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  • mkayc Legend 582 posts since
    Jun 8, 2011

    Tony and Sue,  Whooohooo!!! Congratulations on your marathons!! Tony, so glad you were happy with your race. After being so disciplined with your training runs, you certainly deserved it!  Sue, I LOVED your race report; it brought tears. 5:53 is a fantastic time! I would be very pround of that! You finished and it sounds like you had a few obstacles in your hips and quads. Two miles walking to get back to the hotel? Ugh!!

     

    Dan, so sorry about your wife's injury. Hope her treatment goes well and she heals fast!

    Debra, you are a super fan! Glad you are able to enjoy your son's events as a family.

    Ray, good thing you didn't get stung during the race?

    Marie, glad you're on the mend!

    Like Kathy, I was just checking in for the race reports. Still waiting to hear from Phyllis. I'll post some pix if the site will let me. Having problems with it. AGAIN

    Great runs to all!!





    Mary Kay

    Running: Started 5/6/2011; Graduated C25k - 7/21/11; Graduated B210k - 11/24/11;

    PRs: 5k - 36:42; 8k - 1:10; 4.15 m - 53.41; 10k - 1:18; HM - 2:56:31

    I may be slow but I'm persistant.

    Goals: 5k under 30 min.; HM under 2 hr.; AG award in the USAF HM! and one full marathon.

    It won't be easy but it will be worth it!

  • mimiisarunner Legend 329 posts since
    Nov 12, 2009

    WTG TONY!!!!  I agree totally that  you have a very respectable time for your MARATHON!!!!! I never had a doubt but what you could do it and do it with style! Darn potty brake! LOL

     

    Good luck with breaking 2 hrs in your next HM! I am sure you will prevail! I loved your race report and thought of you many times on Sunday.





    FM! 3/4/2012 New Orlean RnR - 5:49:55! PR!

    10K PR 1:11:22 ( 11:49 mm)

    5K PR 30:20 !

    Ran 4 HM's in 2011

    HM 11/13/2011 PR!!! (2:35:53) Pensacola, FL

    HM 12/3/2011 (2;39:27) Ran for fun and training St. Judes, Memphis, Tn

    HM 01/07/2011 (2:48:23) First Light HM - Mobile, AL (My very first HM)

    HM 02/14/2011 (2:40:23) Mercedes Benz - Birmingham, AL

    2013 Events:

    1-5-13 Ms. Blues HM 2:44:57

    1-13-13 Gulf HM 2:40:xx

    2-24-13 Disney Princess Half Marathon

    3/20/2013 Azalea TR 10K

    4-7-2013 Pensacola Beach Half Marathon

  • mimiisarunner Legend 329 posts since
    Nov 12, 2009

    Congratulations Sue!!! You are a MARATHONER!!! Very few people ever reach that status! Just remember that! 5:53 is nothing to be embarrassed about at all!!! That is a great time!

    Take it easy and recover before decidind about the next one.





    FM! 3/4/2012 New Orlean RnR - 5:49:55! PR!

    10K PR 1:11:22 ( 11:49 mm)

    5K PR 30:20 !

    Ran 4 HM's in 2011

    HM 11/13/2011 PR!!! (2:35:53) Pensacola, FL

    HM 12/3/2011 (2;39:27) Ran for fun and training St. Judes, Memphis, Tn

    HM 01/07/2011 (2:48:23) First Light HM - Mobile, AL (My very first HM)

    HM 02/14/2011 (2:40:23) Mercedes Benz - Birmingham, AL

    2013 Events:

    1-5-13 Ms. Blues HM 2:44:57

    1-13-13 Gulf HM 2:40:xx

    2-24-13 Disney Princess Half Marathon

    3/20/2013 Azalea TR 10K

    4-7-2013 Pensacola Beach Half Marathon

  • girlintheorchard Pro 168 posts since
    Aug 2, 2010

    CONGRATULATIONS MARATHONER SUE!!!  Well done, and I loved reading your RR.  Lots of folks will never attempt what you have accomplished.  You had a very respectable time.  Many people did finish after you, and many more did not finish at all and a whole lot more never moved off the couch!  Enjoy recalling all the memories from the race, and remember to take time for some well-earned TLC in the coming weeks. 

