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  • debwro Expert 59 posts since
    Feb 11, 2010
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    481. Aug 3, 2010 5:39 PM (in response to disneygal2)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    6 miler this morning with one mile at marathon pace--the training is picking up!  By next week I will be hitting 30+ miles a week. When I look at my training schedule I am amazed at the distances I will be covering for the next 11 weeks even though this is the 3rd marathon I have trained for.    My left thigh is a little sore and I can't really figure it out so I plan to run slower this week.  I had a massage this afternoon and that helped some.  I scheduled one for every two weeks for the next 2 months to help work out tightness in my back and legs--I hope it works!

     

    Jess I have no doubt that you will get up to 12 miles before the race.  Just be sure to allow plenty of taper time before the race. Have fun with your training--I just love the training process!  The race just lets us see what all the hard work allows us to accomplish.  We will all be cheering you to the finish line!!!

  • sueinNC Pro 80 posts since
    Jan 31, 2010
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    482. Aug 3, 2010 6:06 PM (in response to BowieLinda)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Hi BowieLinda

      I noticed you went to the sports store. I love the running store and have to restrain myself. I bought a spibelt there.  I generally run alone so take my blackberry, albuterol, driver's lic and a couple of dollars. The pouch of the spibelt is remarkably stretchy sort of like swimming suit material. I noticed at a recent 5K several women put them in the small of their backs I have mine in the front. I noticed them in the Solutions catalogue and they have a website. I got a plain jane med blue nothing flashy. I think if mace was small I could get it in but it might be a tight streach.





    Jan 1, 2010 39% body fat

    July 1, 2010 28 % body fat

    Total pounds lost: 4.5

    Crawdads Home Run Trot 5/8/10  5k 44:29

    Hickory Crusaders 5k 8/23/10  Volunteered- shut down a road

    Komen race for the cure 5K 10/16/10 45:20

    Hot chocolate 10k 1/22/10 Asheville, NC 1:30:00

  • BowieLinda Pro 136 posts since
    Jul 8, 2010
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    483. Aug 3, 2010 6:36 PM (in response to sueinNC)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    SueinNC THANKS for the tip!  I'll keep looking -- the brick -and-mortar stores seem to have very little inventory right now as far as hydration goes!  I guess everyone already shopped before I got interested!!

     

    I have historically been a real Shop-a-holic.  Not that I necessarily bought and spent a lot, I enjoyed the challenge of finding true bargains, and I did a lot of window-shopping, trying things on and just seeing what is new.  But it IS hard going into stores for me, too.  Although running is pretty low-maintenance, it's easy to "convince" myself that I need all kinds of stuff because I'm new to the sport.  I have surely run through my Air Nikes, for example -- they're absolutely ancient models.  But, although I did a whole lot of cross-training and walking, I don't actually have a whole lot of miles on them and very little of it was running miles.  I know I need to replace them soon, but, at the same time, I am trying to keep in mind my budget.  While I don't want to hurt myself by running on broken-down shoes, I also want to take the time to find a shoe that's going to be a good value for my feet and running style.  I'm doing some research online, and plan to visit one or two stores devoted specifically to RUNNING.  (The store I visited recently was a general sports store, though I admit I did a quick browse of their shoe stock).  I have read that you should shop for running shoes late in the day, and wear the socks you normally will wear for working out in them.  I am not sure of my gait but I know I have rather high arches, and I think I'm a pretty moderate pronator.  It's this information that I hope to get at a running store in particular.

     

    I think for me, these days, the web is about equally dangerous as the stores!!  I'm thinking about watches; I am thinking about a RoadID; I was reading about a new tech fiber garment that actually recirculates energy back to the body (I think Saucony is the manufacturer of it?).  It's so easy to feel like a kid in a candy shop, isn't it!?!?!?





    C25K Training begun (Treadmill) 6/1/10); restarted 7/11/12

    First run OUTDOORS - Club Fun Run 1.75 mile circuit time 26:06:72 on 7/29/10

    Proud C25K Grad, 8/7/10

    College Park Cares 5K Sponsored by Vecna Technologies, Inc. 9/25/10 44:04.4

    Fell off of the regular running routine, experienced the DC Derecho Disaster, and now aiming to get back on track!

