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  • amandalynn636 Expert 57 posts since
    Sep 13, 2009
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    30. Nov 24, 2009 1:56 PM (in response to AFatManRunning)
    Re: 200lbs+ C25K Nov. 23-29

    Congrats Irish on your wonderful news!!!

     

    Tonight will officially be my Wk 9 day 2 and my 3rd 3 mile run. We had converted it to distance to prepare for the Turkey Trot on Thursday. So officially Thursday will be my graduation day & my first 5k. I really had not been nervous up until now. Now, all these thoughts are going through my head, of being able to finish & finishing last & such. Also we have always ran on flat ground & I have a feeling there will be hills so a little nervous about that too.

     

    Trying to figure out what to do after C25K. That 1 hour Runner sounds intriguing but we are already running 45 mins because it takes us that long to get 3 miles. Does it help to improve your time? I think that is what I need to maybe focus on next. I hope everyone is doing great & good luck to all of those doing Turkey Trots & Happy Thanksgiving to all!!





    Began:C25K September 17,2009

    Finished:C25K November 26, 2009

    First 5k- November 26, 2009 Turkey Trot(45:24)

  • Turtle Who Runs Pro 110 posts since
    Sep 29, 2009
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    32. Nov 24, 2009 3:12 PM (in response to AFatManRunning)
    Re: 200lbs+ C25K Nov. 23-29

    Hello all,

     

    Thanks to everyone on the congrats on finishing C25K.  I actually finished Sunday night, and came home from work on Monday to a new headband from my husband as a little gift for finishing.  I have to say that I was hoping to finish stronger on my last day, but I was slower than usual because it was dark out and I couldn't see very well.  It made me a bit more cautious to not hit debris on the road/sidewalk and break something.  Congrats to ovenfried who also finished this weekend, and Amandalynn who will be finished very soon.  Looks like it's on to OHR for us and a few other people.  And AMFR, it looks like you're almost done with OHR already!!

     

    Irish--Congratulations on your engagement!!!  It's so exciting.  Enjoy it for a little while before you start planning anything.  Also going to Ireland is great.  I was there a few years ago and loved everything.  We flew into Dublin and drove south and west and flew home from Shannon.  If you're Irish, you are going to love it!!

     

    Jasmine--I like your new picture, you look so good!  And as DanceWalkRunPenguin said, thank you for condoning slowing down.  I have to agree after dealing with impatience myself in the beginning and feeling really bad during and after my runs, making not want to attempt it again.  Even though my pace is slow, any pain I've been feeling keeps decreasing, so something must be going right.  I do push myself a little during my runs because I want to get my time down, but learning to listen to my body has been saving me from significant injury.

     

    Smashville--Don't be too hard on yourself about W5D3; it is not easy!!  You'll be done with it before you know it.  Try not to get discouraged-you can do it.

     

    Welcome to the newbies!!  There is always room for more!

     

    Time to go start W1D1 of OHR!

     

    Have a great night!





    -I may be slow, but at least I'm moving forward. 
  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    33. Nov 24, 2009 6:29 PM (in response to amandalynn636)
    Re: 200lbs+ C25K Nov. 23-29
    Amanda- You are running just a little bit faster than me.  I did not doing OHR because I already run so long.  I had modified C25K by adding extra runs/wk, so I am already running 4-5x per week.  I started Cool Running 5K (http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_4/146.shtml) last week.  It is a tough program designed to improve condition, build endurance and improve speed. It is 12 weeks, and builds the longest run to 6 miles, so that you could actually do a 10K by the time you are done. I will try to stick with the program, but I'm giving myself permission to go easy if I have to, to avoid injury.
    Anyone wanting to do this will need to transition from 3x/wk to 5x/wk, maybe by adding short runs on "off" days, and building to 3 mi each x 5x/wk. This program will definitely keep you busy for the next 3 months.




    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

  • WetSneakers Expert 40 posts since
    Oct 5, 2009
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    34. Nov 24, 2009 6:51 PM (in response to Smashville)
    Re: 200lbs+ C25K Nov. 23-29

    Hey Smash,

     

    I had the exact same thing happen to me in one of my week 7 runs. One thing I've picked up from some of the other forums is that everyone has bad running days sometimes, newbie, experienced, it doesn't matter. It only matters that you go back on your next scheduled day and run again. Go Team Stubborn.

