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  • StanleighCO Pro 69 posts since
    Aug 25, 2010
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    2,700. Sep 4, 2010 2:55 PM (in response to ASL0602)
    Re: time chip

    The posted time being the correct time? YES We're in no place to argue posted finishing times. It is totally up to you as to how you want to keep track of your time. There are 2 options:

    When using a stop watch on your wrist you can:

    1) Start your stop watch when you hear the starter's gun go off and then stop the watch when you cross the finish line.  That should be closest to the posted time.

    2) Start your stop watch when you cross the start line and stop it when you cross the finish line. That will be your closest actual time as if they had pads at the start and finish.

    3) Start your stop watch when you hear the starter's gun and then start the timer on your heart rate monitor when you cross the start line. Stop both at the finish line. That will give you both times.





    Stanley (stanleighco1 on Yahoo Messenger)

  • PixieTrxie Pro 76 posts since
    Jun 10, 2010
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    2,701. Sep 4, 2010 5:24 PM (in response to ASL0602)
    Re: time chip

    ThanK you Guth!  it was amazing.

     

     

    Thank you ASL.   it was good meeting you as well.  Your daughter is adorable. My son was mad he didn't come along.

     

    I too was confused about the times.  The clock at the finish line showed me at 51:14 (does that sound about right ASL?)  but the posted time showed me at 38:54.  (a time that I would LOVE to have)   But... there was NO way I was only 3 min behind ASL.  10-15 min yes.  but not 3.

     

    Either way..   I accomplished a few things.

     

    1.  I got my fat butt up out of the bed.

    2.  I finished the race.

    3.  I didn't throw up.

    4.  I didn't go into cardiac arrest and humliate myself.

    5.  I finished under an hour.

    6.  I wasn't last. (418 out of 427 finishers)

    7.  I beat my fastest time of 52 something.

     

    and I had the opportunity to meet a great lady and her daughter.

     

    The weather was great to start.. a balmy 47 degrees at the race start (according to weatherbug). I was wearing a jacket (which was a mistake.)  light breeze.. bright blue sky.. it was nice.  I'm excited to do it again.  I was amazed at the encouragement that I got from people along the way.  I cant' WAIT to do it again.

     

    The good:   I exceeded my goals.

    The bad:  I couldn't hang out very long after the race.

    The ugly:  I was lapped by two old people with a dog.





    ***************

    Tammy Lynn

    Restarted C25K 2/28/11  252 lbs

    Crazylegs 8k 4/30/11 - Goal... finish the race.

    Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

    Day 1 2 3

    Its not the desire to win that matters most, its the desire to prepare for the win that matters.

  • moonieQ Pro 90 posts since
    Aug 9, 2010
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    2,703. Sep 4, 2010 5:45 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    Re: time chip

    Wideguy wrote:

     

    CONGRATLATIONS TO ALL YOU 5K RUNNERS!!!   So so happy for you all, Chevy, ASL, and PIXIE!!!! WOOT!!

     

    Now I'm itching for an "official" race!


    DITTO!!!

     

    You guys rock!  What a great accomplishment   I am so proud of all of you!

     

    I cant wait for my race now!  





    Blessed are the geeks for we shall inherit the Earth.

    Good run or bad run?  The only run that matters is the one I actually do!  Keep going!

    Progress:

    Started C25K: March 26, 2010 ~~ 270 pounds

    Completed C25K: Sept 4, 2010 ~~ 241 pounds

    Sept 19, 2010--Race for the Cure 5K: 39:45 (238 pounds)

    Nov 25, 2010--Oregon Zoo 4 mile Turkey Trot

    March 14, 2011 - Shamrock Run 8K

    July 4, 2011 - Foot Traffic Flat Half Marathon

  • ASL0602 Pro 74 posts since
    Aug 6, 2010
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    2,704. Sep 4, 2010 6:08 PM (in response to PixieTrxie)
    Re: time chip

    PixieTrxie - the time you noted is about what I saw 51.14.  I'm more inclined to go with the clock at the finish line than the time posted.  I'm pretty sure my time wasn't 36.15.  I shouldn't have forgotten my watch.  I hope to meet you at another run soon.

