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  • az2mn Legend 402 posts since
    Jan 20, 2010

    Kirk,

    I stand corrected ........ thanks for letting me know.

    Di





    Trail runner

  • PJ Freeman Pro 115 posts since
    Feb 17, 2009

    First of all, let me say that even after all the construction and reworking of freeways in Los Angeles, the traffic still stinks.  It's been years since we've driven more north than Disneyland and I couldn't believe the traffic jams on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.  I don't know how people live there because it makes me crazy.

     

    I woke up this morning with a slight headache (this is normal for me) and some big digestive issues.  Was it the free carb loading chow mein for lunch or the hamburger and onion rings for dinner?  I definitely didn't follow the rule of not eating anything new before a race.  I won't do that again.  I was definitely not feeling well before the race began.

     

    This was my first 10K and it started in Chinatown with 100,000 firecrackers being set off for the opening and that was pretty fun although very smoky.  The course went up into Elysian Park which was pretty much all uphill the first 5K.  I ran almost the whole first mile until it got too steep for my legs and then walked the rest of the uphill parts.  Downhill presents another set of challenges for my legs and hips so I took it fairly slowly.  It was a beautiful, warm morning (almost too warm for me as I tend to overheat easily) and the view from the top of the park was gorgeous as it looked out over LA.  When it dropped down, we ran through the parking lot of Dodger Stadium (I didn't even know it was there until this point) which was really cool.  It finally flattened back out as we rounded the corner back into Chinatown.  The benefit of the hard work of going uphill is that when you get to the flat part it feels so easy to run.  I was running under 10 minutes that last quarter mile and had fun passing some people up.  I finished in 1 hour 25 minutes which I consider pretty good considering the killer hills.

     

    Susan, Lindakay, JoAnn & Mimi - congrats on your races!

     

    Litzz11 - have you tried strengthening the musles in your legs, hips and butt and also crosstraining?  I have finally made myself take the time to do this for my calves and IT band.  It can only help me.





    2010 Coronado Independence Day 5K - 40:12

    2010 AFC 5K - August 15 - 37:32

    2010 End of Summer Fire Run 4mi- August 29 - 49:55

    2010 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Relay - October 2 - 57:12

    2010 Shelter Island 5K - November 7 - 36:20 PR

    2010 Silver Strand Half Marathon - November 14 - 3:14:05

    2010 Las Vegas Rock & Roll Half Marathon - December 5 - 2:58:35

    2010 Jingle Bell 5K for Arthritis - December 11 - 37:28

    2011 Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker 10K - February 13 - 1:25:46

    2011 Lost Dutchman 10K - February 20 - 1:19:11

    2011 Saint Patrick's Day 10K - March 12 - 1:13:48 PR

    2011 Carlsbad 5000 - April 3 - 34:30 PR

    2011 Rock & Roll San Diego HM - June 5 - 2:51:54 PR

    2011 Coronado Independence Day 5K - July 4 - 35:34

    2011 America's Finest City 5 K- August 21 - 34:40

    UPCOMING

    2011 Rock & Roll Los Angeles - October 30

    2012 Disneyland Tinkerbell Half - January 29

  • Scrufffy Legend 252 posts since
    Dec 2, 2010
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    1,967. Feb 13, 2011 8:16 PM (in response to PJ Freeman)
    Re: Winter Sucks!

    PJ

    "Scruffy - I can so relate to your story.  After doing  the C25K a couple of years ago and suffering 2 stress fractures in my  left leg which caused me to have to stop running altogether, I joined a  running club last July so I would learn to do it right and not hurt  myself.  Yeah right.  I let them push me into signing up for a hm (I  chose the Las Vegas RnR) and maybe for most people it would have been  ok, but it was too much too fast for me and I was plagued with calf  issues for over half the training.  After doing the hm I did 2 really  light weeks and then totally stopped for 3 weeks.  I've started back up,  but now have a new sore spot that is bothering me.  I'm cross training  and doing strength training and I'm hoping eventually all my leg issues  will clear up.  But I know your frustration."

     

    Its funny how we know better, but then comes time to run and we just have to go. I laced them up for the first time in 10 days today. I made myself walk for 30 minutes with 5 slow jogs of no more than 100 yards. I didn't take my garmin not wanting to even have the opportunity to see pace and distance.  The whole idea was to test my legs. I have been pain free for about 3 days and am comitted to starting back up VERY easy and gradual.  Believe me it is hard not to just run because I am not feeling any pain and the brief jogging felt real good.  I have to remember; new shoes and new runnig technique.  I didn't feel any pain during the walk/jog and 6 hours later I still don't feel any after effects.

