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  • KrisWenzel Amateur 10 posts since
    Oct 21, 2010
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    10,590. Aug 9, 2012 5:00 AM (in response to Zerorez)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    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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    10,591. Aug 14, 2012 11:29 AM (in response to KrisWenzel)
    200+ Pound Club!

    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. 


    "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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    10,592. Aug 20, 2012 7:28 AM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    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.


    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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    10,593. Aug 21, 2012 8:53 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    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.






  • Ogr44 Legend 316 posts since
    May 24, 2008
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    10,596. Aug 26, 2012 7:29 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    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

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  • StrongJenni Rookie 1 posts since
    Aug 26, 2012
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    10,597. Aug 26, 2012 11:19 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    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.



  • SpartanJD01 Amateur 30 posts since
    Aug 23, 2012
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    10,598. Aug 27, 2012 1:30 PM (in response to StrongJenni)
    200+ Pound Club!



    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.



  • joedadd Pro 122 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    10,600. Sep 4, 2012 4:58 AM (in response to Wideguy)
    200+ Pound Club!

    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:)


    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

  • ffmedicmt Amateur 23 posts since
    Oct 4, 2011
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    10,601. 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 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
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    10,602. 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.



  • triagainathena Pro 68 posts since
    Jun 1, 2009
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    10,604. 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.


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