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  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    1,860. Sep 19, 2010 10:03 AM (in response to thenancyrd)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    I haven't heard from anyone on this thread for a while, so I was wondering how you are doing.  I bet most of you have either finished or stopped C25K. Have you moved on to other threads instead?  I'm spending most of my time on the "50 & over" thread, plus "Penguins", "fall marathons" and "slow triathletes".  How about you?





    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

  • RobinfromMaine Pro 162 posts since
    Dec 6, 2008
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    1,861. Sep 19, 2010 4:10 PM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    Hey, Jo Ann,

     

    What I'm doing is running (pant, pant) up hills and (puff, puff) trying to decide whether the twinge in my right ankle is just from twisting it a little as I move from pavement to shoulder when I have to run on the highway, or whether it's an overuse injury. Nine miles today, and it doesn't feel too bad, so I guess I need to test it again tomorrow.

     

    I'm still amazed that we started out with slow and short -and look at us now!

     

    Robin from  Maine

  • allgirlsdad Amateur 17 posts since
    Jul 4, 2010
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    1,862. Sep 19, 2010 4:42 PM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    Well...I had thought recently about seeing what was going onwith this thread.  After about two weeks of doctor ordered half time running to let my tendonitis in my left knee improve back in August, I finally got back on schedule.  I've switched to distance instead of time and am at 2.75 miles right now.  I have my first 5k coming up next Saturday the 25th.  I'll run Monday and Wednesday this week then rest Thursday and Friday to be ready for Saturday.  I think I'm going to declare myself a C25K graduate at the end of the 5k.  It's been an amazing journey.  Unless I come up with another 5k my next 5k is the first Saturday in December in Memphis.  My half marathon running daughter will be running again in the St. Jude's Half Marathon and I'll be running in the 5k.  I'm thinking I'm going to work on the Bridge to 10k program next. 

  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    1,863. Sep 19, 2010 9:08 PM (in response to allgirlsdad)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    Yep, that 5K will definitely be graduation!  I had a brief thought of doing the Memphis HM, but I have a HM 3 wks before, and I'm just not ready to do too many too close together.  Memphis is 3 hrs from Decatur AL where I live.  I'll probably do a local 5K instead.  Good luck this weekend.  I'm doing my 1st HM in Nashville that day.  I hope it is cooler for both of us.





    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

  • Abuela22 Amateur 10 posts since
    Sep 22, 2010
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    1,864. Sep 23, 2010 3:09 PM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    I'm hoping that other real newbies find this thread - I'm a total newbie, have tried to start a few times but pushed myself too hard and now have to very reluctantly admit that I have to take it much much slower than I want. I'm 51, overweight but not specifically trying to lose weight (though i won't go looking for it if I do) but since we're now raising our 4 and 14yo granddaughters, I really want to focus on getting myself in the kind of shape I need to be in order to maximize my chances of being around for them for as long as possible!

  • thenancyrd Amateur 36 posts since
    Jun 29, 2010
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    1,865. Sep 23, 2010 3:58 PM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    Yes, I hadn't been on here in a while, then I couldn't find this thread... so went to the "over 50, 5k and beyond" thread {or similiar name}. I finished the program and have been running 3x week, 3.2miles here in town. My husband and I are registered for a 5k next month. We went to run it last Saturday and found the 'gently rolling course" to have hills which we are not used to! So we will run it the next couple of Saturdays in prep for the 5k. Not sure what is going to happen after... I want to keep running, but it sure is cooler out and dark out at 6am, the time we have been running all summer prior to work. So more adjustments on our parts. Good luck to anyone in a race this weekend!





    Started C25k on June 21, 2010

    Graduated C25k on September 11, 2010

    Registered for Heart of the Highlands 5k - October 9, 2010

  • summerlovinmom Rookie 1 posts since
    Sep 25, 2010
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    1,866. Sep 25, 2010 8:11 AM (in response to disneygal2)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    I started the C25k training this week and am a newbie to this blog.  I am 52 years old, have been an avid walker for 4 years.  I have walked a half marathon as well as a marathon.  About a year ago I developed some foot pain and really cut back on my walking.  I took up biking and swimming this past summer and participated in a triathlon.  I mainly walked the run portion of the triathlon.  I have been looking for another goal to get me motivated so decided to try this program.  Week 1 was no problem, and it was great to be out walking/running again.  I have always loved walking, but haven't ever enjoyed running.  I'm hoping this training will be a start to reaching that "runner's high" that I've heard about    I'm looking forward to having other 50 and over folks to share with during this journey!

