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  • runlambrun Pro 95 posts since
    Apr 14, 2011
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    2,505. Apr 17, 2011 2:44 PM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Soul:  what a trek!! congratulations: your event sounds treacherous, cold and FUN!!!

     

    Luv:  woo-hoo! on your first event!!! this is a great site for us slow runners.

     

    Earthmom: i think i'm with you on the stress of training, pre-race jitters, etc. Before my hm, had a meltdown a few weeks before the event:  i can't do it! i'm too old!  i'm going to die!  blah, blah, blah!  on the other hand on my long run this past friday i had 2 instances (around 2.5 miles and again around 4 miles) where everything was perfect: body was moving, rhythm was smooth; scenery was beautful!!  i guess i'm working toward feeling that more often and for longer moments. i know i'll never win any races, unless may i register for an event in an age category that's 20 to 30 years older than my actual age! 

     

     

    in the meantime, let's just have some fun! 






    Run Lamb Run

    FINISHED:

    3/27/11:  Angie's Half-Crazy Half Marathon: 3:59:12

    4/30/11:  Toad Suck Daze 5K:  45:12

    CURRENT:

    Marathon Makeover

    PLANNED:

    Ten for Texas: October 2011

    Dallas White Rock Half Marathon: December 2011

    Jail Break Half Marathon - Baytown,TX : February 2012


  • runlambrun Pro 95 posts since
    Apr 14, 2011
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    2,506. Apr 17, 2011 2:47 PM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Hey Retiredgirl! thanks for the suggestion about electrolytes.  in fact i bought some G2 today. will give it a try!






    Run Lamb Run

    FINISHED:

    3/27/11:  Angie's Half-Crazy Half Marathon: 3:59:12

    4/30/11:  Toad Suck Daze 5K:  45:12

    CURRENT:

    Marathon Makeover

    PLANNED:

    Ten for Texas: October 2011

    Dallas White Rock Half Marathon: December 2011

    Jail Break Half Marathon - Baytown,TX : February 2012


  • reddolp50 Legend 461 posts since
    Mar 17, 2011
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    2,507. Apr 17, 2011 3:16 PM (in response to texsurfmonkey)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Would love to do the mutt strut - love the dogs/pups/hounds/doggie dogs -

     

    and to runlambrun - I love your name for the site - cute - we call our 20 year old daughter to this day 'lamb chop' or 'lambie' such a sweet reference.   

     

    Site question - is there a trick to get your races listed - I seem to have limited space and get a message with 'error on page'  but no clear clue as to what that 'error' is......?     thanks anyone for the help with this technology stuff.....





    Penguins Rule, Penguin On, Penguin UP!

    Don't Put That Crap in Your Mouth There is no finish line.....Nike Advertisement

    10/29/11 5k Chocolate Beano 42.52

  • reddolp50 Legend 461 posts since
    Mar 17, 2011
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    2,508. Apr 17, 2011 3:17 PM (in response to reddolp50)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Races listed consecutively, not bunched up like I have them right now.....





    Penguins Rule, Penguin On, Penguin UP!

    Don't Put That Crap in Your Mouth There is no finish line.....Nike Advertisement

    10/29/11 5k Chocolate Beano 42.52

  • earthmom11 Amateur 39 posts since
    Jun 22, 2010
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    2,509. Apr 17, 2011 3:48 PM (in response to indigopet)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Congratulations indigo!   Awesome time and placement!    wow   Congratulations to your brother as well!  I bet that was fun.  I come from just south of Chicago but am in CO now.  Cold + windy though - brrrrrrrrrr   That's a tough combo.

     

    Today it's 84 degrees with 50+ mph winds!  I went out and felt like I was moving but the wind had me practically standing still!  I didn't last very long. 

     

    Lamb - I'm with you on having fun but to have a HM under your belt must be awesome!   I bow to that!  

     

    All in all I know that when I run for me I'm always happy and surprised and I feel like a rock star.   MsInside feels like I'm 30 years younger and strong and just running like the wind!  MsOutside is puttering along in slow motion and barely disturbing the air I'm moving through     Events tend to burst my illusion bubble!   lol





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    Aspiring Barefoot Penguin
    Completed Couch 2 5k 7/21/10

    First 5k! - Spring Runoff - 3/6/11

    "When you're going through hell, keep going" - Winston Churchill

  • Dave In Denver Rookie 6 posts since
    Mar 21, 2011
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    2,510. Apr 17, 2011 4:34 PM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    OK, so I did a mile last Wednesday in a completely non-penguin-like 12:23.  Pretty sure I met Jesus fact-to-face at about .8 miles.  Today, 4 days later, I barely made it through grocery shopping because my knees hurt so bad.  I have fought, internally, being such a slow runner - I was a US Marine and regularly ran sub-7 minute miles.  But, alas, that was 25 years ago.  Then came the "bacon, beer and donut years".  Which is what I am trying to overcome now.  So I am going to BE a penguin.  A happy penguin.  I'm entered in my first 5K next month, and I am not going to worry about my time.  My goal is going to be to finish with a smile on my face.

