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  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    60. Nov 13, 2009 9:50 AM (in response to TransplantedPotato)
    Re: 200+ Nov 9th-Nov 15th

    Transplant- Glad to see that you are back and running.  It is so hard to ease back into action after a layoff from sickness or injury.  One never wants to push to hard, for fear of relapse of either condition.

     

    Mrs. & AFMR- I've still been checking out your blog to get the whole story about your plans for the race tomorrow.  It will be such a surprize and you both will do great.  Be sure to get pictures!! Best of luck to you both.

     

    And for me, finishing C25K has led to a little lack of direction. I've been soaking in several books on fitness/core training, plus running magazines, to get inspiration about where to go from here.  I've got 2 5k's soon (11/28 & 12/5) so I'm just going to work on building a foundation of 3 mi runs, with longer runs once a week, and some speed work at the gym, while doing swimming, resisitance & other cross training.  My "game" has also been off, because I've been traveling for 2 of the last 3 weeks.  It has thrown my sleep, digestive tract and eating habits off track, so that I've no measureable weight loss this week.

     

    Anyway, today I was back on my regular route at home.  But I parked my car at the other end of the route, and ran it backwards.  Seems the route would run down-slope going out & up-slope coming back - I'd be warming up on the easy part & worn out on the tough part.  So now, by reversing, I'm going slow during the beginning anyway, and really able to pick up the pace coming back.  Plus, I have a .4 mile loop at the end that I can add as needed to extend the run.  I did 3.1 mi just under my 10/17 race pace (16.35mm), so I'm confident my time will be improved for my race 11/28, especially when the crowd "pulls" me along with it.

     

    Good luck to everyone racing this weekend, and keep up the good work newbies!





    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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    61. Nov 13, 2009 9:57 AM (in response to SeeFluffyRun)
    Re: 200+ Nov 9th-Nov 15th

    Fluffy- You look absolutely great in your photo. Its so great to see you with a bunch of friends willing to take on a challenge.  You will be back and running fine soon.  Now, get out there and do your workout!!





    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

  • DanceWalkRunPenguin Pro 84 posts since
    Oct 12, 2009
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    62. Nov 13, 2009 10:38 AM (in response to GoRunIrish)
    Re: 200+ Nov 9th-Nov 15th

    Trying desperately to catch up here -- then I realized why. It had only been two days and there were three pages of posts!

     

    Potato and Anthony, congrats on your respective victories!

     

    Dade, I'm a slower runner than walker, it seems.

     

    Movie, it's not my favorite task, but logging what you eat can really show you whether you are taking in the calories you should to lose weight. Two recommendations: SparkPeople (it's free) and the WebMD weight loss self-assessment. The WebMD thing asks you questions about activity level and whether you're losing or gaining or staying the same, and then gives the calorie amount to maintain what you weigh, then suggests how much of a calorie deficit you would need to create (through less food or more exercise) to lose at the pace you're seeking. Hint, to echo what Fluffy said: a 500 calorie per day deficit for a 1 pound a week loss can be eaten up rather quickly if you run into some Nutter Butters.





    ~~~~~Newbie Jogger~~~~~~~

    Regular Walker

    Never-before Runner

    On injured list. Switching to swimming until leg muscles are healed.

  • AnthonyJTa Amateur 30 posts since
    Aug 24, 2009
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    63. Nov 13, 2009 10:54 AM (in response to DanceWalkRunPenguin)
    Re: 200+ Nov 9th-Nov 15th

    "Hint, to echo what Fluffy said: a 500 calorie per day deficit for a 1 pound a week loss can be eaten up rather quickly if you run into some Nutter Butters."

     

    I love the fact that you've put it in relation to a favorite. That's exactly what I did last year when I started counting calories, and losing weight. Calorie-count.com had given me a 1900 budget per day for my target weight loss. To really startle myself into changing my eating habits- I immediately went to some fast food nutrition calculators. Holy cow was I startled.... for example, the occasions I'd hit McDonald's... double quarter pounder with cheese, large fries, large coke + 6 nuggets = 1950 calories exactly. In ONE meal, I was successfully exhausting my entire calorie allowance. It was enough to scare me straight!!

  • DanceWalkRunPenguin Pro 84 posts since
    Oct 12, 2009
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    64. Nov 13, 2009 11:03 AM (in response to AnthonyJTa)
    Re: 200+ Nov 9th-Nov 15th

    Yeah, unfortunately the Nutter Butter thing was from personal experience. In my defense I had just given blood and was sitting at the Red Cross recovery table. But then I noticed each package had 250 calories.

     

    I would have preferred homemade chocolate chip cookies. Same effect.





    ~~~~~Newbie Jogger~~~~~~~

    Regular Walker

    Never-before Runner

    On injured list. Switching to swimming until leg muscles are healed.

