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  • allgirlsdad Amateur 17 posts since
    Jul 4, 2010
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    1,845. Aug 4, 2010 6:29 AM (in response to disneygal2)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    Thank you to all the encouragers out there.  W6D2 is done as of this morning.  Not AS bad as D1 on Monday.  First 10 minutes breathing got a little labored, but all in all it was fine.  Recovered during the walk quickly.  Second 10 minutes were okay until about the 7 - 8 minute mark then it became a struggle.  But, I tried the trick of running to the next rock or tree or shrub (reminds me of Lady Bird Johnson..."a bush, a tree or a shrub") or whatever and ultimately finished.  It's just so hot...even at 5:30 - 5:45AM.  I left the house with it 84 degrees and 75% humidity.  I kept telling myself that when it cools down I'm gonna feel sooooo good.  If I can survive this heat, then cooler weather is going to be absolutely wonderful.  They're predicting highs in the 90's this Friday!! Whoo Hooo...it's been around 105-106 the last two days with heat indexes of 110- 115.  Of course that's in the afternoon.

     

    I'm wondering if I should quit running with the podcast and just run listening to my rhythm and breathing as I get close to the end of this program.  What do y'all do?  It's been nice having the music and of course I needed the prompting for when to run/walk.  But I just wonder if it's time to leave the mp3 player in the car.  Or at least wean myself from it.

     

    The big W6D3 looms on the horizon.  Pray for cooler weather!!

  • allgirlsdad Amateur 17 posts since
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    1,846. Aug 9, 2010 8:10 AM (in response to disneygal2)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    W7D1 done.  I can see the finish line!!  Whoo Hoo!!

     

    Does anyone have any idea what a pain on the inside of my left knee would be caused by?  At the end of W6D3 when I started my cooldown, this pain started.  Oddly, it only really is noticeable when I walk...I don't feel it when I'm running.  I iced it over the weekend off and on.  I sure don't want to stop C25K because of a little pain, but I don't want to injure myself and be forced to stop.  Any thoughts?

  • SteveBikeRun Legend 455 posts since
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    1,847. Aug 9, 2010 9:59 AM (in response to allgirlsdad)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    AllGirlsDad:

     

    I don't know where you live, but please be careful in your heat & humidity.  Drink lots of water (preferably with an electrolyte replacement) before you start.  If you don't carry water with you, make sure that you have places to stop for more water as you go.  Some of my routes go past either a city park with water or past my house, so I can stop every few miles and refill my bottle.  Also, drink a lot when you're done.

     

    I have never run with music.  I can be more aware of my surroundings, such as traffic, dogs and other people, if I leave my ears uncovered.

     

    I don't know what's causing your knee pain, but you may want to consult an orthopedist or physical therapist if it continues.  Nothing worse than making great progress (as you are surely doing), only to be sidelined by an injury.

     

    Keep up the great work.





    --Steve

    Completed in 2012:

    The Qualifier HM, Midland MI, May 2012, 2:58, 80+ degrees

    Dam to Dam 20K, Des Moines, IA, June 2012, 2:17, PR for this race

    Garry Bjorklund HM, Duluth, MN, June 2012, 2:20

    Fox Valley HM, St. Charles, IL, 9/16/12, 2:23

    Des Moines HM, 10/21/12, 2:19

    Tentative plans for 2013:

    Wisconsin (Half) Marathon, Kenosha, WI 5/4/2013 (registered)

    Dam To Dam 20K, Des Moines, 6/2/2013 (registration opens March 20th)

    Grandma's (Half) Marathon, Duluth, MN, 6/22/2013 (if I get picked again in the lottery)

    Des Moines HM, 10/20/2013 (registered)

  • thenancyrd Amateur 36 posts since
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    1,848. Aug 9, 2010 5:11 PM (in response to SteveBikeRun)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    Just popping in to say hi to all! We were on vacation in Virginia and kept up with the program I am happy to report. Did W6D1 today, plugging along well. I am a tiny bit sore on the back of my leg near my butt, I think I overstretched a little because it didn't become apparent until later this morning in work, I did the program this am with no problem. Yesterday morning I volunteered at our towns' triathalon, and in the afternoon happened upon a program on NBC about the Ironman in Hawaii - wow, talk about inspirational! Yes it was cool to see the professionals and how they did, but to see the regular everyday folks {like us} and how they did it, just amazing. One woman was 57 years old; 2 years ago she suffered a stroke and could not walk. And yet here she was, 2 years later, finishing the Ironman. So to all of us, yes we can do this!





