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  • classicallytrained Legend 375 posts since
    Jul 20, 2009
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    15. Nov 7, 2009 6:47 AM (in response to RainyDayRun)
    Re: Penguin Support Group - November 3-9

    Rainy Day,

    You are really rockin' with those times. 13.1 mm is SUPERB!!! You are running circles around me.

    You'll have to join the "whippersnapper" support group if you keep that up.

    I am so glad the wedding was successful. It is good to have you back.



    Good runs. I bet that Chicago race was something else. I went to school at Northwestern and had

    some good times in Chicago.


    Today was quite unusual. Got up at 5:30 am (yes, even on a Saturday). As I was warming up, I felt horrible. I usually run/walk 1 mile to warm-up.

    After warming up, I stretched for a long time. Little by little I felt better. Finally, I started my long run. I had planned to run an additional 5 miles.


    All of the sudden, I felt great! First three miles had a good pace and sprinted into mile 3.1. Took walk breaks at each mile mark. Mile 5 was rough.

    I was afraid I had pushed too much early on. My hamstrings were getting sore. I had to slowdown to my warm-up pace.

    Did a sprint into mile 5.2.


    While I was walking, I thought-why not run one more?


    I had already run 6.2 miles counting the warm-up. At that point, I had been running 1:22. So, what the hey!


    I ran one more mile and sprinted into mile 7.2. 1 mile for warm-up and 6.2 miles. This was the longest run I have ever attempted.

    I spent 2:02 hours of actual run/walk time. The most I walked was 2 minutes at the mile 5 & mile 6.


    I didn't hit Jenny's speed but I ran the first 3.2 miles at 15:50 perfect Penquin pace. My total pace was 16:58.

    Those last three miles were a bit slower. But even slow miles count!

  • eileen47 Expert 47 posts since
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    16. Nov 8, 2009 6:39 PM (in response to classicallytrained)
    Re: Penguin Support Group - November 3-9

    I finally found you people and a new thread! The title says this will go through tomorrow???


    Family stress recently has cut into running routine. M-I-L into hospital, multiple health problems, now into nursing home, prognosis is not good - I'm spending time at the hospital/nursing home, doing errands, etc. Then DD developed viral pneumonia that a specialist said could be related to the H1N1 pneumonia - spent time at her home with their 3-year-old and 6-month-old and doing whatever necessary - tomorrow is dr appt for her. But that's life, and we're glad we're retired so we can help family.


    ANYway, tomorrow I begin again, maybe on week 4, probably on week 3. From watching my m-i-l's declining strength, I've relearned the importance of keeping moving, no matter how little.

  • Smashville Pro 93 posts since
    Oct 20, 2009
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    18. Nov 9, 2009 7:44 AM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Penguin Support Group - November 3-9

    I finished my W3D3 5k on Saturday in a very penguin-esque 54 minutes. Of course, I did walk the last 1.75 miles or so...I had finished the W3D3 running...and was going to keep on running...but the hills really got to me. Plus, I'm only 1/3 need to hurt myself and set my training back.


    Anyway...even if I were in normal shape, it was an utterly brutal course...I feel like I'll be running it again next year for the challenge.

    Run, Noob! Run! - My Blog.

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  • Jasmine1972 Legend 923 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    19. Nov 9, 2009 4:21 PM (in response to classicallytrained)
    Re: Penguin Support Group - November 3-9

    Sorry for the delay in communicating folks.  Between Active being "inactive" and my limited access to the Internet while on the road, I am only now getting back to you with commentary.


    Michael- I really like how you stretched your simple, early morning run into a great one that was 2 hours long.  And at an excellent penguin pace.  It will be a while before I get far.  My longest so far is 4 miles.


    Smashville- Congrats on your  race! You are doing about the same pace I was at with so little C25K under my belt.


    Donna- I'm visiting my mom in CA, and I'm just putting in the mileage to improve my times, since I can run one hour already.  In fact, I did 3.5 miles in 60:18 on Sat, then improved my time on the same route by one minute today.  I used to live here before 1999, and 20 yrs ago, when I used to be a young penguin runner and triathlete, I used to run and bike all over the place here.  Its kind of nostalgic to be back here again.


    pam- You are doing exactly what you need to do to ease into C25K capability to remain injury free. We'll all be rooting for 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

  • mngreeneyes Pro 72 posts since
    Sep 25, 2009
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    20. Nov 10, 2009 6:53 AM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: Penguin Support Group - November 3-9

    Hi all.  Happy new week!  I know its Tuesday, but still...


    Michael- Sounds like you had a great run.  I am so jealous.  I plan/hope to be able to do a run like that some day too!  Keep it up.


    Eileen - sorry to hear about your family's illnesses.  My SIL and youngest niece just got over H1N1.  Fortunately the rest of the family didn't get it.  Of course it helped that my parents were able to help out and take the other kids to get them away from all the germs.  I got to see them all this weekend and they seem to be all better.  Hope your family recovers soon too.


    Jasmine - Thanks for the encouragement.  I walked last night, but my shins were protesting so I slowed down a bit.  Looking forward to next week when I can begin walk/running.  Hoping the sore shins won't delay that.


    Friday, one of the women I work with brought in a lady who makes hula hoops.  She was selling them.  They are starting a hula hoop exercise class here this week.  As someone who never learned to hula hoop as a kid, I still can't figure it out, but its a great core workout so I think I will give it a try.  Should be an interesting addition to my running workouts. 


    Happy Tuesday, everyone!


    The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start!  John Bingham



    Run when you can,

    Walk when you have to,

    Crawl if you must--

    Just never give up....  Dean Karnazes

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