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  • PamVino Expert 48 posts since
    May 4, 2010
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    1,545. May 15, 2010 1:27 PM (in response to Fit4mee)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    Gail - great pics, what an inspiration to me. I am just starting out at age 56. Just finished week 2 and also trying to lose the weight with WW. Since you posted you had lost weight - any pointers? The first week I dropped 3.5 lbs but this week seems slower. I'll find out on Monday my weigh-in day what my official weight for the week is. I know slow and steady is the way to go but I am hoping by this fall to be at goal. About 44 lbs to lose. Is this doable or too fast?

    Pam





    Pam V from CT

    Started C25K May 4th, 2010

    Graduate July ?, 2010
    Hope to run 1st 5K Sept. 4th 2010

    40+ lbs to lose by Oct - March (Trying to be real here)

  • Fit4mee Expert 58 posts since
    Feb 16, 2010
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    1,546. May 15, 2010 3:27 PM (in response to PamVino)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    Thanks, Susan, Susy, and Pam!!


    Pam-  Way to go on starting out!  I was looking at the race results for today and there was a person in the age 66+ category that ran at a pace of 10:14 a mile!  No age is too old!! And I'm still trying to wrap my brain around the pace being a possibility for me....not there yet...but I will be!


    I've had a lifetime of weight gain/loss experience (unfortunately) and I can only say for me losing 40+ by fall would be unrealistic.  Slow and steady works!  However, everybody's body is different!  I have never lost quickly and I usually eat extremely "clean" (no processed food, sugar, white flour, etc.) and I work out running 3x a week and lift weights 3x a week!   I constantly have to trick my metabolism to believe it's faster than what it probably is!   My FOCUS is not on weight loss although that WAS the focus for years.  I'm trying to be the healthiest I can be and that means focusing on eating right and exercising.... and I don't weigh myself but maybe once a month (if that!).  Those scales are EVIL for me!!  HA!   If I get on the scales and liked what it says I do good, if I don't like what it says it use to have the potential to send me into a tailspin!   Too much control over my life over a number (like AGE!!!).  I think WW is an excellent program and I know you have to weigh in once a week at least.  Concentrate on the inches you lose, not what the scale says. 


    Continued SUCCESS to you on your journey!!!!


    And keep running everyone!!!


    gail 





  • KathyHG Pro 82 posts since
    Jan 4, 2010
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    1,547. May 15, 2010 4:56 PM (in response to Fit4mee)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    GAIL  GREAT JOB!!! Congratulations to you and the hubby.  I love your pic. BTW you look great!!!

     

    Going out for Italian tonite with some of the people I will be running with. Best way to fill up on carbs.

     

    Gotta get ready to go.

     

    Will check back with you tomorrow.

     