  • Sandy36305 Rookie 1 posts since
    Mar 28, 2012
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    1,867. Mar 31, 2012 3:59 PM (in response to disneygal2)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    Hi:

     

    I am 52 and started the run-walk training program to 5K this week. I'm only on day 4. Probably not too smart but combining with advanced beginner cycling to metric century program plus 30 days of biking program.

     

    The running will be hardest for me and I'm already feeling it with two days of run - walking. I have Cervical Dystonia and have trouble holding my head up while running-walking which doesn't help.

     

    The cycling just started today with 45-min on my trainer - mainly just cycling with about 15-min of force biking - max gears and increase cadence for 20-seconds and the rest casual cycling. It left me feeling good. Tomorrow 30 days of cycling starts which is just being on the bike for 30-days straight - even if 1-mile around the neighborhood or on the trainer. Tomorrow is another cycling day and cross-training with the running (e.g., combine into cycling day).

     

    Oh - I'm also morbidly obese per the charts - 178 lbs. and 5'4" female. I had a shoulder injury a year ago last August that has left me hurting even post Surgery and I gained 20 lbs. (still morbidly obese before that). Anyway, I'm starting to feel old and don't like what I'm seeing. I also want to bike with my bike club - a group of mainly 40 to 70-year old folks that cycle for fun but do metric and full centurys throughout the summer and fall. They are so much fun and help me stay happy and away from work.

     

    These are my incentives and goals - be with friends (and my husband), lose weight, age gracefully through good physical and mental health, be more productive at work and have more fun outside of work.

     

    I really look forward to all of your posts as motivation and hope I can help some of you stay motivated in the process.

  • BobL204 Amateur 35 posts since
    May 26, 2010
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    1,868. Apr 1, 2012 4:25 AM (in response to Sandy36305)
    Re: Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    Sandy - John Bingham said "The miracleisn't that I finished, it's that I had the courage to start". My story is similar to yours only I didn't add the biking. When Iwas 52, three years ago, I was over 200 lbs (around 214) smoked a pack ofcigarettes a day, and the only exercise I got was an elbow bend with a 16 oz.glass. What prompted me other than my family, I'm not sure, but Iwent out to run one morning and got to about a quarter mile (thatmay be exaggerating) before I couldn't breathe.  So for I havecompleted 2 half marathons, today will be my second 10k, and a numberof 5k's.  I have not won one, but I am now running 30-50 miles perweek, my pace averages around 8:30 closer to 8 for my last 1/2 and I weigharound 160-165.  I have another 1/2 in May and then Iwill begin training for the Portland (Maine) Marathon inSeptember (and I probably won't win that either).  I saw something ona website recently "Miles into Miracles" and thought whynot turn my miles into miracles so my marathon will be withTeam in Training supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Societyraising money for research.  Remember it will seem like slowprogress, there will be setbacks, and you may wonder why am I doing this,for me it was my family, but whatever the reason you are thebeneficiary and if you're anything like me, some day you will be the benefactor.

     

    http://pages.teamintraining.org/ma/maine12/MilesintoMiracles






    http://pages.teamintraining.org/ma/maine12/MilesintoMiracles

  • Labsrus2 Expert 51 posts since
    Mar 25, 2011
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    1,869. Apr 5, 2012 9:30 AM (in response to BobL204)
    Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    I am alos over 50 and did the program last spring.  Made it thru the program and have a similar soty to most.  Over weight and only able to run a short time.

     

    Last summer I entered a few races with the goal of finihsing them without walking.

     

    This year I am working on a program to ge tto a 10 k with Fleet Feet.  Good program with group runs set for twice a week, Wedsesday and Saturday morning.

     

    There is alos a workout plan with runs set for homework.

