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  • shipo Legend 340 posts since
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    11,145. Dec 3, 2013 6:24 AM (in response to CynceRN)
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    Fingers crossed. 

  • shipo Legend 340 posts since
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    11,147. Dec 3, 2013 7:46 AM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Wow, good luck, seriously!

     

    Regarding your achilles issue, I have arthritis in both ankles (they've both been broken in days gone by) and have found that by sleeping with a night splint when things act up.  The splint holds the calf and achillies in a mostly elongated position while you sleep, and that seems to help me out a lot.  Granted the splint isn't initially the most comfortable thing to wear when you're trying to sleep, and it takes maybe a week of trying to be able to go the entire night with it, but it really has helped me.

  • Zerorez Pro 154 posts since
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    11,149. Dec 3, 2013 11:40 AM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Hey wide!

     

    Sorry to hear about the issues. I would prescribe walking 3 times a week, but no idea if that would help or not. I completed my first marathon and 5 half marathons. Got below 30 minutes in a 5k all thanks to some friendly advice here. I am rooting for you man!





    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


  • PatrickSeiler1 Rookie 1 posts since
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    11,151. Dec 5, 2013 6:59 AM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Hello, over 220 5'8 and trying to get back in shape for the 100th time. 3 weeks into my 16 week marathon training (march1,14 phoenix). 1 month of pre-training training.

    run 12mm.

    anyone else out there trying to train for the first marathon? I ran a half several years back, and a ten miler in april of this year11:27 miles

    gained 20+lbs again and here I am the Human yoyo

  • shipo Legend 340 posts since
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    11,152. Dec 5, 2013 8:11 AM (in response to PatrickSeiler1)
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    Human yo-yo.  Yup, I've played that game too.

     

    • 2009, no running for over six years due to a badly broken leg and a surgeon who told me I'd never run again.  By April 2009 I was over 250 (I'm 5'8" as well).  I started running anyway, on dirt, wouldn't you know it, the dirt allowed me to run without getting injured.  By October I was down to about 210 and was able to maintain that weight through the end of the year.
    • 2010, a huge work project landed in my lap requiring 60+ hours per week, and that 60 quickly ramped up to 80.  My running took a hit and my weight started inching back up again.
    • 2011, the project was delivered in March and my hours dropped back to a normal 40 per week, by then I was back up to 250 pounds and had to restart my running from square one.  The thing is, Mr. Murphy is real.  My wife's business failed and I took on a second job in May; I did manage to continue running off and on (more off) through the summer, but my weight never dipped below 230.  By year end, I was heading back up toward the 250+ mark.
    • 2012, by June I was well north of the 250 mark, how far north I don't know because I was afraid to get on the scale.  My boss of job #2 told me to work from home when I could, and I used the lost commute time to fit in a few runs.  Per my log, I managed to cover 480 miles by the end of the year and got my weight down to roughly 230.
    • 2013, January and Feburary featured lots of snow which cut my running to almost nothing given how much time I was spending commuting to Boston for job #1 and the extra time I needed to spend on job #2.  In late Feburary I had cataract surgery and the surgeon ordered me to stop running for at least a month.  In April I left job #1 and started running, and after a month I finally was brave enough to get on the scale, yup, you guessed it, just a hair over 250 again.  With only one ~40 hour per week job for the first time in years, I really concentrated on my running, and by July I logged my first 200+ month in my life.  My weight is now down to ~190 and I'm working on my sixth consecutive 200+ mile month.

     

    Long story short, if you can find the time in your life to run, and by "run" I mean lots and lots of slow miles, your weight will start dropping fairly rapidly. 

  • Zerorez Pro 154 posts since
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    11,153. Dec 5, 2013 1:57 PM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Wideguy wrote:

     

    Zerorez wrote:

     

    Hey wide!

     

    Sorry to hear about the issues. I would prescribe walking 3 times a week, but no idea if that would help or not. I completed my first marathon and 5 half marathons. Got below 30 minutes in a 5k all thanks to some friendly advice here. I am rooting for you man!

    Thanks for the kind thoughts and WOW! Congratulations! I wish I had 1/10th of your persistence and drive! That is amazing!   What marathon did you run?

     

    I ran the hardest one in the area "The Myles Standish Marathon" Which takes place in the Myles Standish state forest. It was all hills. I was DFL, I hurt my IT band at mile 18, but kept at it and finished, running and hobbling and mostly walking the last 8 miles. It was brutal. I am doing and easy one for my next race. A friend that did Boston said this took him 20 minutes longer due to difficulty. This from a guy who finished boston in 3:15. I guess I am a bit of an idiot for taking on the hardest one first. HAH! =) I am starting a collection of DFL finishes at this point DFL means Dead...f*@#4@#$ Last. btw =) Better than DNF (Did not finish) which is better than DNS (Did not start.) Thankfully 5k, 10k and Half marathons I tend to come in as a midpacker (towards the end of the mid, really)

     

    When my son was born and hugged me I decided he wasn't going to watch me die of diabetes like I had to watch my mom. I credit that little guy for keeping me going, I don't want him to see me weak. I am willing to really take it on the chin (or knee) to keep that from happening.





    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


  • CynceRN Pro 66 posts since
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    11,154. Dec 6, 2013 5:57 AM (in response to shipo)
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    Shipo: Maybe when you retire your running will be more consistant. Knees doing OK. Planning a short jog on a trail tomorrow. Keep those fingers crossed.

  • shipo Legend 340 posts since
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    11,155. Dec 6, 2013 6:06 AM (in response to CynceRN)
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    CynceRN wrote:

     

    Shipo: Maybe when you retire your running will be more consistant. Knees doing OK. Planning a short jog on a trail tomorrow. Keep those fingers crossed.


    Hopefully I won't have to wait that long, I mean, after the failure of my wife's business, and the debt my (former) business partner just ran up in my name, I figure I won't be able to retire until I'm in my mid to late 70s, roughly 20 years from now.  The good news is now that I'm only working one job (not a contract job but a real job for the first time since 1982), and now that the kids are pretty much off on their own, my running this year has been pretty consistent.  Considering the fact that prior to this year, the most miles I've ever logged in a calendar year was 700, way-way back in 1979, this year however, I've logged 1,507 to date, and if I can put in just 193 more miles in the next 26 days, I'll beat my 1979 tally by 1,000 miles.

     

    I've got my fingers crossed (and toes, errr, sort of), keep it slow, keep it steady, and you should be good to go. 

  • Bocefas Amateur 11 posts since
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    11,156. Dec 8, 2013 12:30 PM (in response to Bocefas)
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    Ran the Nittany Valley half marathon today...c-c-c-cold at 18 degrees.  Brutal, hilly course, but thankfully very little wind.  My goal was to finish under 2 hours...even after stopping for a beer (1/2 can but still) at 11 miles, skated through the finish at an indicated time of 1:59:25.  I had my timing chip on my belt, I'm hoping it registered my start/finish but I am afraid it didn't...my bib number isn't listed on the site yet, but I'm still happy I met my goal....and drank some beer on the course!

  • Bocefas Amateur 11 posts since
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    11,159. Dec 11, 2013 8:04 PM (in response to Bocefas)
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    I finally got my offical time for the 1/2 marathon:  1:58:31...I'm thrilled!!!

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