  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
    Dec 12, 2009

    degregorius  Welcome back!! Glad you stopped by. Once nice thing about the cooler temps is the coinciding disappearance of those pesky gnats!

    Sue!!!!Whoo HOO!  Yes, you are Ms Marathoner!! I'm so proud of you!

     

     

    I had a pleasant 5 miler today. Looking forward to attempting 20 this weekend. eeekkk.....





    Marie from Tennessee

    Training for Disney 2013 Goofy Challenge.....Yes, I'm certifiably CRAZY!

    61 year olds must be out of their minds to run a half marathon followed by a full the next day!

    Disney Half Marathon 1/7/2012 2:37:59

    Bear Hunt 5K 9/24/11 28:28 pb

    Trojan Trek Trail 5K 8/6/11 31:45

    Expo 10K 5/28/11 1:01:28,

    Expo 10K 5/26/12 1:05:39

    Eastman 10K 9/8/2012 1:01:11 pb

    "Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1


  • mkayc Legend 582 posts since
    Jun 8, 2011

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    Mary Kay

    Running: Started 5/6/2011; Graduated C25k - 7/21/11; Graduated B210k - 11/24/11;

    PRs: 5k - 36:42; 8k - 1:10; 4.15 m - 53.41; 10k - 1:18; HM - 2:56:31

    I may be slow but I'm persistant.

    Goals: 5k under 30 min.; HM under 2 hr.; AG award in the USAF HM! and one full marathon.

    It won't be easy but it will be worth it!

  • Webpro11 Legend 258 posts since
    Feb 27, 2011

    Sue Congratulations Ms Marathoner !!!!! you did it. enjoy the success. You must be kidding about being embarrassed about your time. you just completed what 99% of our populations has never done. How many 57 year old ladies do you think have had this experience. Great race report. I also was in corral E but opted to start in L with a group I met at the expo.

     

    mKay A picture is worth a thousand words.

     

    Marie hope you doing a little better this week. hang in there. Disney is just around the corner.

     

    Dan . praying your wife heals quickly. will be sending you a private message later tonight.

     

    Again Thanks to all your support "mighty masters"





    2012 Races: Tony from Florida

    Jan.7,2012 Walt Disney World Half Marathon Orlando FL 02:09:14 PR

    Oct 7 2012 Chicago Marathon Chicago Illinois 05:17:43

    Feb 10, 2012 Rock N Roll Half Marathon St Petersburg FL


    2011 Races:

    Started running at 58 ( Nov 23rd 2010)

    Half Marathon Results

    Oct 31,2011 Fl Halloween Halfathron 02:18:22

    Sept 4, 2011 Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll Virgina Beach Half Marathon 02:28:20

    April 30,2011 Country Music Half Marathon Nashville TN 02:56:02

  • kathruns Pro 79 posts since
    Oct 22, 2011

    Hello, I'm turning 50 in a few weeks and reading your posts over the last few pages really inspires me!  Wow, you all have run many races...5K's, 10K's, Half Marathons and Marathons! 

     

    I just ran my first 5K on 9/29.  I didn't think I ever wanted to run a race, but it was fun!  It did help to know some people that ran it as well.  It was extremely hot & sunny here in Florida and I do not do well with running in sun and heat.  I usually run early before the sun is out.

     

    I plan to do another 5K on November 17 and would like to improve my time (and I'm hoping for cooler temps!).

     

    I was reading about Tempo runs and saw some of you mention it.  I have to say I really don't understand what it is. I usually run 3 miles 3x week and sometimes add a 4th day at 4 miles more recently.   Generally I run my 3 miles anywhere between 28:15 - 30 minutes depending on weather and how I feel.  Can someone explain how I would do a Tempo run based on my running pace?  I read to run slower than your 10K pace, but I've never run a 10K. And, how does running SLOWER increase your over speed?