     

    Thx. - Michelle





    Starting weight - 238

    Weight 09/24/10 - 201.2

    5K - Hailey Rath Event, Beloit, WI 08/21/2010 (Time 40.52)

    5K - On the Waterfront, Rockford, IL.09/04/2010 (39.30)

    5K - Foundation FundRACEr (Historic Woman's Club), Janesville, WI 10/2/2010 (42.00)

    Starting weight, 04/10/11 since the winter gain 211.   Current weight - 209.  Goal 175 by 09/04/11

    5K - 05/15/11 Annual Spring Run, Janesville, WI.

    10K - 06/18/11 Strawberry Fest Run, Sun Prairie, WI. (Time 1.27.??)

    Half-Marathon 09/03/11 Lake Country, Oconomowoc, WI

  • ASL0602 Pro 74 posts since
    Aug 6, 2010
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    2,705. Sep 4, 2010 6:10 PM (in response to chevyguru77)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    chevyguru - congratulations.  Great time!





    Starting weight - 238

    Weight 09/24/10 - 201.2

    5K - Hailey Rath Event, Beloit, WI 08/21/2010 (Time 40.52)

    5K - On the Waterfront, Rockford, IL.09/04/2010 (39.30)

    5K - Foundation FundRACEr (Historic Woman's Club), Janesville, WI 10/2/2010 (42.00)

    Starting weight, 04/10/11 since the winter gain 211.   Current weight - 209.  Goal 175 by 09/04/11

    5K - 05/15/11 Annual Spring Run, Janesville, WI.

    10K - 06/18/11 Strawberry Fest Run, Sun Prairie, WI. (Time 1.27.??)

    Half-Marathon 09/03/11 Lake Country, Oconomowoc, WI

  • StanleighCO Pro 69 posts since
    Aug 25, 2010
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    2,706. Sep 4, 2010 6:11 PM (in response to PixieTrxie)
    Re: time chip
    Great about the GOOD.
    That happens with the BAD.

    And regarding the UGLY...to this diay i wished i had "Hobo" my pet beagle to help me keep my pace. When i run in my open space park and i see older people (60+) walking with a dog that wants run, i wish that i could take their dog from them and go for a hard run at the dog's pace.





    Stanley (stanleighco1 on Yahoo Messenger)

  • PixieTrxie Pro 76 posts since
    Jun 10, 2010
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    2,707. Sep 4, 2010 7:13 PM (in response to chevyguru77)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Good job Chevy!! 





    ***************

    Tammy Lynn

    Restarted C25K 2/28/11  252 lbs

    Crazylegs 8k 4/30/11 - Goal... finish the race.

    Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

    Day 1 2 3

    Its not the desire to win that matters most, its the desire to prepare for the win that matters.

  • GunthorTM Pro 190 posts since
    Aug 8, 2010
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    2,708. Sep 4, 2010 7:19 PM (in response to ASL0602)
    Re: time chip

    WOO HOO! TO ALL TO RAN 5 K's AND A BIG CONGRATS TO ALL WHO HAVE FINISHED THE PROGRAM!

     

    After having 2 days off I did my W4D3 jog at the 1 mile mark I went to hit lap and hit stop, I noticed it about 1 minute down the trail then restarted my time, so I found a way to get a PR  I did run a good time for me 14:30 mm, I did 31 minutes of jogging without walking.  I am not sure if I should go ahead a couple of weeks in the plan since I am not following the jog then walk part, I still have not signed up for a 5K since the only open week I have in October there are no races locally.  I did focus on trying to keep my pace up today and pushed to make faster times.  I am looking forward to my first race and to competing in several next year.