  • buldgingbride2be Amateur 37 posts since
    Oct 27, 2009
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    35. Nov 24, 2009 7:47 PM (in response to AFatManRunning)
    Re: 200lbs+ C25K Nov. 23-29

    Hey all!  I'm back!! Did you all think I changed my mind?  Nope, just finally got my treadmill today   I'm so excited - going to get it put together this weekend and start my C25K on Monday (30th).  Congrats Irish on the engagement!!  As you can see by my name, I'm in the same boat (exciting!) but even more exciting to know I am going to have a much more enjoyable time trying on dresses after I get my butt off the couch and start this program.  I'm so excited and can't wait to start.  I do have a question - the program calls for working out 3 times a week and I know it is important not to over-do it because, as the program states, that is when people get burnt out and give up, BUT do any of you just walk on the off days or do other exercises?  I would like to work out 4-5 days a week, but don't want to risk burning myself out and giving up early.  Any suggestions on what kind of workouts to do on the "off" days??  Thanks!!!  So proud of you all - I can't wait to start!!!





    "Your past does not have to dictate your future."

    10/28/09: Prior to starting C25K - 211#

    11/30/09: First week of C25K - 210#

    01/13/10: After W4D2 - 208#

    01/19/10:  After W4D3 - 206.6#

  • amandalynn636 Expert 57 posts since
    Sep 13, 2009
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    36. Nov 25, 2009 6:40 AM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: 200lbs+ C25K Nov. 23-29

    Jasmine,

      Thanks for that link!! I think that is exactly what we need! Probably will take us a few weeks to start since we just now have accomplished running the 3miles to try to build up to the 4 but I am excited to have another program to start. Remember that is our 3 mile running time on flat land, we have never encountered any hills. I will let you know what my time is tomorrow after the Turkey Trot. I am a big ball of nerves already!





    Began:C25K September 17,2009

    Finished:C25K November 26, 2009

    First 5k- November 26, 2009 Turkey Trot(45:24)

  • babeinthewoods Expert 54 posts since
    Sep 8, 2009
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    37. Nov 25, 2009 6:47 AM (in response to buldgingbride2be)
    Re: 200lbs+ C25K Nov. 23-29

    Smash  - Don't fret about your run. Everyone has had or will have a lousy run. One thing to remember is that running is mental and the first 8-10 minutes are the toughest. I always have to think positive to myself the first 10 minutes in order to continue. Push all negative thoughts out of your head. Once you get passed that part and your determination has won, the rest of the run will be much easier. Stick with it. You will do it!

     

    Donna - The message about remembering to be positive during a run is for you too!  But also, have a goal in mind when you start your run. "Today I'm running 2.5 miles" or "Today I'm running 2 miles but will finish 30 sec faster"  being a positive thinker and striving for a goal helps to keep the focus.

     

    AFMR - I'm so glad to see that you've run. I was very worried that you were going to let other priorities take over your time. Good luck on Thursday!

     

    Naughty Cat - Welcome back! So glad that you're feeling better.

     

    Bride2b - I swim or cycle on my off days. I haven't had any problems with the cross training. Many people lift weights on their off days. I run only 3 days a week and will probably do this for a while yet. I would eventually like to run 5 days a week.





    10/03/09  - GVSU family 5K - 41:25

    11/26/09 - Turkey Trot 5K - 40:07

    12/05/09 - YMCA Jingle Bell 5K - 40:05

    12/13/09 - Jingle Bell Run 5K -

    TRAINING PROGRAMS

    One Hour Runner started 11/13/09

    C25K started 8/30/09 finished 11/20/09

  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    38. Nov 25, 2009 7:52 AM (in response to buldgingbride2be)
    Re: 200lbs+ C25K Nov. 23-29

    Bride-Welcome to the group and good luck on your training.  Congrats on the nuptuals.  This program will definitely help you out.

     

    I have been cross-training the whole time since starting C25K, but that's because my primary goal has been weight loss and I needed to do more workouts to lose weight.  Initially, when I was starting C25K, I would swim or walk on off days.  Now I've added strength training at the gym plus some exercise bike or elliptical to avoid the pounding of running.  However, when my body just says "No!" I don't do it.  You will have to listen to your body to see what it will let you do, and it may take a while to tolerate very much. I guess, when in doubt, walk!

     

    BTW- since I started walking in July, I now have lost 31 lbs. (69 more to go before my Tri on June 26)





    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

  • Swaph Amateur 22 posts since
    Nov 11, 2009
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    39. Nov 25, 2009 1:09 PM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: 200lbs+ C25K Nov. 23-29

    Congrats Irish on the wonderful news!!!  So exciting, and so motivating too!

    Everyone is making such great progress; it's amazing to hear everyone's journey from the exciting news to the downfalls.  It's so great to have people who can relate.

     

    So some exciting stuff happened this week:

    1) My co-worker told me that my @&# is disappearing.  FANTASTIC!