    Started C25k on June 21, 2010

    Graduated C25k on September 11, 2010

    Registered for Heart of the Highlands 5k - October 9, 2010

  • jrjaimerivera Rookie 1 posts since
    Aug 9, 2010
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    1,849. Aug 9, 2010 5:45 PM (in response to disneygal2)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    I am 55 and I have been running on and off for a couple of years. I want to run a 5K in my town on August 28th. only 19 days away and I only found out about it today. Any suggestions as to how to train on such a short time-frame. Appreciate any advise. All the best and keep in running for the love of it.

  • pgburt Amateur 15 posts since
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    1,850. Aug 17, 2010 4:08 PM (in response to jrjaimerivera)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    Well, this is the week! I am signed up to run my first 5K race on Sat. 8/21. I think I am ready, but getting a little nervous about it being so hot. I am used to running at around 6am and the race starts at 8am. Also, I usually walk for at least 5 minutes before I begin running. Any suggestions on how to warm up, similarly, before the start of the race, which I plan to begin "running" from the start? I will post how things went ASAP after the race. I know I will finish, just not sure how fast a time I will have. Everyone have a great week!





    PG Burt

    Started C25K May 18, 2010

    Graduated C25K program July 16, 2010

    First 5K Race Aug 21, 2010 "Run With The Son"

             Little Rock, AR    30:19:66

  • torunagn Legend 325 posts since
    Mar 21, 2010
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    1,851. Aug 17, 2010 7:55 PM (in response to pgburt)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    pgburt - good luck, you have worked hard to get to this point and you will do fine.  Regarding warm-up before the race.  You will walk from your parked car to packet pick-up.  Packet will include your bib and/or chip for race timing.  Pins for the bib will either be included in your packet or in boxes on the table.  (I always take extra pins, just in case).  There may be some goodies or flyers for upcoming races in the packet.  By the time you have walked back to your car to drop things off and then back to the race start, you will have your walking done, although it will be considerably before you line up for the race.  I just walk around until the race - not a brisk walk necessarily, just enough to keep blood flowing and muscles warm.  Do not try out new foods or gear on race day.  Eat and drink what you normally do before you run; this will help you avoid digestive disturbances.  Wear the clothes, shoes, socks that you always wear for running (do not wear the race shirt for the run).  Wear your bib number on the front unless directed otherwise.  At most races you will see a few people with their bibs pinned on their backs.  At some races that do not use electronic chip timing, at the end of the race you may have to tear off and turn in the strip on the bottom of your bib.  This does not work well when the bib is pinned on your back.  (Now that chip timing is more common, it's less of a problem.)  Be careful to run your own pace.  It is very easy to get caught up in the energy of the crowd and go out too fast, making it hard to continue past the first mile (I have done this).  Above all, enjoy your experience.  You will never have another first race.  After the race, grab a water and whatever they are offering in the way of snacks (bananas, oranges, bagels, etc., are pretty popular around here).  Do your cool down walk.  Bask in it; be proud of what you have accomplished.  Let us know how it goes.





    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

  • pgburt Amateur 15 posts since
    Jun 11, 2010
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    1,852. Aug 18, 2010 8:51 AM (in response to torunagn)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    torunagn, THANKS SO MUCH for the tips for my first race day!! I really appreciate it! I will follow your advice. My sweet 72 yr old mom with be there, as my cheerleader!  I think she is as excited as I am! I will let you know how it goes!





    PG Burt

    Started C25K May 18, 2010

    Graduated C25K program July 16, 2010

    First 5K Race Aug 21, 2010 "Run With The Son"

             Little Rock, AR    30:19:66

  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
    Dec 12, 2009
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    1,853. Aug 18, 2010 10:01 AM (in response to jrjaimerivera)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    Welcome jrj... to the thread. Sorry that noone responded to your question earlier. Congrats on deciding to run again. My suggestion would be that since this is such a short window to prepare for the 5K you want to participate in, would "be realistic". Plan to do a run/walk at a comfortable pace. If you haven't done so already, check out the couch to 5 k program. You will notice that it uses walk/run intervals. A lot of ppl walk 5K's, so don't think that you have to run hard the entire race. I assume you are over 50, so remember that our bodies do not respond like they did when we were 30.  I hope that you intend to make running a part of your life beyond this one event.Good luck and let us know how it goes.

    PG, you got good advise on how to prep for your run this weekend, so I won't add any more to it. You will make your Mom proud!