    Future:

    Jug Bay Run for Wildlife 5K 11/3/12

  • torunagn Legend 325 posts since
    Mar 21, 2010
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    484. Aug 8, 2010 11:01 AM (in response to BowieLinda)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Just a word of encouragement to everyone who has been struggling to run in the heat and humidity - it does get better.  We were gifted yesterday morning with 61 degrees and relatively low humidity at 6:30 a.m.  It would have been wrong of me not to go out and enjoy a run under those conditions (especially since the temps and humidity are expected to climb back into the 90s this week).  I was able to do four miles and I could actually breathe.  I haven't run that distance (or very frequently) since July 4th.  It felt really good.  Don't let the weather steal your mojo.  Keep running, even if it is for short distances, and when the weather breaks, you will be the winner.





    C25K Completed 05/05/10

    2011 Races: 5K - 1/16/11 - 33:40; 5K - 1/30/11 - 32:02; 2/12/11 - 5 Mile - 58:07; 2/27/11 - 5K - 32:54; 3/19/11 - 5K - 32:29

    2010 Races: 5K - 12/31/10 - 32:53; 5K - 11/28/10 - 32:19; 5K - 8/14/10 - 32:57; 4 Mile - 7/4/10 - 44:58; 5K - 6/23/10 - 33:28; 5K - 6/5/10 - 33:12

  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    485. Aug 8, 2010 11:48 AM (in response to torunagn)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Yeah- I've been a real weather wuss with all of the heat and humidity and I've really cut back both my running and my biking mileage.  It doesn't help when every news outlet is sabotaging you with announcements of "dangerous weather conditions" etc to psych you out, even if you run in the early AM.  10 days from now is a forecast day of 67/90 - probably our "coolest" in almost three months.  Today it touched 71 deg.

     

    I'm trying to build to a half marathon - luckily it is not till November, so I don't have to push the big mileage right now.  Could only manage 6.5 miles today (started too late).





    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

  • torunagn Legend 325 posts since
    Mar 21, 2010
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    486. Aug 8, 2010 1:01 PM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Jo Ann - nice work on 6.5 mile run; that's really an accomplishment over the summer months.  I find that cycling in the heat is not as bad as running in the heat for me, maybe because cycling creates its own breeze which helps a person stay a little cooler.  Also, I can carry two 20 oz bottles of water on the bike. I like to add a Nuun tablet (kind of like GatorAde but without the sugar, just a light flavor and electrolytes) to one of my water bottles.  I try to ride about 25-30 miles at a time, but would really like to increase my distance enough to ride a metric century.  At the half-way point of my ride, I generally have an energy bar of some sort.  One of the rides I did late last week just wiped me out and I had about a half-hour to go. I could feel my legs getting real heavy and unresponsive, like they didn't want to go any more.  Luckily, I had put an energy gel (GU) into my jersey pocket.  That gel and some extra water was instrumental in getting me to the end of my ride.  I plan to add an energy gel to what I carry from now on.  If I need it, I'll have it with me; if I don't use it, no big deal.





    C25K Completed 05/05/10

    2011 Races: 5K - 1/16/11 - 33:40; 5K - 1/30/11 - 32:02; 2/12/11 - 5 Mile - 58:07; 2/27/11 - 5K - 32:54; 3/19/11 - 5K - 32:29

    2010 Races: 5K - 12/31/10 - 32:53; 5K - 11/28/10 - 32:19; 5K - 8/14/10 - 32:57; 4 Mile - 7/4/10 - 44:58; 5K - 6/23/10 - 33:28; 5K - 6/5/10 - 33:12

