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  • Chubbs1981 Rookie 4 posts since
    May 27, 2012
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    10,515. Jun 25, 2012 11:30 AM (in response to JuicyFruit76)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Hi Juicy,

     

    I started at over 300lb. things to remember. 1. your legs will hurt to start with, this is sadly a certainty. You can however prepare for this.

     

    If you can stretch your budget get 2 pairs of running shoes and wear a different pair on each day. Over time the padded foam sole of the shoes breaks down. at 260 your probably looking at 12 weeks max! Yes 12 weeks.if you wear 2 pairs you probably drag that out to 16 weeks.

     

    I sometimes sleep in compression leggings. this i found stops me getting painful aches at night. Drink plenty of water. and have a minimum of 1 tall glass just before bed.

     

    I took the 4th week and the 7th week off completely to rest my shins and help avoid getting splints.

     

    Take it at a pace your comfortable with, it doesn't matter if your jogging at the speed others walk at. Its the motion of jogging that burns the calories, speed will come with both fitness and lower weight.

     

    Good luck and go at your own speed. If you need a week off take one. If you need to do a week twice to finish it its fine also if you feel you need to go back and do a previous week again do that. Its not a race. Racing comes later

  • JuicyFruit76 Amateur 10 posts since
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    10,516. Jun 25, 2012 11:53 AM (in response to Chubbs1981)
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    Thanks!  I expect that most every part of me will be hurting..   But that's ok.  I know the aches and pains will ease over time.  I just hope I can pace myself and not try to over-do anything!! I tend to get a little too "excited" and over-do things..





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    Started C25K - July 10, 2012

    Long Term Goal - COMPLETE C25K Program

    Short Term Goal - Move to next week!!!!!!!!!

    Short Term Goal - NO INJURY!!!!!!!!!

    "That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run. So I ran to the end of the road. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd run to the end of town. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd just run across Greenbow County. And I figured, since I run this far, maybe I'd just run across the great state of Alabama. And that's what I did. I ran clear across Alabama. For no particular reason I just kept on going. I ran clear to the ocean. And when I got there, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well turn around, just keep on going. When I got to another ocean, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well just turn back, keep right on going." ~ Forrest Gump.

  • SnackerChris Pro 163 posts since
    Dec 8, 2010
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    10,517. Jun 25, 2012 12:59 PM (in response to Chubbs1981)
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    Great story Chubbs!  Thanks for sharing!  You are living proof that C25K can tranform!  I am sure your speed is going to drastically improve with that model too!  With swimming and cycling are you ready to try a Tri?  I am working up to one next month. 





    FLIP THE SWITCH! If I can lose 130 pounds in a year without pills or surgeries or food programs, so can you!

    Snacks All The Weigh Down

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    Began 2010 @ 325lbs - Never even ran to dinner EVER before!

    Started C25K Sept/2010 (239 lbs) - Graduated Nov/2010 (216 lbs)

    First Official 5K - Frosty 5K 12/11/2010 - 25:57.8 (211 lbs)

    Living for Zachary Heart Run 5K - 10/22/2011 - 22:34 (202 lbs) PR

    Salute American Heroes 10K - 11/12/2011 - 47:48 (202 lbs) PR

    Dallas White Rock Half Marathon - 12/4/2011 - 1:57:39 (202 lbs)

    Leaping Leprechauns 15K - 3/10/2012 - 1:15:35 (210 lbs) PR

    Big D Half Martahon - 4/15/2012 - 1:57:51 (215 lbs - felt it) PR

    Cooper Summer Sprint Triathalon - 7/21/2012 - 25:18 on the 5K run piece (209 lbs)

  • NancyGrace57 Amateur 9 posts since
    Jun 30, 2012
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    10,518. Jun 30, 2012 10:12 AM (in response to JuicyFruit76)
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    Hi all! I'm new here, and this seems like a good place to start. My name is Nancy, and I live in the Milwaukee area. I'm turning 55 in a few days (current weight is around 220), and would like to start the C25K program. I've been motivated by my two grown daughters to take some action. One has recently completed Air Force basic training at age 26 and is now at tech school, and the other has recently started running (just ran her first quarter marathon) and gone back to school full time at 30. They remind me of the lesson I taught them: You can do whatever you want to do! I seem to have forgotten that along the way. My co-workers have signed up a team for a 5K mud run in September and I'd like to participate. My co-workers a regular gym-goers, and I've found them to be very motivating. I've enjoyed reading about the wonderful things all of you have done, and I want to feel the joy that goes along with that! Now, I'm going to go back and read more of this thread for inspiration. I look forward to getting to know all of you!

     

    NancyGrace

  • seasicksquid Rookie 4 posts since
    Jul 1, 2012
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    10,519. Jul 1, 2012 1:18 PM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Hello! I'm a 270 lb, 5'6'' female looking to start C25K. I find myself to be fairly healthy despite my weight...with the exception of being able to run.

