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  • Dini A Amateur 18 posts since
    Apr 26, 2009
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    1,755. Feb 19, 2011 7:27 PM (in response to gakate)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Go to Marshalls you will get all type of running gear there CHEAP! I got my sports bras there too..I have the adidas adibase but cannot fing the model I got last year so now im on a quest to find a couple more..you can get your shorts, pants, running skirts when they come out in early spring there too..I like to wear those for my races because they have a pocket..but otherwise I live in my compression shorts that I got at sports auth. for $12 (brand: Aspire) the held up well thru my marathon training this past summer..I do wear a fuel belt so I have the added pouch for the gels, phone, etc..

  • Dini A Amateur 18 posts since
    Apr 26, 2009
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    1,756. Feb 19, 2011 7:32 PM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    way to jasmine..Yahoo indeed..It is indeed a great feeling!

    Im to get 14 miles in tomorrow but its going to snow/sleet in the CHI area tomorrow..Ugh so done with this winter ..hope to get the miles in in the afternoon..

    Good night all will post if I did run!! keep you rfingers crossed!

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,928 posts since
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    1,757. Feb 19, 2011 7:36 PM (in response to Dini A)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    What kind of fuel belt do you have? I purchase the 2 bottle pink Helium belt from ebay for $12.99! 

  • gem66 Pro 96 posts since
    Nov 12, 2009
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    1,758. Feb 19, 2011 8:23 PM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    I am totally a penguin too folks. I haven't run in 6 months and will be starting in a week. I need a week to psyche myself up. It is still WINTER here up in Canada, so my runs will most likely be indoors for awhile. Last year I purchased the 4 bottle fuel belt and it was great for my liking. Looking forward to visiting with you all! Happy running!

     

    Kate, you are going about it the right way. The first time I did the C25K, I had to repeat some weeks. Also in the end, I became a run/walker, and I plan to do the same again. I was able to run for 8 months injury-free!

  • emtkim94 Amateur 8 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    1,759. Feb 19, 2011 8:22 PM (in response to gakate)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    First of all, GOOD FOR YOU!!!! You are moving and that is a step forward in the right direction.  As for clothing I do understand your dilemma.  I went to a ladies foot locker and hit the clearance rack.  I was able to get a couple of nice tops that were quite inexpensive.  I also shop at outlet malls here in the north but not sure where to go in Alabama.  I think Burke's would be my first stop though if you have one close to you.  They always seem to have some nice workout wear.  I wore loose fitting capris with elastic waste for the first 8 months of my running until I felt more comfortable.  Today I went outside for the first time this year to run.  I have been on the treadmill all winter since we have gotten so much snow that it has been difficult to run safe outside.  To say the least I probably looked hilarious with my under armor tights, running shorts over those, a long sleeve wicking t-shirt, hooded sweatshirt with a headband to cover my ears.  Not one piece of clothing matched...lol  I wore sunglasses also in hopes that no one would recognize me.

     

    But I did finish and felt wonderful when I was done.  Keep running and keep trying, before long all of your worries will be gone.

     

    Kim

  • gem66 Pro 96 posts since
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    1,760. Feb 19, 2011 8:26 PM (in response to emtkim94)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Kim I know what you mean. I never cared what I wore outside to run last year. I figured as long as I had my hat and shades on that no one would recognize me!!!

  • urun2me Pro 194 posts since
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    1,761. Feb 19, 2011 8:48 PM (in response to Dini A)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    You can sometimes find great running items at Goodwill! I got a long sleeved tech shirt for $4. You have to look through some junk, but you can sometimes find some bargains.

  • SloMo2 Expert 54 posts since
    Nov 28, 2010
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    1,762. Feb 19, 2011 11:27 PM (in response to urun2me)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    My apologies if this has been asked before - Does anyone have a Garmin Forerunner 305, and if so, what do you think of it?  Is it complicated to set up and to figure out how to use?  Can you use it in the water for swimming?

