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  • Smashville Pro 93 posts since
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    120. Oct 30, 2009 10:42 AM (in response to Wideguy)
    Re: 200lb+ C25K Oct 26-Nov1

    To WideGuy, SeeFluffyRun and the others who asked, I've been in jury duty all week, so I haven't had my usual time to respond here...I'm enjoying the Five Fingers, but - as I mentioned - I'm already a midfoot planter. Still, despite all of that...I found myself getting some pretty big blistering from my last run. Also, as weird as it sounds, they're more comfortable running than walking. I actually think my blisters may have formed during the walking portions.

     

    I'm actually going to back down and use them every other run for a bit while I get more used to them. However, I do highly recommend them.





    Run, Noob! Run! - My Blog.

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    C25K Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • susiecute Amateur 25 posts since
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    121. Oct 30, 2009 11:26 AM (in response to ovenfried)
    Re: 200lb+ C25K Oct 26-Nov1

    W5D3 is DONE!  20 minutes straight!  Never thought at the beginning of this that I could do it.  I'm ready for the 25's!

     

    Sorry, just had to shout it out to someone...

  • Smashville Pro 93 posts since
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    122. Oct 30, 2009 11:43 AM (in response to susiecute)
    Re: 200lb+ C25K Oct 26-Nov1

    susiecute, how was the 20 minutes? Did you have to push or where you totally ready for it?

     

    While I'm only on Week 2...I'm starting to realize that 3 weeks is really no time...I see that big 2-0 looming large.





    Run, Noob! Run! - My Blog.

    Follow me on Twitter: @RunNoobRun

    C25K Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • susiecute Amateur 25 posts since
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    123. Oct 30, 2009 12:30 PM (in response to Smashville)
    Re: 200lb+ C25K Oct 26-Nov1

    Smashville - I was surprisingly fine the whole time.  I say surprisingly, because I really struggled with the first 8 minute interval on Wednesday.  I was shocked when my running buddy called out that we were half done, because I wasn't tired at all.  I could have kept on running for at least another 5 when she called the 20.  But, about 5 minutes later, we both realized that our walking pace was ridiculously slow.  I swear I was looking for a cab to take me back to the office.    I would LOVE to take a nap right now.  But I feel good.  I feel like I really accomplished something and am looking forward to the 25 minute run next Friday, no, really I am.  So far in our journey, week 3 was the hardest, so hang in there.

     

    Susan

  • SeeFluffyRun Legend 251 posts since
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    124. Oct 30, 2009 1:15 PM (in response to AFatManRunning)
    Re: 200lb+ C25K Oct 26-Nov1

    AFMR   I am so proud of both you guys.  And man....Blizzard run?  I am weirding out over the 50 degree weather here.  I can't imagine running in colder weather.  So when is the last run scheduled?  OH wait...is it today...I'll be back ..gonna finish reading posts!





    Graduated C25K 08/09/2009

    Restarted 04/01/2013


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  • SeeFluffyRun Legend 251 posts since
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    125. Oct 30, 2009 1:21 PM (in response to run4it!)
    Re: 200lb+ C25K Oct 26-Nov1

    Run4it, t thanks for voting.  I love that movie  Running the Sahara, I have it on my Iphone.  When I use to do the treadmill, sometimes I would start playing it jus to get inspiration.  Hey if you didn't cry during D2, you are doing better than me.  I did mine outside and I cried...in front of the landscapers, city employees, my hubby and everyone at the park...balled my eyes out because it was so hard.





    Graduated C25K 08/09/2009

    Restarted 04/01/2013


    Follow me on my journey: SEEFLUFFYRUN

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  • babeinthewoods Expert 54 posts since
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    126. Oct 30, 2009 1:22 PM (in response to susiecute)
    Re: 200lb+ C25K Oct 26-Nov1

    susiecute - congrats on the big accomplishment! I know I was singing from the rooftops when I did 20min. Doesn't it feel amazing and somewhat empowering now that you've done it?  My first 25 min run was not so great but yesterday, well, I ran for 30 min because I was feeling so good. I do agree with you that week 3 was the hardest. That's the only week I've repeated.





