Skip navigation
Community: Exchange advice in the forums and read running commentary Resources: Personal running log, calculators, links and other tools for runners News: Running news from around the world Training: Articles and advice about fitness, race training and injury prevention Races/Results: Find upcoming races and past results Home: The Cool Running homepage
Cool Running homepage  Search Cool Running Community

1890867 Views 11,335 Replies Latest reply: Apr 9, 2014 9:16 AM by BreezyB24 RSS Go to original post 1 ... 706 707 708 709 710 ... 756 Previous Next
  • ffmedicmt Amateur 23 posts since
    Oct 4, 2011
    Currently Being Moderated
    10,605. Sep 4, 2012 6:54 AM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Just updating my profile and catching up on reading. Still running and feeling good! Diet has gone to heck and I have put 15 lbs on in the last few months. I can fix it I know just not into it. Running is going great!!! still racing. Did the Crim and it was very fun. Got my blind daughter running again and have done two races as her eyes and that feels so good! Had a great time yesterday with my other daughter we pushed eachother at the right times and it just felt great to be with her as we ran across the Mackinac Bridge! If I can keep this going then anyone can!!!!   keep at it guys....just run!!!!  You reward yourself and family with each step!!!!!   have a good day.....Mike





    Started running July 1st 2011

    Weight #306

    Height 6'0"

    First 5k Sept 3rd 2011 time 34:39

    Second 5k Oct 1st 2011 time 30:11

    Oct 8th 2011 Mackinaw Bridge 5.6 miles time 56:42

    Third 5k 11/24/11 Dork Brothers Turkey Trot 5k Alpena, MI time 27:40

    Fourth 5k March 17th 2012 Dork Brothers St Paddy day 5k Alpena, MI 30:25

    Ffifth 5k April 28th 2012 Autisim speaks run/walk Rogers City,MI 27:40

    First Half Marathon, May 26th 2012 Bayshore Marathon Traverse City MI. 2 hrs 22 Mins

    Current Weight 225#

    Shooting for Half Marathon in May 2012 *********** I did it !!!!!

    June 9th 2012 Mackinac Island Lilac fest 10k 1:04:02

    July 4th 2012 Dork Brothers run 5k 29:45

    Aug 4th 2012 Nautical fest Rogers city 6k 44:44 with a 12:05 pace with daughter Melissa as her eyes

    Aug 25th 2012 Crim race flint 10 mi 02:04:57

    Current Weight 240#

    Sept 1 2012 Aliferis 5k Alpena 36:13 with daughter Melissa (who is blind)

    Sept 3rd 2012 Govenors Mackinac Bridge run 4.33 miles 44:16 with a 10:13 pace, with daughter Amanda...we rocked it!

    oct-dec 2012....no running ...weight Jan 1 2013 275# started running again!!

    March 16 2013 Dork brothers Run with the leprechauans 5k Alpena 33:02 pace 10:18 weight 255#

    May 1 2013 Current Weight #245......Boo!!! got get going on it!!!

    May 18 2013 Rogers City Autisim 5k....36:30 with Melissa and Amanda

    May 25 2013 Mackinac bridge 5.25 mile 50:39 with a 9:39 pace NEW PR !!!!! Weight still 245#

  • Centari Amateur 12 posts since
    May 6, 2012
    Currently Being Moderated
    10,606. Sep 5, 2012 4:52 AM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Hi everyone

     

    Started the C25  back in May, after getting up to W3D2 I had to stop in June because of injuries to both my knees.  I started using the exercise bike and the elliptical machine for the June/July.  I was using them steady for a month, but I really did not enjoy it.  I kinda fell out of the exercising thing in July/Aug.  But I started using them again the last 2 weeks.   Today I am restarting the C25...  I am going to go easy and try not to reinjure my knees again.  Weight in May was 275 lb,  I got down to to 262 lb in June and I had managed not to put any weight on since June even though I slacked off on the exercising.  Today is a new day!  I got new sneakers and my orthotic inserts and I am back on W1D1.

     

    Cheers

  • triagainathena Pro 68 posts since
    Jun 1, 2009
    Currently Being Moderated
    10,608. Sep 17, 2012 9:47 AM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    After over a year hiatus due to injury and plain old just giving up on myself, I'M BACK!

    WhenI did the C25k early in 2011, I was miserable and in pain with every step.  I kept at it and finished a few races but after a few months, I ended up with a nasty broken leg, which was seriously demotivating.  I didn't do a thing, exercise-wise, for over a year.  This spring I decided I was fed up with my weight and appearance (I was 2lbs shy of the weight I was when 9 months pregnant with my daughter) so I got a personal trainer.  That was the best thing I could have ever done for myself!  My trainer is great.  He's a good mix of realistic and challenging.  He's helped me to eat cleaner and gain strength. 

    After working out with him for almost 5 months, I decided to give running a try again.  I had my gait evaluated and I've been working on specific exercises to strengthen certain muscles to help with the chronic shin splints and calf tightness I've always had. 

    I've been running for about 3 weeks and I'm happy to report that its going better than ever!  I can tell the strength training has helped.  I am nearly pain free when running (I think there is always a certain amount of discomfort associated with it, even if you're a 110lb marathoner).  I'm definitely easing into it very slowly.  I do not want to get injured again!

