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  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    135. Jan 27, 2011 7:01 AM (in response to coolbikermom)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Thanks for the great report - you did excellent to finish under 3 hrs. Congratulations!!!

    With your "I'm not doing another HM comment" you sound like a woman who just gave birth and "will never do that again" LOL!

    I love your sense of humor, your play by play recordings and your photo journalism.  Glad you enjoyed the experience.  Good luck on your other "bucket" items.





    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

  • mimiisarunner Legend 329 posts since
    Nov 12, 2009
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    136. Jan 27, 2011 7:30 AM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Congratulations Biker MOM!!!  Fantastic race report....I laughed several times as I can remember feeling the same way a couple of times during my HM the first of the month! Under 3 is a great time and you should be very proud! I have a feeling that you will change your mind about not doing another HM!

    I was just questioning myself this morning on why I signed up for another HM just 4 weeks after my first. When I reach my next HM in a couple of weeks, I will have been training for 13 weeks straight without having missed a run. I am tired! I am ready for it to be over! I think you did a great job and I would love to see your pictures!!!!

    Mimi





    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

  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
    Dec 12, 2009
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    137. Jan 27, 2011 8:44 AM (in response to mimiisarunner)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    CBMom.....great report. Tks for sharing.

    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


  • Scrufffy Legend 252 posts since
    Dec 2, 2010
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    138. Jan 27, 2011 10:05 AM (in response to coolbikermom)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    AAAAAHHHUUUGGGGHHH!

     

    I am frustrated beyond belief!  I took my first run on Jan 1st and sustained a minor calf/achilles strain. Took me about 3 weeks to get completely over it.  I spent the last two weeks in SoCal. Running and walking tin the 70-80 degree weather was like a miracle cure and I was doing great.

     

    I was increasing my comfort level with slightly longer distances and holding to just under 10 m/m was getting easier. I am in the process of adapting to Natural-Chi-Pose style with a set of minimalist shoes, and that is just now (after 8 weeks) feeling like I can relax with the new style and detect when I am falling out of the form.

     

    So I'm back in Arkansas and yesterday was beautiful and in the high 50's. I was anxious to lace them up and that's exactly what I did.  Back in SoCal, everywhere I ran was flat, flat, flat. Back near my home, the only flat places are the transitions from up hill to down hill.  So I switched on the Garmin, stretched and started out on a comfortable run enjoying the day and my growing comfort with the new style. At the end of the run I decided to walk up and down the bigger hills leading down the mountain. All went well including the hike back up the big hill to myself.

     

    After the run, the expected (due to the new running form) mild soreness in calves and hamstrings was the only lingering after effect of the run.   Then last night as I noticed a mild pain under my right heel.  I have never had this particular location or type of pain. It is not in any way debilitating, but it scares the poop out of me.

     

    Tomorrow and Saturday we are expecting bright blue skies and mid to upper 60 degrees.  I was so looking forward to a nice run where I slowed down and went a bit longer than usual, say 4 miles of running and a nice after run walk.  Now it looks as if I should just walk and see how the foot reacts. Very disappointing!

     

    I guess I am just a type of personality that tends to test the limits. I usually start my runs based on how I feel but end up "pushing" to get a little more no matter what I thought the run should be when I started.  This getting older kind of sucks, but then it is sooooo much better than the alternative.  So I am resigned to cooling it on the warmest days of the year and searching the web and the 20 pounds of running books seeking to identify what I did to myself and how to best treat it.

     

    Sorry for pouring out my misery, but I know some can commiserate and someone may even have had this little injury before and can give me a clue as to what to expect.
    Good 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

  • MangoLuvr Laurie Pro 82 posts since
    Oct 3, 2010
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    139. Jan 27, 2011 12:14 PM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Coolbikermom - may I just "ditto" what jasmine said.  Loved your report - just terrific!  And I'd be thrilled beyond measure to finish a HM that well some day.  I did a 10.6 at about a 13:00 pace in 2000 when I was super skinny and fit, but rather doubt I'll ever manage it again.  I suspect you will want to do another HM some day, maybe not for a couple of years until you largely forget the pain, but time will tell.