    Kathy





    Big Sur 1/2 Marathon 5K 11.04.09  ~57:00

    Rio Resolution Run 3-mile 01.01.10  53:22

    Fort Ord Foray 5k 01.17.10    49:02

    Pacific Grove Together with Love 5K  02.14.10  46:29 

    Toro Park 5K 04.17.10   46:54 

    GRADUATED C25K--MAY 1, 2010

    SF Bay to Breakers 12K 05.16.10 1:57: 41

    Progress Not Perfection 

  • ALMA the RUNNING RN Pro 181 posts since
    Feb 2, 2010
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    1,548. May 15, 2010 6:16 PM (in response to KathyHG)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?
    KATHY, Best of all luck to you tomorrow, we'll all be thinking of you all  day.  Take pictures if you can!!
    SUZY, you did a grand job in your race.  You & I raced in probably what were the lousiest running conditions of the whole year, & we both FINISHED.  Now you have a BASELINE!  Good For You!!
    GAIL, loved your pics & race report.  I've lost a little over 50 lbs since October, and 18 of those have come off since I started running on Feb. 2.  I'm pretty happy with the loss & intend to continue, slowly, until I drop at least another 20 or more.  Great Expectations!  I've decided after I do this 10K in June I'm going to back off just a little bit, I feel like I'm putting too much pressure on myself too fast.  I did promise my friend I'd do this 10K with her & I know I'll have to walk part of it, I just want to get it done now.  I'm finding on a good day for me with a good night's sleep I can perform pretty well if it's not too humid out!!  Also from now on I'm not going to check the humidity before I run, only after.
    I wanted to take a picture of this HILL for you guys to look at but it wouldn't all fit in the camera last night & we couldn't take it from the other side b/c the sun was in our faces.  But this will give you a little bit of an idea of the only hill in town I have to play with.  Nowhere near what it really looks like, thoughGAIL, I use the INSERT function on the posting page to put my pics in.  But I like your attachment approach, too.
    100_2654.JPG
    I'm super tired tonight & have one more day in my looong stretch to work.   I ran that 3.5 after work last night & don't intend to run anymore until Monday morning, my day off.  KATHY, can't wait to hear about your day at B2B!  CHEERS!!




    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 

  • Suzybelle Pro 65 posts since
    Jan 30, 2010

    Hey Everybody!  They just announced that our Susan G. Komen race is the 3rd largest in the world!    Oh, my!  I've promised my friend at work that I will do it with her next year.

     

    Alma -- That's a decent incline.  Is it an Indian mound?   As I was walking the neighborhood yesterday, I walked up my hill -- panting, panting, panting -- and after I got to the top and was feeling good about how fast my breathing recovered, up behind me came this young gal RUNNING up the hill.  She ran right by me.  A block later she turned off and went down the hill, and pretty soon she came running past me again.  She was running laps up and down the hill!   I have to say, she had a great figure.  I guess that's what everybody is talking about in doing hill work. If I am ever able to that, I'll give myself a medal.

     

    Happy running





    Started C25K on 3/10/2010 (second start date).

    Completed:

    1st 5K: Mother's Day Run -- Upper Arlington, Ohio, on May 8, 2010. : approx. 55 min

  • Janet689 Pro 122 posts since
    Feb 10, 2010
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    1,550. May 16, 2010 10:31 AM (in response to disneygal2)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    I haven't posted in a while.

    The past several weeks I have been recovering from an undiagnosed injury, so I haven't run much. I've been walking quite a bit, but only jogging a little until I feel pain.  I have also tried to be more diligent about stretching.  I jog with my dog, and used to get frustrated when he would stop for whatever reason, but now I have started incorporating stretches when he decides to stop, drop and roll on his back in a field (for whatever reason he does that.)

     

    This past week I attended a work related conference in Orlando, and ran in a 5K associated with the conference.  It was the first truly FLAT 5K I have ever run.  (Here in PA when they say a course is flat, it just means there are no steep hills.)  I hadn't run more than about 1-1.5 mile at a time once in the past 5 weeks, so I wasn't sure how it would go.  The race consisted of 3 laps on a concrete path around a pond "lagoon".  It was dawn and in the upper 60's.  They had a water station on the opposite side of the lagoon from the start/finish.  I sipped a little water each time around (It was tricky... I choked once, so I had to be careful trying to drink and run at the same time!).  I was concerned about injuries, but just figured I'd do the best I could.  I ran the race with no persistent pain  When I crossed the finish line, there was a glare on the clock, so I couldn't read all of the digits.  I knew the first digit was a 3, but was clueless about the rest.  Later I learned that my official result was 32:24.  I am still in shock.

     

    I hope you are all still well, I see you have a few newbies here since I posted last.  Welcome!.....

     

    and to the "old timers"  I was glad to see a bunch of you are still posting here.  I've missed being here.

     

    Janet





    Janet

    Started C25K 2/14/10 Age 51 and NEVER have run before.

