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  • Runninoob Amateur 20 posts since
    Nov 17, 2009
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    30. Jan 9, 2010 9:00 PM (in response to Tchotchke)
    Re: 200 lbs + One Hour Runner Jan 1-31

    Ran in a 5k this morning. It was 18F. It was cold - no, It was surreal for Central Texas - but it was a lot of fun. I turned in my best time yet - 37:38 Five minutes better than my last 5k race. I really wasn't pushing myself that hard either. I got the pleasure of passing some of the other, younger, skinnier people who took off too fast, and then burned out about 1/3 the way through. I took some advice and bought a hood to cover my nose and mouth, and that did the trick nicely... Thanks a million, y'all!

     

    Have a great week!

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    Jeff H.

    12/2/2008 - 399 lbs.  - 11/2/2009 - 289 lbs.

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    Just fur Fun 5K, College Station, TX  11/21/09 - 42:11

    Jingle Bell Fun Run 2 miles, College Station, TX  12/6/09 - 25:55

    New Year's Resolution 5K, College Station, TX 1/9/10 - 37:38

  • Turtle Who Runs Pro 110 posts since
    Sep 29, 2009
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    32. Jan 10, 2010 9:32 AM (in response to Tchotchke)
    Re: 200 lbs + One Hour Runner Jan 1-31

    Hope everybody is keeping warm today (at least those of us in the 3/4 of the US where it's below freezing).  Ran the first of four January 5K's today and finished in 46:12.  Not my best time, but considering it was 15 degrees out and with a wind chill of close to 0 degrees, I'm satisfied.  As I was sitting in my car with my husband before going to the start line, I just kept saying "What are we doing here?!!  We could be in bed, chowing down on some egg sandwiches (scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon on a buttered, toasted roll-delish!!), watching TV."  But, it looks we are runners now, so it's a brave new world for us.  Who'd a thunk it less than 6 months ago, I'd be running with hundreds of other hardcores in the middle of winter.

     

    I'm working in NYC this week, so my running is going to be limited (I leave the house before 7am, and get home after 7:30pm) so hopefully I can get a few miles in this week.  The weather is going to be in the (balmy) 30's this week (teens and 20's at night), so I guess it's back to bundling up and running at night again.

     

    Have a good week everyone!!





    -I may be slow, but at least I'm moving forward. 
  • KurtinSC Pro 126 posts since
    Nov 23, 2009
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    33. Jan 10, 2010 1:41 PM (in response to Runninoob)
    Re: 200 lbs + One Hour Runner Jan 1-31

    Runninoob, I feel your pain about the cold race.   I ran a 5K on the 9th in 24 degree weather at the Cowpens battlefield in South Carolina.  I've never been so cold during a run.  Unlike you I was NOT dressed appropriately.  I didn't start to feel warm until halfway through the race.

     

    We also had a nice uphill finish at the end.  Nothing like trying to pull my 240 pound body up a hill after running 3 miles in the freezing cold... I had passed some of those "skinnier runners" leading up to that point, but several passed me going up that last hill.

     

    Apparently it was the coldest it had ever been in the 25 years the race had been put on.  Just my luck!

     

    Still, it gives me a starting point.  35:20.  I've got some work to do to get down to the 30-31 minute 5K's I was doing 5 years ago.  An improvement from the 38 minute run I did on Thanksgiving day though, so I'm very pleased.

  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    34. Jan 11, 2010 6:31 PM (in response to jcrule)
    Re: 200 lbs + One Hour Runner Jan 1-31

    Any ladies who might be thinking of doing a triathlon, might consider doing an Iron Girl Sprint Triathlon.  There are six this year: Las Vegas NV, Racine WI, Syracuse NY, Boulder CO, Columbia MD (sold out), and the one I'm doing: Atlanta GA.  For more information, go to: http://www.irongirl.com/Events.htm These events are for ladies only!

     

    I'm back home in AL, but still haven't done a workout since Sat.  Re-entering training on Tues.  I'm falling behind the 50 mi. challenge, so I've got to get back on my feet again.  I can't wait to fit in a 5 or 6 mi run over by the river again.  Glad to hear that everyone else is back on track.  Sounds like many of you had great races this weekend.  I missed mine due to travel.

