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NancyGrace57 Amateur 9 posts since
Jun 30, 2012
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Jun 30, 2012 7:21 AM

New here, turning 55 this week

Hi--just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Nancy, and I will be 55 on Thursday. I'm going to start the C25K this week, in hopes of doing a 5K mud run in September. I'm also going to start working on strength training, especially my legs to protect my knees. I'm glad to have found this site--I hope to pick up some tips and learn from those of you who have been doing this for a while now! I'd love any tips you have on getting started and keeping the momentum going. It's been a while since I've done anything other than the occasional walk outside, and I'm looking forward to becoming active again.

  • Webpro11 Legend 258 posts since
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    1. Jun 30, 2012 7:37 AM (in response to NancyGrace57)
    New here, turning 55 this week

    NancyGrace57 Welcome your goals are very achievable . When you get a chance check out the 50& over 5k and beyond thread. Introduce yourself there. you'll find a great group of people who always have something to share. it's also a good place to answer all your questions and share your progress .

    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

  • girlintheorchard Pro 168 posts since
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    3. Jun 30, 2012 11:34 AM (in response to NancyGrace57)
    New here, turning 55 this week

    Hi NancyGrace!  Welcome, and greetings from another 50+ runner!  I turned 55 (new age group!) this past week, too.


    C25K is a great training plan, and you are very wise to start strength training right from the start.  I began running in January 2011 using C25K.  There were huge triumphs and sometimes a tough week or two.  Some weeks I wasn't able to complete the assigned distance/time, so I repeated the week until I could do it.  Remember it is just a plan, tailor it to your needs and abilities.  You can do it! 


    Run strong!

  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
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    5. Jul 4, 2012 7:56 AM (in response to NancyGrace57)
    New here, turning 55 this week

    Hi NancyGrace! Yes, you can do this and congratulations for starting. Like Tony and Debra, I too am active on the 50 + thread.....I'll be 61 on July 11 and have been running over 2.5 years. I started w/ C25k and love running. Come over to the 50+ thread and introduce yourself there!


    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

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