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  • flamomof3 Legend 1,927 posts since
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    5,505. Jan 7, 2011 4:26 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Hello Everyone, I ran for an Hour today and covered 5 miles without stopping.( still can't belive it)  I'm going to do Hal Higdons Half Marathon,  I like the plan and hope I can increase my distance every week

  • Bree Bacon Rookie 3 posts since
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    5,506. Jan 7, 2011 12:28 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Hello everyone. I started the C25k program today for the second time (I stopped after week 1 due to do the holidays and discouragement from a doctor the first time around). I'm 5'3 and my weight fluctuates from 197-204. My primary goal is to become an avid runner. I love the way I feel after a run. I'm hoping some of the weight will slowly fall off as I keep running. Has anyone experience back pain with running? I was told by my doctor that I'm too "fat" to be running and that's the cause of the back pain.

  • Travis Colby Pro 193 posts since
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    5,508. Jan 7, 2011 12:38 PM (in response to Bree Bacon)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    @Sailor - My doctor told me the same thing a year ago, so I fired him and got a new doctor who happens to also be a marathon runner.  Amazingly he is much more supportive of my running than my old Doc . . .

     

    As far as the back pain goes, I had that creep up on me a while ago.  To deal with the lower back pain, I added some core work (i.e. sit-ups) to my workout week and the strengthened core helped the back pain go away.  That took care of the lower back pain, but every now and again I still get some upper back/ shoulder pain and that is due to me holding my arms in too tight when I run.  If I make an effort to relax my arms a little on the runs that pain goes away too.





    11 month.jpg

    -Travis C.

    http://finallyairborne.blogspot.com

    From 325 pounds to a marathoner in less than a year

    First Marathon: 12/5/10 - 4:35:34

    5K PR - 22:28

    10K PR - 48:35

    Half Marathon PR - 1:52:18

    Marathon PR - 4:32:05

    Next Race - Seattle Marathon, 6/25/11

    Upcoming races:

    11 Rock and Roll Marathon events in 2011

    Ironman Coeur d'Alene in 2012

  • Bree Bacon Rookie 3 posts since
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    5,509. Jan 7, 2011 12:55 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Thanks for the encouragement. Unfortunately I can't fire my doctor. My husband is in the Navy so I have the privilege of military doctors.

     

    @WideGuy I will look into your suggestion. Do you think the fact that I have no arch will effect how I land my foot?

     

    @Travis I guess I will look into adding core workouts to my regimen. I was hoping to focus on running only the first 6 weeks, but maybe it's best if I add a little variety.

     

    One more question...is it ok to run everyday in the beginning. I really LOVE my runs. I have a history of depression and I swear the world just seems better after a run.

  • Trishinator Legend 234 posts since
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    5,510. Jan 7, 2011 1:09 PM (in response to Bree Bacon)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    @Sailor - first off, I agree with Wideguy and Travis - sounds like time to can your doctor!  Some doctors seem to have weird prejudices.  If a 400+ lb person on the Biggest Loser can run, you can run too!

     

    One thing that I have found that helped keep my back from hurting came from advice from my previous personal trainer.  She taught me to run with my shoulders pulled back and my hips tilted forward.  It forces you to stabilize your core a lot more when you run.  I don't have too many back problems.

     

    I'd say run when it feels good and walk when it doesn't.  Just make sure to listen to your body and don't burn yourself out.





    C25K Graduate - 5/22/10, Started over 1/3/12

    One Hour Runner Graduate - 7/30/10

    Nike + id: tjkness

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    9/26/10 - 5K at the Lake Tahoe Marathon - 47:47

  • NCHulk Legend 247 posts since
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    5,511. Jan 7, 2011 1:10 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Greg - Great Job!!! I hope to be there soon.

     

    Collette and Andrea and jg - This is a great place to get inspiration. Welcome!

     

    Maria - Way to go, keep up the good work!

     

    SailorWifey - I agree find a new doctor...

     

    BBL - Sending you Foot Fairies to help get through...

     

    Travis - Hip Fairies?

     

    Kt - Welcome back

     

    Yesterday's run was soo good.  Really!  I was with my son and we were just going along. Nothing hurt, My legs didn't feel like they were going to fall off. I actually felt good when we were done.  So I was excited to go to the gym today.  Well I think I sabotaged myself. It was going to be a short 2 mile run because tomorrow I supposed to do 5 miles.  I did the 2 miles but I sped up the pace. So it didn't "feel" as good as yesterday. Then off to the pool. We are supposed to get some snow here In NC, so tomorrow may be an indoor run too.  We'll see.

     

    Travis - You may have answerd tis already.  Are you swimming in open water or in a pool?





    Arthur

    "It does not get easier... you get stronger"

    "Once I decided quitting wasn't an option, the rest was easy." - Michele

    HARD WORK - DEDICATION!!!

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,927 posts since
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    5,512. Jan 7, 2011 1:20 PM (in response to NCHulk)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Thanks!

  • Travis Colby Pro 193 posts since
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    5,513. Jan 7, 2011 1:25 PM (in response to NCHulk)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    NCHulk wrote:

     

     

    BBL - Sending you Foot Fairies to help get through...

     

    Travis - Hip Fairies?

     

     

    Travis - You may have answerd tis already.  Are you swimming in open water or in a pool?

     


    Uhhhhh . . . . Dont really know how to answer that first one!

     

    As far as the swim goes, I was in a heated pool (25 meter) and did 80 laps (80x25 = 2000 meters = 1.2427 miles) and did not push off the wall on the turn arounds to try to get a time closer to what I would actually get in open water.  Still not the same and I will be swimming in open water before my half Ironman and Full Ironman, but for training right now that is what I can do.

