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  • Wayna72 Pro 113 posts since
    Aug 27, 2009
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    465. Oct 19, 2010 4:54 PM (in response to SHH4E)
    Re: Any other slow, overweight newbie triathletes?

    just an update on packrat he is doing his second 5k this weekend with me(the gf) I am excited for him... we were running the other day he said "I like the up hill better then the down hill! what ? I said that?" he has come a long way from a year ago.... I am very proud of him.

     

    Keep up the great work!!!





    Wayna

    Will Run 4 Food 5k-56mins (first 5k) 6/5/10
    Walk for Life/Run for Adoptions 9/18/10 51:56
    John 3:16 run 5k 52:57 mins chip time. (all hills) 10/23/10
    Steps for sucess on Route 66 11/22/10 51:09
    Poker Run 2/11 no time
    St Patrick 5K 52mins 3/12/11
    YWCA Race againest Racism 48 min 4/30/11
    Run to the Sun 45:32 9/5/2011
    Route 66 1/2 marathon 11/11 3:43
    Aquarium Run 4/12 3:33
    Tulsa Run 15k 2:22
    Route 66 Marathon. 11/18

  • SHH4E Expert 58 posts since
    Feb 4, 2010
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    466. Oct 19, 2010 5:20 PM (in response to Wayna72)
    Re: Any other slow, overweight newbie triathletes?

    Thanks Wayna, you too! keep up good work. you guys are doing great, you should be proud!  Rita





    Bills Beer Run,  Nokomis Beach FL  10/31/10   5miles    50:23

    Sharks Siesta Key Triathlon, Sarasota FL  10/3/10  (0.5m swim,13m bike, 5K)  1:48:51

    Tropical Splash H2Open, Siesta Key, Sarasota FL    1K open water swim 10/2/10   29:28

    Venice FL Triathlon  9/4/10   (0.25mile swim,8mile bike, 5k)  1:25:09                

    Mack Cycle Triathlon 8/15/10   (0.25 mile swim,10mile bike, 5k), Miami FL  1:29:59   

    Inaugural Shark Tooth 10k,  4/10/10Venice FL   1:08:17

    Sarasota FL Half Marathon   March 14 2010    2:38:16

    Oscar Sherer 5k, Osprey FL  2/20/10    33:39

    Ringling Bridge Run, Sarasota FL  1/23/10   4miles   44:49  (First Race Ever!)


  • Packratt Expert 47 posts since
    Jun 11, 2010
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    467. Oct 24, 2010 8:14 PM (in response to Wayna72)
    Re: Any other slow, overweight newbie triathletes?

    Ladies and gentlemen, Beautiful, hard-working AND humble!  She doesn't say how hard she works!  After Wayna's first 5k back in June, it took her a long time to recover.  But it has only been about 5 weeks since her last 5k this time and she's running strong!  She is a great partner who helps keep me motivated and keeps me smiling through even my worst days.  And I am so proud of her performance today.  That was a tough course.

     

    Ok All, just a quick note to let ya'll know that I will have a race report coming in the next few days!  I ran the John 3:16 Mission 5k today and had just an awesome experience with it.  I completed it in a great time (for me) and got some great support along the way.  Wayna came back after her run and found me back on the course and finished with me.  And a friend from church who was also running the 5k did, as well.  But the most unexpected support I got was when these 2 local guys came up... they have names some of ya'll might recognize...  Danny Cahill and Sean Algaier... from The Biggest Loser!  Having these guys finish the race with me was such an overwhelming thing.  It was truly a blessing!

     

    Danny Sean Wayna and I.jpg

    And yes, it was a bit weird, us having numbers 1 and 2... Weird, but kewl!!





    Will Run 4 Food Fun Run (first run) - 1k-(19:46)  5Jun2010 472# | Tulsa Zoo Run 5k (first 5k - 1:34:38) -  2Oct2010 450# | John 3:16 Mission 5k (1:32:15) PR - 23 October 2010 448# | Run Into The New Year 5k (1:11:57) PR - 31 December 2010 427#

    UHC 2011 Indoor Triathlon - 13Feb2011 10 Min S - 291 meters, 30 Min B - 4.57 miles, 20 Min R - 0.96 miles. 

    - Total points accumulated was 113.2. Placed 3rd in Age Group: 40-49. 426#.

