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  • EMTTrix Pro 60 posts since
    May 20, 2012
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    15. Jun 2, 2012 7:15 AM (in response to nancy5012)
    speed or distance

    Thanks Nancy!  And yes you are a RUNNER!  I have seen the quote before, and love it:  It doesn't matter if its a 7 minute mile or a 14 minute mile, a mile is a mile.  run it!

    Love it! 

    Congrats on your strides thus far (no pun intended).


    Taurus You're 100% correct, speed doesn't matter as long as you're doing it.

    Weight Loss 32 lbs loss to date (since 01/2012)

    5k Races 2011

    Chicago Monster Dash 10/29/2011 - 53:10

    5k Races 2012

    Chicago Polar Dash 1/21/2012 - 49:00

    Hartland Healthy Life 5/19/2012 - 43:08

    Summerfest Rock 'n Sole 6/23/2012 - 39:56 PR

    Run with Wolfes 9/16/2012 -

    Susan G. Komen 9/23/2012 -

    Chicago Monster Dash 10/21/2012 -

    7k-10k Races 2012

    Chicago Get Lucky 3/18/2012 - 1:01:36

    Obstacles/Mud Runs 2012

    Dirty Girl Mud Run (WI) - 8/19/2012

    Keep on keepin' on!

  • Taurus12 Amateur 26 posts since
    Apr 6, 2012
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    16. Jun 2, 2012 7:34 AM (in response to nancy5012)
    speed or distance

    Nancy5012 you are welcome. Enjoy the run, enjoy the improvement-but remember to take it slow to avoid burnout. That was the hardest part for me, I am a go getter but in running it is easy to start out too fast and get hurt or burn out. I took that bit of advice and am enjoying running! You should feel confident-you are DOING something instead of TALKING about doing something.


    I had a similar experience at a sporting goods store when I was buying a pair of shoes. I went right up to the clerk and said "I want to see a pair of Saucony Cohesions in size 8.5 please." The clerk looked at me and said "you must be a runner." That was my first ever real running shoe purchase and yes I did my research before buying my shoes. But to hear someone else say I am a runner made me feel good.


    EMTTrix said is right when she said a 7 minute mile or a 14 minute mile, is still a mile: run it. yeah we got this.

  • Robert31320 Amateur 17 posts since
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    17. Jun 4, 2012 6:01 AM (in response to Taurus12)
    speed or distance

    I've been running for 8 months now.  I've been working strictly on distance since day one.  My speed has increased as a result of simply gaining distance ability.


    Good luck to you!


    Coastal Georgia

  • runningangelinvt Pro 136 posts since
    Dec 7, 2010
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    18. Jun 12, 2012 10:52 AM (in response to Robert31320)
    speed or distance


    Be proud of yourself. I did a 10k this past sunday and my pace was a 15 min per mile pace. I didn't care, I finished and I was so proud that I finished. But what I was most secretly proud of was the fact that I was not last this year. Last year I was. After I crossed the finish line I went back for this particular girl because I was her last year. She had an incident at the beginning of the 10k where she passed out (she admitted she hadn't properly hydrated and it was very humid) but she got back up and finished. I crossed the finish line with her. I felt even more proud then because even though she had a setback at the start she at least completed it. I would have probably given up. But she didn't.  Eventually I will work on my speed and distance. Take care




    Life is too short not to waddle......

    2012 Events:

    Crowley Brothers Memorial 10k Road Race 6/10/12

    Finish time- 1:38:23

    Colchester Triathlon 7/29/12 (Kayak 2mi, Bike 12mi, Run 3.1mi)

    Finish time- 2hrs 38min 04sec (Will never do the kayak part again!)

    2011 Events:

    Crowley Brothers Memorial 10k Road Race 06/12/2011 Finish time:10k event 1 hour 39 minutes 40 seconds

    Colchester Triathlon 07/31/2011 2hr 24 min (not my best ever! but I finished)

    Started C25K 12/15/10

  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,539 posts since
    Jan 18, 2008
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    19. Jun 12, 2012 1:32 PM (in response to runningangelinvt)
    Re: speed or distance

    As they (and I) say, "Any finish is a good finish".




  • cynfll Rookie 6 posts since
    Jan 25, 2010
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    21. Jun 28, 2012 2:15 PM (in response to nancy5012)
    speed or distance

    Wow this thread was right on time.  I have finally been able to run the 30 min for the last three runs.....I hate to say I started the C25K back in August but had two injuries (not running related) which stopped me from running about a month each, but I never gave up and kept trying and trying.  I did a 5K last October that I was completely not ready for but even then I kept trying.  I too was wondering how to approach the next step to get to actually be able to run a whole 5K.  So thanks for everyone's input to Nancy and thanks Nancy for putting this out there.  When I started this I never thought I would be able to run at all....never have run before and I am now 51 yo and not that skinny   I have lost 26 lbs in the process but the feeling of being able to finally achieve this means so much more and is as you know overwhelming. 



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