    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

  • miriam91 Amateur 14 posts since
    Sep 29, 2010
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    140. Jan 27, 2011 12:33 PM (in response to coolbikermom)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

     

    HI Everyone,  I have been reading this thread since the 22.  I started the C5K/25K in October.  I just finished wk6 D2.  I have been doing this with a weight Loss program.  I really like it, but am really wishing that I had someone to share it with.  Questions, Etc?  The good news is I started it before Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I missed a few work outs and have had to repeat some weeks, but just look at it that every time I do it, it is more than I was doing before.  I had let myself get really out of shape and hadn't run in years.  Each time I tried to start up I came up with my won plan and I would run too far too fast too soon.  This made it so every time I would give up very soon.  Either my body hurt like crazy, or it was just so hard I didn't keep going.  This time I was in such bad shape that I was really willing to follow someone else's directions.  IT has been great.  I also am aware of how hard I am on myself when left to my own devices.  Plus in the past I have wanted to run the first day.  I have had to learn to have patience, with the process, with my body, with myself.  I have gotten to the point now where I really look forward to it.  Today I finished wk 6 D2.  I have also gotten to the point where I have come far enough that I don't want to give up because I don't want to go back to the beginning.  I have come to far and not want to slip back. 

     

    I have not registered for a race yet,  I find myself really nervous about doing that.  Doing it this way I get to have control, I guess I don't feel any pressure this way.  I also want to be able to run outside and at this point I am running in the gym and it's going great.   I'm scared about running outside, I hear it's a big transition.  Would love to hear any experience on any of this.  And would love to be support in any way I can. 

     

    Little about me:  I am a 50 year old woman.  Mother of an 18 yr old boy and 16 yr. old girl.  Work with people and love it, but spend a lot of time sitting, driving, and in meetings.  I have got to keep exercize  going or I will go back to being much to lazy. 

     

    Thanks for reading.(:

     

     

     

  • Joseph Tree Legend 378 posts since
    Oct 22, 2010
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    141. Jan 27, 2011 1:04 PM (in response to Scrufffy)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    ScruffyJack,  Take it EASY!  Transitioning to a completely different runing style can take a lot longer than you're giving yourself.  I started running back last May in barefeet, and I know I still have at least a year more unitl I can relax into confidence that I've completed the change of physiology and mindset.  You're only just started, and if you were running in shoes up to your changeover, you might have a harder time than I had.

     

    I haven't read the Chi book, but I am in communication with many BF and Minimalist runners.  The most common theme of our conversations is how easy it is to do too much too soon (the dreaded TMTS)  also known as pushing too hard.  Take your time.  Listen to your feet and legs a little more closely.

     

    Having said that, you can also work with the other tools in our kit:  ice, massage, and ibuprofen and such.  Massage with a tennis ball before after and during a run cn help quite a bit.  In my experience, many foot related aches are connected to Achilles and calf stresses.

     

    Keep up the good work and with just a little luck youw will come through all these sore spots just fine.





    Barefoot / Minimalist Runner

    ...not maintaining this these days..

    07/29/2012 Marsh Creek Raptor Run 10 Mile Trail Race

    07/15/2012 Quadzilla 15K Trail Run, Trexlertown, PA 1:37 (2011, 1:49)

    04/29/2012 Lehigh Valley / St. Luke's HM, 1:43:15 (2011, 1:54:20 )

    03/19/2012 Kutztown Fool's Run 10 Miler, 1:18:15 (2011, 1:30:20)

    02/26/2012 Ugly Mudder 7.2 Mile Trail Run, Reading, PA 1:20

    11/27/2011 Dirty Bird 15K Trail Run, Birdsboro, PA 1:40

    10/08/2011 Lehigh Gap Nature Center 10K Trail Run (6.38 miles), 59:20 (10/07/2012)

