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GoRunIrish Pro 110 posts since
Sep 8, 2009
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Nov 2, 2009 6:57 AM

200 lbs+ Nov 2nd-Nov 8th

Welcome newbies and not so newbies to the 200lbs+ inspiration thread!!!

 

This thread is for anyone 200+ or maybe a tad less and doin' somethin' about it!!! So peak around and get some good info or chime in!

 

Happy Running!





Started C25K 09/07/09

Dinosaur Dash 5K 11/01/09 40:12

Turkey Trot 5K 11/26/09 44:02

Buffalo Run 02/27/10

  • TransplantedPotato Expert 52 posts since
    Sep 6, 2009
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    2. Nov 2, 2009 7:56 AM (in response to GoRunIrish)
    Re: 200 lbs+ Nov 2nd-Nov 8th

    Congratulations, GoRunIrish!!! What a great 5k time! I hope when I do my first that I can get in under 45 minutes!

     

    And a belated congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. F! I'm so happy for you two for sticking with it and I can't wait to hear all about you spilling the beans to your son!

     

    My run got postponed until this evening due to sheer, crushing exhaustion. I still have the remnants of a stupid little cough from my bout with the flu a couple weeks ago and while my coughing isn't productive or even that regular, it takes a lot out of me. I'm just so tired! I plan to get out this evening, after it's cooled a bit (supposed to be 89 today)...maybe it'll be a nice break from my school work (two exams this week and a paper) and a good de-stress from my work-work.

     

    Have a great Monday, everyone!





    We are always running for the thrill of it thrill of it

    Always pushing up the hill searching for the thrill of it
    On and on and on we are calling out and out again
    Never looking down I’m just in awe of what’s in front of me

    -"Walking on a Dream", Empire of the Sun

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    Graduated C25k: 10/28/09

    One Hour Runner: Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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    Courage, trust, and relentless forward motion.

  • CenTexWannaRun Amateur 11 posts since
    Oct 23, 2009
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    3. Nov 2, 2009 8:58 AM (in response to GoRunIrish)
    Re: 200 lbs+ Nov 2nd-Nov 8th

    congrats GoRunIrish - that is awesome!

     

    finished Week 1 today - feel good, so i'm probably gonna do W2D1 tomorrow and then take my day off on wednesday.

     

    also, after seeing AFMR talking about the 100 Pushup program, i checked it out and decided to try it as well.  i did my initial test at the end of last week and am starting the actual workout program tonight. thanks for bringing up that program AFMR - and thanks to you and everyone else for the C25k inspiration, as well. (BTW .. my 100PU inital test results: 34, starting me at Week 3 of the program)

     

    (accidentally posted this in last week's thread earlier - doh!)





    -George-

    C25k Progress:

    Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  Day: 1 2 3

  • AFatManRunning Legend 326 posts since
    Sep 14, 2009
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    5. Nov 2, 2009 9:43 AM (in response to GoRunIrish)
    Re: 200 lbs+ Nov 2nd-Nov 8th

    Anyone out there who's finished C25K before? Did any of you find yourself down afterwards?

     

    I had a rough, stressful weekend with grad school work and, of course, Halloween (getting the kids ready and out and the 45 lbs. of candy they collectively brought home). We also have an N1H1 sickie at home (on Tamiflu, even), and others, including me, are starting to cough.  I just found the end sort of anti-climactic and a little depressing, especially when I realized that I will need to work this hard at being healthy for the rest of my life.  That was almost worse than peeking ahead to the next week when just starting--it's almost too much to comprehend.


    That's why I really liked C25K.  I only needed to worry about beating the plan as laid out for that specific day.  I wasn't facing the behemoth of do-this-for-the-rest-of-your-life-lest-you-surely-die! I just needed to finish W1D1, W4D2, or W9D3.

     

    My brain wiring also tends to get hyperfocused on things--I'm certifiably ADHD (without the hyperactivity, so ADD).  While doing C25K, that was the primary thought on my mind all the time.  Now, as it has ended and my studies have resumed, I'm finding it hard to think about anything but the chapters I need to read, the topics bouncing around in my head, and the content of the papers I need to write. Oi! ADD surely lends to my spontaneous, funny, and creative personality, but it sure can making doing things consistantly an absolute bear.

     

    Although I planned to take today off, I might joing Mrs. F for a two-mile run.  I'll need to get my head into the game to do that, and I'll need to be careful with my right leg (definate shin splints starting after the last two runs in W9).  I know what I need to do.  The problem I've most often had in my life is that I don't ever want to do what I need to do. I just want to do what I want to do, and right now, that is to sleep (after having a large bowl of Breyer's Vanilla Ice Cream drowned in a shot of Amaretto).  Good thing I'm at work! I can't act on what I want to do!


    Keep running, all! Don't let my mood pull you down.





    It was my wife's idea--really! Okay, it helps that I need to lose the weight, too.

    http://oursecretplan.blogspot.com (FatManRunning - Couch to 5k)

    Completed Couch-to-5k - 10/30/09

    Chaska Turkey Trot 5k - 11/14/09 (42:13)

    Howard Lake Turkey Tagalong 5k - 11/26/09 (42:23)

    Sat around like a bum while I finished grad school - 11/27/09 to 6/25/10

    Restarted running 6/26/10

    City of Festivals 5k - 08/07/10 (40:45) - ran with Mrs. F and four of the kids!