     

    My son ran in his third HS XCC meet today, he ran varsity and earned his letterman jacket with a PR of 17:49, if we ever race I may need a 25 minute head start and at least one free push   It was a good day to be an Indian today!

     

    Congrats once again!





    Not all who wander are lost.

    Puckerface 5K 9/11/10 44:27

    Haunted Hustle Trail 5K 10/24/10 49:06

    Portage Y 10th Annual Turkey Trot 11/25/10 41:27

    Foot Pursuit 5K Trail Run 3/5/11 55:41 (Hilly & Muddy)

    OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini Marathon 5/7/2011 3:27:07

    Nativity Fest 5K 6/26/11 43:34- 3rd Place Clysdales

    Red Dawn 5K Cross Country race 45:46 DLF

    Rotatary Ramble 8/13/11 45:06

    Puckerface 5K 9/10/11 42:59

  • chevyguru77 Expert 51 posts since
    Jun 29, 2010
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    2,709. Sep 4, 2010 7:53 PM (in response to moonieQ)
    Re: time chip

    GREAT JOB ASL & PIXIE.   You ladies ROCKED it out too!!!   I use sportypal, heart rate monitor and timing system and all seem to be right on.  I always start them as soon as the horn/gun goes off, but today they used the chips and my timing time was faster than sportypal and HR monitor letting me know they went off the starting line which was better for my finish time.  All in all none of them were very far off sportypal said 32 flat and HR monitor said 31.58.  You finished and that is the great part and in shorter times than before.  I also go by the posted times at the end and not the time clock as the posted is what they use on the websites and is the "official" time.  It is also what they use for overall and grand prix series here in Arkansas.





    River City 5k  7-17-10 @240lbs-40:06

      Graduated C25K 8-20-10

    ARK Classic 5k-9/4/10-target 33-35mins  Finish 9-4-10 @229-31.51

    Tyler Curtis 5K- 9/25/10-target FINISH     Finish  9/25   @ 230-32.20

    Spa City 10K- 11/20/10 target Finish       Finish                     1:09:40

    Little Rock Half Marathon 3-6-11 goal 2:10      Finsh  3/6/11  2:26:33

    http://connect.garmin.com/activities

    http://sportypal.com/Workouts

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=1461835785 add me

  • revgum Legend 353 posts since
    May 14, 2010
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    2,710. Sep 4, 2010 8:11 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Wow, what a great weekend what with a lot of graduations and racing!! Congratulations to all of you having so much success..too cool!! Its so cool to read about your accomplishments along the way..keep up the great work!!  Had a great day as well, started with an 8 mile run before lunch. Followed that with a great nap and then a 4 mile hike with my wife and a friend of ours..my left knee was a little sore but I stretched and foam rolled my IT band and felt good. My feet took some abuse so tomorrow is gonna be rough. Time for bed! Some RunKeeper fun: http://runkeeper.com/user/revgum/profile





    revgum @ RunKeeper / Facebook / Blog

    325lb @ 2/1/2010 to 211lb @ 7/4/2011

    Race History

  • GeoWolf Pro 100 posts since
    Jul 28, 2010
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    2,711. Sep 4, 2010 8:43 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Wow some big accomplishments this week.  Congratulations to everyone who compleated the program and to those who did 5K races.  There were some great times posted.

     

    I did W5D2 for the second time yesterday and did much better.  Ready to attempt D3 tomorrow.  I bought some Vibram five finger shoes and I love them.  I was supposed to switch shoes during my walk but my husband was late meeting me and since I was loving the way they felt so much I didn't do it.  About 3 hours after I ran my calves were really tight and sore, but some ice took care of that.  I'm not sure what to do about them tomorrow.  Debating maybe changing for the cool down and warm up and doing the jog in them.  I'm pretty slow so I don't expect to cover a lot more distance than (if any) I did yesterday.  OK so truthfully I don't expect to finish without having to walk some anyway.  I had to walk about 20 steps 1 time and stop to stretch another time during my second 8 minutes yesterday.  But I'm going to give it my best shot and I will do the 20 minutes even if it takes me 20 tries.