     

    To be safe, I will not do the walk/jog again until Wednesday and then I will drive off to a more level place than around my home. Then I'll limit my jog sessions to 200 yards as slow as I can comfortably go, after each 4 minutes of walking. I'll monitor my legs for any sign of stress or pain during and after.

     

    If all goes OK, I will let myself take a slow jog next Saturday for a few  miles with some walking breaks to make sure it is an easy run and to assess the legs.  After that, I'll spend the week doing three short, slow runs, something like 2-3 miles in 25 - 35 minutes allowing for a few walking and assessment breaks.

     

    Hopefully I'll get back to actual running in March.  AND hopefully I read that you have dialed it down to the point that you have recovered completely and are able to start back up in 100% health!

     

    Good recovery/running

    Jack





    Spa5k, 11/04/10, 30:58 2nd place senior

    Peace and Love 5k 3/16/11 29:05 1st place senior

    Toad Suck Daze 5k 30 April 11, 28:29 1st place age group

    2011 Spa 5k 11/19/11 25:55 1st place senior Personal Best, 2nd career

    Looking for a 10 k to run and if that goes well, a HM next spring

    A body at rest tends to stay .... on the couch!

    Jack

  • Scrufffy Legend 252 posts since
    Dec 2, 2010
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    1,968. Feb 13, 2011 8:20 PM (in response to MelissaGraham7)
    A little secret - Kirk/Melissa

    Kirk, Melissa:

     

    Where did you get your foam rollers?  Am lookig for some for the leg muscles.  I do a good amount of stretching, but would like to find a good method of self massage and the rollers look promising.

     

    Thx

    Jack





    Spa5k, 11/04/10, 30:58 2nd place senior

    Peace and Love 5k 3/16/11 29:05 1st place senior

    Toad Suck Daze 5k 30 April 11, 28:29 1st place age group

    2011 Spa 5k 11/19/11 25:55 1st place senior Personal Best, 2nd career

    Looking for a 10 k to run and if that goes well, a HM next spring

    A body at rest tends to stay .... on the couch!

    Jack

  • MangoLuvr Laurie Pro 82 posts since
    Oct 3, 2010
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    1,969. Feb 13, 2011 8:58 PM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: 50 & over

    Way to go, JoAnn.  I'd say that 3:02 was very well done, indeed!  You took over 15 min. off your HM time in just a few months, WOW!

     

    Congrats also to PJ on your 10k and I forgot who else raced, but I did read everything and am proud of you all!





    Lost over 100 lbs. in 11 months in 2008-2009

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    Big Sur International Marathon Power Walk Division 10.6-Miler 2:40:30  April 2010

    Run For Isaiah 4.4k  38:30 Sept. 2010

    Eyes on Aids 10k 77:40 Oct. 2, 2010

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    Upcoming Challenges:

    Hospital Hill HM June 4

  • KIRK_T Legend 279 posts since
    Jun 25, 2010
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    1,970. Feb 14, 2011 2:24 AM (in response to Scrufffy)
    Re: A little secret - Kirk/Melissa

    Jack,

     

    They do a great job of self massage.

    I got mine from Runjunk.com http://www.runjunk.com/optp-professional-foam-roller-6x36.aspx

     

    Kirk





    Kirk: Started running again at 50.

    2010: 4-5K 1-3.5 mile 2-Half Marathon

    2011: 3-5K 1-3.5 mile 1-8K 1-10 mile 16-Half Marathon 1-Marathon


    Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon 01/15/2012 3:28:33 PR & BQ

    F^3 Lake Half Marathon 01/28/2012 1:48:34

    Shamrock Shuffle 8K 03/25 43:29

    Chi Town Half 4/01 1:57

    Illinois Marathon 4/28 3:56

    Wisconsin Marathon 5/05 3:56

    Lake Geneva Marathon 5/12 3:56

    Rockford Marathon 5/20 4:08

    Soldier Field 10 Mile 5/26 1:31

    Run for the Zoo 5K 6/03 19:57 PR

    13.1 Chicago 6/09 1:50

    North Shore Half 6/10 1:46

    Rock 'n' Roll Chicago 7/22

    Chicago Half 9/09

    Fox Valley Marathon 9/16

    Chicago Marathon 10/07

  • MelissaGraham7 Legend 315 posts since
    Nov 2, 2010
    Currently Being Moderated
    1,971. Feb 14, 2011 6:47 AM (in response to Scrufffy)
    Re: A little secret - Kirk/Melissa

    Scruffy:  I got my foam roller at Amazon.com for $23.  It's 36 inches long, 6 inches and black (which I just found out, the darker the roller, the firmer and hardier it is).