     

    Jill- I'm 20 yrs older, lots shorter, but about the same weight.  Since I'm real slow still, I'm working on programs to improve my 5K speed, before I move up to the 10K programs.  After you finish your C25K program, you'll have a good idea if you need to increase your run times to reach 3 miles, or your run distance, cause you run pretty fast already.

     

    Keep warm, y'all!

    Jo Ann





    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

  • WetSneakers Expert 40 posts since
    Oct 5, 2009
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    35. Jan 11, 2010 9:19 PM (in response to Tchotchke)
    Still Around

    Hey there,

     

    Work has been kicking my butt with 60 hours per week for the last few weeks and my running has suffered. For awhile, I was only getting out once per week, on weekends, but I'm trying to step things up again. Friday I did two miles in the pouring rain, I even got hit by a wave from an overhead road. Still, I'd rather have that than some of the ice and snow that most of you report. I'll take the Seattle rain, thank you very much.

     

    Sunday I went and got fitted for my first real running shoes. At the store was also the first time I've ever run on a treadmill. Weird with the ground moving and the bouncing and the number and buttons. After that, Team Stubborn headed to a local lake and did 3.25 miles, all the way around and a little more. We took a walk (and a potty) break, but still managed to do it in 44 minutes.

     

    My partner decided that she wants to train for a half marathon and showed me the training plan she found in Runners World. It looks a little ambitious for me, but I told her that I'd try to do as much of it with her that I can, no promises. Fortunately, the plan starts with what is our normal after work run, about a half hour, so we did that this evening. So yeah, three runs in four days.

     

    Shell

  • This IS my race pace Pro 103 posts since
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    36. Jan 12, 2010 4:20 AM (in response to Tchotchke)
    Re: 200 lbs + One Hour Runner Jan 1-31

    WOW!!  All these people who ran races last weekend in the subfreezing weather - and in the "warmer" climates, too!  Nice job, warriors.  I think in this case you should not pay so much attention to your times as you should the fact that you sucked it up, gutted it out and actually went out and ran the race.  That is too cool.  That is motivation and dedication and regardless of your time you have every reason to be proud of yourselves.  Big pat on the back and an "I love me" is warranted.  And for the rest of us who braved the elements and ran in the garbage weather in other places (like Seattle ) excellent job on that as well.  My running is doing ok.  Coming along.  Lately it's been much easier than I had expected so I have to step it up a bit.  Don't know what's going on but I'll take it.  I have to train as much as I can as well as I can because I signed up with some friends to do the Odyssey Relay from the Gettysburg battleground in PA to Washington, DC the last weekend of April.  I know I'll have to run 3 different legs but I don't know which position I will take so I'm not sure of the terrain or distances yet.  I'll be looking for some 3Ks to start the season about mid-month next month and see where we go from there.

  • ovenfried Pro 149 posts since
    Sep 8, 2009
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    37. Jan 13, 2010 4:49 AM (in response to Tchotchke)
    Re: 200 lbs + One Hour Runner Jan 1-31

    I know I'm a serious runner because I WANT to run.

     

    But I'll tell you...I've been really trying to enjoy myself when running indoors, either on a TM or on a track, and I just plain hate it.  I don't look forward to it, but I push myself and do it, and though I don't regret running EVER, I just look less forward to the next one.  Temps are rising nicely into the 30's and 40's in Cincinnati this week, so I will be back out side.  When I started C25K in September, I was running sometimes 4 days a week, and loving every minute of it.  My time became really good...I can do a half hour at 11mm.  Now that I run indoors (I live in downtown Cincy and the sidewalks around here just aren't safe when it's cold...ice is terrible) I can barely get past 20 minutes.  But I still love to run but do it best outdoors...so for now I'm just keeping with shorter runs and supplementing it with weight training.

     

    I read all the posts since my last one but don't have time to respond.  Glad to see this thread is alive and well.





    Amy

    Started C25K:  September 10, 2009
    Finished C25K:  November 22, 2009

    Dec. 5, 2009:  Jingle Bell Run, Cincinnati, OH  35:43
    April 10, 2010:  Aruna 5k, Cincinnati, OH 39.06  (after not running for several months)
    May 22, 2010:  GO/OTR 5K,  Cincinnati, OH  approx 34:30.  (route was changed at last minute, and about .2 mile was shaved off.  boo!)

