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lcunningham8332 Amateur 11 posts since
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Sep 29, 2010 3:16 PM

Any 200+lb  walkers out there?

I am asking because I am 265lbs and currently doing a walking program for fitness. I would like to see if others who are over the 200lb mark would be willing to have a place to share stories and help keep each other motivated! 


I tried to start running back last january. I was a runner in my younger years. Now I'm 48 and seriously overweight. But.. in my mind, I'm still a runner. The problem with that is my body says "NO YOURE NOT" !  I ended up having ankle surgery in May because of it, and now I'm walking to lose the weight and hopefully try again to run next spring when the dr. says it's ok.


Has anyone else out there had to deal with any health issues or problems?

  • osuchris Amateur 15 posts since
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    1. Sep 29, 2010 3:40 PM (in response to lcunningham8332)
    Re: Any 200+lb walkers out there?

    Hey ya!  I was actually thinking about starting the C25K running program, but the more I think about it, with my weight, it's not a good thing.  I currently weigh about 255 and I'm 5'8".  I haven't ever been a runner and haven't really exercised since high school.  I'm now 33 and I work crazy hours and have three kids.  I have to do something though to work through the stress and lose some of this weight.  I was down to 230 before I broke my arm two years ago and my weight has slowly crept back up.





    Christina in OK (Go Pokes!)

  • NotbeforeIhavemycocoa Rookie 1 posts since
    Sep 30, 2010
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    2. Sep 30, 2010 10:36 AM (in response to lcunningham8332)
    Re: Any 200+lb walkers out there?

    Hey there!

    I am 40, in the 200+ lb, I used to jog in an amauteur way when I was young and single.

    I used to get a lot of satisfaction out of it, but really walking is what I love most.

    I want to go back to walking badly, and try a 5k race, but I have no idea how to train properly.

    I hope that you stick to it, and I really look forward to do it too.

    See you around!

  • TartiePants Amateur 17 posts since
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    3. Sep 30, 2010 10:51 AM (in response to lcunningham8332)
    Re: Any 200+lb walkers out there?

    Hey Guys

     

    Yes I am an over 200lb walker,  kind of the same here, I think I want to run at somepoint but with this weight I want to baby my joints, especially since I don't have health care right now. I am doing team in training to get ready for a marathon in jan.





    Start: 274 8/28/10

    Goal: 225 1/9/11

    Final Goal: 165 by ???

    Training for:

    Women's 1/2 Marathon St. Pete FL 11/21/10

    Disney Marathon 1/9/11


    Help find a cure for blood cancers, support Team in Training!

    http://pages.teamintraining.org/ncfl/wdw11/eschmidt

  • skatinrn Amateur 12 posts since
    Oct 4, 2010
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    8. Oct 4, 2010 1:13 PM (in response to lcunningham8332)
    Re: Any 200+lb walkers out there?

    Absolutely. The first walking if any kind I did was in 1997 , I was 45 years old,  I weighed about 280 when I decided to join the Leukemia Society Team in Training, I did the Honolulu Marathon, weighing about 260 lbs, and managed to complete it in 8 1/2 hours. The 2nd marathon, was Dublin, 2000, and I weighed about 230 lbs, did it in about 7 1/2 hours. I  Dublin again in 2003 at about 215 lbs. I am struggling to get under 200, but am walking the SF NIke 1/2 Marathon in 2 weeks with minimal training. I may be slow, but I can out one foot in front of the other for a long longtime. .

    Congrats on your decision to change.

  • xKaialina Rookie 1 posts since
    Aug 25, 2010
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    9. Oct 6, 2010 8:18 AM (in response to lcunningham8332)
    Re: Any 200+lb walkers out there?

    I am!!! I weigh 221, as I have since forever. I walk a lot, and I feel like it isn't doing what it did for me initially. How do you shake it up to keep from hitting that pleateau?? I'm in school all day, M-F and I work almost everyday, except Wednesday (I have bellydancing lessons then XD)

     

     

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  • TartiePants Amateur 17 posts since
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    10. Oct 6, 2010 6:53 PM (in response to lcunningham8332)
    Re: Any 200+lb walkers out there?

    Hey Weez,

     

    Don't be too jealous, I am going home to MA for X-mas and have to do a 20 mile walk up north. Whoops bad planning there. Also last year it actually snowed in orlando on marathon day lol





    Start: 274 8/28/10

    Goal: 225 1/9/11

    Final Goal: 165 by ???

    Training for:

    Women's 1/2 Marathon St. Pete FL 11/21/10

    Disney Marathon 1/9/11


    Help find a cure for blood cancers, support Team in Training!

    http://pages.teamintraining.org/ncfl/wdw11/eschmidt

  • TartiePants Amateur 17 posts since
    Aug 31, 2010
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    11. Oct 6, 2010 6:55 PM (in response to skatinrn)
    Re: Any 200+lb walkers out there?

    Wow! I am inspired! I am begining long training with TnT now and was wondering if I was nuts. Now I know it can be done they aren't lying to me..lol Good luck at Nike!





    Start: 274 8/28/10

    Goal: 225 1/9/11

    Final Goal: 165 by ???

    Training for:

    Women's 1/2 Marathon St. Pete FL 11/21/10

    Disney Marathon 1/9/11


    Help find a cure for blood cancers, support Team in Training!

    http://pages.teamintraining.org/ncfl/wdw11/eschmidt

  • skatinrn Amateur 12 posts since
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    12. Oct 7, 2010 7:45 AM (in response to TartiePants)
    Re: Any 200+lb walkers out there?

    TnT does not lie. It is possible to go from zero walking to 26.2 miles.

    I clearly remember being very discouraged in Honolulu. A pack of about 30 young, trim, light on their feet Japanese runners glided by us a the night before the race, My self eteem plummeted, I wished I could break a leg right then and there, so everyone would know I tried, but I wouldn't have to do the marathon. I was so afraid of failing. I tied to figure out how I would do it, because I knew I was slow. What got me through was I broke the race into 4 segments 6 1/2 miles each. (I tried the 1 miles x 26, but 26 was too much to count), I knew I could walk 6 1/2 miles, I trained three - 4 times a week at 6 1/2 miles, so I knew I could do it.So, I did. Slowly,  but who said it has to be fast?

     

    What I didn't anticipate with TnT was the time commitment-fundraising time as well as training time. Remember, that was before easy access websites. It was all raised snail-mail.\\Good luck

  • skatinrn Amateur 12 posts since
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    13. Oct 7, 2010 7:51 AM (in response to TartiePants)
    Re: Any 200+lb walkers out there?

    P.S. If you see a $25 tnt donation from a name you don't recognize, and an address in Ca you don't know, it's from me. I know what you are going though-enjoy the pourney and every blister is a medal of honor.

  • scrappin gal Rookie 2 posts since
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    14. Oct 8, 2010 9:45 PM (in response to lcunningham8332)
    Re: Any 200+lb walkers out there?

    Hi...I'm at 228 and walk quite a bit.  I'm about ready to do a 5K tomorrow, actually.  I've done 3 half marathons, but that was several years ago and when I was under 200 lbs.  I'm looking for some friends who are in the same boat as I am and enjoy walking.  Those of you who are training for a marathon~ WOW!! I think that's amazing!  I was always so tired after doing the 13 miles, I can't even imagine doing the marathon.  What is te C25K?  Just did the Susan G Komen 5K a couple of weeks ago.  Since I'm in southern California, I don't have to worry about cold weather too much~ just the opposite.  It's supposed to be close to 90 tomorrow.  Take care, all... keep plugging away! 

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