     

    Roll on!  





    "Run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up!" Dean Karnazes

    Equinoxalizer 5K 3/19/2011: Time 37:13; 2nd place in age group!

    Dogwood 5K April 29, 2011: Time 36:15

    Running of the Bulls 8K 6/18/2011: Time: 61 minutes 15 seconds

    Mebane on the Move 10K 09/10/2011: Time 75 minutes 16 seconds; 1st in age group (oldest woman running!)

    Valentine's Massacre Marathon Relay 2/12/2012: Team distance 26.2 my pace 12:02 my distance 8 miles

    Fleet Feet 4-mile in Chapel Hill 4/22/2012: PR for 11:53 pace!! WOOOHOOO!

    Run for the Haw 5K on 5/26/2012: PR for 11:50 pace and First in Age Group! First race in Skele-Toes (minimalist shoes)

    Running of the Bulls 8K 6/02/2012:

    Yellow Brick Road 5-Miler 07/14/2012:

    Keep on running!

  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
    Currently Being Moderated
    1,972. Feb 14, 2011 10:47 AM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: 50 & over

    I just posted my race report for the Mercedes HM on the "Race Report" thread: http://community.active.com/message/934753 I am so glad I met my goals in this race.  Plus the weather was perfect - cool enough (31 to start) the whole time. My next HM is 4/30 in Nashville and I know it will be 20 degress warmer.  And as for summer, I can't even think about training and racing in 70+ deg temps. Cooler is so much nicer.





    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

  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
    Dec 12, 2009
    Currently Being Moderated
    1,973. Feb 14, 2011 1:50 PM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: 50 & over

    Jo Ann & Mimi, loved reading both of your race reports. Awesome job!

    My daughter & I ran today, beautiful warm, sunny weather, but wow, was it ever windy. We had a fast (for us) time, but couldn't go the full 3 miles. We wondered how much a strong wind like that 1. slowed us down, and 2. tired us out so that we weren't able to do as much.

    we decided we would consider this our hard day.

    Marie





    Marie from Tennessee

    Training for Disney 2013 Goofy Challenge.....Yes, I'm certifiably CRAZY!

    61 year olds must be out of their minds to run a half marathon followed by a full the next day!

    Disney Half Marathon 1/7/2012 2:37:59

    Bear Hunt 5K 9/24/11 28:28 pb

    Trojan Trek Trail 5K 8/6/11 31:45

    Expo 10K 5/28/11 1:01:28,

    Expo 10K 5/26/12 1:05:39

    Eastman 10K 9/8/2012 1:01:11 pb

    "Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1


  • mimiisarunner Legend 329 posts since
    Nov 12, 2009
    Currently Being Moderated
    1,974. Feb 14, 2011 2:23 PM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: 50 & over

    JoAnn. I just read that the difference between the 13.1 miles and the distance shown on our Garmins. The mileage of a course is measured in a straight line, so any deviation from this straight line such as side stepping a puddle, or trying to jockey out of the pack, not taking a corner on the inside etc will all add a little distance to your run. I did alot of zig zagging to get out from behind people and even though I always try to take the inner conners on some of the turns I had to stay wide due to the crowd so it makes sense that I had a little more distance on my GPS than the actual course mileage.





    FM! 3/4/2012 New Orlean RnR - 5:49:55! PR!

    10K PR 1:11:22 ( 11:49 mm)

    5K PR 30:20 !

    Ran 4 HM's in 2011

    HM 11/13/2011 PR!!! (2:35:53) Pensacola, FL

    HM 12/3/2011 (2;39:27) Ran for fun and training St. Judes, Memphis, Tn

    HM 01/07/2011 (2:48:23) First Light HM - Mobile, AL (My very first HM)

    HM 02/14/2011 (2:40:23) Mercedes Benz - Birmingham, AL

    2013 Events:

    1-5-13 Ms. Blues HM 2:44:57

    1-13-13 Gulf HM 2:40:xx

    2-24-13 Disney Princess Half Marathon

    3/20/2013 Azalea TR 10K

    4-7-2013 Pensacola Beach Half Marathon

  • Scrufffy Legend 252 posts since
    Dec 2, 2010
    Currently Being Moderated
    1,975. Feb 14, 2011 3:47 PM (in response to MelissaGraham7)
    Re: A little secret - Thanks Kirk/Melissa

    Thanks Kirk and Melissa.