    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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    1,854. Aug 18, 2010 6:11 PM (in response to pgburt)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    If you get a chance before the race, try to drive the 5k route before the race, just so you won't have any surprises.  Once you get to 2 or 2.5 miles, if you are feeling strong enough, you can begin to go a little bit faster and build to a strong finish if you want.





    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

  • allgirlsdad Amateur 17 posts since
    Jul 4, 2010
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    1,855. Aug 18, 2010 7:50 PM (in response to disneygal2)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    Question time...

     

    I finally got to see my orthopedic doctor today.  I've been having some left knee pain for about 10 days.  Started at the end of my W6D3 run...as I was cooling down.  Turns out, he tells me, that I have tendonitis in my left knee.  He gave me a shot in the knee and told me to come back in two weeks.  I asked him about running and he said "cut it in half right now". 

     

    I'm repeating week 7 'cause the first time through didn't go so well.  This week has been going as expected.  Monday and this morning...25 minutes...nailed it.

     

    How do I "cut my running in half"?  Just run 12-13 minutes but stay on schedule...M-W-F?  After two weeks where do I pick back up at?  I'm a little confused and very much bummed out.  But I'm not going to let this stop me.  I just need some ideas/advice?  My running daughter tells me I have plenty of time to ramp back up after this "slow down" to get ready for my first 5k at the end of September.  My ears are open... 

  • QueenKitty Pro 161 posts since
    Jun 11, 2010
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    1,856. Aug 20, 2010 6:24 AM (in response to allgirlsdad)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?
    allgirlsdad - I'm not sure what kind of tendonitis you have.  I am battling ITBS.  I  found an article by Brian Fullem, DPM that was about ITBS and how to  treat it and prevent.  He recommends a 3 phase treatment which is what I  have been doing.  My leg is getting better and better.  Yesterday I got  on the eliptical with no resistance for 15 minutes and stretched.   Today I did 5 minutes to warm up and stretched.  I told my husband I  might try running again on Tuesday.  It will have been 10 days.  He gave  me a funny look that I'm not sure what it meant.  Does anyone have any  experience with this injury?  Any advice when to start running again?

    pqburt - you will do wonderfully, I know you will.


    Welcome to all the new posters!  So glad you could join us.


    I really miss my runs, but I am living vicariously through you all


    Melinda





  • ColoradoKathy Rookie 3 posts since
    Aug 2, 2010
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    1,857. Aug 20, 2010 6:34 AM (in response to disneygal2)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    So I'm up to Week 8, and finally got outside yesterday for the first time in a month!  It's been too hot to run outside, so I've been running on the indoor track.  What a difference, though!  Does anyone else struggle with the difference between outside and inside?  I don't know why it seems so much harder to run outdoors, it should be easier (more distractions!).  Anyway, I'm scheduled for my first 5K next Saturday the 28th, and I'm not sure I'm going to be ready!  I seem to have developed plantar fascitis in my right foot.  It really only bothers me on my off day, but I can run on it fine.  It's not until the next morning that it's agony to get out of bed.  But by the next day it's ok again.  Any suggestions/stretches/help in getting ready for next week would be appreciated!  Thanks everyone!

  • pgburt Amateur 15 posts since
    Jun 11, 2010
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    1,858. Aug 21, 2010 3:18 PM (in response to pgburt)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    Well, the results are in! My first race went very well! I came in 3rd in my age division, 40th out of 109 women. Not too bad for my first 5K ever! It was much later in the morning than I was used to, so much hotter, too. There was little to no shade and I am used to my shady road. But, my offical time was 30:19:66

    I really did better than I had hoped. It seemed like I could have gone faster, but I was afraid to push too hard and run out of steam too early. I'm pumped! Thanks for all of the good advice! I hope to keep on going and improve the next time! Everyone keep running! You can do it! It is a good feeling to have one under my belt, now. Who knew I would enjoy this so much??!





    PG Burt

    Started C25K May 18, 2010

    Graduated C25K program July 16, 2010

    First 5K Race Aug 21, 2010 "Run With The Son"

             Little Rock, AR    30:19:66

  • thenancyrd Amateur 36 posts since
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    1,859. Aug 24, 2010 4:41 AM (in response to pgburt)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    GREAT job, pgburt! Congratulations! Now onto a 10k?!?!





    Started C25k on June 21, 2010

    Graduated C25k on September 11, 2010

    Registered for Heart of the Highlands 5k - October 9, 2010

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