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  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    To all of our new folks, please ignore the jerk who keeps posting demeaning comments.  Must have nothing better to do in his life except bully.  All of us here who are penguins know the tough persistence it takes to keep going.  Don't let him mess with your head.

     

    After a warm (60), windy and rainy yesterday, it is now 34 deg w chance of snow flurries and windy still.  There is minor flooding at the golf course where we are staying near Gatlinburg.  I've been running the cart paths, very slowly, but today there may be too much debris from the storm on the path.  I've got a 5K on Sat but have not been able to do any fast work at all this week.  I had hoped to golf today or tomorrow, but it may be closed cause of damage.





    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

  • GunthorTM Pro 190 posts since
    Aug 8, 2010
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    781. Dec 1, 2010 6:47 AM (in response to SloMo2)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    SloMo2 wrote:

     

     

    What is this C25k training program that everyone is talking about, and where is the link to it, so I can see the training program?


    @SloMo2- C25K is the Couch to 5K plan, if you click on the Training tab at the top of the screen, there is a link to the program.  It is a 9 week plan that incorporates walk and run intervals to build up to being able to run a 5K.





    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

  • SteveBikeRun Legend 455 posts since
    Aug 3, 2010
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    782. Dec 1, 2010 7:43 AM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    JoAnn:  My wife and I can't travel during the winter because she works during income tax filing season, but the Country Music Marathon at the end of April might be a good trip.  I'll mention it to her.  She's not a runner, but we want to do some trips next year and we've never visited Tennessee.

     

    We're having our first snow flurries/showers here in NE Illinois today as I write this on Wednesday morning, with temps in the upper 20s.  We're having our weekly club training run tonight.  I hope it's not too windy.





    --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)

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,927 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    783. Dec 1, 2010 9:12 AM (in response to Wayna72)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    It was cold and windy this morning.  I ate an apple before walking 3 miles.

  • Dee4279 Rookie 3 posts since
    Nov 30, 2010
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    784. Dec 1, 2010 9:56 AM (in response to happybarb)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Yes, it's the Madison Crazy Legs. My mistake though, it's an 8k. It's a good thing that I've stepped up my daily two mile run to a three mile run. Last year's race was in April. Wasn't it?

  • hkittyv Amateur 32 posts since
    Sep 14, 2010
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    785. Dec 1, 2010 12:37 PM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    I haven't posted in a while, but have been reading on occasions.  I'm kinda glad I missed the mean people, cause this thread is so encouraging.

    I love the posts about "fueling-up".  I took some Lorna Doons to my 10k - big mistake for a mouth breather as the dry crumbs almost went down my wind pipe!!

    Note to self - no dry cookies while running.





    My first 5k ever - Memorial Hospital Run - 9/18/10 35:40

    My first 10 k ever - Race to Cure Lymphoma - 10/30/10 1:12:? ish

    plans:  half marathon somewhere this spring, and Disney Marathon 2012

    "Things you can never get back:  time, opportunity and spoken words, please use carefully"

  • travelnatrn Rookie 6 posts since
    Oct 17, 2010
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    786. Dec 1, 2010 12:39 PM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    I agree miss Jasmine. I cant find the young man's last remarks. I assume it was a young man because he obviously lacks the life experience to realize that people have stories. so the next slow runner he makes fun of my have been the recent or ongoing cancer survivor, or the other guy who  recently went through heart bypass surgery, or the wife running may have spent the last 20 years taking care of a family, putting their needs ahead of her own. or the slow guy i recently ran with was a 24 year old marine who was tired and finally home after 3 tours in Iraq. so back to running, i see you mentioned country music marathon that looks interesting. did you see the women's diva 1/2 marathon in honolulu 4/17 looks like alot of fun!!

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,927 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    787. Dec 1, 2010 1:37 PM (in response to hkittyv)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    It's going to get cold tonight..29 I will be doing sprints tomorrow with a friend so I hope it warms up

  • willwrite4chocolate Pro 124 posts since
    Aug 1, 2010
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    788. Dec 1, 2010 1:49 PM (in response to flamomof3)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Good luck with the sprints, Maria. Those should help warm you up. Where do you do the sprints? Do you have a track you can go to? A lot of the central Ohio high school tracks have locked their gates and I haven't been able to find a good outdoor track to use. I suppose I could find an indoor one that has mileage marked.