     

    Thanks!





    - Kathy

    Harvest Hustle 5K - 27:28 11/17/12 PR

    Run to Live 5K - 30:25 9/29/12

    Started C25K on 10/20/11

    Graduated C25K on 12/17/11

  • Riverrat1952 Pro 63 posts since
    May 29, 2009

    Hello Group,

    I was posting on the "Mighty Masters continuing from C25K” about a year ago. Last Oct I was mountain bike riding and took a bad fall. My Doc released me in Aug to start running again. I am looking forward to the exchanges here and look forward to getting to know this group. The old group has not had any post for a long time and I wonder if there are people here from that group?





    Life is for Living

    Jim

  • justrundan Legend 202 posts since
    Jul 22, 2011

    Kathy- welcome! lots of support and information from this group.  You have a great start; enjoy it!

     

    Jim- welcome back to running.  That must have been some fall you took!  Yikes.  10 months.  Hang in there and enjoy.

     

    Sue-  BIG CONGRATS on your Chicago marathon!!!  WOW.  What an experience you had.  Take some time to rest on your laurels!

     

    Tony- Way to go, man.  You did it.  To bad you got in line behind someone with a large prostate slowing them down!  Rest up and then ready to knock down that next goal on your HM time. 

     

    DW & I met orthopedic surgeon yesterday, no immediate surgery necessary.  potentially in the future if conservative management doesn't do the trick.

     

    11 days to the "Honky Tonk" marathon in Wisconsin Dells.  Things have been crazy enough that I've had little time to think about it.  I think the conservative plan to run 1/1 ratio with walking will get me there.  I've ordered a special shirt to honor my family members that have passed; that's why I'm doing it in the first place. 

     

    Run strong and safe!





    Dan-started running 1/29/2011 at age 57

    notable 2012 runs:

    Crazylegs Classic-Madison-8K--4/28/2012--00:52:14

    Roxbury Rural Run--5K--5/5/2012-- 29:32-PR

    Haslanger Classic--10K--8/4/2012--1:06:19 PR

    WO-ZHA-WA Run--HM--9/15/2012--2:37:45

    Honky Tonk Marathon- Wisconsin Dells- 10/21/2012-5:39:09

    2013 runs:

    Fleet Feet New Year's Day Dash-8K-1/1/2013--54:23

    Door County HM- 5/4/2013

    Fox Cities HM- 9/22/2013 (60thBD!)

  • pkar Pro 66 posts since
    Feb 21, 2011

    HI Mary K

     

    No, No, No --  I had been operating under the impression that my partner and I had done oour 12 mile long walk in 2 hr 20 mins, but that was a mistake - It was actually 3:30, which is much more realistic.

     

    Sunday I did it!!!  Finished the San Jose Rock and Roll Half Marathon on my own two feet - every step of the way.

     

    The morning broke clear and cool, after the week previous having a mini heat spell with temps between high 80s and mid 90s.The Team In Training group met a mile away to get a nice warm-up walk prior to the race. We were in the next to the last corral where we stood around for about a half hour before the gun went off. It was chip timing so it was OK. By the time we got to the start all the rabbits were long gone and we walkers had the main street of San Jose all to ourselves. There were plenty of us, but not so many you couldn't choose your track or move up past slowers.

     

    There were rock and roll band stands every mile that kept us smiling and the rhythm helped to stay on pace. I chose to stay around 16 min/mile for the first mile, and then to up it to mid 15 for the next 9 miles. There were ample water and Gator Aide stations along the route where there were also high school cheer leader groups going through their routines. The route snaked around San Jose, taking in a couple of residential districts as well as looping back into the city center a couple of times. In the residential areas, people were standing in front of their homes in their robes, drinking coffee and cheering us along. I made it a point to react to every stimulus - waving and hollering "Good morning!" to the by-standers. When I passed the cheer leaders, I held out my hand which would bring out several cheer leaders with their pompoms and high fives. 723300-1026-0044s.jpg

     

    There was also a "mini marathon" of 5 miles. Part of their return route was on the oposite side of the street from our 3 or 4 mile outbound route, so I could enjoy the costumes that those runners were wearing. By mile 7, I was beginning to slump; but still could remind myself to straighten up and relax my shoulders. I was maintaining a mid 15 min mile pace, and still able to reel in racers ahead of me. There was a woman who kept passing me and then I would pass her. I told her that I was keeping my eye on a couple ahead of me that looked like they would fold at any time. She laughed because she had her eye on them too. Then someone behind us called out that they were working on us.

