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  • NCHulk Legend 247 posts since
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    10,560. Jul 18, 2012 11:22 AM (in response to SnackerChris)
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    Did the 10 on my schedule.  With the heat we;ve been having I decided to go to Shelly Lake in Raleigh.  It is a 2.08 loop around the lake.  It has some shady parts and more important, a water fountain.  So 5 trips around, stop every 2.08 and get some water.  I've put together a really good playlist on my ipod and Im off!  The first three trips around went pretty easy. (don't roll your eyes - I've been at it for 2 years now)  Now it starts to get tough.  I'm hot!  I've got sweat dripping from my eyelids!  Time for a 30 second walk.  Time it start back up.  Now I start to argue with myself.  "We do not stop again till the water fountain!"

    Was I ever so glad to see that water fountain!!  Took a nice long drink, splashed water on my face and head.  Then my brain starts up again.  "We can quit.  8 miles isn't bad."  NO!  We have 10 planned, we do 10!!  I find a good spot on my ipod, 7 good songs in a row.  Now I was extrememly glad to see that water fountain again.  I won the no stopping arguement this time around too.  I slowed down, and just kept going. 

     

    So just keep going, keep moving forward.

    Arthur





    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!!!

  • Zerorez Pro 154 posts since
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    10,561. Jul 18, 2012 12:06 PM (in response to NCHulk)
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    NCHulk wrote:

     

    Did the 10 on my schedule.  With the heat we;ve been having I decided to go to Shelly Lake in Raleigh.  It is a 2.08 loop around the lake.  It has some shady parts and more important, a water fountain.  So 5 trips around, stop every 2.08 and get some water.  I've put together a really good playlist on my ipod and Im off!  The first three trips around went pretty easy. (don't roll your eyes - I've been at it for 2 years now)  Now it starts to get tough.  I'm hot!  I've got sweat dripping from my eyelids!  Time for a 30 second walk.  Time it start back up.  Now I start to argue with myself.  "We do not stop again till the water fountain!"

    Was I ever so glad to see that water fountain!!  Took a nice long drink, splashed water on my face and head.  Then my brain starts up again.  "We can quit.  8 miles isn't bad."  NO!  We have 10 planned, we do 10!!  I find a good spot on my ipod, 7 good songs in a row.  Now I was extrememly glad to see that water fountain again.  I won the no stopping arguement this time around too.  I slowed down, and just kept going. 

     

    So just keep going, keep moving forward.

    Arthur


    Thats awesome! I know that frustration of salt in the eyes and the thought about taking it easy. I have even had people tell me that they were lifetime runners and you should only do 3-4 miles. That is all well and good, but I want to do a marathon! I want to get the 26.2 sticker and know that I went from 345 to under 200. I want to achieve at a higher level than 11 minute miles. I want to keep going. I appaud you sir! I will think of your 10 miles on my next 6 mile run. I am nearing my 1 year anniversary with a  5k race on the same day as my first day out there in 2011. I am gonna fix my face with a grin and just run like death is chasing me. I think it's important we see this as it really is: a series of battles in the war of our lives. We have  to succeed. Our families need us.





    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


  • sindiet777 Rookie 1 posts since
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    10,562. Jul 18, 2012 8:59 PM (in response to Wideguy)
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    I am so glad I found this tread! I have alot to lose and want to start getting active. Yippee.

  • NCHulk Legend 247 posts since
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    10,563. Jul 19, 2012 8:24 AM (in response to sindiet777)
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    Thank you Mr. Zero!  You are so right.  I have a little grandson now that needs me, and another on the way.  Who's going to spoil them and take them running and kayaking?  Not to mention the fun that the wife and I are having now.  We go out to hear different bands and dancing. I couldn't do all that at almost 300lbs. 

     

    Sindiet - This is a great place,  What are your plans?

     

    Took the day off today. I'm not as sore as I have been after a long run.  So I know I'm improving.  5 miles on the schedule for tomorrow.  They say it's supposed to be hot and humid.  So it will probably be on the treadmill.

     

    Have Fun!!!





    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!!!

  • TnDreamer Rookie 4 posts since
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    10,564. Jul 19, 2012 7:10 PM (in response to NCHulk)
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    NC.. you sooo inspire me!!! I just downloaded the C25K app and will be starting tomorrow.. I want to lose weight and run a 5K.... Yes RUN!!! I can't believe I'm even saying that.. thanks for the inspiration...

    Selena..

  • Zyndyna Amateur 14 posts since
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    10,565. Jul 20, 2012 5:27 AM (in response to NCHulk)
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    Hey guys,

     

               I know I havent checked in  the past few weeks. I am still here. I have been doing the walking to get ready for my C25K.  I actually think I might have the hubby convinced to do it with me. I am planning on starting it on Labor day. Like NC says the heat and humidity down here makes it suck. I can tell the difference in days where there is a lower humidity. It feels great to exercise and feel like you are going to suffocate. I hate my Asthma but I am not letting it get to the best of me. I can now walk one mile in 20 minutes which I know isnt that fast but when the huimidty is high that is a big thing for me. We are also averaging 1.25 miles a day so I see that as an improvement. So my question is like one of the other girls. How do you guys time your segements? Also anyone have any suggestions for a good C25K app for Android? I know the guys at the local running store was recommending the Jeff Galloway program but of course it isnt avaliable on Android. Thanks for the advice and the encouragement that yall provide. It is nice to know there is other people out there like me that is struggling and have made it through. Everyone try and stay cool. Just think Fall is almost here.