  • MrsFatmanrunning Expert 42 posts since
    Sep 16, 2009
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    65. Nov 13, 2009 11:16 AM (in response to AFatManRunning)
    Re: 200+ Nov 9th-Nov 15th

    I learned the hard way this week, not to miss workouts AND eat candy bars AND not track well. Ugh it leads to weight gain instead of loss. Although it wasnt nutter butters but almond joy and peanut butter cups and not good portions that got me!

     

    So after our race tommorrow -- I will get back on track!

     

    I cant wait to run!

     

    Mrs F

  • DanceWalkRunPenguin Pro 84 posts since
    Oct 12, 2009
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    66. Nov 13, 2009 12:04 PM (in response to GoRunIrish)
    Re: 200+ Nov 9th-Nov 15th

    Looks like I'll be hanging out in Week 4 longer than planned. Didn't make it through Day 2 today. Will try again.

     

    Hearty Go Teams to Mr and Mrs F for tomorrow!





    ~~~~~Newbie Jogger~~~~~~~

    Regular Walker

    Never-before Runner

    On injured list. Switching to swimming until leg muscles are healed.

  • MrsFatmanrunning Expert 42 posts since
    Sep 16, 2009
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    67. Nov 13, 2009 12:07 PM (in response to DanceWalkRunPenguin)
    Re: 200+ Nov 9th-Nov 15th

    DanceWalkRun Penguin

     

    I just spoke to a friend, who also had trouble with week 4. Are you doing treadmill or outside? Hows your pace? Have you considered slowing down the treadmill or your pace? One thing to remember, is that C25k is about endurance not speed!

     

    How far did you get thru the workout? And the other thing IM learning is that half the battle is mental, if i can keep my thoughts positive and tell myself Im going to have a good run, it makes a difference. Although I admit its hard to shed the stress to get there

     

    Mrs., F

  • DanceWalkRunPenguin Pro 84 posts since
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    68. Nov 13, 2009 12:20 PM (in response to MrsFatmanrunning)
    Re: 200+ Nov 9th-Nov 15th

    Today was Day 2, outside, and I'd done Day 1 on treadmill. I got through the first 3 minute run and was 2 minutes into the second run (a 5 minute) when I konked out completely. After a minute of walking I tried to pick it up again but couldn't. Draggy and low blood sugar feeling.

     

    The running store in our neighborhood offers free water for walkers and runners, so I stopped by for some water, which got me home. I think I just wasn't fueled properly. Thought that lunch would be enough.

     

     

     

    P.S. My pace: turtle-like. So slow I don't feel like I'm actually running. On the treadmill Wednesday I ran these parts at 3.9 to 4.0 miles per hour. Don't know what that translates to outside.

     

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    ~~~~~Newbie Jogger~~~~~~~

    Regular Walker

    Never-before Runner

    On injured list. Switching to swimming until leg muscles are healed.

  • ovenfried Pro 149 posts since
    Sep 8, 2009
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    69. Nov 13, 2009 1:13 PM (in response to GoRunIrish)
    Re: 200+ Nov 9th-Nov 15th

    Hey everyone....been a long time since I've been around here.  Life has kicked me in the jewels a couple of times in the last month, and my modem at home is broken.  So I have a minute here to say Hello and catch up.  Unfortunately since I'm at work I can't read all the posts from this week.  But judging by the number of pages, it sure looks active here on Active!

     

    Last night I ran Week9/Day2.  Left when the sun was up, and about 20 minutes into the run I tripped on a totally useless shallow curb in the park and flew down onto both of my kneecaps.  They got nice and bloodied, but since the pain hadn't set in, I walked 5 minutes and ran the last 10 minutes. I will probably do Day 2 again, then Day 3.

     

    Regarding after Couch-to-5K, I think I'm going to maintain 3 runs per week and add 2-3 minutes per week.  Running 30 minutes now is so much easier than running 5 was in the early weeks.  I'd start the 100 Pushup program now, but since I'm a knee down push-upper, I can't really do that for a week or so.  I'm wearing shorts today because the abrasions are huge and fresh.

     

    SO, until I get my new modem, I'll be kind of M.I.A.  But I'm still running!

     

    Have a great weekend!





    Amy

    Started C25K:  September 10, 2009
    Finished C25K:  November 22, 2009

    Dec. 5, 2009:  Jingle Bell Run, Cincinnati, OH  35:43
    April 10, 2010:  Aruna 5k, Cincinnati, OH 39.06  (after not running for several months)
    May 22, 2010:  GO/OTR 5K,  Cincinnati, OH  approx 34:30.  (route was changed at last minute, and about .2 mile was shaved off.  boo!)