  • Scrufffy Legend 252 posts since
    Dec 2, 2010
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    2,511. Apr 17, 2011 4:55 PM (in response to earthmom11)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    earthmom

     

    I like to run these races when they fit my schedule and condition. It is not for competition per se' but for measure.  I find I pay attention to my body better if I occationally push it. Also, I see way too many people my age who seem to get more frail each season. I like the fact that by some measure I can get stronger even at retirement age. I know I get a lot of return on the running I do. A sense of freedom, of accomplishment, of relief from EVERYTHING ELSE that is going on, or just the glow of having finished a run. When I enter and run a "race" I am not racing against others, I am racing with others.  It is a shared experience that makes me very happy and re affirms that there are many many good people in this decaying world.

     

    I do take the time to plan how I will prepare, and how I hope to run, but not with the anticipation of winning or losing. I do it because it is not easy and because I can. I do it because others can't. I do it because one never stays in one place, they go forward or backward.  I do it because if I don't there will come a time when I can't. I do it because it feels good. Other reasons I run in these races is for the experience. They are social events. They are a study in the best qualities of humans. They demonstrate the effort that hundereds or even thousands will put forth to improve some measure of them selves. You meet many people with whom you have something in common and it isn't competition, its running.

     

    I doubt that anyone who gets a medal in his/her age group thinks they "won" the race, but they do feel a sense of accomplishment knowing that they are working toward some self defined goal and the race and result is a kind of feed back.  I don't put pressure on myself even though I do recognize and enjoy the anticipation.  The "competition" is fun. But is not high on the list of the best things about running and racing. I think reading and sharing on this site is also an enhancement to running. I learn from others and try to share and or help if I can.

     

    Having droned on, I'll finish and just say races are FUN! That is the best summary I can give. I really wouldn't care if I was last and I know I will never be first. I am just doing and enjoying the experience and the people.  It is like adding spice to food. You're going to eat anyway, why not add a little spice?

     

    Good running my friend.

    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

  • Soulsong Pro 70 posts since
    Aug 19, 2007
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    2,512. Apr 17, 2011 5:13 PM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Woot!  It turns out there were, in fact, more than three women in my age group, and I finished 15 of 30.  The fastest women took half an hour to run that course, so I'm thinking my 43 minutes is pretty darned respectable. 

     

    http://www.superiortiming.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/IOLA_TRAIL_RUN_5KM_OVERALL_RESULTS.htm





    First race: Iola Trail Run 5K - 4/17/11 43:18.62

    Hope Starts Here 10K - 5/7/11 1:05:10

    Madison Half Marathon - 5/29/11 2:16:46

    Dirty Girl Wisconsin - 8/20/11 (untimed)

    Haunted Hustle Half Marathon - 10/29/11 2:25:11

    Half is Good Enough for Me - 3/24/12 2:21:38

    Madison Marathon - 5/27/12

  • earthmom11 Amateur 39 posts since
    Jun 22, 2010
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    2,513. Apr 17, 2011 5:19 PM (in response to Scrufffy)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Wow Jack - great post.  You have renewed my faith in humanity and in running events!   That's alot!      You really sound like you love what you do and I think that's tremendous.   In fact, that's the whole secret to happiness, right there.  I'll have to sign up for some more and test out your theories. 

     

     

    Run on, my friend! 

     

    :>  Linda





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    Aspiring Barefoot Penguin
    Completed Couch 2 5k 7/21/10

    First 5k! - Spring Runoff - 3/6/11

    "When you're going through hell, keep going" - Winston Churchill

  • Soulsong Pro 70 posts since
    Aug 19, 2007
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    2,514. Apr 17, 2011 5:20 PM (in response to Scrufffy)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    I completely agree about the sense of community!  It was genuinely fun to run with all those other people.  Complete strangers cheered me on today, and the woman who finished ahead of me gave me a congratulatory hug. 





    First race: Iola Trail Run 5K - 4/17/11 43:18.62

    Hope Starts Here 10K - 5/7/11 1:05:10

    Madison Half Marathon - 5/29/11 2:16:46

    Dirty Girl Wisconsin - 8/20/11 (untimed)

    Haunted Hustle Half Marathon - 10/29/11 2:25:11

    Half is Good Enough for Me - 3/24/12 2:21:38

    Madison Marathon - 5/27/12

  • runlambrun Pro 95 posts since
    Apr 14, 2011
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    2,515. Apr 17, 2011 5:20 PM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    hey Dave in Denver: laffed out loud about meeting jesus face to face!!! i know the feeling.  welcome back to running!