  • GoRunIrish Pro 110 posts since
    Sep 8, 2009
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    38. Jan 13, 2010 5:13 AM (in response to Tchotchke)
    Re: 200 lbs + One Hour Runner Jan 1-31

    First off - I'd like to thank God for giving me the ability to run as well as putting me in SoCal to do it! I couldn't run in the cold like everybody else here! Great job and dedication!! Its like 72 degrees here, and every blessing is being counted as we speak. I only have to dodge the daily urban smog and the annual wildfires. With that said - I am grateful. I think about that when I run now. When I'm tired or lazy, I thank God that I can run, walk, breathe. Just something to think about if youre ever tired, less enthusiastic, or freezing to death.

     

    Turtle - That's a good point, running will be a greart stress reliever for wedding drama!  Thanks for the kind words... it will be MY day... and thats why I choose to SEIZE IT ....and SQUEEZE into that darn dress!

     

    Jasmine - I miss Mr & Mrs. AFMR!! I loved their stories. Thanks for posting the link to there blog!

     

    Chunky - True - the bride puts the pressure on herself, but lets face it... no bride wants to look like a marshmallow!! Most women want to look good for their man, especially on that day. Nuttin' vain about the effort, just a good strong ol fashioned attempt to look great in that dress and eat like a wild beast on the honeymoon! Now don't get me wrong - he has seen me as a hot mess before in sweats and horrid ponytail with a bad cold...and he still loved me. But keep in mind that I also need to be in good health to take care of our family. Thanks for the "guy advice", we love it!!





    Started C25K 09/07/09

    Dinosaur Dash 5K 11/01/09 40:12

    Turkey Trot 5K 11/26/09 44:02

    Buffalo Run 02/27/10

  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    39. Jan 13, 2010 11:51 AM (in response to ovenfried)
    Re: 200 lbs + One Hour Runner Jan 1-31

    Attempted a quick recalibration of my Nike+, which made the deficit a little better but not much.  I'll try again in a week.  It seems that as my fitness improves, my stride is increasing (yeah!), so I use fewer steps to cover the same distance- which my Nike+ interprets as slower.  The result is that for a 3.0 mile run, it only recorded 2.85 mi. and of course gave me the wrong pace.  I think I've figured out a way to fix things, and I'll do it on my next TM workout.

     

    Tomorrow, I'm planning my first run back home on the 6 mile course in the river park, where I will do 5 or 6 miles.  I like the longer outdoor nature runs (vs. streets), because I can just go at whatever pace feels good, just to complete the distance.  I like the indoor TM runs, because that's when I can challenge myself with speed work intervals that force me to push the pace higher and higher each week.  Or work the inclines to simulate hill run intervals.  The result is that my "recovery" run pace is now at a level that used to be my max pace, and this is gradually helping me to improve my overall pace each week.

     

    For those of you with Nike+ for you iPod, I set up 2 challenges, if you are interested:  AL vs Auburn and AAUW Challenge for Women's Health.  I also joined the 50 State Challenge, 10 miles per week Challenge and 500 miles in 2010.  So if you are interested in any side bets, you are welcome to join these challenges or set up your own.





    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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    40. Jan 13, 2010 1:57 PM (in response to WetSneakers)
    Re: Still Around

    Shell, I'm amused that your screen name is WetSneakers and you got hit by an overhead wave. Perhaps it should be WetHair.

     

    I'm still on the injured list, but antsy to get back out there. This is the hard part: not starting back too early. I kept reading about it, thinking, "oh, that won't be my problem," and yet I find it's exactly the issue! If I hadn't done the treadmill walk Friday night I probably would be back out there already. That one session brought on three days of more intense hip pain than what I'd started with to begin with.

     

    Bleh, I'm not here to complain.

     

    Jasmine, I have seen some other people talking about that IronGirl tri. I'm not ready this year, but I might be by 2011. Plus I think I'm out of town that weekend.





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

    Regular Walker

    Never-before Runner

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

  • GoRunIrish Pro 110 posts since
    Sep 8, 2009
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    41. Jan 14, 2010 8:23 AM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: 200 lbs + One Hour Runner Jan 1-31

    Jasmine - Thanks for the Iron Girl website! I checked it out and it looks really fun! Thanks again!