    Chili Day Indoor Triathlon - Mar 2011 S 300 yds(10:38 including T1), B 8 mi(22:02), R 2 mi(44:55) (Total Time 1:17:35) 426#

    St. Paddy's Day 5k 12 March 2011 (1:14:31) 425# | Race Against Racism 5k  30April

  • Fit4mee Expert 58 posts since
    Feb 16, 2010

    Packratt-  Congrats on your 5K and what a treat that was with the Biggest Loser guys!!  The BL was one of the reasons I started running back in February...I thought if they could do it being overweight, maybe I could too.

     

    Jo Ann-  Thanks so much for your inspiration. I've told many people in my life about you and triathloning....and that it inspired me to sign up for one (plus the book the Slow, Fat, Triathlete!).

     

    I can say after today....I am a TRIATHLETE!!   I had a great time in my first sprint tri.  Met lots of great people....all shapes, sizes, and stories!  I had a fantastic time swimming, a blast on the bike (although the hills were killers!).....but I totally bonked on some of the run.   I'm not sure what happened.  I know it wasn't mental....it was just physically my legs said that they'd had enough!  I don't think I've found the right "fuel" yet during. I'm not going to dwell on that though right now. 

     

    Anyway, I just wanted to stop by and say thanks for being here!

     

    Gail 

     





  • Sophile Amateur 10 posts since
    Sep 9, 2009
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    470. Oct 25, 2010 11:34 AM (in response to Fit4mee)
    Re: Any other slow, overweight newbie triathletes?

       Gail, congratulations. Exhilarating isn't it? Now, doesn't "IT" make sense - all of the "senseless torture and hardship, imposed upon oneself." People think triathletes are crazy. Sometimes I think triathletes think others (who don't tri/y) are the crazy ones, for NOT listening to their bodies natural yearning for activity and competition. Pushing oneself, at least somewhat, seems to be a natural, evolutionary prerogative. I'm glad to hear things went 'swimmingly', but I wanted to help you avoid trying to fix something that wasn't necessarily broken. The mental/physical aspect is great, since it is usually the mental aspect that breaks most people. Your body will adjust to the physical rigors.

       Now, I'M NOT SAYING THAT NUTRITION ISN'T IMPORTANT (for any athletic endeavor). BUT, while the half Ironman and Ironman distances obviously take much preparation for providing nutrition for the 'bio-machine', and olympic's depend heavily on how/when the fuel is absorbed and utilized, sprint's are less dependent on re-fueling [In-situ], as much of the necessary fuel can be provided by glycogen stores. These can be stored a day or two before the event. Some people like to 'carbo-load' the night before, but some people with sensitive constitutions might find this intrusive. Again, NOT that you shouldn't do gels or drinks during, but it IS a tendency in sprint's to 'over-do' the fueling. I've super-loaded on the bike (gels, -ade, etc.), only to begin the run with a 'puke-fest'! My stomach couldn't quite handle the excessive nutrition.

       Plus, a hint on the hills: I often try to 'map out' the courses, when planning out potential training routes. For instance, if an upcoming race has a bike portion at X distance, with serious hills at ~1/3 and ~2/3, I map out a route at distance X, and use my general knowledge of nearby hills to slip in reasonable facsimiles of those hills (similar grade and length), at the appropriate part of that leg/ride (~1/3 and ~2/3), thereby mimicking those hills and preparing my muscles for the peaks and valleys.  

     

    P.S. Once again, Grady rushing in with WAY MORE than his two cents. Sorry. Altruistic tendencies are SO unmanly, yeah?(j/k) Good luck, Gail.

     

    Sincerely,

       Grady

  • Fit4mee Expert 58 posts since
    Feb 16, 2010
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    472. Oct 27, 2010 10:23 AM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: Any other slow, overweight newbie triathletes?

    Grady and Jo Ann....thanks to both of you for your input!

     

    I'll pick Door Number One.....training inadequately!   I had been biking on hills and switched the last couple of weeks before my tri to a flat terrain mainly for the logistics of NO TRAFFIC!  (A lot more details on that decision but I'll spare you.)   Although I could work more on speed, getting rid of the hill training too early didn't help my legs in the actual race.   Did I tell you I still had a blast??      The comment about not fueling right was exactly what Grady said....I did one too many gel packs, etc. and it gave me a stomach ache.  Although I thought I did pretty good ignoring it, the fleeting thought when I started my run was that I would probably feel better if I COULD throw up!  HA!!   My run was still at a 12 min. pace and for me that was like when I started running this past February.  I'll take it.  There were eleven women in my age group and I came in 3rd in swimming, 4th in the bike, and 9th in the run.  Overall, 5th outta 11.  For my first tri (TRY), I was overjoyed!!

