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  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
    Dec 12, 2009
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    225. Apr 18, 2010 4:45 PM (in response to susanbarron)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Beautiful day. Beautiful run. I did 3.1 in 34:09 running w/ my daughter. She wanted to get in 5 miles so I walked and then picked up and ran w/ her for her last mile  for her to finish 6.2 miles. We both were proud of our accomplishments. My hip is a bit sore this evening, so took some ibuprophen. Tomorrow will be cross traing weights day.

    Susanbarron, listen to your body and don't push too hard. Injuries are no fun to deal with. Plus, they can set you back weeks or even months.

    I hope everyone had a great weekend and on to a fantastic new week.

    Marie





    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


  • mimiisarunner Legend 329 posts since
    Nov 12, 2009
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    226. Apr 19, 2010 9:03 AM (in response to susanbarron)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Morning MM's!

    My goodness, there seems to be a pattern here on not being able to find the time for our runs! I am in the same boat! It is getting harder and harder to find the time for my runs and especially the long runs. Summer is always so busy for me and it was much easier to find time to run in the winter when it got dark earlier. I usually do my runs after work since it stays daylight so long. I also run 2 mornings a week with my running group. Since the days have gotten longer, I have more activities to do that pushes my run times. My grandaughters (3 of them) play softball 4 nights a week. I try to go see them play at 2 nights a week. I have to stay at my daughter's 1 night a week and keep the children while she is on call. My husband and I are avid golfers and I try to play golf with him one afternoon a week. Sooooooooooooo, this leaves me with early early morning runs. It is the only time that I can fit them in, but it is hard to get long runs in because I have to get home in time to take a shower, dress etc. and get to work on time. My schedule changes week to week depending on which night my daugher is on call.

     

    This will be my schedule this week and is typical now for my runs: I start my week on Saturday.

     

    Sat:   8 mile run - followed by 36 holes of golf

    Sun   36 holes golf

    Mon   5 mi run easy run

    Tues: 7 mile run at 5:00 a.m.with running group - Attend 2 ballgames after work & spend night at my daughters house

    Wed: Golf 18 holes with my husband

    Thurs: 9 mile run with running group at 5:00 a.m. - Attend 2 ballgames after work

    Friday 3.5 mile run at 5:30 a.m. followed by 27 holes golf after work

     

    I try to get in at least 30 miles a week and am trying to work up to 50.

     

    Rinse and repeat with a change for whatever day ballgames are on or what night my daughter is on call.

     

    Everyone is doing AWESOME by the way! I wish there was a half close to me, but there is not and I really do not have the time to travel out of town for one. I may just have to try and make the time!





    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

  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    227. Apr 19, 2010 2:12 PM (in response to mimiisarunner)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Holy Crud Mimi!! I am tired just reading what you are doing.  How have you managed to build to so many long runs each week? WOW!

     

    Today I went for my long run in the park along the river.  Because of the 10K I had a week ago, I had been doing most of my recent workouts on the TM or out on the road, and really haven't been out on this route for at least one month for my long run.  When I started my run today, everything seemed different and I couldn't figure it out. It was like I was on a completely different run.  I started at the opposite end of the trail, but that didn't make a difference, because it was an out-and-back course and I had run both ways.  So I ran along, still wondering what the heck was going on.

     

    Almost a half mile into the run, I figured it out!! It was SPRING! Everywhere it was green, with leaves and vines and shade, with wildflowers and colorful birds and young scampering squirrels with big, bushy tails, even turtles basking along the river shoreline.  This was a whole new world from the one I had been training in. I had started my long runs on this trail around Thanksgiving, when the grip of winter had stripped the trees and forest floor of vegetation.  Now everything was green and vibrant, and a very calming place to have my run.  I wonder if I had started running this trail in spring or summer - when winter came around - would I have been saddened and disappointed??  Now having started in winter and having accepted the forest in that state, I come to appreciate this glorious forest as a gift - of Spring.

     

    So today I did my longest run (in this current body) of over 7.5 miles.  I limited myself to under 2 hours, I only do the distance I can complete in that time - today I stopped at 117 mins.  I was a little tight for most of the first five miles, but managed to keep a pace < or equal to 15mm, until I started slowing down at about 5 miles. I'll try to keep stretching the longer runs every other week, and do ~6mile run in the alternating week.

     

    Since I have restarted C25K - doing the run segments at a faster pace (5mph) to use as my speed workout on the TM, then I will be on W2D1 tomorrow.  I think it already may be helping a little, as it is allowing my legs to learn what it is like to turn over quicker.





    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

  • aprillilly Expert 53 posts since
    Oct 30, 2009
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    228. Apr 19, 2010 3:32 PM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    JoAnne

    You are doing great. Even though I haven't been writing or running, I have been reading a lot your posts. You have really improved your times and distances. I am also impressed with your weight loss.(Any words of wisdom for the weight loss?)