     

    Anyone doing anything else besides running as an exercise activity?? i.e. - yoga, 100 push up challenge....





    Started C25K 09/07/09

    Dinosaur Dash 5K 11/01/09 40:12

    Turkey Trot 5K 11/26/09 44:02

    Buffalo Run 02/27/10

  • Turtle Who Runs Pro 110 posts since
    Sep 29, 2009
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    42. Jan 16, 2010 11:50 AM (in response to GoRunIrish)
    Re: 200 lbs + One Hour Runner Jan 1-31

    Hi everyone,

     

    It's been a long week, working 13 hrs. a day in NYC, so I've been absent from the thread for a bit.  Based on what I've been reading, it sounds like everyone is doing well (Penguin get well soon!!) and continues to run, either in races or on their own.  Awesome!!

     

    I ran last Sunday in the frigid Northeast, and I was mistaken about my time. My chip time was acutally 45:45, which may not be fast for most, but IT WAS MY BEST TIME SO FAR!!  A PR if you will. I was so happy-I hope that means I'm getting faster.  We are running again tomorrow, and it's supposed to be in the 30's, but raining by race time (blah).  Can't wait for spring!!!

     

    I ran both Wednesday and Friday, completing OHR week 6, and started week 7, so only a few more weeks to go.  After this, it's 10K training for me, so I can gear up for my first on 5/2/10 (yikes!).  I would love to eventually do the Irongirl triathalon that Jasmine was talking about, maybe in 2011.  I still have to get a bike, and find a place to swim.

     

    I'm heading to Waltham, MA this week for work, so I'm hoping to find some roads/running trails that I can hit after work that are safe, so I can keep running.  I just can't run on the TM, I can't get over how much I hate it.  I'll check in with everyone on Sunday, after race #2.

     

    Hope everyone has a good weekend!

     

    -Kelly





    -I may be slow, but at least I'm moving forward. 
  • Ogr44 Legend 316 posts since
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    43. Jan 16, 2010 3:24 PM (in response to Tchotchke)
    Re: 200 lbs + One Hour Runner Jan 1-31

    well qualified for the 200+ club.  been over 200 for last 20 some years...vacilates between 210 and 230.

     

     

    I've been off training since after thanksgiving 5k were timing error resulted in PR of 30:10  (my timing and son's timing placed me circa 35:00 but Official results said otherwise)  pre christmas snow storm did not help either...I did run/waddle new years eve 4 mile race in a PR of 47:55 - tough uphill last mile cost me the sub 45:00 I was shooting for.....  as a point of reference I have a solid 14min/mile walking pace i can and have sustained for 3+ hours..

     


    I plan to be back on road next week as I am traveling to San diego and will have few days to get back on my feet.  Targeting 5 Mile race in early march as par of my plan to run the Marine Corp Historic Half Marathon (ran/walked it last year as well) this coming May.  I find it hard to keep to any external training plan as work/travel schedule gets into the way.  Any suggestions are welcome to help in this area:  I do log every walk, jog, run over 1 mile (love the little garmin gps)  and I try to vary my times and distances between 5 - 10 Km when I do get on the road.  some days I have distance goals other days a time goal.  still other days I just head out and see how it feels...

     

    I have found that after 2 yrs I actually seem to have a base and find it easier to build back up to my goals  (primarily running 5k race non-stop).  I mainly run 5k's with smattering of others (4mile, 5 mile, 10K, and 1/2 marathon)  18 total races since june 2008.





    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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  • pkincade Rookie 3 posts since
    Jan 16, 2010
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    44. Jan 16, 2010 8:21 PM (in response to Tchotchke)
    Re: 200 lbs + One Hour Runner Jan 1-31

    I started the C25k program back in July at 285.  I am down to 255 and finished my first 5k in December at 35:33.  I am going to do my first 10k the end of February so I am working on extending my runs each week on Sunday.  I did my first 5 miler today and it felt great.  I have set goals of 225 by June and 205 by the end of the year.  I havent been able to run longer than 35 minutes without walking though but at my weight I feel satisfied.  Good luck to everyone.  The C25k program gave me the goals and motivation to get out the door and change my life.  It has done so much for me just in the previous 6 months.

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