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  • torunagn Legend 325 posts since
    Mar 21, 2010
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    406. Jul 3, 2010 12:53 PM (in response to PaintingLady)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Marie - I am so happy for you.  6.5 miles and what a good pace you were able to maintain.  It made me excited about running just to read your post.





    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

  • susanbarron Legend 390 posts since
    Oct 22, 2009
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    407. Jul 4, 2010 9:04 AM (in response to torunagn)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Marie- so happy you're throwing in for Nashville!! going to be fun if I can handle the humidity!!

     

    10 more days till I can run..yay!! We have some of our kids and our 2 grandchildren here for the week to celebrate the 4th and my 55th birthday...can't believe 55 has gotten here so quickly!! We all walked up to the park last night and I ran a bit to just test my leg and hallelujah no pain!! So will continue the swimming up to 30 minutes straight lap swimming now and 10 minutes of "water jogging"...sure miss being on the road!

     

    Happy 4th and running everyone!





    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

  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
    Dec 12, 2009
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    408. Jul 5, 2010 10:41 AM (in response to susanbarron)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Thanks everyone for the "atta girls". This group is so encouraging. Susan, I know you are really anxious to get back to running but do take it easy and not force before time, but it sounds like you have a good plan.55 is a good age. Hope Wednesday is your happiest birthday ever.

    Le & I did a different type of run this a.m. We started out w/ easy jog and then did 1 min intervals of run/jog for 5 sets. Then walked a while and repeated w/ run/walk intervals and ended w/ jog to complete 3.6. It was really hard, but we got it done. I think it should help build speed overall, provided I don't kick the bucket first.

    Happy running everyone!

    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


  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    409. Jul 5, 2010 5:35 PM (in response to PaintingLady)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    I should probably work more on speed and less on distance.  My fastest races were a 13mm 5K and a 13.5mm 10K, way slower than almost everyone there.  I've been trying to do 2 speed workouts per wk, unless it is a race week, but for me that's doing 12mm intervals.  I'm working my way thru C25K at the 12mm pace (up to wk 5 now) on the TM at the gym.

     

    Today was the first time I did any kind of workout on a HS track. After warmup, I did sprints of (100m + jog 100m) x 3, plus (sprint 200m, walk 100m x 6), and followed with 800m at 13.5mm, and a 1 mile cooldown walk.  My Nike+ never matches well when I run a lot faster than my calibrated pace, but I think I was sprinting at 10.0-12mm paces.  So I'm counting this as W1D1 of C25K at ~11 mm pace.  I'll alternate between these two C25k repeats to keep pushing the speed.





    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

  • lgall2010 Expert 52 posts since
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    410. Jul 5, 2010 5:53 PM (in response to disneygal2)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Hi Mighty Masters!

    I've completed C25K and 3 5K's, but I'm still not running where I want to be. I've seen some in other posts are doing the One Hour Runner (OHR) which looks similar to C25K. has anyone here used this program and what do you think. Does anyone know if there is a OHR podcast?

    Thanks!

    Linda





    Toadsuck Daze 5K walk/run (My FIRST 5K) 05/01/10 -  47:08
    Dino Dash: 05/22/10 - 43:53

    Firecracker 5K: 07/03/10 - 41:12

    Race for the Cure: 10/16/10 - 39:33

    Little Rock Half Marathon: 03/06/11 - 3:33

  • compguy Expert 58 posts since
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    411. Jul 6, 2010 10:40 AM (in response to PaintingLady)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Afternoon all you Triathletes and Runners!

     

    If you have trouble biking on hills ask your local bike shop about a "compact crankshaft".  These give much greater mechanical advantage than a standard and they will help tremendously getting up hills.  If you are trying to improve triathlon times also practice your transitions.  This is kind of "free time" that takes no effort.  If you're using a wetsuit "glide" helps them go on and come off easier.  Anything that's free time is good.  Good wheels on the bike are also a great change.  These make you go the same speed or faster with less effort.  These can be pricey but many bike shops and on line vendors rent wheels for races.  So you can get maybe a $1000 set of wheels to use for $50.  After that use a road bike (or a tri bike which is faster) and clip in shoes.  Clip ins take less effort than straps and let you get speed as you raise your foot not just when pressing down.  You can put a road bike in a tri bike configuration or add "aero bars" but I'm not sure it's worth the effort.  Riding a roadbike with aero bars isn't terribly comfortable (for me - I have them for when I'm motivated or when it's really windy).  The angles on a tri bike are more aerodynamic than on a roadbike.  They say aerobars add 1 to 2 mph with the same effort.  Just really scrunchy on a roadbike.  If you're doing 52 miles (my last race) it isn't worth the pain to me.