     

    Here was an article I found about lactic acid I thought interesting.   http://www.time-to-run.com/theabc/lactic.htm

     

    later,

    gail 





  • KurtinSC Pro 126 posts since
    Nov 23, 2009

    My run "bonk" was less about the stringing together of events and more about general running issues.

     

    For the months before my tri, I couldn't string together much of a running schedule.  I was constantly plagued by shin splints that would kick in after 2 miles and completely hobble me.  When I did bricks, they'd come in after a mile.  I'd be okay cardio-wise... but I just couldn't run through the pain.

     

    I tried all sorts of different techniques to adjust my stride.  I would stretch for long periods.  But it was very rare that I'd be able to run without the shin splint issue.  It would happen occasionally... and I'd be able to go for 5-6 miles... but it was very rare.  And of course during my triathlon it happened again.  That was one thing that kept me from entering a second race this past summer.

     

    Now during that training I wasn't losing weight... because I still was eating whatever I liked.  Over the past few months though I've lost about 15 pounds (and counting).  I've kept up with the biking and swam some during that period, but no running.  Diet changes probably accounted for the majority of the weight loss.  The past few weeks I've started running again... and no shin splints.  So it appears my problem the whole time wasn't with my stride or technique... it was simply too much weight pounding down on the pavement repeatedly.

     

    I'm getting excited again... signing up for running events over the winter to get ready for a spring tri.

  • Packratt Expert 47 posts since
    Jun 11, 2010
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    474. Oct 28, 2010 3:31 PM (in response to Fit4mee)
    Re: Any other slow, overweight newbie triathletes?

    Thanks everyone for the great words!  Saturday was a blast and amazing things happened.  I will tell all in a seperate post.  I want to say contrats to Gail!  WOOHOO!!!  And Kurt, Glad to hear your back in it!

     

    Now, an apology.  I have not posted my race report as promised because Sunday night, I ended up having a severe gall bladder attack.  Didn't even know what it was at the time.  When the symptoms hadn't let up for 7 hours, I ended up in the ER.  Later Monday morning, they told me that my gall bladder was full of stones and would have to be removed.  So they admitted me to the hospital and on Tuesday afternoon, I underwent surgery to have the gall bladder, Stones and all (I never even knew Mick Jagger and company were in there...) removed.  Alas, this has put a dent in my training, but I will not be disuaded so easily.  I was released from the hospital yesterday and later today, I am going for a short session with the treadmill and see just how I tolerate it.  I am hoping to be even better by this time next week and back to full training in 2.

     

    I really feel like it is time for me to step up my training, I did not feel like I was even close to where I wanted to be before the race on Saturday.  And I am getting a little sick and tired of turning in times over an hour.  It's time to get serious.  Anyway, race report later tonight.  Sorry for the delay.





    Will Run 4 Food Fun Run (first run) - 1k-(19:46)  5Jun2010 472# | Tulsa Zoo Run 5k (first 5k - 1:34:38) -  2Oct2010 450# | John 3:16 Mission 5k (1:32:15) PR - 23 October 2010 448# | Run Into The New Year 5k (1:11:57) PR - 31 December 2010 427#

    UHC 2011 Indoor Triathlon - 13Feb2011 10 Min S - 291 meters, 30 Min B - 4.57 miles, 20 Min R - 0.96 miles. 

    - Total points accumulated was 113.2. Placed 3rd in Age Group: 40-49. 426#.

    Chili Day Indoor Triathlon - Mar 2011 S 300 yds(10:38 including T1), B 8 mi(22:02), R 2 mi(44:55) (Total Time 1:17:35) 426#

    St. Paddy's Day 5k 12 March 2011 (1:14:31) 425# | Race Against Racism 5k  30April

  • SHH4E Expert 58 posts since
    Feb 4, 2010
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    475. Oct 30, 2010 12:34 PM (in response to Packratt)
    Re: Any other slow, overweight newbie triathletes?