  • AFatManRunning Legend 326 posts since
    Sep 14, 2009
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    70. Nov 13, 2009 2:04 PM (in response to joedadd)
    Re: 200+ Nov 9th-Nov 15th

    I was thinking Johnny Dangerously, but I still can see Chuck Norris in my mind's eye, bluffing his way through some rites while on a train.  Perhaps I combined the memories...





    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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    71. Nov 13, 2009 2:12 PM (in response to DanceWalkRunPenguin)
    Re: 200+ Nov 9th-Nov 15th

    DanceWalkRunPenguin, don't let it get to you. Week 4 is friggin hard.





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  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    72. Nov 13, 2009 2:13 PM (in response to AnthonyJTa)
    Re: 200+ Nov 9th-Nov 15th

    I hear you! I love Nutter Butters, (and Snickers) but I dare not look in their direction anymore. I was lucky enough not to have children around (or be home) for Halloween, so I don't have all of those temptations sitting around.

     

    Anthony- Yeah- I did a quick look at the nutritional info from McDonalds & BK to determine what I can choose if we are traveling and doing fast food.  At McD's I can have a hamburger or grilled chicken wrap, or yogurt parfait for snack. Luckily all my selections are on dollar menu.  Even 1 Egg McMuffin is okay, but definitely not the Big Breakfast.  At BK, I can do a Whopper Jr (no cheese). I never do fries. And I have water in the car.

     

    DanceWalkRun- You are not too slow, because if you are then I'm really slow & I just won't think that way!  I'm still working up to running at 3.9 on the treadmill. I started at 3 mph, & only now am able to do 3.5 - 3.8 with sprints to 4.1. Many people on TM are still walking as fast as I run. LOL

     

    Most of the training programs out there seem to be assume that you've been running 12-15 miles for 4-6 months.  What we've done in C25K is just get started, so that we can run 30 mins or 3 miles.  So that's why it is tough for us to find a compatible program that takes us from newbie to the benchmark for "serious" running programs.  Many of us have not increased our runs from 3/wk to 4 or 5/wk, and often many do not complete C25K at the 3 mile distance.  So when you finish, make up a 2, 3, 4 or 6 wk program for yourself that brings you to comfortably running 4-5 days per wk, for 12+ miles.  Then follow that program as seriously as you followed C25K.

     

    I've decided that next week I'll start the Cooling Runnings Easy 5K program (beginner), which is 12 weeks long. (here is the link: http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_4/146.shtml)  It is based on the assumption that you can run 12-15 miles per week, which I'm doing now.  Though it is training for a 5K, it builds up to weekly long runs of 6 miles, w 4 mi runs often.  After that I'll do the 12 wk program for Beginner's 10K, using the foundation of the 5k training program. There is a 10K race here in Decatur AL on 4/10/2010 that will coincide with the end of that training.

     

    Ended up at pool today with no goggles! Miserable mile made mostly of breast & back stroke, with minimum freestyle.





    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

  • lovin2run Amateur 13 posts since
    Nov 13, 2009
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    73. Nov 13, 2009 2:51 PM (in response to GoRunIrish)
    Re: 200+ Nov 9th-Nov 15th

    I think this is a great post..

    I am 5 pounds from having lost 200 pounds, when I lose those 5 pounds I will finally be under 200 pounds for the first time since I was 12.

    Running has really helped shape and tone my body. My run is still slow but I am ok, I recognize that 200 pounds ago I would not have even walked what I currently run..

    IT's great to know I'm not alone..

    Thanks

    Stephanie





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    June 1999 (415 pounds)                             Septmber 2009 (215 pounds)

    I am not who I was 10 years ago but I feel better than I did just 2 years ago...

    My journey to a better me began on March of 2008 when I cared enough to change me for the better..

    Running has become a way for me to express my freedom in the new me.

  • Swaph Amateur 22 posts since
    Nov 11, 2009
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    74. Nov 13, 2009 4:23 PM (in response to GoRunIrish)
    Re: 200+ Nov 9th-Nov 15th

    I love this thread!  I'm not 200+ lbs but am definitely in the "Athena" weight classification and working my way out of it!!  My husband is also a heavy runner.  Let me tell ya, it is soo encouraging to see that so many other people are working the same way we are, going through similar struggles!  With that being said....I've lost three pounds this week, but someone at my office brought chocolate chip cookies today and it's directly in my path from my desk to the printer.  Gah!  My new motto is, "it's easier to walk past it now than it will be to run it off later".

     

    Mr & Mrs F- GOOD LUCK TOMORROW, I'm sure you'll do great and I'll be looking up your blog tonight when I get home.

     

    You guys are all such motivators, hope you all have an awesome weekend!!





    Pain is temporary, PRIDE is forever.

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