     

    We had our first snow today in C-Bus. I took Mr. Dawg out for a very chilly short walk. That's the first time we've been out since the Turkey Trot. This head and chest cold is really hanging onto my body. I want to run, but not until my body can take it. I'm still congested. I guess the road will be there for me when my body is ready.

     

    Happy running everyone!





    ~ Nita

  • willwrite4chocolate Pro 124 posts since
    Aug 1, 2010
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    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    willwrite4chocolat DID NOT write:


    Jasmine how are you..

     

    etc.


    Our lovely troll has taken it to a new level and created a username "willwrite4chocolatee" which, since active.com truncates names appears as "willwrite4chocolat." He also copied my profile photo.

     

    I guess he/she does not like it when people report him/her for abuse or when a legitimate member of a thread suggests that other people do the same. I will continue to report him/her for abuse and hope others will diligently do the same.





    ~ Nita

  • Sunrunner719 Amateur 35 posts since
    Nov 8, 2010
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    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    I noticed that myself, and was just going to say, that the mean post was not yours. You can tell, the account was started today, and the last word has an extra "e" at the end. Dont be fooled. I dont understand what these people derive from cruelty? I really dont.  I too, have reported them both. Is there an "ignore" button?





    I discovered I scream the same way whether I'm about to be devoured by a great white shark or if a piece of seaweed touches my foot.

    definition of running: To move swiftly on foot so that both feet leave the ground during each stride.

    9/18/10 Graduate C25k

    10/2/10 Run For Courage 5k time 47.18

    11/6/10 Run for Safe Haven 5k  time 45.00

    2/12/11 Valentine Run 2011 4 miles 58:10

  • RobinfromMaine Pro 162 posts since
    Dec 6, 2008
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    791. Dec 1, 2010 2:21 PM (in response to Sunrunner719)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    The troll keeps creating new accounts, so reporting harrassment is the way to go. In the meantime, we don't need buttons to ignore trolls -- just report the abuse, and post about the important things as usual. 

     

     

    Robin

  • Sunrunner719 Amateur 35 posts since
    Nov 8, 2010
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    792. Dec 1, 2010 2:30 PM (in response to RobinfromMaine)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Smiles in self satisfaction as she sees their cruel posts being systematically removed... Thank you Admin!!!





    I discovered I scream the same way whether I'm about to be devoured by a great white shark or if a piece of seaweed touches my foot.

    definition of running: To move swiftly on foot so that both feet leave the ground during each stride.

    9/18/10 Graduate C25k

    10/2/10 Run For Courage 5k time 47.18

    11/6/10 Run for Safe Haven 5k  time 45.00

    2/12/11 Valentine Run 2011 4 miles 58:10

  • Slow Running Pro 66 posts since
    Apr 18, 2010
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    793. Dec 1, 2010 2:46 PM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    It's very cold today but I ran 7 miles and enjoyed the snow falling around me.

  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    794. Dec 1, 2010 2:52 PM (in response to travelnatrn)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Country Music is full & half marathon in Nashville.  Don't do either if it is your first because Nashville has LOTS of hills!!  I did Women's HM in Nashville as my first and it was a big challenge. I did one 2 wks ago (still over 3 hrs) and my next HM is in Birmingham mid-February.

     

    They just published the IronGirl schedule for next year (http://www.irongirl.com/Events.htm#axzz16u0seauB) and they moved my Atlanta triathlon from end of June to mid-May.  ARGGGH!  That rearranges my schedule for next year!

     

    After the storm last night here nr the Smokies, it was spitting "snow" but nothing accumulated.  Went for a chilling "run" up a nearby mild hill but very slowly.  The right knee is still having issues, so I think I'll let it rest until Sat's race.

     

    I will probably only stick w HM's for a while, until I get my time down to a reasonable level.  I mean, I know I could train and build up to a marathon distance, but I just don't want to be out there for 6-7 hrs.  There are still plenty of beautiful places with HMs that I could go to.





    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

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