     

    There were Team In Training mentors and coaches who would pop up along the route to support us. Two in particular, Susanne and Rosemary would run along with me, making sure I was getting enough power fuel drink and eating my fig bars. After a while, they would drop out to support another team member then take a short cut through the neighborhood to meet up with us further on. This was invaluable

     

    About mile 9, I caught up with a woman who had an 85 years sign on her jersey. I greeted her as I passed her. She looked perkier than I was feeling. A friend had said she would meet me at the 10 mile aid station - was I ever glad to see her! She walked along with me for the rest of the way. By mile 13, I was wobbling (something that happens when I get fatigued), she offered me her arm, but I was determined to do this the whole way on my own power. But she felt it necessary to point out the cracks in the pavement as we went under the railroad underpass. I had been laughing about that one tenth of a mile on the definition of a half marathon, saying it would probably be very important at the end - well now I knew. I began to feel like I wasn't getting enough oxygen to my brain. My friend, Linda, was talking but I couldn't understand a word she was saying. I didn't even bother to ask her to repeat. I just concentrated on putting one foot in front of the other. 723298-1111-0035s.jpg

     

    When I turned the corner and saw the huge finish arch, I didn't have much gas left. As I passed over the strip that allows the announcer to know who it is, I raised my arms in a victory signal - and them let them drop. The announcer called out,"OK, Phyllis lets see you wave those arms!" That gave me a last shot of adrenaline, and I was able to not only hold my hands high and wave, but I also danced a little rock and roll jig as I crossed the line. I had completed my first half marathon! Time: 03:29:05

     

    Post race note: I did not take an ice bath when I got home. I fell into a bathtub of piping hot water and soaked for a half hour and then took a three hour nap. After dinner, I took another hot soak before hitting the bed. Monday I was almost as good as new. I am making plans for continuing my training so I can complete with more reserves.

     

    Another post race note: One of my team mates clicked on the names of the Over 80 Age Group first and second place winners. She noted that they didn't look old enough. I sent a message to the race committee and they agreed that these gals were playing games with the honor system and removed them. In a day or so, the record will reflect that I came in first and the lady who came in just behind me deserves the second place award (she is only 85!).

     

    It's been a heady week - I'm still not down to earth.





    Phyllis - 87

    San Jose CA

    Aug 18, 2010 Started walking/running In my Neighborhood, SJ CA 1 mi 26:08 min

    My First Race

    Nov 14,2010 Habitat for Humanity, Stanford, Ca 5K 56:08 min 3rd Women’s 70+

    2012 Events:

    1/1/12 New Years Runfor Healthy World Palo Alto 5K 46:33

    1/28/12 Coyote Hills, Fremont CA 5K 52:59

    3/3/12 Helyer Park, San Jose 5K 46:47

    3/10/12 Juana Run Palo alto 8K 1:12:22

    3/11/12 Calif. Senior Games Palo Alto Race Walk 5K 44:56 Qualified in my age group for Nationals in 2013

    3/17/12 Go Green St Patricks Day Run 5K 31:27 Actual distance run: 2.22 miles

  • mkayc Legend 582 posts since
    Jun 8, 2011

    Oh, good grief, Phyllis, you have me all teary thinking of how aMazing you must feel right now. Awesome accomplishment!! And, great time!! Two years ago you were walking half as fast and much less and that was great! You are phenomenal!! Such good planning, too, too have a friend walk you in! Congratulations Ms. Half Marathoner!! You killed it!