    Hope you feel better soon Packratt, keep up great work...congrats to Gail! and to all others in training/racing!  Love to hear everyone's stories...so inspiring!  Rita





    Bills Beer Run,  Nokomis Beach FL  10/31/10   5miles    50:23

    Sharks Siesta Key Triathlon, Sarasota FL  10/3/10  (0.5m swim,13m bike, 5K)  1:48:51

    Tropical Splash H2Open, Siesta Key, Sarasota FL    1K open water swim 10/2/10   29:28

    Venice FL Triathlon  9/4/10   (0.25mile swim,8mile bike, 5k)  1:25:09                

    Mack Cycle Triathlon 8/15/10   (0.25 mile swim,10mile bike, 5k), Miami FL  1:29:59   

    Inaugural Shark Tooth 10k,  4/10/10Venice FL   1:08:17

    Sarasota FL Half Marathon   March 14 2010    2:38:16

    Oscar Sherer 5k, Osprey FL  2/20/10    33:39

    Ringling Bridge Run, Sarasota FL  1/23/10   4miles   44:49  (First Race Ever!)


  • Moriates Legend 297 posts since
    Jul 19, 2008

    I was reading through the tread and I have to say, everyone is truly inspirational.

     

    Gret job ot everyone and keep on moving.





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  • Talmerian Rookie 4 posts since
    May 22, 2010

    I fit the description of the original post. Although the overweightyness has gone down since I started training for my first triathlon on October 10th 2010 (215# - 205#). That tri was canceled however and I was amazed at how quickly I cancelled my training! I managed a 5K on October 3rd. After that I was simply not working out at all. My girlfriend, and workout partner, and I discovered that with no goal, we will remain sleeping in and ignore our need to work out. Now we have decided to map out events, a 5K, a 10K, a Triathlon and then a warrior dash. We have just started running again, solo and together. Tri training starts the week after the next 5K! I can't wait to compete in my first!





    1st 5K: AIDS Walk Phoenix & 5K Run, October 3, 2010 - 35m 44s

    1st Triathlon: PBR Urban Dirt Triathlon, October 10, 2010 - CANCELLED

    2nd 5K: New Balance Girls on the Run 5K, December 12, 2010

    1st 10K: Run, Walk, Roll 5K/10K, January 08, 2011

    1st Triathlon: The 4th Annual JCC Scottsdale Spring Adult & Youth & Relay Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon, February 27th, 2011

    Warrior Dash: April 30th 2011.

  • SHH4E Expert 58 posts since
    Feb 4, 2010
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    478. Nov 3, 2010 6:20 PM (in response to Talmerian)
    Re: Any other slow, overweight newbie triathletes?

    Keep on Training Talmarian..Just imagine how great it will be when you cross the finish line in your first Triathlon! Its awesome and so worth it...Rock on!





    Bills Beer Run,  Nokomis Beach FL  10/31/10   5miles    50:23

    Sharks Siesta Key Triathlon, Sarasota FL  10/3/10  (0.5m swim,13m bike, 5K)  1:48:51

    Tropical Splash H2Open, Siesta Key, Sarasota FL    1K open water swim 10/2/10   29:28

    Venice FL Triathlon  9/4/10   (0.25mile swim,8mile bike, 5k)  1:25:09                

    Mack Cycle Triathlon 8/15/10   (0.25 mile swim,10mile bike, 5k), Miami FL  1:29:59   

    Inaugural Shark Tooth 10k,  4/10/10Venice FL   1:08:17

    Sarasota FL Half Marathon   March 14 2010    2:38:16

    Oscar Sherer 5k, Osprey FL  2/20/10    33:39

    Ringling Bridge Run, Sarasota FL  1/23/10   4miles   44:49  (First Race Ever!)


  • MCook1 Rookie 6 posts since
    May 18, 2010
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    479. Nov 4, 2010 12:22 AM (in response to SHH4E)
    Re: Any other slow, overweight newbie triathletes?

    Hey  Guys and Gals

    I just wanted to say thank you. Everyone has been an abundant source of inspiration.

     

    This year was my first year of being active in almost 10 years. With your inspiration I was able to do two charity bike rides, a mini-triatholon, a 10-k run, and attempted a marathon (Cape Cod Marathon, I was only able to get to 15 miles).

     

    Pakrat Thank You for sharing your photos, your results, and your accomplishments. I'm glad to hear that you are doing okay after being in the hospital. I hope your recovery is quick!

     

    For Everyone who is struggling with weight loss, and think that they can't do it remember it is extremely tough but not impossible. YOU CAN MAKE YOUR GOAL, YOU WILL MAKE YOUR GOAL!

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