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  • chipy13 Amateur 14 posts since
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    10,545. Jul 11, 2012 3:32 PM (in response to AwkwardTurtle)
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    thanks Bill! My knee felt better since resting it yesterday so I did my run today. It's a little sore today but not too bad. I'm thinking maybe some running shoes are probably are in order. If that doesn't do the trick I may just do brisk walking for a few weeks and see if that helps. I would like to try barefoot running but I'm a "tenderfoot" so any little stone I step on will be agony! :)

  • joedadd Pro 122 posts since
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    10,546. Jul 12, 2012 4:19 AM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Completed week 5 day 1, now on to longer runs.

     

    I stetch very little before runs, 10 seconds on my hamstrings and 10 seconds on my thighs. I perform much better when I stretch a little bit. Walking to cool down is better than stretching for me.





    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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    10,547. Jul 12, 2012 4:33 AM (in response to JuicyFruit76)
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    Just completed W1D2 - it went worse for me that W1D1.. Anybody else experience that?? I couldn't jog all of the 60 second intervals, my legs are on fire...but i didn't STOP, i Just walked more...





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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.

  • Zerorez Pro 154 posts since
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    10,548. Jul 12, 2012 5:42 AM (in response to JuicyFruit76)
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    I never stretch before or after. I am up to 4 mile runs twice a week and a longer 6 mile on the weekend. I am running in Luna sandals and there are no more knee issues. Yes, you heard me. Running sandals. I bet if I did stretch the fatigue and rubber legs would likely go away.

     

    Keep going you guys I am nearing my 1 year anniversary of starting running and I feel amazing. When I started I couldn't run for more than 15-30 seconds. I completed a run that was 1 hour 15 minutes last weekend. Just keep going, don't get discouraged, don't stop.

     

    Never stop.

     

    Also here are a few tips about being self conscious:

     

    1) Go to areas where there are other runners, I think others have mentioned this. People always support you if they share your interrests. It's the ones that won't/can't that want to tear you down.

    2) Walmart sells starter compression shirts. They keep things....stationary...wear a t-shirt over them and they whick sweat away from your body and keep the experience a pleasant one. $15.

    3) Chafing....yea, it's a delicate subject but our bodies rub together and chafe. You can get something called Body Glide that goes on like a stick deoderant. Amazon sells it if you don't want to buy it from a running store. It's about $10 and lasts for about 6 months.

    You can also use it on your feet when you get new shoes to avoid blisters.

    4) If your aim is to lose weight as well as gain fitness you are going to have to diet. Salads with dressing on the side is your friend. Go for garden salads when available as some fancy salads can contain 1000 calories

    5) Loseit app helps you track calories (even has a bar code scanner)

    6) Endomondo fitness tracker has a social component to it you can see your friends walks/runs/swims etc and comment. You can even send them pep talks during their runs. Amazing technology. They also have challenges where you can win things. I won some shoes from Li-ning as a random participant. It also helps you set goals (how can you set a goal if you don't know what your best is?)

     

    There are some tips, now get out there!





    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


  • okjoan Amateur 9 posts since
    Jul 9, 2012
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    10,549. Jul 12, 2012 6:32 AM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Good morning!

     

    Here's my abreviated story: I'm a 50 year old gal with rhuematoid arthritis. I was diagnosed two years ago and have been on different treatments that work and then stop. Right now I am pretty much in a drug-induced remission and that's good. I never know how long it will last. Since I was diagnosed I have gained about 30 pounds. I'm right at 200. I hate it.

     

    In March I took the plunge and decided, pain or no pain, I was getting fit. I joined the Y and hired a trainer. I work with her 2x a week and do cardio 4-6x a week. Tomorrow I will begin W4D1 of C25K. Since March I have gained 8 pounds. *sigh* Time to get serious about my diet.

     

    I run/shuffle on a treadmill at home. I just cannot bring myself to run in public yet. My goal is a 5k at the end of September in a nearby town.

     

    I have already been inspired by this site and plan to continue perusing the boards for support and insight.

     

    Thank you!

  • joedadd Pro 122 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    10,550. Jul 12, 2012 7:36 AM (in response to JuicyFruit76)
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    Juicy, don't worry about it. If your legs were burning, it means you were going too fast or you weren't warmed up. It never hurts to slow down or to walk....just make sure you are moving forward. I and many others started with 30 second runs so take your time.





    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

  • sid2005 Rookie 1 posts since
    Jul 12, 2012
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    10,551. Jul 12, 2012 10:56 AM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Hi All!

    I joined C25K a few weeks ago. I just finished Week 3 and I'm feeling pretty good. I struggled a little bit this morning, but made it. I have the 5K app on my phone, which is really great. I love using it. I think it really is helping me. I like that there is a group to come to and be able to talk about this. I'm hoping to lose quite a bit of weight. In the past 3 weeks, the scale has stayed the same. I realize I'm gaining muscle, but I would still like to see those numbers go down. It's a bit frustrating.