     

    Ran is a Spring Forward run this past weekend and was a good time, ran 2.5 miles in 26 minutes

     

    Signed up for several more races in the next two months

     

    5 K and end of month

    Corporate challange 3.5 miles race in May

    10k in May

    5 k Fathers day race in June

     

    Oh I have lost a good amount of weight and feel the best I have in many years





    I like my Lab Black just like my coffee

    Corporate Challenge 5K May 22, 37 minutes 11 seconds

    Fathers Day 5K, 31 minutes 55 seconds

    Seneca Zoo 5K Cross Country Race, 31 minutes 25 seconds

    Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 2.5 mile, 22 minutes 20 seconds

    Spring Forward 2.5 Mile, 28 minutes 8 seconds

    Rochester 5k 30 minutes 20 seconds

    Lilac 10 k 1 hour 8 minutes

    Corporate Challange 3.5 mile, 34 minutes 10 seconds

  • peter00 Rookie 4 posts since
    Jul 14, 2012
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    1,870. Jul 14, 2012 6:12 AM (in response to Labsrus2)
    Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    Well...I had thought recently about seeing what was going onwith this thread.  After about two weeks of doctor ordered half time running to let my tendonitis in my left knee improve back in August, I finally got back on schedule.  I've switched to distance instead of time and am at 2.75 miles right now.

  • BowieLinda Pro 136 posts since
    Jul 8, 2010
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    1,871. Jul 14, 2012 5:05 PM (in response to peter00)
    Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    Hi, I'll chime in!  I'm a good bit over 50 now, and just beginning C25K again.  I'd finished it a couple years ago but sorta stumbled there (no real reason except some mental in terms of frustration or discouragement with my progress).  I did 1.6 miles earlier this evening.





    C25K Training begun (Treadmill) 6/1/10); restarted 7/11/12

    First run OUTDOORS - Club Fun Run 1.75 mile circuit time 26:06:72 on 7/29/10

    Proud C25K Grad, 8/7/10

    College Park Cares 5K Sponsored by Vecna Technologies, Inc. 9/25/10 44:04.4

    Fell off of the regular running routine, experienced the DC Derecho Disaster, and now aiming to get back on track!

    Future:

    Jug Bay Run for Wildlife 5K 11/3/12

  • GeoWolf Pro 100 posts since
    Jul 28, 2010
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    1,872. Jul 16, 2012 6:59 AM (in response to BowieLinda)
    Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    NIce to see a few posts on this thread.  Seems like everyone on the other one is way advanced.  Very intimidating to jump in there when you are still struggling thru C25K and you are slow to boot.   I run for time because I am so slow.  Just finished W5D2 this morning.  (I usually run late at night so it was a huge switch for me.)   Good work everyone!





    Get up and try again! I think I must be setting a record for how many times I've been sidelined in my quest to actually run an entire 5K. Back injury, bronchitis, knee injury, bad cold, broken toe, biopsy. I am determined to make it.

    2013 - Gritty Goddess Mud Run (Run/Walk)

    2013 - Firefly Run (Run/Walk)

    2014 - ??

    My 6 year old ran in the Gritty Kids Mud Run and I couldn't keep up. LOL

  • clark000 Rookie 3 posts since
    Jul 24, 2012
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    1,873. Jul 24, 2012 5:55 AM (in response to GeoWolf)
    Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    Yep - 51 here! Haven't officially started yet, have just been reading up. You have a big head start on me though because I am truly a "couch" to 5ker. Not that I sit around on the "couch" all the time, but I have not led a very active lifestyle.

  • BowieLinda Pro 136 posts since
    Jul 8, 2010
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    1,874. Jul 25, 2012 3:15 PM (in response to clark000)
    Are you over fifty and doing the C25k?

    Hi Clark000 and GeoWolf!  I'm just finished with week 2 here.  I may be coddling myself since I'm pretty active overall, and since I did finish the C25K a year plus ago.  I laid off running for a good while though, since then, so I'm trying to use the program more to make running habit I guess.

     

    I was reading that if you run your practice runs around the same time of day as any events you run, you usually do better.  I'm an early evening runner this time around.  My last C25K stint, I was getting up early to run.  I kind of like that more but I simply haven't been able to push myself out of bed that early this time around.  Maybe that's age.  I thought as we got older we were supposed to need LESS SLEEP.  Guess that happens when we are "really old" rather than "they say we are old" lol!





    C25K Training begun (Treadmill) 6/1/10); restarted 7/11/12

    First run OUTDOORS - Club Fun Run 1.75 mile circuit time 26:06:72 on 7/29/10

    Proud C25K Grad, 8/7/10

    College Park Cares 5K Sponsored by Vecna Technologies, Inc. 9/25/10 44:04.4

    Fell off of the regular running routine, experienced the DC Derecho Disaster, and now aiming to get back on track!

    Future:

    Jug Bay Run for Wildlife 5K 11/3/12

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