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  • SnackerChris Pro 163 posts since
    Dec 8, 2010
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    5,685. Jan 18, 2011 7:26 AM (in response to Travis Colby)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    @Travis Thanks for sharing that recap!  Rest that hip and enjoy the accomplishment!  You will be back at it in no time at all!





    FLIP THE SWITCH! If I can lose 130 pounds in a year without pills or surgeries or food programs, so can you!

    Snacks All The Weigh Down

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    Began 2010 @ 325lbs - Never even ran to dinner EVER before!

    Started C25K Sept/2010 (239 lbs) - Graduated Nov/2010 (216 lbs)

    First Official 5K - Frosty 5K 12/11/2010 - 25:57.8 (211 lbs)

    Living for Zachary Heart Run 5K - 10/22/2011 - 22:34 (202 lbs) PR

    Salute American Heroes 10K - 11/12/2011 - 47:48 (202 lbs) PR

    Dallas White Rock Half Marathon - 12/4/2011 - 1:57:39 (202 lbs)

    Leaping Leprechauns 15K - 3/10/2012 - 1:15:35 (210 lbs) PR

    Big D Half Martahon - 4/15/2012 - 1:57:51 (215 lbs - felt it) PR

    Cooper Summer Sprint Triathalon - 7/21/2012 - 25:18 on the 5K run piece (209 lbs)

  • Travis Colby Pro 193 posts since
    Jul 9, 2010
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    5,686. Jan 18, 2011 9:02 AM (in response to SnackerChris)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Thanks Chris.  I'm surprised to find the hip not hurting as bad today as it has been.  The rest of my body is another story, I can really feel the effects of holding my muscles to tight for so long trying to protect the hip on the marathon.  My whole body aches something fierce.

     

    I'm adding 3 more Rock n' Roll events this year to my schedule, they just debuted the "Rock Idol" medal for those who finish 10 events in a calendar year and I want it!  I'm thinking the next run will be Dallas (1/2 marathon) in the end of March.  Anyone want to join me there?





    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

  • SnackerChris Pro 163 posts since
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    5,687. Jan 18, 2011 9:12 AM (in response to Travis Colby)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    @Travis No comparison for sure but even when I have a little "hitch" I always end up with a back muscle issue or something from the overcompensation.   Throwing down the guantlet for Dallas!  ha!  My first half is mid February in North Dallas.   I will consider joining you for the RNR half...I have to think about it because of it being on a Sunday.  Still working on my internal struggle on the example that it sets for my kids to skip church for a sporting event, we do not let them do it!  :-)





    FLIP THE SWITCH! If I can lose 130 pounds in a year without pills or surgeries or food programs, so can you!

    Snacks All The Weigh Down

    ---

    Began 2010 @ 325lbs - Never even ran to dinner EVER before!

    Started C25K Sept/2010 (239 lbs) - Graduated Nov/2010 (216 lbs)

    First Official 5K - Frosty 5K 12/11/2010 - 25:57.8 (211 lbs)

    Living for Zachary Heart Run 5K - 10/22/2011 - 22:34 (202 lbs) PR

    Salute American Heroes 10K - 11/12/2011 - 47:48 (202 lbs) PR

    Dallas White Rock Half Marathon - 12/4/2011 - 1:57:39 (202 lbs)

    Leaping Leprechauns 15K - 3/10/2012 - 1:15:35 (210 lbs) PR

    Big D Half Martahon - 4/15/2012 - 1:57:51 (215 lbs - felt it) PR

    Cooper Summer Sprint Triathalon - 7/21/2012 - 25:18 on the 5K run piece (209 lbs)

  • musicteacher29 Pro 103 posts since
    Oct 3, 2010
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    5,688. Jan 18, 2011 9:24 AM (in response to Travis Colby)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Hi Travis,

     

    I read the complete story on your blog....you are a good writer- I could almost feel your pain with each step.  That's a wonderful point about the race being against yourself and ultimately you did win- whether the man on the plane would understand that makes no difference.

     

    Great work.  Now rest up and take care of yourself.

     

    -Kristine





    Rochambeau Ramble 5K- 10/16- 34:52

    Love Your Body 5K- 10/23- 33:04

    5 MILE Kent Pumpkin Run  - 10/31- 53:47

    5 Mile (4.75) EBAC Fall Challenge- 11/13- 50:12

    Hot Coco 5K 11/20-  32:28

    Sweetheart Run 5mile- 2/12/2011- (INJURED)

    Freihofer's Run for Women- 6/4/2011-

  • Jimmyangelino Pro 68 posts since
    Dec 27, 2010
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    5,689. Jan 18, 2011 10:24 AM (in response to revgum)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Rev--thanks for the encouragement- I will start the push up program- do you have a recommendation?

    Jillian and Katie-- you can do it! I'm an old fatty who is finding that htis program just gets you strong enough to do the next level. It is 5 hours since I finished W4D1 and none of my limbs have fallen off or cramped up! Whirlpool tonight though!





