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  • nerudathedog Amateur 13 posts since
    May 18, 2012
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    10,590. Aug 1, 2012 10:35 AM (in response to LadyTaty)
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    LadyTaty, I meant to answer this sooner--I hope you're still on track to start C25K today! I was worried about my joints when I started (I was well over 250 and had never successfully run in my life). I started with walking, and walked for a couple of months before I started the program. I also read somewhere that if I was able to run slower, it meant I was running too fast! That surprised the heck out of me, but I took it to heart, and made my "runs" as slow as I could. I built muscle and endurance, and yesterday, I ran 3.5 miles--and I could have gone farther! It is astonishing to me that at the end of May I was trying to figure out how to handle those 60- and 90-second intervals, and now I can just lace up and go. But I am convinced that the reason I'm here--and here without so much as a shin splint--is that I put staying uninjured at the top of my list. I knew (and still know) that if I got injured badly enough that I got off-track for more than a day or two, I risked never getting back on track again. Patience is not my strong suit, but I've been trying to build that slowly, along with my muscles.

     

    I didn't have to repeat any days or weeks, but I know plenty of people who have, and who don't regret it at all. Listen to your body, and push yourself a bit (but not too much!) in the early days, and it will start paying off for you before you know it.

     

    If I can do it, anyone can do it. Good luck to you, and to everyone else who's just getting started.

  • dmtol34 Rookie 2 posts since
    Aug 21, 2008
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    10,591. Aug 1, 2012 12:17 PM (in response to nerudathedog)
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    Hi everyone, 

     

    I am new to the site and just started week 4 of c25k.  I had a tough time with day one and thinking about going back to week 3.  My shins are in a lot of pain.  I've tried stretching but think I may need new running shoes.  Using an old pair that I have had for awhile.  Any suggestions for shin splints?

     

    I don't want to stop but the pain is getting so bad that I am afraid of injury.  I have always had issues with shin splints. 

     

    Donna

  • Ogr44 Legend 316 posts since
    May 24, 2008
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    10,592. Aug 5, 2012 6:56 PM (in response to dmtol34)
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    based on my limited experience - when my shoes wear out, I would get pain.  I switched over to the nike free run's and have problems figuring out when they wear out.  I no longer get the ankle/knee pain I would get when regular running shoes wear out.  If you replace shoes and pain goes away you know it was most likely the shoes....If it doesn't go away then its another issue.

     

    I've been fighting with bum knee since march.  its cut down my running this year...I'm just working back to actually running vice walking fast....tonight for example I did 8.4Km in 1:08 but the last 4Km were faster than first 4Km.  I also worked in running between 200m and 500m per Km for the most I've run in a while.  I'll see how it feels tomorrow but so far indications are good....





    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/

  • Zerorez Pro 154 posts since
    Aug 4, 2011
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    10,593. Aug 8, 2012 8:02 AM (in response to Ogr44)
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    1 year of non stop running (barring about 3 different weeks of illness) was accomplished this week. I would like to outline my progress. My Aug 4th 2011 speed was about a 15 minute mile. I could accomplish about a half a mile. My August 4th 2012 speed was about an 11:30 minute mile in midday heat. My weight has gone down about 50 pounds and I can now run about 6 miles without stopping without any real issue. I am doing weekly mileage of 10-15 miles a week and am on track to complete 500 miles this year. =)

     

    Hope you are all doing well!





    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


  • KrisWenzel Amateur 10 posts since
    Oct 21, 2010
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    10,594. Aug 9, 2012 5:00 AM (in response to Zerorez)
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    Rock on Zerorez!

     

    I started out at 280 pounds and ran for about a year and a half and did a big race. Check out my article Run Again, from Standing Still to Marathon Runner in Sixteen Months.  Many are inspired about what I have wrote.

     

    Also, check out the movie "Spirit of the Marathon."  Even, if you will never run a marathon, the movie, which can be found on NetFlix, is worth a watch.  You'll see, it normal guys like you and me and pound the pavement. 





    GoRunAgain - Experience running from the point of view of one who has rediscovered the sport. I'm not as fast as I used to be, but I'm surely more passionate!

  • chell730 Expert 40 posts since
    Aug 11, 2012
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    10,595. Aug 14, 2012 11:29 AM (in response to KrisWenzel)
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    I started my running goal in December of last year. At the time I was 230 pounds.  I had lost about 25 pound before this.  I am currently starting to train for my first half marathon and I am down to 185 with the goal of losing another 45 pounds. 

     

    I hope you all just keep moving forward. If you keep moving and doing the next right thing, every run will get better. 





    Chell



    "Your story is your power, not your shame." ~Ryan Blair~



    Started 12/19/2011- Nike program

    Nike+ chell622

    Soles for Education 5k- 36:29

    Armed Forces 5k- 36:14

    Christie Clinic Illinois half Marathon 4/27/2013

  • joedadd Pro 122 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    10,596. Aug 20, 2012 7:28 AM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Shame to see this thread slow down. Happy to know it will never die. It is an inspirational thread.

     

    Hope all is going well with 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

  • higginsdj Rookie 3 posts since
    Aug 21, 2012
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    10,597. Aug 21, 2012 8:53 PM (in response to Wideguy)
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    I work in kilo's and started out just 12 weeks ago at 103 kg (approx 230 lbs).  At 52, 183cm (6') I had a heart scare, got put on BP meds and had a barrage of tests done.  Turns out there is nothing wrong with me other than high BP.  Not wanting to spend the rest of my life on meds I decided to get fit and lose weight.

     

    12 weeks on and I can treadmill jog a 5k in 33min and 8k in 55min and I've lost 6kg (13 lb).  I should point out that I am not dieting.  In fact I am eating more, much more - but of better quality food (my running is burning 4000+ kcal/week at present).  So my ultimate aim is to reach 85kg and be able to run a 10k at 5min/km pace.

     

    Cheers

     

    David

    Australia

  • Ogr44 Legend 316 posts since
    May 24, 2008
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    10,600. Aug 26, 2012 7:29 PM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Hope everyone is doing well - I completed 10K today - 1:12:55  first time under 1:13.

     

    as important I finished the week under 225lbs for first time in quite a while.  I've been flirting with breaking 225 but as of last night I was between 220 and 225.  Big test will be keeping the progress.  my overall goal is to be sub 200. 

     

     

    As the fall progresses, I hope to update the site more frequently.

     

     

    Skoal everyone!





    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/

  • StrongJenni Rookie 1 posts since
    Aug 26, 2012
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    10,601. Aug 26, 2012 11:19 PM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Hi everyone. I'm brand new here, and starting C25K for the first time tomorrow.  I don't think I am fit enough to run, but am going to walk as fast as I possible can during the jogging/running parts.  Looking forward to building a habit of regular activity.

     

    Jenni

  • SpartanJD01 Amateur 20 posts since
    Aug 23, 2012
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    10,602. Aug 27, 2012 1:30 PM (in response to StrongJenni)
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    Jenni,

     

    We all start somewhere.  I had been walking 2-3 at a time before starting C25K at the beginning of the month.  I never would have been able to do this without a lot of walking before I started.  It strengthened muscles and opened up some joints.

     

    Spartan

  • joedadd Pro 122 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    10,604. Sep 4, 2012 4:58 AM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Woke up at 5:30AM this morning and went for a run throught the thick humidity. It is the kids first day of school so I wanted to up and out early so that I have time to get showered and dressed before the morning excitement. Luckily they are still at an age where they look forward to seeing their friends they haven't seen in a while.

     

    Happy back to school day 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

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