    Coventry Challenge 5K 3/20/10, end of W5 of C25K. 40:44

    Spring Forward 5K (YMCA) 4/10/10 39:57

    Focus 5K Run/Walk 5/13/10 32:24... in Orlando on a totally flat course

    Coventry Challenge 5K 3/19/11 37:59

    ?Operation Backpack 5K 5/21/11 ??? fast-paced race, finished next to last

    Coventry Challenge 5K 3/17/12 38:11

  • KathyHG Pro 82 posts since
    Jan 4, 2010
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    1,551. May 16, 2010 1:22 PM (in response to Janet689)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    I DID IT 12K!!!

    I am pleased with my time. I wanted to make it in under 2 hours and I made it. There is this hill, a very big hill. It has and 11% grade and goes for 5 or so blocks. I walked up the hill which ate up some of my time.  However, I did not stop. I made it all the way up without even breathing hard.  Something I could not have done a few months ago. I ran most of the race and walked some parts, but never stopped!! Even managed to run across the finish line. I am so proud of myself! I can't wait till next year. It will be the 100th running. It should be HUGE.

     

    The costumes and naked people were great. Some of the best costumes were on the spectators.  Talk about a party....8am and the beer is flowing. All the bars were open. Bands playing here and there. It was crazy fun!!!  The weather was perfect for running. Cool and foggy..NO sun. Had it been hot like the last time I did the race in 1991, it was hotter than blazes.

     

    ALMA...I took a couple of pics with my phone. I will now have to find out how to get them out or e-mail them to myself.

     

    I think my next race may be a Lupus Foundation run.  Very appropriate for me.  I just can't find the info. I think I printed it out and it's on my desk at work? I hope so.

     

    Well, I have a 21/2-3 hour drive ahead of me so I will sign off.

     

    Dudes I am stoked!!  My sister, this is her 26th running of the B2B, and her hubby beat me. My sister did it in 76 min.  Some of these elite runners finished right around 35 min. Crazy!!  I still think my time was AWE
    SOME!!

    I really felt like a RUNNER

     

    Run Run Run as fast as you can, can't catch me cuz I'm Kickin' it Kathy!





    Big Sur 1/2 Marathon 5K 11.04.09  ~57:00

    Rio Resolution Run 3-mile 01.01.10  53:22

    Fort Ord Foray 5k 01.17.10    49:02

    Pacific Grove Together with Love 5K  02.14.10  46:29 

    Toro Park 5K 04.17.10   46:54 

    GRADUATED C25K--MAY 1, 2010

    SF Bay to Breakers 12K 05.16.10 1:57: 41

    Progress Not Perfection 

  • Fit4mee Expert 58 posts since
    Feb 16, 2010
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    1,552. May 16, 2010 1:37 PM (in response to KathyHG)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    YIPEEEEEEE   for KATHY!!!!  CONGRATULATIONS!!!  I'm so excited for you...you should  be PROUD!!  See, you give inspiration and hope. 

     

    gail

     

     

     

    cheering.jpg

     





  • ALMA the RUNNING RN Pro 181 posts since
    Feb 2, 2010
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    1,553. May 16, 2010 2:27 PM (in response to KathyHG)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    WOOO HOOT KATHY!!  YOU ARE AWESOME, GIRL!  ....wait a minute......naked people?  REALLY???





    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 

  • torunagn Legend 325 posts since
    Mar 21, 2010
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    1,554. May 16, 2010 6:32 PM (in response to Fit4mee)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    Gail - congratulations to you and your husband - medals for both of you!  AND you felt so good after the race that you signed up for a couple more.  Isn't it just so easy to get caught up in the group energy and go out way too fast.  I love that you thought your watch was wrong (LOL). 





    C25K Completed 05/05/10

    2011 Races: 5K - 1/16/11 - 33:40; 5K - 1/30/11 - 32:02; 2/12/11 - 5 Mile - 58:07; 2/27/11 - 5K - 32:54; 3/19/11 - 5K - 32:29

    2010 Races: 5K - 12/31/10 - 32:53; 5K - 11/28/10 - 32:19; 5K - 8/14/10 - 32:57; 4 Mile - 7/4/10 - 44:58; 5K - 6/23/10 - 33:28; 5K - 6/5/10 - 33:12

  • torunagn Legend 325 posts since
    Mar 21, 2010

    Alma - love the pic of your hill.  Sorry you have only one.  I would be happy to ship you a few of mine if I could figure out how to do that (I'd have more than enough left).