    Fat Jim heading towards Slim Jim

    Started C25K 12/28/10---- finished 2/23/11!!

    River Rat Marathon & Bike 5k 4/23/11 46 min.

    17th Annual Beer and Bagel 4 mile off road 11/06/11 61 minutes

  • revgum Legend 353 posts since
    May 14, 2010
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    5,690. Jan 18, 2011 10:49 AM (in response to Jimmyangelino)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Jimmyangelino wrote:

     

    Rev--thanks for the encouragement- I will start the push up program- do you have a recommendation?

    Jillian and Katie-- you can do it! I'm an old fatty who is finding that htis program just gets you strong enough to do the next level. It is 5 hours since I finished W4D1 and none of my limbs have fallen off or cramped up! Whirlpool tonight though!

     

    I haven't looked into a formal push-up program, personally.. I hear 100 push-ups mentioned alot, but I don't have a specific goal in mind. I've just been trying to do as many as I can each time, some days its 2 sets of 10 and sometimes 10 and then 8..and I finish my pushups with a plank for up to a minute or so. When that gets to be easy, just add a few more push ups. (When I started I did these on my knees, and when I transitioned to full push-ups I could only do 2 or 3 per set)





    revgum @ RunKeeper / Facebook / Blog

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

    Race History

  • LGruns Pro 89 posts since
    Jan 17, 2011
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    5,691. Jan 18, 2011 11:11 AM (in response to Wideguy)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Hi Everyone! Pretty new here. It's nice to read your updates--keeps me motivated to keep going. I just did W3D2 this morning. Went to the gym for a treadmill because its snowing again. Being a new runner, I am a bit nervous about the ice under that snow:) Half way thru the run, my son, on the treadmill next to me, is doing a small cheer--I'm thinking he's trying to get me motivated, since that is what he is there for--nope, cheering for another snow day. Not again! I have some questions I hope you all can help with/advise. I need to sign up for a race as a longterm goal--knowing myself, this will keep me going. I am looking for something in the spring--thinking a 10K in May. Too ambitious? I know, lots of info missing. The only organized thing I've done in the past is the 60 mile, 3 day walk for breast cancer. Actually did that in 98 degree heat, pregnant(didn't know it at the time, gosh was I tired!) Now that that little one is 2.5, I am finally focusing on me again. I have a great support team--my kids and husband, although they think ice cream is its own food group. I am doing the C25K now as well as cross training. I do circuit training with weights twice a week, core exercises in a circuit twice a week and have recently added the rower once or twice. I didn't start everything at once--trying to build gradually so not to overdue. Please advise!!! I really enjoy reading your journeys--it helps!!

  • leahsgirl77 Rookie 1 posts since
    Dec 9, 2010
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    5,692. Jan 18, 2011 11:33 AM (in response to Wideguy)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Hello everyone!!

     

    This is my first time posting.  I have been running for 1 1/2 months.  When I started running I was 301, now I am 270. I am a 5'5" female, 33 years old, so you can see I carry a lot of weight. I run my first 5k on 3/12/11.  I attempted the c25k, but I found it much more difficult to run then walk then run.  So at week #2 I made my own plan.  I now can run (no walk breaks) six miles at 14:55/mile pace, and my 3.5 miles at 13:45/mile.  I run 3-5 times a week.  I find that I am more consistant when I run more than rest.  I have been lucky in the fact that I haven't had any problems with knees or shin splints. My breathing is good because I don't seem to get side stitches (which I think is because I am not running fast enough).  I know my pace is very slow, so I am working on my pace now by running more hills.  I decided to now use the Hal Higdon 1/2 marathon plan to improve my 5k times.  So far I just finished day two, and all is good.  My questions are:  Is it possible for me to improve my 5K pace to 12:15-30/mile before my 5k on 3/12/10?  Do you think I will be able to run a 1/2 marathon by July?  Well that's all my questions for now.  I want to congratulate everyone on their accomplishments!  I have gain a ton of knowledge from reading these postings, and now I am proud to say that I am a member of the 200+ club!!

     

    Melissa

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,928 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    5,693. Jan 18, 2011 11:36 AM (in response to Jimmyangelino)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Go Jimmy, Go Jimmy!

  • SaskD Rookie 5 posts since
    May 13, 2010
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    5,694. Jan 18, 2011 11:48 AM (in response to Wideguy)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Hi everyone!  Stumbled upon this site and have found it to be a great read!  Love hearing everyones stories and tips.