  • NCHulk Legend 247 posts since
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    10,566. Jul 20, 2012 9:35 AM (in response to Zyndyna)
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    TnDreamer - That's Great!!!  Get to it! You are going to have so much fun. Yes, I said fun. Trust me it will come.

     

    Zyndyna - I started out by walking as well. I had to build up my legs and knees some. I honestly couldn't walk the next day the first time I went out on W1D1. So I scaled back and walked.  After about a month started W1D1 again.

    I can't help you with a Android app.  I'm still using my old Samsung flip phone. I went back and forth. Treadmill which had a timer and my trusty Timex digital.

     

    Went out and got 5 this morning. Let's go! Let's go! Let's go!





    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!!!

  • chipy13 Amateur 14 posts since
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    10,567. Jul 20, 2012 11:01 AM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Hi everyone!!

     

    I finished w2d3 today(although I repeated w1 so I'm actually in w3). My knees are holding up-usually only sore after running, then better after resting a while. I can't believe I am still doing this! And I'm actually starting to enjoy it! Getting up at 430 am is still a struggle but once I get up I'm ready to go (sort of!). It's usually cooler at that time of day so that makes it easier. I never noticed how many hills are in my neighborhood and I swear that I am going "uphill both ways".

    Good luck and have a great weekend!!

  • CharlesAlberson Pro 152 posts since
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    10,568. Jul 20, 2012 11:18 AM (in response to Zyndyna)
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    Zyndyna,

    RunKeeper is an excellent app for android.  You can create your own training.  Also C25K lite is also a free Android app. Welcome to a great thread. 





    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/

  • Zyndyna Amateur 14 posts since
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    10,569. Jul 20, 2012 11:21 AM (in response to CharlesAlberson)
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    Thanks guys. I am looking forward to getting started. I am just trying to make sure I do it right.

  • 300poundsandrunning Amateur 10 posts since
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    10,570. Jul 22, 2012 10:09 AM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Hello all,

     

    I'm 338lbs, I started C25K on July 1st. My goal is to run a marathon by next year. I've started a blog (http://300poundsandrunning.com) to show others, that if a 338lb man can get up and start running anbody can.





    Check out my journey to losing weight and becoming a marathon runner: www.300poundsandrunning.com

    http://twitter.com/300lbsandrunnin

    http://www.facebook.com/300poundsandrunning

  • seasicksquid Rookie 4 posts since
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    10,571. Jul 24, 2012 6:06 PM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Sigh. I just completed W3D1 yesterday, and went for a walk today, just to keep moving. W3D1 was harsh...the only saving factor was that it felt shorter because there were fewer intervals.

     

    I don't know what it was, but the walk wiped me out. I think it's part mood and part heat, but also seeing every single other runner easily running for so long, all svelt and strong, muscles defined made me almost laugh at myself for even trying to run a 5k. Hell, I can't even run a mile right now, lugging 100 extra pounds around.

     

    I've also stalled on my diet, which isn't helping my mood. But seriously...am I crazy? I don't really care what other people think about me, but I just don't see myself as a runner...

  • TnDreamer Rookie 4 posts since
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    10,572. Jul 24, 2012 7:23 PM (in response to seasicksquid)
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    seasick... I don't see myself as a runner either.. I've NEVER been a runner... but I'm going for it.... so far so good!!! Hang in there.....I sent you a friend request!!!

    selena..

  • 300poundsandrunning Amateur 10 posts since
    Jul 22, 2012
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    10,573. Jul 24, 2012 7:37 PM (in response to seasicksquid)
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    seasicksquid,

     

    I'm 338lbs and just completed W4D3....Being a bigger person it's always harder to run than the smaller people.....I don't see myself as runner either and some days I dread running.You may want to ask me..Well why do it then?  It because I want the health benefits that come with running and I don't want to be 338lbs anymore. It seems like you are getting discourage about running...I say to you...see it through. Think about the reason you why picked up running in the first place. Hold on to that reason...say it to yourself when your run gets tough....say it to yourself when you get discourage....say it to yourself when the birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing and everything seems to be going well. This will help you see it through....You got to have the bad days to know what good days are. You can do it get back on track!





    Check out my journey to losing weight and becoming a marathon runner: www.300poundsandrunning.com

    http://twitter.com/300lbsandrunnin

    http://www.facebook.com/300poundsandrunning

  • bbaquero Amateur 11 posts since
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    10,574. Jul 24, 2012 8:19 PM (in response to seasicksquid)
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    seasick - I have been running for over a year and I still don't think I am a runner! I've completed 4 5Ks and have loved the races. My goal was to run a 5K before I turn 50. My 50th birthday is in Jabuary and now my goal is to run a 10K before my birthday. Hang in there and believe in yourself. Running is a unique sport and the hardest obstacle is quieting that negative voice in your head. We all struggle with it.

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