     

    So I'm just going to dive in with C25K! I'm mildly crazy, starting in the dead of summer in southern Louisiana, but I'm going to do it.

     

    I'm on a keto diet right now as well, so hopefully this will really help weightloss efforts. I hope to be below 200 within a year...lofty goal, perhaps, but I've done it before. I've lost 16 lbs in 2 weeks, so I may just do it!

     

    I've made a lot of lifestyle changes in the past few months...all leading up to something like this, I think. Quit heavily drinking about 3 months ago. Quit smoking 50 days ago.  Gave up being a vegetarian about 2 months ago, after I realized I was gaining and gaining and sick all the time.

     

    I bought a pair of nice running shoes 3 years ago, that have just sat in my closet until about a month ago, when I finally joined a gym. But getting to the gym has been a hassle, and takes a bit too long to do in the mornings, when I have time. I'd rather stay in my neighborhood and do something there.

     

    I plan on running on soft ground, to minimize any impact issues. I live in New Orleans, so streets have a neutral ground that is grassy, leaving a perfect running trail, especially along the street car lines! Also, it's pretty.

     

    So starting on Tuesday morning, bright and early, I'm going to lace up my sneakers, leash up my dog, and hit the neutral ground. Wish me luck.

  • SnackerChris Pro 163 posts since
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    10,520. Jul 1, 2012 10:50 PM (in response to seasicksquid)
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    @seasicksquid Congrats on the changes so far and I know you will amaze yourself further with C25K!  You can do it!





    FLIP THE SWITCH! If I can lose 130 pounds in a year without pills or surgeries or food programs, so can you!

    Snacks All The Weigh Down

    ---

    Began 2010 @ 325lbs - Never even ran to dinner EVER before!

    Started C25K Sept/2010 (239 lbs) - Graduated Nov/2010 (216 lbs)

    First Official 5K - Frosty 5K 12/11/2010 - 25:57.8 (211 lbs)

    Living for Zachary Heart Run 5K - 10/22/2011 - 22:34 (202 lbs) PR

    Salute American Heroes 10K - 11/12/2011 - 47:48 (202 lbs) PR

    Dallas White Rock Half Marathon - 12/4/2011 - 1:57:39 (202 lbs)

    Leaping Leprechauns 15K - 3/10/2012 - 1:15:35 (210 lbs) PR

    Big D Half Martahon - 4/15/2012 - 1:57:51 (215 lbs - felt it) PR

    Cooper Summer Sprint Triathalon - 7/21/2012 - 25:18 on the 5K run piece (209 lbs)

  • joedadd Pro 122 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    10,521. Jul 2, 2012 12:40 PM (in response to joedadd)
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    I am back. Kept active by playing various sports and running on occassion. Lost weight a bit slower than I wanted but still losing which is all that cuonts. Now I am back to running to finish my first short term goal, running 5 miles non-stop at the boardwalk during sunrise next month. I can't wait.

     

    I look forward to catching up on posts from the last few months that I was out.





    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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    10,522. Jul 3, 2012 5:11 AM (in response to joedadd)
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    Hope everyone is well! I am still at it, just completed moving and am running now at the ocean. I did my first run today barefoot on the beach and I loved it. When I do wear shoes it's Luna running sandals. No knee pain, no problems. I am having a blast out there. 285 miles so far this year. Last year was 87. Keep on going!





    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


  • joedadd Pro 122 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    10,523. Jul 4, 2012 7:23 AM (in response to Zerorez)
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    Running barefoot on the beach sounds cool. That might be a nice introduction to barefoot running, even if it only .25 of a mile at a time. Your post made me look up my totals, 50.7 miles in 2011, 72.4 so far this year. Yuo are kickin some butt this year.

     

    Ran at 8:30am this morning, about 80 degrees and humid. Ran week3 of c25k. going to do week 4 on Friday and 20 minutes straight on Sunday and go from there.

     

    Happy 4th everyone.





    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

  • Ogr44 Legend 316 posts since
    May 24, 2008
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    10,524. Jul 4, 2012 7:42 PM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Good day all  Hope all who ran stayed cool.  pushing 100 degrees here but race this morning was in the upper 70's at the start.  I managed 5k today in 11:28 min/ mile pace for finish time of 38:12   Well below my target of 12:30/mile.  This was first race I done with no knee pain since april.  I have found my secret weapon - large coffee at start - drink during race.  keeps me from trying to run too much too early.  I actually hope to start running next week as my knee continues to grow stronger.  Hope all had good 4th

     

    Just got pair of Nike free run 3's.  waddled in them today.  I like them even better than the 2's.  Nice bright yellow color.  Ran Reno suds run in june in my old shoes and they just don't smell the same anymore....