    2) Last night on our run, a man waited for us to cross the street before making his right hand turn.  My husband was pushing our kids who were bundled up in the stroller and I was right behind him.  As we got closer to the man's vehicle, he rolled down his window and said, "Hey you guys go! You're such motivators!!"  That was a wonderful feeling, and kept me pushing the rest of the way.

    3) Same run, I shaved a full minute off my mile time, and ran a 13:10 mile.

     

    We'll see how we perform at our run tomorrow morning. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE RUNNING TOMORROW!!  Hope everyone, running or not, has a beautiful holiday surrounded by loved ones. 





    Pain is temporary, PRIDE is forever.

  • AnthonyJTa Amateur 30 posts since
    Aug 24, 2009
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    40. Nov 25, 2009 2:40 PM (in response to GoRunIrish)
    Re: 200lbs+ C25K Nov. 23-29

    Thank you guys! I'm already planning to come back with a vengeance! I also need to get my wife motivated and back into shape with her walking. I'm looking to have a treadmill set up before she even gets home. It's only been a week and a half since I ran... so I shouldn't be too far off. If I have to re-start C25K, I have to re-start...

  • moviechic3 Pro 96 posts since
    Nov 5, 2009
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    41. Nov 25, 2009 4:55 PM (in response to AnthonyJTa)
    Re: 200lbs+ C25K Nov. 23-29

    My travel plans changed for the holiday, so here I am at home.

    I checked into our local Turkey Trot, but found out registration was already closed. I was kinda bummed out.

    But I sat down and searched again, and there is one going on the next town over. So I'm heading over in the morning to run. I'm so excited.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!





    http://some-people-juggle-geese.blogspot.com/ (My Blog)

    Upcoming Races :

    11/03/12 Race the Bar 15K Winston-Salem, NC

    Completed Races :

    05/26/12 Run The Haw 10K Graham, NC 1:20:03

    04/28/12 Owl's Roost 3.5M Greensboro, NC 46:26

    03/24/12 Race the Bar 5K Winston-Salem, NC 42:52

    09/15/12 Dublin Half Marathon Dublin, Ireland 3:20:24

    10/20/12 Hit the Brixx 10K Greensboro, NC 1:22:05

  • moviechic3 Pro 96 posts since
    Nov 5, 2009
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    43. Nov 25, 2009 6:01 PM (in response to AFatManRunning)
    Re: 200lbs+ C25K Nov. 23-29

    I'll get there an hour before the 5K begins, just to be safe. Luckily the website for this race said they would not turn anyone away. I can somewhat understand about the race that is here in my town. It's at a park not too far from me (which I run 3 times a week) but it is also a small park. So hopefully all will work out tomorrow. A good way to start off the day and I'm dragging the hubby along with me once again (hopefully at some point it will click with him and he'll want to race again....he used to run marathon back before we met)





    http://some-people-juggle-geese.blogspot.com/ (My Blog)

    Upcoming Races :

    11/03/12 Race the Bar 15K Winston-Salem, NC

    Completed Races :

    05/26/12 Run The Haw 10K Graham, NC 1:20:03

    04/28/12 Owl's Roost 3.5M Greensboro, NC 46:26

    03/24/12 Race the Bar 5K Winston-Salem, NC 42:52

    09/15/12 Dublin Half Marathon Dublin, Ireland 3:20:24

    10/20/12 Hit the Brixx 10K Greensboro, NC 1:22:05

  • Runninoob Amateur 20 posts since
    Nov 17, 2009
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    44. Nov 25, 2009 8:54 PM (in response to AFatManRunning)
    Re: 200lbs+ C25K Nov. 23-29

    Ran 3 miles tonight. It was in the 30's early this morning, which was much to cold for this Texas boy. Still trying to pick up my speed a bit. Averaged 12 - 13 mm. I just can't seem to shake a little bit of pain and swelling in my right knee. Feels good while running, but swells a bit when I stop. I'm doing the RICE, and it seems to work. My Doc said it is all part of just starting to run, esp., at my size. He said it might be a mild case of "runners knee". But, he said as long as the swelling goes down, to keep at it. Like I said, it feels good running - it actually feels GREAT. I got in a groove tonight, and was just jamming out, and moving on down the road... Anybody else have similar issues?





    Jeff H.

    12/2/2008 - 399 lbs.  - 11/2/2009 - 289 lbs.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    Just fur Fun 5K, College Station, TX  11/21/09 - 42:11

    Jingle Bell Fun Run 2 miles, College Station, TX  12/6/09 - 25:55

    New Year's Resolution 5K, College Station, TX 1/9/10 - 37:38

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