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GoRunIrish Pro 110 posts since
Sep 8, 2009
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Dec 7, 2009 4:51 AM

200lbs+ runners/C25K Dec 7th-Dec 14th

WOOHOO!!! Welcome back everyone to a brand new thread for our fluffy and husky and DETERMINED runners!! We are runners that are (for the most part newbies) and have a little extra weight that we train with... but that doesn't stop us! So chime in won't you? If you have already graduated C25K, check out our sister thread...

 

http://community.active.com/thread/77228  200lbs+ One Hour Runner

 

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

  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    2. Dec 7, 2009 7:26 AM (in response to GoRunIrish)
    Re: 200lbs+ runners/C25K Dec 7th-Dec 14th

    Checking in for the week.  Lots running & cross-training scheduled but but I've got low ambitions.  With much rain expected this week, I'll see a lot of the gym, on the TM and other stuff. Boy, gloomy days sure take the wind out of my sails.  Sure miss hearing from Carrie and AFMR, and some of our original 200+ starters.  I hope they all are able to maintain at least 2-3 runs per week, even if they are low key.  I hope all of the Newbies on C25K are able to meet the challenges they will face this week.  Keep it up!!





    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

  • buldgingbride2be Amateur 37 posts since
    Oct 27, 2009
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    3. Dec 7, 2009 7:07 PM (in response to GoRunIrish)
    Re: 200lbs+ runners/C25K Dec 7th-Dec 14th

    Hey all!!

     

    I did W2D1 yesterday - went really well.  I will run W2D2 tomorrow - anxious to see how tomorrow goes.  Keep up the good work everyone!!!





    "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#

  • moviechic3 Pro 96 posts since
    Nov 5, 2009
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    4. Dec 8, 2009 1:58 PM (in response to buldgingbride2be)
    Re: 200lbs+ runners/C25K Dec 7th-Dec 14th

    Stopping in to say HELLO to one and all.

    I'm currently doing the 10K training program. This morning was a 2.5 mile run. After 2 days of rest (5K race was on Saturday) I was happy with my time.

    I have another 5K this Saturday (am I insane for doing all of these races hehehehehe) and hoping for clear weather and a flat route (after rain and hills on Saturday I'm all for easy)

    Still not seeing any change in the scale, but my workout pants started slipping down this morning so I GUESS that could be a good sign. I see some obvious muscle definition in my upper legs now though





    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

  • disneygal2 Legend 455 posts since
    Sep 30, 2009
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    5. Dec 9, 2009 4:25 PM (in response to moviechic3)
    Re: 200lbs+ runners/C25K Dec 7th-Dec 14th

    I sure miss AFMR's posts as well.   If the Mr and Mrs are reading here I hope they will check in.  I still go to their blogs..but am not able to comment on their blogs.  I'm not set up for that!   They worked so hard and inspired so many.   I really hope they both stick with it.   I understand it is hard once the pattern and discipline of C25k is broken to stay with it.  That is why I'm setting my sites on working up to 10K.   My other goal is 3 times running each week.. NO MATTER WHAT!!!    I need this for my physical and mental health.   Is it easy?  NO WAY!   But I know it is the best thing for me and the hard work and sacrifice IS worth it!    Stay with it my friends!      Jess





    PRAISE GOD!!!

    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

  • moviechic3 Pro 96 posts since
    Nov 5, 2009
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    6. Dec 9, 2009 5:01 PM (in response to disneygal2)
    Re: 200lbs+ runners/C25K Dec 7th-Dec 14th

    I think the reason I keep signing up for races is for the fact I need to goal to look forward to and something that will keep me getting out and running (I'm now down to running Tues & Thurs mornings and then walking on the other days) I'm afraid if I don't have a race to look forward to, I would start making excuses (especially with the horrible weather we have been having lately) I'm kinda bummed I don't have a race yet for Janurary.....not for sure what I am going to do.

    Good luck to all with sticking with some form of program!





    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

  • k9178 Pro 92 posts since
    Oct 14, 2009
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    7. Dec 9, 2009 6:09 PM (in response to moviechic3)
    Re: 200lbs+ runners/C25K Dec 7th-Dec 14th

    I am still battling the discomfort in my hips, but it is feeling much better.   I have the added fun of traveling east again this week.  I just got home Friday night and flew back across the country Monday morning.  I got up this morning and did 30 minutes on the elliptical.  I tried the treadmill, but it hurt, and I am scared of really causing damage.   I am going on a ski trip next week, and I don't want to hurt myself before then.  I am glad everyone is still posting, I definitely need the accountability.

     

    Kendra





    Started C25K 10/1/09 C25K Graduate 12/12/09

    I started out not being a runner, but now I can say I really enjoy it. I use the Jeff Galloway method.

    Miraclebabies.org 5K 11/15/09 43:17

    St. Patricks Day 10K 3/17/12 1:30:28

    http://beachbodycoach.com/kwilli9178

  • buldgingbride2be Amateur 37 posts since
    Oct 27, 2009
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    8. Dec 9, 2009 6:40 PM (in response to GoRunIrish)
    Re: 200lbs+ runners/C25K Dec 7th-Dec 14th

    Take it easy with the hip - an injury would be disheartening!  If you try to push yourself too hard and hurt yourself even more, then you're really setting yourself back!  I just completed W2D2 - seemed more difficult than W2D1 - hmmm... BUT, it wasn't too bad and I made it through.  Although now I am having slight pain in my right knee.  Ugh!!  I was hoping to get through this injury free, but as long as it is not hurting when I run I think I am going to continue.