     

    @Snow - running every day might set you up for injury, so be careful and listen to your body.  Right now I only run 3 to 4 times a week and I know my body can't really take more yet.  Trish's advice on running posture is also great advice.  When I started running I would put in 30 minutes on a treadmill Monday through Friday, running only a minute or two before I had to slow to a walk to catch my breath before running again.  Some days I knew my knees were over stressed, so I "hiked" a treadmill walk at 15% incline.  No matter how often you run, always listen to your body to try and avoid injury.  An injured runner is not a happy runner!





    11 month.jpg

    -Travis C.

    http://finallyairborne.blogspot.com

    From 325 pounds to a marathoner in less than a year

    First Marathon: 12/5/10 - 4:35:34

    5K PR - 22:28

    10K PR - 48:35

    Half Marathon PR - 1:52:18

    Marathon PR - 4:32:05

    Next Race - Seattle Marathon, 6/25/11

    Upcoming races:

    11 Rock and Roll Marathon events in 2011

    Ironman Coeur d'Alene in 2012

  • RunKerryRun Amateur 34 posts since
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    5,514. Jan 7, 2011 4:23 PM (in response to flamomof3)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Way to go. That is my next step after week 8 and week 9. I finished w7d3 today.





    Kerry

    10/9 Reston, VA Great Pumpkin 5k - 1st 5k EVER 35:32          11/21 Wounded Warrior 5k XC 36:49  1st EVER Cross-Country Event

    11/25 Nags Head, NC Gobbler 5k 34:20 (Un-official timing)        12/4 Rockville, MD Santa Shuffle 5k 32:20

    12/31 Ashburn, VA Ringing in Hope 3k with daughter 28:32       1/1/2011 Reston, VA New Year's Day 5k 30:38

    1/19/11 George Washington B-Day 10k 1:03:23

    Up - and Coming Events

    3/6 Reston, VA Run for Haiti 5k                                                3/20 Reston, VA 10 Miler

    3/26 MCM Series Irish Sprint 10k                                             4/3 Cherry Blossom 10 Miler

    5/15 MCM Series Historic Half-Marathon                                   6/11/2011 MCM Runamuck


    C25K Grad: 7 Feb 2011

    Hal's Half-Marathon

    W 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

    D 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • mnova1 Rookie 7 posts since
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    5,515. Jan 7, 2011 5:22 PM (in response to jglover1960)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    You'll do it!!!  Faithfulness to your plan is paying off and will continue to do so!  I'm new to this site as of today and it's a very inspirational site for people.

  • mnova1 Rookie 7 posts since
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    5,516. Jan 7, 2011 5:32 PM (in response to Bree Bacon)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    I am 6' and 255 lbs., after a 15 lb. gain since jogging and hiking more in 2010.  Back to serious business.  Have you ever seen the book on "Chi running"?  That helped me in 2010 because it seemed I went from one injury to another.  I live in Colorado and ran(jogged and hiked) the Garden of the Gods 10-miler in June.  Also, the 12k Summer Roundup.  These were done with a bad ankle but if you can train with the "Chi running" method it helps but it is hard to get used to.  It goes against everything I've ever known about running.  I'll bet if you incorporate more walking with running the "Chi running" style you'll be fine.  Also, and very important for follow-up is stretch.  Again, be careful.  I mostly use my ball for stretching.

  • mnova1 Rookie 7 posts since
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    5,517. Jan 7, 2011 5:40 PM (in response to Travis Colby)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Congratulations!!!!!  I'm 6' and 255 and started jogging and hiking in 2010.  Mostly a bike rider.  I want to get to 210 lbs. for the Garden of the Gods 10-miler this year.  Last year, 2:01.  Beautiful run, but pretty tough being in Manitou Springs, CO.  I'm aiming for the American Discovery Trail 1/2 over Labor day weekend.  Did the 12k Summer Roundup in '10 but skipping it this year along with the Pikes Peak Ascent(Brutal--7815 ft. of vertical gain).  This year I'm climbing Mt. Evans on my bike for a change up between my two running races.  Keep going.  I'm going for 210 lbs. for the Garden of the Gods so I've got some work to do.  I really don't know how I'd feel if I even got to 220 like you.

  • Gravity06 Pro 102 posts since
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    5,518. Jan 7, 2011 7:17 PM (in response to Trishinator)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Trishinator wrote:

     

    @Sailor - first off, I agree with Wideguy and Travis - sounds like time to can your doctor!  Some doctors seem to have weird prejudices.  If a 400+ lb person on the Biggest Loser can run, you can run too!

     

     

    Thing is, the idea is to run without either (a) vomiting or (b) passing out (you're not accomplishing much of anything if you're passed out on the course).

     

     

     

     

     

    LISTEN ... TO ... YOUR ... BODY.  Several contestants on TBL have had to go to the hospital b/c the show pushed them too far, too fast and they hurt themselves.





    ~Liz~

    Started Walking March 2009

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    2010 Gasparilla 5K Fun Walk (1:17:09)

    2010 AFLAC Iron Girl Clearwater 5K Run/Walk, (1:14:10)

    2010 Miles For Hope 5K -- Clearwater (1:22:14) (Oh, that bridge!)

    2011 Gasparilla 5+3K, (2:03:18)

    2012 Gasparilla 5K Fun Walk, 3/3/12


  • flamomof3 Legend 1,927 posts since
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    5,519. Jan 7, 2011 7:40 PM (in response to RunKerryRun)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Starting Hal Higdons 1/2 Marathon Training 1/10/2011

     

     

    Maybe you can join us over there too!

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