    If you're new here, keep at it!  Its worth the pay off of being stronger in both mind and body.

  • Centari Amateur 12 posts since
    May 6, 2012
    Currently Being Moderated
    10,609. Sep 18, 2012 6:04 AM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Hi all

     

    Just finished W2D3.  The knees are still here! Slow and steady into Week 3!

  • Zerorez Pro 154 posts since
    Aug 4, 2011
    Currently Being Moderated
    10,611. Sep 24, 2012 2:54 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Hey all, the slow one here. Just under an 11 minute mile on my PR 5k speed. I entered the Chilly Half marathon in Nov and the Hyannis Marathon on Feb 24th 2013. Since my son's birthday is the 25th of Feb. Thought it was appropriate. I started this journey when I saw him. My long run distance this week is 8 miles. Keep. 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


  • JKnow Expert 45 posts since
    Sep 14, 2010
    Currently Being Moderated
    10,612. Sep 27, 2012 9:16 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Wideguy,

     

    I too stopped, just for a day mind you. Thought about taking just 2 days off, a week off, turned in to a month.... then more (can't remember my last post here... DOH!). lol

     

    I am back now and running a little different program (5k-101) but want to get back to 5k-land... a little harder program so far, but I have been trying to keep to 10 min/mile during the run portion... will need to slow up a little (maybe)

     

    You are and will always be an inspiration to all of us. You have tenacity on your side, why else would you post here? You still have that spark!

     

    I had gotten down to 212 lbs over 2 years ago and decided to take a couple days off (19months too much). I have crept back up 225 as of yesterday. I woke up @ 4:30 am today and had a run... I am a bit worn, but it is a good feeling of worn.





    C25k Completed on 10-NOV-10

    Veterans Day 5k 13-NOV-10 time 33:32

    Turkey Trot 5k 25-NOV-10 time 33:18

    Nike+ ID: jknow

  • Funat50 Amateur 9 posts since
    Sep 26, 2012
    Currently Being Moderated
    10,613. Sep 26, 2012 7:54 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    I am 50 and 250+,can't bear to put the #in writing. Tired of being tired and concerned that my blood sugars were high at last appt., I started walking this summer. I was walking 3-4 miles each morning until school started. (Teacher) I am still walking 2 miles each morning, no time for 4. I want to up my exercise so I began running short burst during my walk. Today I heard about c25k, and I am going for it. Going to buy good shoes tomorrow and then start the program Sat. Thanks for inspiring me that I can do this.

    T

  • JKnow Expert 45 posts since
    Sep 14, 2010
    Currently Being Moderated
    10,614. Sep 27, 2012 9:15 PM (in response to Funat50)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Don't worry about the weight... it will come off

     

    Good shoes are a MUST!. I had always suffered from shin-splint,s even in my military days. I went to the local running store (privately owned) and they did a video look at the way I ran and set out a number of the "type" of shoe they said I would need (heavy pronator). So the price range for the shoes they brought out were from $58-$126 and said try each of them on (4 different brands) and pick the one that felt best to me. I paid retail, but it has been worth it.... no foot/shin issues in 2 years, On my second set of the same shoe....

     

    You CAN do this..... you WILL do this!





    C25k Completed on 10-NOV-10

    Veterans Day 5k 13-NOV-10 time 33:32

    Turkey Trot 5k 25-NOV-10 time 33:18

    Nike+ ID: jknow

  • Centari Amateur 12 posts since
    May 6, 2012
    Currently Being Moderated
    10,615. Sep 28, 2012 5:13 AM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Hi All

     

    Just finished W4D1. I wasn't sure if I could do this but the walk/jog went well.  Knees and shins feel good.

  • VCS1977 Rookie 3 posts since
    Sep 27, 2012
    Currently Being Moderated
    10,616. Sep 28, 2012 1:17 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Nice thread. I started running a couple months ago. I went north of 200 and decided to get to work. My dad struggled with weight (up to 285 at 6') and high blood pressure. With the family genes working against me, running seemed like a way to head in the right direction. I ran earlier this year and did 12 minute miles, they got longer after 12 years away from exercise and gaining some bad habits. Anyway, I've pushed hard and did a half a couple weeks ago. Looking to try a full marathon in spring.

     

    Glad to see a thread where people aren't talking about qualifying for the Boston Marathon or their next ultra.

     

    Best,

     

    VCS

    www.vomitcoloredshoes.wordpress.com

  • Funat50 Amateur 9 posts since
    Sep 26, 2012
    Currently Being Moderated
    10,617. Sep 28, 2012 4:16 PM (in response to JKnow)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Thanks, bought shoes at a great local running shop, and did d1w1 today.  Frustrated that my name is on the thread. I gave a different display name. Anybody know why this is happening?

  • joedadd Pro 122 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
    Currently Being Moderated
    10,618. Oct 2, 2012 8:45 AM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Weight still dropping, blood pressure dropping. Cholesterol dropping. Confidence rising!

     

    Get out there people.





    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

  • Centari Amateur 12 posts since
    May 6, 2012
    Currently Being Moderated
    10,619. Oct 3, 2012 4:55 AM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    Week 4 is done...

     

    Week 5 Day 1 is next.

     

    Half the battle is getting on the treadmill and pressing the start button!

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...