     

    W2D3 on Friday then on to week three!  KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK EVERYONE!!  Do it for YOU and no one else. 





    "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#

  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    9. Dec 10, 2009 5:06 AM (in response to buldgingbride2be)
    Re: 200lbs+ runners/C25K Dec 7th-Dec 14th

    Bride-  Congratulatons on your progress thru week 2.  It takes a while to get used to each step.  Just a reminder - if you get to a point in a workout, where you start hurting or just feel like you can't complete it - give yourself permission to slow down a little, so that you can complete the workout.  It is better to slow down, rather than feel you have to repeat a week.





    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

  • CraftingFish Amateur 14 posts since
    Jun 15, 2009
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    10. Dec 10, 2009 8:21 AM (in response to GoRunIrish)
    Re: 200lbs+ runners/C25K Dec 7th-Dec 14th

    I've been awful since my Turkey Trot and Thanksgiving. I work and go to school full time, and between finals and my winter hibernation mode hitting me, I missed a whole week last week and hit back slow this week.

     

    But! I brought up my speed on the treadmill because my previous jogging speed felt unnatural, I haven't had ankle pain or shin splints, and I actually get more tired from running out breath than pain or muscle exhaustion, so I feel great! Can't wait until I can do a whole mile straight (I'm kind of starting and stopping week 5 until finals are over, and will try "the big W5D3" after I can restore a semblance of structure to my sleep schedule)

     

    Still haven't lost any weight, but staying positive and thinking the fat is being offset by muscle growth; especially since my pants are indeed becoming looser.

  • MrsFatmanrunning Expert 42 posts since
    Sep 16, 2009
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    11. Dec 11, 2009 6:49 AM (in response to GoRunIrish)
    Re: 200lbs+ runners/C25K Dec 7th-Dec 14th

    Hey gang

     

    Thanks Joann for the shout out! I am still running although I ditched the one hour runner. It didnt really suit my goals very well.  Currently, Im aiming for two 3 miles runs a week and one 4 mile run around the lake in my town. After I master that, I want to add in one to two miles runs in on the off days,so that Im running 5 days a week. Although that might wait til spring when its warmer.

     

    I ran my first almost subzero run yesterday(it was 3 degrees) and I survived. I actually went all 3 miles. I was just going to go 2 given how cold it was. I added in arm warmers, wrist bands worn around my ankles , ski googles and windbreaker pants. Everythign was pretty warm cept my thighs bout mid run. But I started running from my house, so had no choice but to run back home l.ol.

     

    Hope everyone is doing well, Ill try to get Mr. F back to posting. Its been a tough busy stretch for him.

     

    Mrs. F

  • DanceWalkRunPenguin Pro 84 posts since
    Oct 12, 2009
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    12. Dec 11, 2009 4:47 PM (in response to GoRunIrish)
    Re: 200lbs+ runners/C25K Dec 7th-Dec 14th

    Greetings, all, for the first time this week.

     

    I was at the hospital most of the week for my son to have surgery. (He's doing great). We are home now. The stress was palpable and we are still recovering. I thought I'd be able to run at the hospital, but the treadmill was broken. I was on the verge of figuring out how to get out and go to the closest Y when we were released...and I was sick myself. Probably exhaustion and stress. So tomorrow I plan to resume Day 2 of Week 7, six days after doing Day 1.

     

    I was reading an article some people here might be interested in. It's called Helping Others Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices.

    http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_articles.asp?id=931





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

    Regular Walker

    Never-before Runner

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

  • k9178 Pro 92 posts since
    Oct 14, 2009
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    13. Dec 12, 2009 10:11 PM (in response to DanceWalkRunPenguin)
    Re: 200lbs+ runners/C25K Dec 7th-Dec 14th

    I finally finished C25K with a bit of an asterisk after it.  I had to finish by doing week 9 on the elliptical because of the hip pain.  Since I am not giving up on running, I feel confident saying I finished the program.  Now on to new adventures.

     

    Mrs. F, good to hear from you.  I like the way you are adding mileage.  I think I am going to do something similar.  I really want to build my mileage slowly, and I do not have that crazy desire to train for a 10K just yet.  My hip injury scared me a bit.  I do not want any long term injuries.

     

    Bride - congrats on your progress.

     

    To everyone else, thanks for posting and keeping the motivation going.





    Started C25K 10/1/09 C25K Graduate 12/12/09

    I started out not being a runner, but now I can say I really enjoy it. I use the Jeff Galloway method.

    Miraclebabies.org 5K 11/15/09 43:17

    St. Patricks Day 10K 3/17/12 1:30:28

    http://beachbodycoach.com/kwilli9178

  • nell520 Rookie 4 posts since
    Dec 13, 2009
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    14. Dec 13, 2009 11:13 AM (in response to k9178)
    Re: 200lbs+ runners/C25K Dec 7th-Dec 14th

    Hi Everyone

    I'm brand new to this forum and wanted to say hi in the 200+ first.

    I just did W3D1 of 5K. I keep starting a new week thinking I'll never make it through and so far I keep surprising myself and finishing it!

    The only pain I've been feeling so far is in my back, I think I need to strengthen it a bit.

     

    I have lost a few pounds since I started, but this week I did not lose. I try not to get discouraged and stay focused on my W3D1 success, but it's hard.

     

    I started this to just increase my activity but I'm now excited to actually run a 5K this spring.

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