     

     

    Hope everyone is doing well - I've been off the boards for few weeks and just catching up.





    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/

  • joedadd Pro 122 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    10,525. Jul 5, 2012 7:04 AM (in response to Wideguy)
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    I had a very active day yesterday and burned tons of calaories. Started off with a run followed by baseball and lots of swimming. I was able to enjoy the rest of my indulgances guilt-free. Today was a difficult day to wake up but in a good way since I was still tired from all my prvious day activity. Back to running tomorrow in the heat.





    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

  • JuicyFruit76 Amateur 10 posts since
    Jun 25, 2012
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    10,526. Jul 9, 2012 8:10 AM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Well, I am all set to begin C25K today.. part of a group.  I am absolutely TERRIFIED.  Any suggestions to help me calm down?!? lol.  I am trying to convince myself that it will be OK... nobody will laugh at the big girl trying to run, etc...  Am I the only one to have battled these thoughts??? 





    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    Started C25K - July 10, 2012

    Long Term Goal - COMPLETE C25K Program

    Short Term Goal - Move to next week!!!!!!!!!

    Short Term Goal - NO INJURY!!!!!!!!!

    "That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run. So I ran to the end of the road. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd run to the end of town. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd just run across Greenbow County. And I figured, since I run this far, maybe I'd just run across the great state of Alabama. And that's what I did. I ran clear across Alabama. For no particular reason I just kept on going. I ran clear to the ocean. And when I got there, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well turn around, just keep on going. When I got to another ocean, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well just turn back, keep right on going." ~ Forrest Gump.

  • seasicksquid Rookie 4 posts since
    Jul 1, 2012
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    10,527. Jul 9, 2012 8:31 AM (in response to JuicyFruit76)
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    @JuicyFruit76 - I am on my second week of W1, and I run at a park where I usually encounter upwards of 100+ people each day. Nearly every single runner who has passed me, ran in the opposite direction as me, seen me running (aka Old Man Shufflin') has given me a HUGE SMILE! I did not expect it at all, but the amount of positivity I get from others is great. I think you'll have the same experience. Just run on a commonly used running path in your area, and I think you'll get the same response.

  • tomiller97 Amateur 19 posts since
    Aug 2, 2010
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    10,528. Jul 9, 2012 8:58 AM (in response to JuicyFruit76)
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    Don't even sweat it juicyfruit!  My first day I had to run/jog/shuffle while pushing a double stroller with both of my kids.  I ran at night because I felt the same way, almost embarrased to have someone watch me try.  I didn't even want to run with my wife as she is in better shape that I am/was.  The kids had fun that night, they kept looking back at me to make sure I was ok because I was huffing and puffing after the 60 second runs.  Everyone battles with those thoughts in your head but don't let it get to you.  I agree with seasicksquid, you'll be amazed to see how many people will congratulate you, give you words of encouragement or just give a smile when you're out there.  It's a great boost of confidence to see others who appreciate what you are doing!  Good luck, and if you need more encouragement, come back to this site and start reading the older posts!  There are a lot of success stories on here!  I myself have lost over 65lbs and went from not being able to 'run' the 60 second intervals without gasping to finishing the 11.5mile long Tough Mudder here in Ohio earlier this spring!  Stay motivated!!





    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!!!!

  • JuicyFruit76 Amateur 10 posts since
    Jun 25, 2012
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    10,529. Jul 9, 2012 9:15 AM (in response to tomiller97)
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    Thank you @tomiller97 and @seasicksquid...  Part of the reason I decided to do this challenge with a group was to help hold myself accountable for my actions.. and hopefully, find some support within the group as well.  Your kind words of encouragement are GREATLY appreciated.  I will let them ring in my head when I do my first attempt tonight!! I am not only TERRIFIED, but also very very EXCITED!! to begin this new journey in my life..

     

    Funny as it may be, I've always wanted to "run".  And I don't honestly know why.. but I watched Forrest Gump this weekend (one of my favs) and my fiance said - there it is- that's why you want to run.. you wanna be like Forrest....  and in a way, I do.. I just wanna run for "no particular reason at all"....





    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    Started C25K - July 10, 2012

    Long Term Goal - COMPLETE C25K Program

    Short Term Goal - Move to next week!!!!!!!!!

    Short Term Goal - NO INJURY!!!!!!!!!

    "That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run. So I ran to the end of the road. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd run to the end of town. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd just run across Greenbow County. And I figured, since I run this far, maybe I'd just run across the great state of Alabama. And that's what I did. I ran clear across Alabama. For no particular reason I just kept on going. I ran clear to the ocean. And when I got there, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well turn around, just keep on going. When I got to another ocean, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well just turn back, keep right on going." ~ Forrest Gump.

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