    10/03/09  - GVSU family 5K - 41:25

    11/26/09 - Turkey Trot 5K - 40:07

    12/05/09 - YMCA Jingle Bell 5K - 40:05

    12/13/09 - Jingle Bell Run 5K -

    TRAINING PROGRAMS

    One Hour Runner started 11/13/09

    C25K started 8/30/09 finished 11/20/09

  • SeeFluffyRun Legend 251 posts since
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    127. Oct 30, 2009 1:30 PM (in response to susiecute)
    Re: 200lb+ C25K Oct 26-Nov1

    Yeah SusieCute...congrats on W5D3...that is a big one!  OMG 3:30 late for picking up little one!





    Graduated C25K 08/09/2009

    Restarted 04/01/2013


    Follow me on my journey: SEEFLUFFYRUN

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  • susiecute Amateur 25 posts since
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    128. Oct 30, 2009 1:32 PM (in response to babeinthewoods)
    Re: 200lb+ C25K Oct 26-Nov1

    babeinthewoods - Thanks!  It does feel awesome.  Right now I feel like I can do anything (well I might need a nap and some more protein first), but yea, I am very proud of myself.  We repeated Week 3 also.  It was just hard, but I think it was more mentally difficult than physically.  If you can get your head out of it, running is really very simple, just put one foot in front of the other and keep going.  It's when we stop to think about it that it gets hard.

     

    Susan

  • Smashville Pro 93 posts since
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    129. Oct 30, 2009 1:44 PM (in response to susiecute)
    Re: 200lb+ C25K Oct 26-Nov1

    Yeah...week 3 looks like it's going to be a toughie...I notice that they give you the exact same amount of running time as week 2...but you have those two 3 minute intervals...it looks like the hard part is going to be that you are essentially running two double intervals...





    Run, Noob! Run! - My Blog.

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    C25K Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • redhoney Amateur 22 posts since
    Oct 22, 2009
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    130. Oct 30, 2009 6:46 PM (in response to Smashville)
    Re: 200lb+ C25K Oct 26-Nov1

    Hey Smash...I'll hit you up on Twitter. I am CareerAnarchist. Follow me back...

  • redhoney Amateur 22 posts since
    Oct 22, 2009
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    131. Oct 30, 2009 6:48 PM (in response to babeinthewoods)
    Re: 200lb+ C25K Oct 26-Nov1

    Babe...thanks for the info. I will definitely check this out as, like you, I need a structured program. I will be doing a 6k in April that has a free training program that you can download. There are no podcasts but I like how it tells you when you run and for how long and then also incorporates cross-training in the program. I think I will look into the program that you mention as a transition from the 6k to a 10k and then I will probably move on to One Hour Runner (OHR). That should keep me busy for a while...lol!!

  • redhoney Amateur 22 posts since
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    132. Oct 30, 2009 6:53 PM (in response to ovenfried)
    Re: 200lb+ C25K Oct 26-Nov1

    I am feeling a bit down today. I have not been able to run in a few days. I can barely walk. I have been working with a training 1 - 2 days a week on my strength training. Well, on Wednesday, we were doing lower body. My trainer decided to add a new calf exercise in which I do calf raises on the squat machine, using the same weight that I use for my squats. The exercise was nice...not too easy...not too hard. After it was all said and done, I felt fine. Well, the next day was Thursday...my scheduled run day and I woke up and could barely move!! My calves are so sore that it literally is agonizing to even walk on them. It is so painful. So, I figured that I would be able to run today, Friday, because maybe my legs just needed a break...some rest to recover. Well, it is Friday night and I am still in an unbearable amount of pain and now I am a whole day behind! I don't even know if I will be able to run tomorrow either. I am so disappointed that I am falling behind. I want to get out there and run so bad and it kills me to know that I can't. Now I know what you guys mean when some of you say that it is horrible when your mind wants to run but your body won't cooperate. Well, that's me now.

     

    I am really hoping that I can jump back on the proverbial horse tomorrow. Wish me luck!

  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    133. Oct 30, 2009 7:50 PM (in response to DanceWalkRunPenguin)
    Re: 200lb+ C25K Oct 26-Nov1

    DanceWalkRun- I'm here in Florida at Canaveral on vacation for a week. Its been humid with record highs for the season, and I'm not used to exercising in these conditions.  When it gets this way in North Alabama, I just stay inside. On Weds, pre-dawn, it was humid and 79, and I just said NO, and did my workout at the gym, followed by watching the Ares rocket launch from our condo balcony. I was cool! Yesterday I did a pre-dawn 3 mile run when it was 72 deg.  Then we spent the day at Disney World, where I briskly walked between rides, till I pooped out. The only indulgences I had was a pineapple juice/ice cream treat, and half a cinnamon bun. I had a protein bar and apple to hold me over. Boy, the high food prices there sure help someone to diet.