    I appreciate the encouragement that you gave to me when I was doing the C25K. I did a Thanksgiving 5K and had knee pain.I started running again when the knee pain was better but when I went back to the doctor's for a recheck, she gave me a physical therapy referral. The physical therapist (who is a runner) told me to stop running until we could strenghten the knee.He said if I continued to run  the knee pain would come back in  a  while because the knee and leg need to be stronger..So I have been spinning, using the eliptical and doing strenthen training..and the physical therapy exercises..attending the gym 4-5 times a week.

    Looking forward to doing more..





    aprillilly
  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    229. Apr 19, 2010 7:36 PM (in response to aprillilly)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Aprillilly - I've been blessed that so far I haven't suffered any injuries (JINX!!).  Maybe that's the one advantage of starting really slow, and speeding up slowly.  No shin splints, knee problems or any other upper or lower leg problems. And after I got my new shoes many months ago, no significant foot or blister issues. I can appreciate the frustration everyone has who gets injured and can't work out, but probably cannot truely understand your pain.

     

    Now by restarting C25K at faster paces, I may have enough conditioning under my belt to challenge myself harder to improve my speed.  Once reason so many may have better times than me so quickly is that they have pushed themselves harder from the beginning.

     

    I still crosstrain to prep for my tri, and do my swimming, and not enough cycling.  I really have to increase the amount of time in the bike saddle, because it is definitely my weakest link.  I haven't had much time to do strength training in the last few weeks - I really have to get back to that.  However, I did start a kung-fu class several weeks ago, to provide me a totally different kind of workout.





    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

  • Dallasdoll08 Pro 111 posts since
    Feb 11, 2010
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    231. Apr 23, 2010 4:13 AM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    JoAnn I have a question for you since you seem to do the most cross training.  I ran Monday and Tuesday and they were good runs.  Wednesday I did weight training on my legs and Thursday I rode the bike.  This morning I struggled to get 1 mile ran.  I actually had to stop.  How do you incorporate the weights and bike in with the running without wiping yourself out?  Am I trying too much too soon?

     

    I was very sad trying to run this morning but COULD NOT make myself do it. 





    Linda
                           
  • susanbarron Legend 390 posts since
    Oct 22, 2009
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    232. Apr 23, 2010 11:35 AM (in response to Dallasdoll08)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Hi everyone! Well debwro I took your advice and just stopped and took a deep breath!! I hadn't run since my bad run last weekend, sunday I went to my yoga class and had an "aha" moment...that is what had been missing for me was my yoga practice! I had been putting in such long runs I found I didn't have the time to do yoga when I got home so let that slide a bit.....for me WRONG thing to do! So this week I concentrated on getting yoga done and also started working with a pilates trainer so I can strengthen my abs,arms etc. which will help me with running....so this morning went for a 5 mile completely enjoyable run followed by yoga when I got home...this is the combination I need. I will continue to train for the half but I know already that the 10k distance is perfect for my lifestyle! I am going to play with the training a bit...try some of galloway's technique on a long run then also thinking about running 3 miles than walking 1 and repeat 3 times and I should complete the half marathon....just thoughts right now! We are leaving town this weekend for some relaxation in the napa area....enjoying this perfect weather!!

    Happy running all!

    One more thing...have any of you looked at the website of onemoremile.net ...it has some really fun shirts...I ordered two..."where's your happy pace"  and another I can't remember!! LOL I guess i'll find out when it gets here!!





    October 2009- Started Couch to 5k

    November 2009- Folsom Turkey Trot 5k (W5D3 C25k)

    December 28,2009- finished Couch to 5k

    January 2010- Run for you Health 5k

    April 2010- Zoo Zoom 10k

    June 2010- San Diego Rock n Roll half Marathon

    November 2010- Folsom Turkey Trot 5k

    April 2011- 4 mile Legal Aide Society Run

    upcoming: September 17th 5k Run to Break the Silence

  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    234. Apr 23, 2010 9:29 PM (in response to Dallasdoll08)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    You are piling on a lot of training to your legs.  I don't know how long/hard your bike ride was, or how heavy your leg/weight sets were, but it could be that those workouts were just too tough. I've noticed that when I overwork my weights (#of reps or max wt), then I'm useless. When I cross train on the same day, I have to run first before I bike, because I just can't perservere very long on the run.  Not a good result for my first tri where the run follows the bike, but I'm working up to it. So maybe take it a little easier on those cross train workouts.  Just remember the X-training is to build stamina and some muscle....