    Mary Kay

    Running: Started 5/6/2011; Graduated C25k - 7/21/11; Graduated B210k - 11/24/11;

    PRs: 5k - 36:42; 8k - 1:10; 4.15 m - 53.41; 10k - 1:18; HM - 2:56:31

    I may be slow but I'm persistant.

    Goals: 5k under 30 min.; HM under 2 hr.; AG award in the USAF HM! and one full marathon.

    It won't be easy but it will be worth it!

  • mimiisarunner Legend 329 posts since
    Nov 12, 2009
    Currently Being Moderated
    4,452. Oct 11, 2012 8:32 AM (in response to pkar)
    50 and over, 5k and beyond - what are your challenges?

    Congratulations Phyllis on your FIRST HALF MARATHON! You did AWESOME and should be very proud of yourself as all of us are!

     

    Also, congrats on your 1st place AG !!! Shame, shame, shame on the 2 ladies that were lying about their age in order to place. Very shameful. I am so glad that this was taken care of by the race director!

     

    Jim (Riverrat) I remember you from the old forum! Welcome back! Actually there are several of us here that are "originals".





    FM! 3/4/2012 New Orlean RnR - 5:49:55! PR!

    10K PR 1:11:22 ( 11:49 mm)

    5K PR 30:20 !

    Ran 4 HM's in 2011

    HM 11/13/2011 PR!!! (2:35:53) Pensacola, FL

    HM 12/3/2011 (2;39:27) Ran for fun and training St. Judes, Memphis, Tn

    HM 01/07/2011 (2:48:23) First Light HM - Mobile, AL (My very first HM)

    HM 02/14/2011 (2:40:23) Mercedes Benz - Birmingham, AL

    2013 Events:

    1-5-13 Ms. Blues HM 2:44:57

    1-13-13 Gulf HM 2:40:xx

    2-24-13 Disney Princess Half Marathon

    3/20/2013 Azalea TR 10K

    4-7-2013 Pensacola Beach Half Marathon

  • suzeecat Amateur 20 posts since
    Feb 28, 2012
    Currently Being Moderated
    4,453. Oct 11, 2012 9:59 AM (in response to pkar)
    50 and over, 5k and beyond - what are your challenges?

    Phyllis, way to go, girl!  You ROCK!  I'm so glad that it wasn't HOT for you.  As I trained during this past HOT summer I prayed that my marathon would be cool, and my prayers were answered, thank goodness!  I don't do well in the heat, and don't think I'll be retiring to AZ any time soon, LOL!  Thanks for sharing the pics, too.  I saw many Team in Training shirts in Chicago, too. 

     

    Tony, if you were starting in a Corral behind E, then you must have passed me somewhere, LOL! 

     

    Mary Kay, I thought about doing a Color Run this past summer, but got chicken.  Looks like a TON of fun!  And a great photo op as well! 

     

    I looked at the MarathonFoto site to see my pics and EWWW, they caught me in some pretty rough moments!  There were a couple of decent ones, but I sure didn't feel as bad as I look, LOL!  Wish I could look the age I "FEEL" instead of my real age  . . .





    Sue P. (age 57)

    Started running January, 2012

    First Marathon, Chicago 10/7/12 - 5:53:31

  • girlintheorchard Pro 168 posts since
    Aug 2, 2010
    Currently Being Moderated
    4,454. Oct 12, 2012 7:00 AM (in response to pkar)
    50 and over, 5k and beyond - what are your challenges?

    CONGRATULATIONS Half Marathoner Phyllis!   Absolutely loved your race report, esp. reading about raising your arms in victory and dancing at the finish line!  So happy you enjoyed your race.  Wear your medal and post-race glow with pride!  This morning as I shared your post and photos with my 14 yr. old son he said, "That's going to be you one day, Mom."   Thank you Phyllis for the inspiration.

     

    This quote attributed to Dr. Dale Turner came into my inbox this week from RW, and it beautifully states:  "No matter our age or condition there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born."

     

    Run strong, friends!

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