     

     

    AFMR- I vote that you wait till the race to tell your kids. Congratulations on your C25K graduation! I too am trying to figure out what I will do next.  You seemed to do very well with the podcast music.  I did my training to Dire Straits, and my pace (& foot turnover) is much slower.  Since I already am running my 3 miles in about 55 mins, I don't need the One Hour Runner, but something that takes my pace from 17-18mm down to 12-13mm.  Any suggestions?

    Donna- I was at 245# before this trip. I'm hoping to still lose 1-2 lbs on this trip, or at least break even. I', not getting the same amount of cross-training on this trip as I do at home.

     

    I look forward to running in the 40's & 50's when I return home. Today I recover from yesterday's run and the almost 5 mi walk at Disney. I only did some swimming today. How does everyone else handle their training when on the road for work or vacation?

     

    Well, I better post this before it dies on me again. Have a good training weekend!





    Jo Ann C

    Started Walking 7/15/09 Weight = 265#; C25K Grad 11/6/09

    8/30/09 5K (62:42) 262# 10/2/10 5K (37:44) 206# 3/26/11 5K (36:42) PR 202#

    6/19/10 10K (83:47) 208# 3/6/11 UAH 10K (79:18) 200#

    6/27/10 IronGirl, Atlanta Tri S 1/3m/B 18m/R 3m (2:42:10) 207#; 5/15/11 - (2:34:08 200)#

    9/25/10 Women's HM, Nashville (3:27:10) 209#, 11/13/10 Huntsville HM (3:17:27) 203#

    2/13/11 Mercedes HM, B'ham (3:02:02) 203#; 3/19/11 Rocket 10mi (2:13:37) PR

    4/30/11 RnR HM Nashville (3:10:12); 5/15/11 5/30/11 Cotton Row 10K (84:36) ;

    6/11/11 Mt. Mania 15K (2:17:12); 7/16/11 Wet Dog Tri (98:56);

    8/13/11 Mtn Lakes Tri; (2:13:32); 8/28 Rocketman Oly Tri; 9/10 Frantic Frog Tri (1:52:35)

    9/24/11 Womens HM (2:54:28) 195# PR; 10/1 Toray 5K (35:35 PR);

    10/15/11 Liz Hurley 5K (36:24); 10/22 Book-it 10K (74:51 PR) 197#;
    11/12/11 Huntsville HM - Target 2:50

  • DanceWalkRunPenguin Pro 84 posts since
    Oct 12, 2009
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    134. Oct 30, 2009 8:41 PM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: 200lb+ C25K Oct 26-Nov1

    RedHoney, I hope you'll give yourself a break. It's a GOOD thing that you didn't get out there and try to run while sore already, and to be a day or two behind is not all that laggardly in the scheme of things. Your enthusiasm is palpable, however!

     

    Jasmine, I should have known that, as I was watching your posts about the 5K in Huntsville the other week. DH was in Huntsville that same day in the cold and wet.

     

    Smash, we're at the same place in our C25K schedule. I'm glad you posed the questions so that I got to read all that feedback about Week 3 being so hard. Now I can plan for a "hey, it's not just me" feeling when I get there.

     

    AFMR, I'm wondering when you tell them, too. I was rooting for the weekend. It's kinda cool that you kept this secret!

     

     

    Tomorrow is W2D2 for me, presuming the weather holds out.* Then all the stuff with the kids and costumes and trying to prevent the sugar overloads they got at today's pre-Hday festivities. My mother is visiting for Halloween, mainly because DH is out of town again and I didn't want to go this holiday alone!

     

     

    *If it rains I guess I'll have to do my first treadmill run. I've been nervous about running on a treadmill for some reason. I walk on one all the time!





    ~~~~~Newbie Jogger~~~~~~~

    Regular Walker

    Never-before Runner

    On injured list. Switching to swimming until leg muscles are healed.

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