  • Smashville Pro 93 posts since
    Oct 20, 2009
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    6. Nov 2, 2009 10:02 AM (in response to AFatManRunning)
    Re: 200 lbs+ Nov 2nd-Nov 8th

    AFMR, why not move on to improving your time? I dunno...just a thought...I've kind of had the same thoughts ("This is great...but what do I do when I'm done") and while I have a month and a half to worry, I'm going back and forth between speedwork and half marathon. Although I don't really look that far into the future...gotta finish the 5k first!





    Run, Noob! Run! - My Blog.

    Follow me on Twitter: @RunNoobRun

    C25K Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • CenTexWannaRun Amateur 11 posts since
    Oct 23, 2009
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    8. Nov 2, 2009 10:57 AM (in response to GoRunIrish)
    Re: 200 lbs+ Nov 2nd-Nov 8th

    i have a question for you folks ---- i found a 5K that i'd really like to run on December 12th.  per my "schedule", that should be at the end of Week 7 of C25k -- is that too early to try and run my first 5k?  (well - my first since 1993 - LOL)





    -George-

    C25k Progress:

    Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  Day: 1 2 3

  • Smashville Pro 93 posts since
    Oct 20, 2009
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    10. Nov 2, 2009 1:34 PM (in response to CenTexWannaRun)
    Re: 200 lbs+ Nov 2nd-Nov 8th

    I ran a 5k as my W1D1 workout...

     

    I also have one scheduled during W3 (this week) and W6...both of those mainly because they are being run in my neighborhood...and I didn't want to wait a whole year.





    Run, Noob! Run! - My Blog.

    Follow me on Twitter: @RunNoobRun

    C25K Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • jlm8903 Rookie 1 posts since
    Oct 5, 2009
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    11. Nov 2, 2009 2:01 PM (in response to GoRunIrish)
    Re: 200 lbs+ Nov 2nd-Nov 8th

    I'm new to the community and so glad to find more new runners with a little extra weight!  I'm on W5D3 of C25K - I'll be doing my run tonight after work.  My first 5K is scheduled for 11/22/09 and I'm pretty nervous!  Glad to see that there are so many others that have the same feelings!  Keep up the good work everyone and wish me luck!!

  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    12. Nov 2, 2009 2:12 PM (in response to GoRunIrish)
    Re: 200 lbs+ Nov 2nd-Nov 8th

    GoRunIrish- Thanks for starting the new week's thread.  Your 5K time is just amazing, especially for a first timer - under 41 mins!  I think we first-timers modestly over-estimate our initial 5K time because a) we are still not sure we will finish & b) we'd rather beat a reasonable estimate.  I know I was just hoping to beat 55 mins, and did it under 52 mins. We just don't know how the momentum and excitement of a race can lighten and quicken our footsteps. I felt like a snail being passed, but did better than expected.

     

    This is the link for the 100 pushups: http://hundredpushups.com/  I can't even do one - I have no upper body strength, so I need to start this too.

     

    Irish & AFMR- I am faced with the same dilema.  I finish C25K later this week, and I need to find a program to improve my time, and then increase my distance.  I've researched 5K's and 10K's in the region for the next 6 months. I printed info on each & have them pasted to the back of my door as inspiration. Now I just have to find an effective plan to get better at running.

     

    However, my ultimate goal is a sprint triathlon (600 meter swim/18 mi hilly bike/5K run) in June, so my work is cut out for me.  My big challenge is to lose enough weight so that I can finish in a reasonable time. Swimming is not a problem, but for biking I can't fit on anything right now besides an exercise bike, because my gut is in the way. I've lost 24 lbs far, but I need to lose at least 60-70 more before then. Run, bike, swim and strength training are all part of the plan to burn the calories.  I don't expect to work this hard forever, but right now its part of my plan to get in shape.

     

    CenTexWannaRun - I think you will do fine with a 5K in week 8.  I actually ran mine at the end of week 6.  It was a struggle, but I managed.

     

    TransplantedPotato - If you run tonight, please take it easy so that the remnants of that cold don't flare up again.  Extending an extra day or two is okay, if it keeps you healthy enough to keep going.





    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

  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    13. Nov 2, 2009 2:23 PM (in response to AFatManRunning)
    Re: 200 lbs+ Nov 2nd-Nov 8th

    AFMR- Did you ever think 2 months ago that you would be talking about "just" doing a nice, easy 2 mile run? LOL!  I think that you and the Mrs need to have a graduation week of 3-4 nice easy runs, to collect your thoughts and make your plans for the next phase of your training program.  With sick kids and intense grad school pressures, you both need to give yourself a break before you plunge ahead.  Research the different training plan options and schedule a few potential 5K and 10K runs in the next 3-4 months.  This weekend, add a long run, and next week have a few "training" runs in preparation for the 5K race with your sons. Then on to Phase 2- with your new training program and the expert advice of your sons to guide 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

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