  • HueyLewis Rookie 5 posts since
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    1,763. Feb 20, 2011 2:08 AM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Hello there SloMo2 i have a garmin forerunner 305 and i love it its pretty easy to use and the pace feature really helped me out. At the races i go to (5k & 10k)  i see a lot of runners using them i got mine as a present so not sure what they cost but if you want to get better at running this will help you out.. I dont know about swimming but you can use it out in the rain

  • mightymite1110 Amateur 33 posts since
    Jul 29, 2009
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    1,764. Feb 20, 2011 4:26 AM (in response to SloMo2)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Hi there,

     

    I have a Garmin 305.  Although, I haven't used it for it's full functionality, it is easy to use.  I am able to track my speed and how many miles.  I'm still learning how to use it, but for what I need, it does the trick.  This is not waterproof.  I bought mine from Amazon.com for about $150 (including shipping).  I think you can get it on ebay for a little less.

     

    It's not waterproof.  I think that model is the Garmin 310XT.  This one was around $400.  I've heard great things about it, so depending on what you need.  You can see the difference in the price.

  • patrick.shields Rookie 4 posts since
    Apr 4, 2009
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    1,765. Feb 20, 2011 6:04 AM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    I could very well be the definition of a penguin. I think it is because I have embraced the fact that I am one which is why I have taken to marathons. Running 26.2 miles - or any distance for that matter - at between 12 and 14 minutes per miles suites me just fine. The scenery on some of the courses I've been on have been to nice to run any faster - even if I could. In May, I am going to attempt complete my first ultra up in Rochester. I am going to be running a 12 hour race and hope to run 50 miles - which comes out to - I believe - 14.24 pace. Certainly doable for this penguin. And remember - what matterss, isn't that you finished, it's that you started.

  • Art Davis Pro 112 posts since
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    1,766. Feb 20, 2011 6:23 AM (in response to SloMo2)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    I have a garmin 305 I really like it. I did a post regarding it on blog not long ago.

    It is easy to set up easy to use.

    The one glitch is they put the points of contact on the back of the unit, so they get sweaty when you run. I clean them after every run so that it will charge properly and synch with my computer.

    I do not think it is recommended to take it swimming.





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  • Dini A Amateur 18 posts since
    Apr 26, 2009
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    1,767. Feb 20, 2011 7:50 AM (in response to flamomof3)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    I have the original 4 bottle 6oz and 8oz fuel belt and the 2 bottle fuel belt. I bought an extra pouch that goes onto my belt from one of the pre race expos that I attended and I stuff my Roctane and gum and phone etc into it..I want to try a camel pack this year it holds a lot of stuff too but not the water one that the bikers use just the bag..

  • Dini A Amateur 18 posts since
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    1,768. Feb 20, 2011 7:55 AM (in response to patrick.shields)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    woohoo!! good for you..I liove the longer runs too. Dont do 5ks at all did one in the deadof CHI winter and other than the beauty of the lake throught the snow did not much care for it! so will stick to my halfs and fulls!! Maybe we shall meet someday!!

  • betsyblythe Pro 84 posts since
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    1,769. Feb 20, 2011 8:24 AM (in response to gem66)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Gem!

    Welcome back to running & and welcome to this awesome group....SO happy to have ya!!!

     

     

    Anybody using Nike+iPod - PLEASE add me to your list betsyblythe@yahoo.com

     

    Betsy





    Betts

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    Virtual St. Patrick's Day Run - Idaho March 17 - missed/injured

    Beat the Doc Canine Run 5k in Eagle Island State Park  March 26 - missed/injured

    Twilight 5k in Lewiston/Clarkston April 8.- Complete- 45  min

    Komen Race For The Cure - Boise May 7- Complete 30 min

    See Jane Run Half Marathon Boise June 18 

    Fit for Life on   Boise July 9  

    Dirty Dash 10k Boise August 27

    Payette Lake Run McCall Sept 4

    St Lukes Womens Celebration 5k Boise September 24

    City of Trees Half Marathon Boise October 9

     



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