     

    On the swim side for folks our age I HIGHLY recommend Total Immersion DVDs.  You'll find swimming isn't about getting stronger.  It's mainly about reducing drag which gives you speed with little effort.  This program works.  I went to a Total Immersion coach.  I'd never done any crawl - just side stroke,  In my 1/2 Ironman we had 2 to 3 foot waves and I swam crawl for 1.2 miles.  My longest swim before the race was 700 meters.  I just said "what the heck" I'll try it - it works!

     

    Have gotten off track on my training a bit.  I ran some last week but have been distracted a little.  I got my sailing certification and have been trying to get that down which takes a lot of time.... and I'm getting my private pilot license now and got caught up in the study and such for it as well.  What button do you press to add hours to the day?

     

    Great to see you all doing so well!  Keep up the good work!

  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
    Dec 12, 2009
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    412. Jul 7, 2010 7:46 AM (in response to lgall2010)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Compguy.....wow, you sure are one busy guy. I am in awe. Keep up the good work and if you find the location of that magic button, please let us know.

    Linda, I started One Hour Runner right after finishing C25K and then hurt my hip (rubnning to run too many days in a row) so had to take off a month from running. When I got back in the groove I pretty much stayed w/ running 3.1 - 3.6 miles. Just recently have been able to run over an hour. I wish I had started back w/ OHR when I came back to running as think it is a good plan to build endurance. If you are interested in running a 10K,  there are some good  training programs for that. A lot of ppl use Hal Higdon's plan.

    My run this morning was not what I  planned, but lazy me chose to sleep in since I could. The trade off for an extra hour in bed was  78 degrees and high humidity. So, instead of running the planned 5 miles, I only ran 3.1.

    Our thread is slowing down. Has everyone moved over to the other one or have they taken the summer off?

    You guys are a huge inspiration to me.....thanks for being here.

    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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    413. Jul 7, 2010 8:07 AM (in response to PaintingLady)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Hello all my Mighty Masters Friends!

     

    Just thought that I would pop in and "say Hi" to all of my friends from C25K!! You are all doing so wonderfully! Congratulations to you all on doing so well with your running! Most of us are closing in on a year since we began C25K and just look at all the accomplishments we have had! Would we have ever thought back when that we would have all these wonderful runners and triathelets in our group! Makes me proud to be a Mighty Master!!

     

    I am still running daily! I got up to running around 15 miles and did a half but now I am averaging around 5-6 miles daily and then a long run on Saturday morning of around 10 miles. The weather is so hot and humid this time of year in Central Mississippi that you are risking severe dehydration if you stay out and run for too long! I have also been doing alot of interval training in order to increase my times. I have all the distance that I want or need, but I would like to decrease the times of my runs. I am currently running a 9mm-9.50mm and I would love to be able to run at minimum a 8mm! Don't know if I will ever do that, but I can have that for my goal!

     

    Keep up the good work! I am so proud of all of you! Life is so busy now that I rarely have time to post, but I do come in and check on you all from time to time! Hopefully in the fall, I will be able to post more often!





    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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    414. Jul 7, 2010 8:19 AM (in response to mimiisarunner)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Mimi- Wow! Its been a long time since we heard from you.  You seem to have done remarkably well, both with your distance and pace improvements.  I am still pretty slow (13-15mm pace), but I've been gradually building my mileage (up to 10 mi now).  I am building toward the Huntsville HM on Nov 13.  I also think I will do the Birmingham HM on Feb 12, 2011.  Might you come over and join us here in N. Alabama for one or the other?

     

    I'm trying to get my med-long runs done in the early AM to beat the heat but it certainly drains all the energy out of you when it is hot and humid.  I look forward to hearing from you again.





    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

  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
    Dec 12, 2009
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    415. Jul 8, 2010 5:47 AM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Happy Birthday Jo Ann-----Jasmine!  Hope it is as awesome as you are!

    Susan, Hope your birthday was the best ever!!

    (sorry I forgot to post it yesterday on this thread. It sort of got lot on the C25k thread).


    Mimi, great to see your post. We have missed you. Wow, you are a machine! We need to rename you  super woman!

     

    Today is strenth & sculpt day for me. It is good to get out of the heat occasionally.These indoor workouts are almost a vacation.

     

    Hope everyone has a great day.

    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


  • susanbarron Legend 390 posts since
    Oct 22, 2009
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    416. Jul 8, 2010 6:30 AM (in response to PaintingLady)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Thank you for the birthday wishes Marie!

