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Great post Tony! So the gastic bypass worked for you? I have heard good and bad. I have lost 30 pounds but still about 100 pounds overweight. I do think you are what you think you are - positive thinking works (to some degree) had to put in a disclaimer. You are doing great!
Mary, you will most likely surprise yourself! Just remember that you can do as much as your mind lets you, so keep positive and just push on thru that wall if one appears!! There is a great movie, comedy, "Run Fat Boy Run" about a guy running a marathon in London with very little experience. A group of us marathoners went to this movie as part of a fundraiser and it was a blast. We were all cheering in unison for him to push on. Best of luck to you and you may find yourself addicted to races!!
Donna from Baltimore, MD
Weight lift since 1976; endurance sports since 2003
Motto: You gotta try!!
I am training for the Women's Half Marathon in St. Petersburg, FL and raising money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Visit my website to donate http://pages.teamintraining.org/md/StPeteHf09/devers-southard
Did my first 5K/3.1m today!! Thrilled that I finished. It really does push you to do more when out there with others and knowing that I HAD TO FINISH... that was my only requirement for myself. Official times haven't been posted but I'm pretty sure they said 38 even. May not be a great time but it feels awesome to me. I still have weeks 7, 8 and 9 to do and a clinic in mid November before my next 5K on Thanksgiving.
Congrats Jasmine... I see that you ran your 5K too. Boy just wait til Thanksgiving... we'll be C25K grads by then!!!!
Good Job Martha! Feels good doesn't it? I just ran my second 5K race. The results are posted but my name is not listed. I had a shoe chip and bid number. I have sent an email to the timer and am awaiting his/her response. Bummer!
Again, Good job Martha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Martha- You had a GREAT time! Especially for a Newbie. You are way ahead of me. I just finished Week 6 too, and did a 5K today. My time was 51:48, which is my first time under 55:00 for this distance, including training. (I use my watch for timing). I look forward to building stamina and improve my speed before the next race near the end of November. ItsYourLife - you raced too? We all did great!
Wishing you pleasant running weather...
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
Wow! What a fabulous group!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU: Martha, Jasmine and Itsmylife...
All three of you are inspiring. Keep on sharing your progress with us!
Couch to 5 K Graduation Day November 26, 2009
Dana Hills Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day 2009 5 K.... Time 32:22 MY FIRST 5k
Jan 9 Irvine 5k Time 32:52
Feb 7 Super Bowl 10k 1:08:31 MY FIRST 10K
September 5 2010 DISNEYLAND HALF MARATHON: 2:41:00
Congratulations to all who did a 5K this weekend!
I had a bad run yesterday (2.5 miles and I had to walk alot) but then today I decided to run again and it was awesome! I ran 3.1 miles in 50.25 minutes which is a record for me. I felt great and didn't have to walk once.
I am 60 and jsut started running last year around my neighborhod. Just did my first 5k and did first for 60-69 ladies. LOL well there were only a few of us.
But it made me feel like I was on the right track. Anyway,a few questions. What the heck is a C25k? I just joined this site and don't have a clue. Also, I have checked out some of the training sites and don't know what they mean by 440s 880s etc. And what do the numbers mean under those numbers?
Also, I try to run at least 5k 4 or 5 times a week. Lately after I do that I walk a little and then try to do some fast spurts.
I am so hoping to get my speed up. Right now on a good day I can do 5k in 33 to 34 minutes.
Thanks so much for your help in advance,
I have always done exercise, taught aerobics 8 yrs ago and yoga.
Grammas who run - ROCK!
Three grown kids and three grandkids!
Good going, GrammaPeanut
C25K = couch to 5K (you're there already)
For increased speed, there are a few things. You could continue what you're doing, building endurance and adding speedwork. You could do one run a week at 11/2 to 2 minutes per mile more slowly, but run longer. You could run three to four days per week and do cross-training the other days -- my speed tends to be a little faster after a rest day. I still try to run as regularly as I can, preferring to concentrate on endurance, and trusting that any speed improvements will eventually come, even if gradually.
Thanks , Very cool! You go girl!
Me too, now that I've done that first 5k I am hoping to do more.
We live in a litte town in upstate NY and I am trying to find more. If not and until I do I will continue to run the minimum of 5k 4 or 5 times a week like you are.
It feels so good. I am really hoping the younger folks I know will be inspired by this 60 yr old lady! eh?
Grammas who run - ROCK!
Three grown kids and three grandkids!
Hi ! This "Old fat guy" just dropping in for a personal update. C25KW6R3 complete! Yeah! The 2.25 mile run that I completed last night ranks right up there with "Making the world rotate backwards!!!" Or climbing Mt. Everest using only my teeth !! TOTALLY IMPOSSIBLE one month ago. Now I can RUN, at the 2.25 mile mark I felt really strong, I could have finished 3 miles for sure!!! I can't begin to express to you how "OUT OF SHAPE" I began this program. 56 yrs old, 255 lbs and getting no exercise at all! Terrible terrible condition. Now I run every other day over 2 miles and ride my bike 12 miles on the odd days !! I am feeling good about myself. Cars pass me and I can read their faces, "Heh look at that old fat guy!! GOOD FOR HIM! Just a minute I need to wipe a tear from my eye. I LOVE the direction that I have CHOSEN to take my life, I AM A RUNNER !! I am beginning to like myself a little, we'll see if I can ever love myself.
You can do it !!
OLD FAT GUY