    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

  • susanbarron Legend 390 posts since
    Oct 22, 2009
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    235. Apr 24, 2010 8:16 AM (in response to disneygal2)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Jess- so sorry about your dog.. animals have that way about them to burrow deeply into your heart.....and yes she will be waiting for you at the rainbow bridge.....you're in my thoughts...so sorry





    October 2009- Started Couch to 5k

    November 2009- Folsom Turkey Trot 5k (W5D3 C25k)

    December 28,2009- finished Couch to 5k

    January 2010- Run for you Health 5k

    April 2010- Zoo Zoom 10k

    June 2010- San Diego Rock n Roll half Marathon

    November 2010- Folsom Turkey Trot 5k

    April 2011- 4 mile Legal Aide Society Run

    upcoming: September 17th 5k Run to Break the Silence

  • jspencer91 Expert 52 posts since
    Apr 13, 2010
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    236. Apr 24, 2010 3:18 PM (in response to disneygal2)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Hi there - very new to this forum.

     

    I graduated from my C25K program yesterday!  And until this week, I didn't realize how well it had been going.  Until week 5, I was doing all my running in the gym, on a treadmill.  And it felt like I was pushing it when I went above a 12 minute pace.  Then, spring broke, and I was able to run outside at least 2 of my 3 days a week.  There is a new bike path that ends just outside the building that I work in, and that's where I run.

     

    Last week, a walking club started at work, and Thursday I joined in.  I used an iPhone app I had just downloaded to see how far we went.  From the front door, to where we turned around, and then back, was exactly 5K.  And Wednesday, I had run all but .2 miles of it in my 30 minute run!  So yesterday, being my last day of C25K, I decided to do the whole 5K, and go over the training 30 minutes.  So yesterday, not only did I do Week 9, Day 3 of Couch to 5K, I ran a 5K in 31:45!


    Given that before this program, I had not run a mile in over 27 years, this came as a complete shock to me.  I feel like I can now call myself a runner!  I've lost a lot of weight this year, and still have more to go, but this has been such a fun, amazing journey!  I don't want it to stop.  A co-worker ran the Boston Marathon on Monday.  I don't know if I want to go that far.  But I have purchased the Bridge210K program for my iPhone, and will see if I can train for a July 4th 10K.





    Graduate of C25K - 4/22/2010

    http://jspencer91.wordpress.com/

    Races:

    19th Annual Foot Health 5K - May 1st, 2010 - 31:45

    Windham Rail Trail 5K - June 13th, 2010 - 27:46

    Leaf Peeper 10K - Octover 10, 2010- 58:41

    Lowell Sun Half Marathon - October 17th, 2010 - 2:10:33

  • ALMA the RUNNING RN Pro 181 posts since
    Feb 2, 2010
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    237. Apr 25, 2010 7:21 PM (in response to disneygal2)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...
    HI EVERYBODY, boy I didn't realize how much I missed posting with all you guys til I logged back on here tonight & saw everybody.....I MISSED YOU GUYS!!  I seem to have a such a connection to the over-50 board & it's getting more & more beginners......fun but I need to spend more time with you guys because I've decided to go for the 10K training.  I did my second 5K yesterday & took up a whole page on the over-50 site telling about it.  WOOT!!  But I need your insight, advice, support, etc.  No, I'm not paying you for your services, I'll just continue with the on-line entertainment you all love so much!!  I'm in the process of going back & reading all the posts here to catch up with everybody, may take me a few days.
    JESS, so sorry about the news about your dog.  We currently have our third dog since 1985 & I know how hard it is.  Just hang in there & try to remember how much more comfortable she's going to be because of you.  And yes I believe in doggie heaven.
    I'll leave tonight with something I posted on the 50's board.  Yesterday at the race I saw someone from work who I only know on sight at a distance.  As I passed her on the trail she looked up & said "OH!  I didn't know you were a RUNNER!!"  I AM A RUNNER!!!!  Woo HOOT!!




    NO PACE IS TOO SLOW!!! 

    Started C25K February 2, 2010 at age 54.9.  GRADUATED C25K March 23, 2010...Wooo HOOT!! 

    Ran 5K 'STING' on April 10th, 2010, 41:44 

    Ran 5K B.E.S.T. Run/Walk April 24, 2010, 39:24

    Ran 1st Annual "GO RED" 5K Run/Walk May 8, 2010 42:46

    Ran RELAY FOR LIFE 5K May 22, 2010  37:46 

    Ran first 10K Troy Strawberry Festival June 6, 2010 1:25:40 

  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
    Dec 12, 2009

    Beautiful day (before it starts raining). Wonderful run (5K). Life is good.





    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


  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
    Dec 12, 2009
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    239. Apr 26, 2010 8:30 AM (in response to jspencer91)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Congrats JSpenser! Job well done. Keep it up.

    Alma....the RUNNER....isn't it great!

    Jess, I'm so sorry about your dog. Know there is a doggy heaven.





    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


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