     

    Keep up the good work everyone.





    Get up and try again! I think I must be setting a record for how many times I've been sidelined in my quest to actually run an entire 5K. Back injury, bronchitis, knee injury, bad cold, broken toe, biopsy. I am determined to make it.

    2013 - Gritty Goddess Mud Run (Run/Walk)

    2013 - Firefly Run (Run/Walk)

    2014 - ??

    My 6 year old ran in the Gritty Kids Mud Run and I couldn't keep up. LOL

  • chevyguru77 Expert 51 posts since
    Jun 29, 2010
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    2,712. Sep 5, 2010 7:15 PM (in response to GeoWolf)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Hope all of you pavement pounding peeps are having a GREAT weekend.

    So, today I was going to take it easy after my extreme effort yesterday, and just do a slo light recovery walk.  I went to a park that has a walking path .25 miles long with other family which live in my hometown 70 miles away from me.  I went from walking to, just a light, comfortable wog that ended up lasting 4 miles lol.  Dont you just hate it when that happens.  It took forever, but that was the point slo and steady.

     

    I left all of my running stuff at home on purpose, I had no intentions of doing anything for a couple of days.  That means no heart rate monitor, none of my fancy Brooks running shoes and no MP3 player.  All I had were an old pair of Nikes, some cargo shorts and a heavy Tommy shirt.  Legs even feel pretty good, probably because of my fancy men's Activskin legwear, LOL.  I guess it goes to show, to run ALL you need is the want to run.  It felt so good not to be worrying about pace, distance or how my feet were hitting the pavement.  Just being out wogging was great.

    Of course here are the stats.  http://sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/616131





    River City 5k  7-17-10 @240lbs-40:06

      Graduated C25K 8-20-10

    ARK Classic 5k-9/4/10-target 33-35mins  Finish 9-4-10 @229-31.51

    Tyler Curtis 5K- 9/25/10-target FINISH     Finish  9/25   @ 230-32.20

    Spa City 10K- 11/20/10 target Finish       Finish                     1:09:40

    Little Rock Half Marathon 3-6-11 goal 2:10      Finsh  3/6/11  2:26:33

    http://connect.garmin.com/activities

    http://sportypal.com/Workouts

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=1461835785 add me

  • margaretnz Rookie 6 posts since
    Aug 19, 2010
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    2,713. Sep 6, 2010 3:40 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Hello

     

    I am a beginning runner who just this morning completed W4D1 of the C25K. I am 238 pounds (approx).

    I run outside along the waterfront at 6am with a beginner friend who is also doing the program.

     

    I love it so far. I have had no serious soreness which amazes me. I've never really run before. I am considering doing a 5k run on December 4th. Hopefully this is a realistic goal.

  • BigBonedLawyer Legend 305 posts since
    Jul 6, 2010
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    2,714. Sep 6, 2010 4:39 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    A long weekend of nothing but being lazy with beer, a hot tub, no running and no calorie counting.  Hopefully that won't kill me when I start W4D1 tomorrow.  My legs should be well rested at since the most strenuous thing I did was climb stairs.





    Nike+ - BBL17

    Tracking my progress - http://bigbonedlawyer.blogspot.com/

    2010 Cobb Make A Wish http://cobbcounty.org/makeawish5k/ - 30:03 111/252 no walking

    2010 Run for Justice http://www.rungeorgia.com/runforjustice.html - 28:10 no walking 105/343

    2010 Sleighbells on the Square http://www.cobbcountybar.org/pdfs/Sleighbells%202010%20flyer.pdf  - 27:26 no walking 120/5xx

    2011 Big Peach 5k http://www.bigpeachrunningco.com/ 33:00 after 4 months no running.  Walked about .5 miles total.

    2011 Peachtree Roadrace  - http://www.peachtreeroadrace.org/ 1:11:00 on 3 weeks of training.  Finished in the top half overall.

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