     

    A bit about myself.  November 1 2009 I decided I had enough of feeling like a zombie with no energy.  At 35 and 410 pounds I had a hell of a road ahead of me.  That first night I stepped onto our eliptical and thought I was going to die after 5 minutes.  I kept at every night and gradually added time.  I remember hitting the 15 minute mark and feeling like I was on top of the world!!  Towards the end of November I had started to walk/jog for 1k evry night.  Started to really feel good about myself and could really feel the momentum gaining.  Snow fell in early december and I did not want to stop what I started so I got a gym pass to my local city gym.  Started hitting the gym 6 days a week.  I really just focused on cardio for the longest time.  Started using the eliptical and got my time on it built up to 30 minutes.  I then branched out onto the treadmill.  This was really the birth of my love for running.  Would do the jog 1 minute walk 2 minute thing and just grew it.  In June I entered a 5k race and finished it in 51minutes with a run/walk combo.  I entered in another 5k for September and really started focusing on running the whole thing.  I finished the Sept race in 30:38.  I really wanted to be under 30 minutes and was initially dissapointed but eventually found satisfaction in what I accomplished. 

     

    I still hit the gym 4 to 5 days a week and almost include a 5k run to start my workout off.  I am currently currenty weighing in at 260 pounds.  I still want to take another 40 pounds off and keep a weight of 220.  The weight is coming off my slower nowadays but I feel amazing and have never been this physically "fit" in my life.  At 6'2 and a big framed guy I figure 220 is an alright weight to be at.  I think I will always run.  Just something that feels so good doing it.  I do some of my best thinking while running.  Really have been able to re-connect with my love for music too!!  My plan is to run a 10k in June and who knows, maybe a marathon someday!  haha

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,928 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    5,695. Jan 18, 2011 12:01 PM (in response to Travis Colby)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    WOW Travis! I enjoyed your report, I can't belive you still ran the full...  take some time and heal yourself!

  • Heavystride Amateur 24 posts since
    Nov 2, 2010
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    5,696. Jan 18, 2011 12:22 PM (in response to SaskD)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Just caught up on lots of posts. Congrats to everyone with running and fitness achievements and get well to all who need to heel!

     

    I created a new workout today on the treadmill, inspired by largest contestant on the current Biggest Loser season. Arthur was challenged to run 30 seconds at 5.0 speed. He did the 30 sec and was wiped out. I'm not as big as Arthur but still well over 300 lbs. I tested how fast I could run 1 minute. I started with 5 minutes at 5.0, walked at 2.0 for 2 minutes, then ran 6.0 for 1 minute, walked 2.0 for 2 minutes, ran 6.5 for 1 minute, huffed and puffed at 2.0 for 2 minutes, then ran 7.0 for 1 minute and decided that was enough. I've always been athletic, even in my heavy state. I pushed fairly hard for the 7.0 pace. It took nearly 2 minutes of 2.0 walking for my heart rate to get under 150.





    Larry

    MCC Fitness Trail 5K - 10/2/10 - 49:39 - 350+ lbs

    Bill's 5K Road Race - 10/31/10 - 47:52 - 347 lbs

    Come run with Santa 5K - 12/18/10 - 50:19 - 343 lbs

    Katie Lynch 5K - 5/15/11 - 43:10 - 340 lbs

  • UncleGiggy Rookie 4 posts since
    Jan 13, 2011
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    5,697. Jan 18, 2011 4:57 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    Jillianp- congrats I and much to my surprise my wife are also W1D2, so far it is very interesting for us both.

     

    I do agree music does really help a lot and as for a partner that is a something you do have to think about.  Currently we both walk/run at our own paces and just circle around until we are again some what together for a short while and to check on each other.  No doubt one of us is going to leave the other in the dust soon but it will work out in the long run.

  • jillianp Pro 89 posts since
    Jan 16, 2011
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    5,698. Jan 18, 2011 6:13 PM (in response to UncleGiggy)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    30 minutes of Bhangra dance, 60 minutes of world dance class, and now for my W1D2 workout.... and then I just may pass out





    Mission Run 5K 08.13.2011 44:02

    Ramblin Rose Sprint Triathlon 08.21.2011 1:18:21

    Warrior Dash 5K 08.28.2011 61:19

    Sunset Run 5K 09.02.2011 44:02

    Rock the Block Moonlight Madness 5K 09.16.2011 41:26

    New Belgium Urban Assault Ride 09.18.2011 completed! 2:15:00 approx.

    YWCA Try A Tri Mini Triathlon 09.25.2011

    Tour of Farmington 23 miler 10.15.2011

    Reflex Sprint Triathlon 10.23.2011

    Spooky Sprint 5K 10.30.2011


    I am slowly becoming the person I have always wanted to be!!

  • Sandsmerg Rookie 3 posts since
    Jan 24, 2010
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    5,699. Jan 18, 2011 6:53 PM (in response to Wideguy)
    Re: 200+ Pound Club!

    @Travis; Nice job in completing the Marathon despite the pain, I completed the RnR in Arizona on Sunday as well with a stress fracture in my left foot. Airplane ride home I had to remove my shoe because of the swelling. Expo was a hoot as it always is there in Phoenix. Looking forward ot a fast recovery and back down to the Valley of the Sun for the Lost Dutchman Marathon in late Feb.

    Sandsmerg





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