    Run Lamb Run

    FINISHED:

    3/27/11:  Angie's Half-Crazy Half Marathon: 3:59:12

    4/30/11:  Toad Suck Daze 5K:  45:12

    CURRENT:

    Marathon Makeover

    PLANNED:

    Ten for Texas: October 2011

    Dallas White Rock Half Marathon: December 2011

    Jail Break Half Marathon - Baytown,TX : February 2012


  • earthmom11 Amateur 39 posts since
    Jun 22, 2010
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    2,516. Apr 17, 2011 5:27 PM (in response to Dave In Denver)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    HI Dave!  I'm a couple hours south of you on I-25    Congratulations on your aspirations to be a penguin!  Join the club!

     

    About your pain - have you done any reading about barefoot running?   It seems to be eliminate that kind of pain, but it is a slow process to rebuild and strengthen the feet.   Running in soft, cushy running shoes can cause all kinds of pain to the body!

     

    Congratulations on your face to face with Jesus       Was he also running or just standing still?  

     

    Hang in there - just the fact that you want to do this is huge!

     

    Soulsong - I applaud you!  You're faster than I am, sister! 





    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Aspiring Barefoot Penguin
    Completed Couch 2 5k 7/21/10

    First 5k! - Spring Runoff - 3/6/11

    "When you're going through hell, keep going" - Winston Churchill

  • emmaleigh47 Pro 174 posts since
    Jun 24, 2010
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    2,517. Apr 17, 2011 5:26 PM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Hello all penguins everywhere ... I have been around but just not having the time to post.

    However... I just finished my second half marathon and I thought maybe someone might wanna read my story ...

     

    For those of you who dont know me... Im fat and I started out running for 30 seconds and walking for 4 minutes and thinking I was going to die. This group of great people were integral in providing me support and not allowing me to give up. I saw people with success and believed I could have it too!

     

    http://runningawayfromobesity.blogspot.com/

     

    Take care and just keep running





    Started: July 2010 at 273#

    Fox Cities 5K on 9/17: 45:19 (264#)

    Shake a Tail Feather 5K on 10/16: 45:09 (254#)

    Hope Run for Africa 5K on 10/23: 42:45 (248#)

    Jingle Bell Run 5K on 11/6/10: 44:20 (248#)

    Turkey Trot 5 mile on 11/25/10: (246#)

    Miami ING Half Marathon 3:23:56

    Oshkosh Half Marathon 3:16:38 (PR)

    Cellcom Half Marathon in GB (horridly windy race) 3:21:56 (244#)

  • Soulsong Pro 70 posts since
    Aug 19, 2007
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    2,518. Apr 17, 2011 5:33 PM (in response to earthmom11)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Do you suppose Jesus is a barefoot runner?  That image might get me through my 7 miles next Sunday!





    First race: Iola Trail Run 5K - 4/17/11 43:18.62

    Hope Starts Here 10K - 5/7/11 1:05:10

    Madison Half Marathon - 5/29/11 2:16:46

    Dirty Girl Wisconsin - 8/20/11 (untimed)

    Haunted Hustle Half Marathon - 10/29/11 2:25:11

    Half is Good Enough for Me - 3/24/12 2:21:38

    Madison Marathon - 5/27/12

  • texsurfmonkey Pro 125 posts since
    Mar 22, 2011
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    2,519. Apr 17, 2011 5:38 PM (in response to Soulsong)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    My first 5K was on 9-11-11. I was so terrified. Here I am 45 years old, I have been "running" since August, just terrified. There was a high school girl who was running and , long story short, I was NOT the last, but she finished waaaayyy before me, and she came back to the last 1/4 mile and waited for me. When she saw me, she ran along side of me for the finish. It was the coolest gesture. I really love this sport..





    9/11/2010 Habitat for Humanity 5K 41.18

    10/10/10 10-10-10 10K 1:27:12

    10/30/2010 Fit For Life 5K 37.07.50

    11/06/2010 Kick for Kenya 10K 1:17:12

    01/01/2011 New Years Day 5K 34.22

    01/08/2011 Monohans Sandhills 5K 34:38

    02/06/2011 Surf City USA 1/2 Marathon 3:00:39

    02/12/2011 Cupids Run 5K 34:13

    3/26/2011 Bloodgusher 5K 37.11

    4/9/2011 Run From The Cops 10K 1:18:21.80

    4/30/2011 South Padre Island Sand Crab 10K 1:20:24 Night run on the beach!!

    5/21/2011 Running Feet For Helping Hands 5 Mile (63.35)

    7/22/2011 San Antonio Chupacabra 10K (night run, trail run)

    7/30/2011 Tall City Triathlon 2:00:23.7 (swim 15:13.4) (bike 56.09)(5K 45:00.9)

    9/10/2011 Comanche Warrior Triathlon

    10/01/2011 Crossroads HM, Odessa, Texas (gonna shoot for a 2:35:00)

    02/05/2012 - Surf City HM 2:53:02

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Penguins-Lambs-and-Bears-oh-my/152835968118339

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