So here I am.  I can't wait to get started and do this for myself. Nice to see such great support. Can't wait to get to know y'all.

    Jenn

  • rebrck Amateur 28 posts since
    Jan 28, 2011
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    10,349. Apr 13, 2012 7:06 AM (in response to Jennarena)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Welcome!  I have not been on in ages and I will be re-starting the program today!  I have been doing it off and on and I have never passed the 6 week mark. I have found that I prefer running faster then slower so I am restarting one week one and plan on picking up the speed.

     

    good luck to you all!





    rebrck

    Current weight - 250 lbs - April 13th 2012

    Goal weight - 140 lbs - Jan 1st 2013

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