    Started running (again) May 5, 2010

  • MamaBear56 Pro 168 posts since
    Dec 16, 2010
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    142. Jan 28, 2011 5:49 AM (in response to miriam91)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Miriam91 - good for you for getting going and for doing it in a way you can stick with it.  I can relate to a lot of what you say.  I can be pretty hard on myself too.  I will be 54 in July and started running in December.  So I don't have a lot of advice....I'm to new at all of this to know much but I started on the treadmill too and was nervous to get outside but now that I have I'll run outside in some pretty ugly conditions even because I like it so much better than the treadmill.  The fresh air and different things to see are so nice.  If you haven't already I would also recommend reading John Bingham's books "Courage to Start" and "No Need for Speed".  I also did register for a race recently.  Actually the race is what kept me getting out there some days.  I'd also recommend the Penguin thread on thsi website.  Enjoy!





    Betty a.k.a. MamaBear56

    Started running/walking program December 1, 2010

    2/26/2011 Snow Joke HM 3:30:14

    3/26/2011 Missoula Make A Wish Foundation 5k 38:00

    4/17/2011 Rocky Mountain Bank Summit Classic 10K 1:22:41

    5/21/11 - West Valley School 5K 46:00??? (I know I can do better)

    5/22/11 - Weight Watchers 5K Walk (Completed with some jogging, untimed)

    8/6/11 - Roodell Run 10K 1:18:49

    10/2/11 - Fernie, BC HM 3:25:06

    "Whether you think can or think you can't...you are correct." Henry Ford

    "If you limit what you are willing to do, you limit what you can do." Anonymous


  • Scrufffy Legend 252 posts since
    Dec 2, 2010
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    143. Jan 28, 2011 7:47 AM (in response to Joseph Tree)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    JosephTree

     

    Thanks buddy! I know you are spot on. From reading the books, 2 months is the minimum and most can make a trasition adapting to the style in six months.  I  am guilty of trying to to to many things; new style, new shoes, increase distance and speed all at the same time. AND I have officially joined the category known as old fart!  The pains I have encountered are exactly what was in the warnings.  If it was someone other than me, I would have written your post to them!

     

    What's the old saying about physicains making the worst patients?  Or a battle plan is good until the first shot is fired?  My plan usually falls apart once I am on the road.  I will print out your post and stick it next to the confuser so I can re read it often and possibly it will sink in.

     

    Just one question, exactly how do you use the tennnis ball in massage? Lay it on the ground and roll the target over it?  Is there a web site that could get me started?

     

    Thanks again! Good 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

  • Art Davis Pro 112 posts since
    Jan 30, 2008
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    144. Jan 28, 2011 7:50 AM (in response to Scrufffy)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    I am 52 years old and have lost 60 pounds from running and watching what I eat.

    I am currently training for my 4th full marathon and I have started a blog to document my progress.

    I would appreciate any and all comments and please check out my sponsors as they make the blog possible!

    http://fitatfifty-art.blogspot.com/





    Getting Fit at Fifty

    http://fitatfifty-art.blogspot.com/

  • Joseph Tree Legend 378 posts since
    Oct 22, 2010
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    145. Jan 28, 2011 9:47 AM (in response to Scrufffy)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    ScruffyJack,  I'm no PT specialist, and you can no doubt find somebody who can give you exquisitely detailed instructions.  So, here's the gist of it:  take a tennis ball in one hand, find a place that's sensitive, and gently start to rotate the ball while mashing it into the muscle.  Start easy and go harder as you get the feel of it.  You're just trying to tenderize a bit, not kill anything.

     

    Try ice, too.  I never used it but many swear by it for easing those transition aches.

     

    Luck to you!





    Barefoot / Minimalist Runner

    ...not maintaining this these days..