     

    Mimi welcome back it's been awhile and I wondered what you were up to and it sounds like you're up to some long mileage!!

     

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JO ANN!!!! HOPE YOUR DAY IS AWESOME!





    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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    418. Jul 8, 2010 7:16 AM (in response to susanbarron)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Thanks for the good cheer everyone!  If only the weather would cooperate.  Today will be the hottest day here this year - up to 100 deg.  Got out early at 75deg to get in my mid-long run for the week.  I was supposed to do 6.5 mi, but took a few walk breaks after half way, so only did 6 miles at 15mm pace, and finished at 82 deg.  I wonder what I could really do now if it were cooool. I'll swim at home later, but first I'm going to do a major pick of blueberries off my bush before it gets too much hotter.

     

    We have a local sprint triathlon in 1.5 wks, and it should be a lot easier than Iron Girl. Tues I did a brick workout, where I rode the bike course, and followed it with the run, so I have a pretty good idea of my finishing time. The bike course is flat & half the distance, so I should finish in under 90 mins.  My very slow 5 K's still kill me in tri's.

     

    I have a Moving Comfort jog bra that I started using several weeks ago.  It is pretty comfortable and adjustable, with straps that attach using velcro.  I thought that was real cool - until both straps released today (at separate times) during my run, and I had to stop and reattach the straps. As good of an excuse for a break as any, I guess.  I'll have to ensure the straps are more secure in the future, because I'd hate to have that happen in a race.





    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

  • torunagn Legend 325 posts since
    Mar 21, 2010
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    419. Jul 8, 2010 7:53 AM (in response to PaintingLady)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Wow - can't really take a few days off from this forum.  So much to read this morning.  It's great that everyone is really sticking to it and moving towards their goals.

     

    First of all birthday call-outs, although somewhat belated for the most part.  Marie, Susan, Jo Ann - happy birthday.  Isn't it wonderful to wake up on your birthday and realize what  amazing things you have been able to accomplish in the last year and to be able to look forward to accomplishing new goals.

     

    Marie - you asked in an earlier post about "granny gears" on a bicycle.  The granny gear is the easiest gear which is achieved by shifting to the smallest gear in the front and largest gear in the back.  If you do that riding on a flat, your feet spin and spin, but you don't really go very fast.  It is much easier to get up the hill, but it is much slower (more rotations, less distance covered for each rotation).  I hope you get a chance to get out on your bike.

     

    Jo Ann - your training plans are so well thought out.  Laying out your 12 month plan for target races, getting out on the track and doing sprint work.  You will surely accomplish your goals with what you are doing.  I am glad for you that your wardrobe failure occurred now so you can prevent it at a race.

     

    Jess - sorry to read that your knee is giving you grief.  Best advice I can give you on that based on personal experience is ice and stretch.  I find that calf stretches and hamstring stretches really help my knee.

     

    Me - Pre-rode the bike course for the tri relay this coming Sunday.  Lots of hills, but very pretty.  Glad we pre-rode it - I doubt if I will notice the scenery on race day.

    - Sciatic stuff recovered enough for me to do the Firecracker race on 7/4.  While I wasn't happy with my standing in my division, I was happy to have maintained my 5K pace over a 4 mile distance including about a minute and a half walk break at the mile 2 water stop.  Race started at 8:00 a.m. and it was already in the low 80s, with high humidity and no breeze, 87 degrees by the time we finished, so temps rose fast.  Lots of community support, which really helps.  People sitting at the ends of their driveway having their morning coffee and pastries and cheering on the runners.  Many put out lawn sprinklers at the ends of the driveways for those who wanted to run through to cool off.  I took advantage of quite a few of those.  It felt so good.

    - Like everywhere else in the country, it has been hot and humid, even early in the morning, so hard to get the running in.  I was really concerned about last evening's fun run as the temps in the afternoon had been in the mid-90s, with 86% humidity.  Didn't want to call my friend and be.g off.  Especially since we had convinced another friend to join us for the first time.  About half-way to the park we had an intense thunderstorm complete with lightning.  We continued to the park, but decided not to run if it was still lightning.  By the time the run started, it was still raining, but the severe storm was over and temps had dropped to a comfortable 78 degrees. It was probably some of the coolest running weather we have had in a while.  There were about 60 of us crazies running in the rain.  We had a really good time.  My shoes are almost dry this morning, so all is well.  Bike ride today for me, and then no more biking before Sunday.  Not sure that I will run before then either, since it's a beast to sit on a bike seat when the sciatic is flared up.  Yoga tonight -





    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

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