    C25K Completed 05/05/10

    2011 Races: 5K - 1/16/11 - 33:40; 5K - 1/30/11 - 32:02; 2/12/11 - 5 Mile - 58:07; 2/27/11 - 5K - 32:54; 3/19/11 - 5K - 32:29

    2010 Races: 5K - 12/31/10 - 32:53; 5K - 11/28/10 - 32:19; 5K - 8/14/10 - 32:57; 4 Mile - 7/4/10 - 44:58; 5K - 6/23/10 - 33:28; 5K - 6/5/10 - 33:12

  • torunagn Legend 325 posts since
    Mar 21, 2010
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    1,556. May 16, 2010 6:53 PM (in response to KathyHG)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    Kathy - Congratulaions - that is a long run.  I am so happy for you that you met your target time.  No wonder you feel like a runner - YOU ARE A RUNNER.





    C25K Completed 05/05/10

    2011 Races: 5K - 1/16/11 - 33:40; 5K - 1/30/11 - 32:02; 2/12/11 - 5 Mile - 58:07; 2/27/11 - 5K - 32:54; 3/19/11 - 5K - 32:29

    2010 Races: 5K - 12/31/10 - 32:53; 5K - 11/28/10 - 32:19; 5K - 8/14/10 - 32:57; 4 Mile - 7/4/10 - 44:58; 5K - 6/23/10 - 33:28; 5K - 6/5/10 - 33:12

  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    1,557. May 17, 2010 11:11 AM (in response to Janet689)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    Janet - What a great improvement in your time!! Aren't flat courses wonderful! I can only hope to improve as much this Saturday.

    Suzybelle - Not a bad time for your first 5K - it is a benchmark to improve on.  Gail- sounds like you had a great race too.

    Kathy - What fun to do Bay-toBreakers!  There is so much sillyness going on.  I am glad that you made your goal.  My son lives in Daly City - if he is still there next year maybe I'll try it out. Excellent excuse for a visit, don't you think?

     

    Well, I finally, officially reached 215#, which is a 50 lbs loss. It has taken me 2.5 months longer than expected, and is less than half of the total that I need to lose - but its a milestone & I'll take it.





    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

  • Curtis721 Legend 203 posts since
    Feb 23, 2010
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    1,558. May 17, 2010 12:01 PM (in response to disneygal2)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    Back from Berzerkeley.  We stayed in Santa Clara (suburb of San Jose) about 4 blocks from my Dad's place.  On Saturday I ran about 40 minutes out of the hotel.  I ran around the block so I could take a peek at a garage sale (no books)  and kept going.  I ran along a high pink wall surrounding an olive grove to discover it was a Carmelite Monastery garden.  It was open, so I took a turn around the monastery grounds, past the olive grove and a fabulous rose garden.  I didn't have to stop to smell the roses.  LMH it was wonderful.  I continued on down the road past a big cemetey then turned back.  At my current pace I estimate that was about three miles.

     

    We drove all day Sunday, so I only got out this morning for a run in the misty rain.  We get this thing called June Gloom in SoCal, and it has hit early.  Heavy overcast with mist in the mornings.  This time I went north from the Redondo Pier up to Hermosa Beach.  There was almost no foot or bike traffic today.  mapmyrun told me I did 3.25 miles.  North of the pier there are no quarter-mile markers, so I just ran 45 minutes.

     

    I will have to get online to find a 5K soon.





    . . . as surely as spring follows winter, nothing ever ends; after achieving your objective, you must start again, always using everything you have learned on the way.  - Paulo Coelho, The Way of the Bow

    Started C25K Jan. 19, 2010 - Graduated April 14, 2010

    If I didn't have so far to go, the journey would end too soon.

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