     

    I signed up for my first 5K for this fall. I hope this program really works and gets me to my 5K!

  • chipy13 Amateur 14 posts since
    Jul 2, 2012
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    10,552. Jul 13, 2012 5:25 AM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Hi all,

     

    Finished w1d3 today and feeling good! My knees feel much better but now my stinkin shins/ankles were killing me by the end of my run! I could have kept going except for that! And surprisingly, I wanted to!! I think I may actually be able to do this!!

  • chipy13 Amateur 14 posts since
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    10,553. Jul 13, 2012 5:38 AM (in response to sid2005)
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    I know what you mean about the scale not showing much of a change! I ran about 11 years ago and the weight just seemed to just drop off back then. I guess 11 years and having had 2 kids since then has made a difference! I have had a small weight loss, but the only difference in my diet that I made was drinking more water and almost no soda/sugary drinks. My body is already in shock that I am exercising so eating healthy too may just be too much to handle!! But good luck!! You can do it!!

  • okjoan Amateur 9 posts since
    Jul 9, 2012
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    10,554. Jul 13, 2012 6:07 AM (in response to chipy13)
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    Chipy13 ~ I completely agree with you! My body really must be in shock. "You're lifting how much weight?" "You're running?? Are you serious??!!!" "Wait, there's a McDonald's can we stop please??""  Yup, too much for it to handle. My trianer keeps telling me it will kick in, it will come together and a slow weight loss will begin as long as I keep doing what I am doing.

     

    Keep it up!

  • NCHulk Legend 247 posts since
    Oct 26, 2010
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    10,555. Jul 14, 2012 11:07 AM (in response to okjoan)
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    My body was saying the same thing!  "Please! Dairy Queen is just around the corner!"    Hi guys!  I kinda fell off the face of the earth for a while, but I have been keeping up with the running.  It is great to see so many new faces. As I'm reading through the posts it seems everyone has the same doubts that I had at the beginning too.  I didn't want to be seen by anyone!  Too embarrassed that I had let soo much weight creep on. That everyone was going to make fun of the big guy trying to run.  I am glad to report that I got more support than jerks!

     

    But long story short, for those who don't know me. I started at 284.  I repeated many weeks over.  Some of the weeks didn't come easy for me, so I did them again.  I did hit the 178, but I am now hovering between 180 and 185, I ran a half marathon with my wife last month in 2:42.  We are planning to run another one in November hopefully under 2:30.  So yes, you can do it!  It will be hard, but you can do it!  If you need motivation or a shoulder to cry on, come on back.  This is the best forum on the web!





    Arthur

    "It does not get easier... you get stronger"

    "Once I decided quitting wasn't an option, the rest was easy." - Michele

    HARD WORK - DEDICATION!!!

  • BSJCB Rookie 1 posts since
    Jul 14, 2012
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    10,556. Jul 15, 2012 6:02 AM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Hello all!  I am a brand new prospective runner.  I am 5'2" and weigh in @ 221.  I just signed up for a 10k run/walk at the end of sept 2012.  I know I can finish it walking worst case, but I would love to finish it running!  I just downloaded the c25k app onto my iPad and plan to start that tomorrow.  If I were to rate my activity level I would rate it slightly above a couch potato.  Any other suggestions? Do you all use a stopwatch to "time" the segments or just count off in your head? Any tips you found that worked for you to keep your energy up?  Any suggestions for a newbie are welcome! 

     

      My ultimate goal is to be healthier!  I mean of course I want to lose weight, I am just hoping that will be a side benefit of more activity and better eating.

     

    Thank you!

  • NCHulk Legend 247 posts since
    Oct 26, 2010
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    10,557. Jul 17, 2012 8:47 AM (in response to BSJCB)
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    Hi guys!  Went out and did my 3 miles today.  I've got 10 miles scheduled for tomorrow.  I'll check in when i'm done. (translated - after i regain conciousness) 





    Arthur

    "It does not get easier... you get stronger"

    "Once I decided quitting wasn't an option, the rest was easy." - Michele

    HARD WORK - DEDICATION!!!

  • SnackerChris Pro 163 posts since
    Dec 8, 2010
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    10,558. Jul 17, 2012 9:54 AM (in response to NCHulk)
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    @NC good job!  cant wait to hear about the 10 miler!  :-)





    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)

  • SnackerChris Pro 163 posts since
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    10,559. Jul 17, 2012 9:55 AM (in response to BSJCB)
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    @bsjcb great perspective!  you can do it!  get healthy and MOVE and the rest falls into place!





    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)

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