     

    Found the adds.

     

    Will order a roller to day.  Have either of you had any experience with the Trigger Point products?  I am considering ordering one of their Footballer units for feet/achillies in addition to a big foam roller such as you guys use.

     

    Kirk, you mentioned you have a small one for travel. Which one is it?

     

    Thx

    Jack





    Spa5k, 11/04/10, 30:58 2nd place senior

    Peace and Love 5k 3/16/11 29:05 1st place senior

    Toad Suck Daze 5k 30 April 11, 28:29 1st place age group

    2011 Spa 5k 11/19/11 25:55 1st place senior Personal Best, 2nd career

    Looking for a 10 k to run and if that goes well, a HM next spring

    A body at rest tends to stay .... on the couch!

    Jack

  • KIRK_T Legend 279 posts since
    Jun 25, 2010
    Currently Being Moderated
    1,976. Feb 14, 2011 5:13 PM (in response to Scrufffy)
    Re: A little secret - Thanks Kirk/Melissa

    Jack,

     

    I got the AXIS Foam Rollers - 18"x6" it actually fits in my suitcase since I put all my running gear in a carry on.

    The big one I got is the blue one, a little softer which is good for the IT, back & shoulders. I use the smaller black one on my calves since they need more pressure.

     

    Kirk





    Kirk: Started running again at 50.

    2010: 4-5K 1-3.5 mile 2-Half Marathon

    2011: 3-5K 1-3.5 mile 1-8K 1-10 mile 16-Half Marathon 1-Marathon


    Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon 01/15/2012 3:28:33 PR & BQ

    F^3 Lake Half Marathon 01/28/2012 1:48:34

    Shamrock Shuffle 8K 03/25 43:29

    Chi Town Half 4/01 1:57

    Illinois Marathon 4/28 3:56

    Wisconsin Marathon 5/05 3:56

    Lake Geneva Marathon 5/12 3:56

    Rockford Marathon 5/20 4:08

    Soldier Field 10 Mile 5/26 1:31

    Run for the Zoo 5K 6/03 19:57 PR

    13.1 Chicago 6/09 1:50

    North Shore Half 6/10 1:46

    Rock 'n' Roll Chicago 7/22

    Chicago Half 9/09

    Fox Valley Marathon 9/16

    Chicago Marathon 10/07

  • huffmac Rookie 3 posts since
    Jul 29, 2009

    Hey all,

    Just turned 54. I fell into running by accident as my first passion is cycling. I was challenged to train with a group from work and I became addicted to the sport. I found it to be a great stress reliever and just felt great after each run.

     

    I am now scheduled to see a sports doctor Wednesday as I have what I believe to be an IT band injury. Here is my issue: I have put in the miles and the training for my first marathon. I prepared for a little over a year as I participated in various 5K's, etc. and three HM's. As I write this, I am one day past my marathon event, which, of course, I couldn't complete due to my injury. I did not train hard; however, I put in the designated miles as they came. My question: has anyone else had a similar injury and then returned to complete their marathon goal? How long did you have to rest and then what mileage (effort) did you have to fall back to before you could attempt the marathon? Thanks for your help.

    Chris

  • SteveBikeRun Legend 455 posts since
    Aug 3, 2010
    Currently Being Moderated
    1,978. Feb 14, 2011 6:08 PM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: 50 & over

    Jo Ann and Mimi:  I loved reading your race reports.  I can tell that you both had great times, even if you didn't run together.  Congratulations to both of you for your amazing performances.

     

    I signed up today for the lottery for the half marathon that is part of Grandmas's Marathon in Duluth, MN in mid-June.  The lottery signup runs through next week and then they pick 5,700 runners.  Everyone gets notified by e-mail whether or not our names were drawn.  The entry fee is $75, but my sister-in-law lives there so we'll have a place to stay.  Otherwise it would be too expensive.

     

    Congratulations to all who raced this past weekend and good training to us all this week.





    --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)

  • Litzz11 Rookie 2 posts since
    Feb 12, 2011

    I do some weight training a couple times a week but as for cross training yoga is about it. I think I will try one of these foam rollers I've read about here on the thread that might help me ...

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