    07/29/2012 Marsh Creek Raptor Run 10 Mile Trail Race

    07/15/2012 Quadzilla 15K Trail Run, Trexlertown, PA 1:37 (2011, 1:49)

    04/29/2012 Lehigh Valley / St. Luke's HM, 1:43:15 (2011, 1:54:20 )

    03/19/2012 Kutztown Fool's Run 10 Miler, 1:18:15 (2011, 1:30:20)

    02/26/2012 Ugly Mudder 7.2 Mile Trail Run, Reading, PA 1:20

    11/27/2011 Dirty Bird 15K Trail Run, Birdsboro, PA 1:40

    10/08/2011 Lehigh Gap Nature Center 10K Trail Run (6.38 miles), 59:20 (10/07/2012)

    Started running (again) May 5, 2010

  • Scrufffy Legend 252 posts since
    Dec 2, 2010
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    146. Jan 28, 2011 11:39 AM (in response to Joseph Tree)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Joseph

     

    Well I reigned myself in today. This is a day I wanted to run; scheduled to run after two days off and on a day where we got to 70 deg after weeks of freezing and near freezing temps.  I took inventory and felt no pain including my heel. Knowing I am in recovery mode and that I need to get control of myself, the decision to make it a 40 minute walk in the hills seems to be best. So that is what I did. Happy that I could actually keep myself from running given the temptation.

     

    Interesting that both calfs were the only tender spots during or immediately after the last hill. I have no choice but to walk or run hills as that is where I live. I contribute the new (low heel) shoes with the calf soreness. It is mild and comes and goes so I don’t think that it is unusual or in need of anything more than a little massage and rest. The pain in the heel did not show up, but it didn’t show up untill well after my run last time.  There is no swelling or redness anywhere, so I don’t think ice is necessary.

     

    At any rate, today was the first step at getting Scruffy under control.  DAMN it felt good to get out in the sun and warm fresh air. After stretching and a shower I’ll get to planning the next time out. Probably be a slow jog/walk and see what happens.

     

    Thanks buddy. Good Running

    Jack

     

    PS, My dog ate the first tennis ball. I guess I have to keep it from her even though she has a few of her own.





    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

  • DiDi55 Pro 120 posts since
    Jun 10, 2010
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    147. Jan 29, 2011 6:21 AM (in response to coolbikermom)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    COOLBIKERMOM

                               With your great report; I felt like I was at the race with you!  Great summary!  Your addidtude on the importance of having fun came through.  With that said; happy for you that was accomplished!  Congrats w/ crossing off your bucket list!





    Started Running August 2008

    5 mile race/May 2010 59:00

    5 mile race/July 2010 62:00

    Half Marathon/September 2010 2:45

    5 mile race/May 2011 63:00

    Half Marathon 09/24/2011 2:53

    5k 03/31/2012 43:00

    5k 06/09/2012 41:39.5

    If your tired of starting over; stop giving up!

  • skirun50 Pro 80 posts since
    Jun 15, 2010
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    148. Jan 29, 2011 5:08 PM (in response to coolbikermom)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Coolbikermom: I loved reading your race report. I felt like I was right there with you. The voice notes were a good idea to remember how you felt at the moment. Congratulations on finishing the half! I hope I can cross that off my bucket list this year too.





    4/24/10: 5K Run for the Red Cross 44.9

    6/26/10: 5K Runners North 36.00

    * Broke 8 mile mark 8/15/10

    9/11//10: 5K Apple Days 31:49

    9/18/10: 5K Top of Utah 30.37

    10/2/10: 5K Pumpkin Run 30.02 PR

    10/9/10: Wasatch Woman 6K, 39.07

    10/23/10: Run for the Ringers 5K, 30.02

    Upcoming Goals:

    TOU Half marathon 8/27/11

  • miriam91 Amateur 14 posts since
    Sep 29, 2010
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    149. Feb 2, 2011 6:21 AM (in response to skirun50)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    HI everyone,  I am so glad that i found this site.  Thanks for the book suggestions!!!!!!  I got the courage to start yesterday and am already really liking it.  It is so nice to have been at this since Oct. and be able to see that I have actually made some progress.  The days I don't feel like doing it I just tell myself that I don't want to go back to the beginning.  Even if I repeat the last successful day, I am doing far more than I was not long ago.  MOst days, so far, I can do what's asked.  The hardest was Wk 5, it was the biggest jump especially the 20 min run.  But today it is snowing here and I the gym is closed.  It is s a running day and I am bummed that I can't run.  What a change.  In the past it would be a great excuse.   Have a great day.

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