  • debwro Expert 59 posts since
    Feb 11, 2010
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    487. Aug 8, 2010 6:32 PM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Jasmine I am so jealous--I would love a 67* morning for a run.  For the past week I have been really making the effort to start my run before 7 am especially since I had an issue last Sunday with dehydration.  Today I did 9 miles and was a little tentative about it because the plan was to start at 6 but I didn't start until 7.  In the 2nd mile there was a downpour that lasted about 20 minutes and I kept going thinking that at least I wouldn't get so hot.  The cloud cover was great for the entire run and I had a wet shirt to use to wipe sweat off my face.  It was a great run but I had to laugh when I realized I was trying so hard to avoid puddles so my shoes wouldn't get so wet--as I ran I could feel the water running out of my shoes and socks.  Could have saved a little energy if I had just plowed through.  Big weeks of running coming up--this week will be the first over 30 mile week since March and it was a lot cooler then.  But I am up for it!!  I have a 15 miler this week.

     

    Hope everyone has a great running week!!!  Keep hydrated and remember that you just might need to keep some gator ade or other electrolyte replacement in one of your water bottles in this heat.  You might also need a gu or sports beans or something along those lines for energy because of the heat.  I am keeping my fuel belt supplied!

     

    With so many of you doing triathlons and talking about biking I have decided to get my bike out and ride on my off days just for a little cross training.

  • susanbarron Legend 390 posts since
    Oct 22, 2009
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    489. Aug 11, 2010 9:59 AM (in response to disneygal2)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Hope everyone's runs are going well! Jo Ann I saw another thread that you are looking at a half soon...hope all goes well for you!

     

    Jess I've been thinking about you and your training...how are your long runs going while still trying to "do life"?

     

    Donna- I really like the half training plan you are using...I like that it gets your mileage up past the 10 miles I've seen on other plans...I think I will start it after we get back from Thailand...I am re- thinking my idea to do the country music half in april. I want to redo San Diego in June with my son and after learning so much about recovery with my first half I don't think i want to run 2 half marathons in 5 weeks!! Plus I'm a wuss with humidity...the only part of this Thailand trip I'm not looking forward to! So I think my girlfriend and I are going to do New Orleans in February...followed by San Diego in June....probably my last chance to run this with my son for awhile as my husband and I are retiring to Ecuador in June.

     

    So for now I am "just running" I have floundered around figuring out what to do so I signed up for a 5k the 22nd that benefits our retired k9 officers from our local sheriff's department...my husband is walking the one miler with our dog so it sounds fun! I also just finished reading "the courage to start" by john "the penguin" bingham and what a great book....I found something on every page that described me and my feelings about running....highly recommend it!

    Someone on another thread asked what motivates you to keep running....this question has been in my thoughts on every run since I saw it...sure helps the time to go by!  There are so many that the runs go by before I know it!!

    This morning I went for a short 3 miler and for fun used my original 30 minute playlist....finished right before the last song was done so I'm happy that I recaptured my 10 minute mile for the first time in forever!!!

    The only bummer about the run was I think my ipod died at the end!!

    Happy running everyone!





    October 2009- Started Couch to 5k

    November 2009- Folsom Turkey Trot 5k (W5D3 C25k)

    December 28,2009- finished Couch to 5k

    January 2010- Run for you Health 5k

    April 2010- Zoo Zoom 10k

    June 2010- San Diego Rock n Roll half Marathon

    November 2010- Folsom Turkey Trot 5k

    April 2011- 4 mile Legal Aide Society Run

    upcoming: September 17th 5k Run to Break the Silence

  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
    Dec 12, 2009
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    491. Aug 11, 2010 8:22 PM (in response to disneygal2)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Awesome job Jess!!  Wow, I'm impressed.  Also, jealous as heck of all of you all  doing these long runs and bike rides. I'm still nursing this old arthritic hip. It is feeling better, but I won't run until the pain is gone....hopefully next week. Dang, I miss my running. An hour on the stationary just isn't as enjoyable as a run. But I'm thankful I can do that.

    Keep up the great work everyone!

    Marie





    Marie from Tennessee

    Training for Disney 2013 Goofy Challenge.....Yes, I'm certifiably CRAZY!

    61 year olds must be out of their minds to run a half marathon followed by a full the next day!

    Disney Half Marathon 1/7/2012 2:37:59

    Bear Hunt 5K 9/24/11 28:28 pb

    Trojan Trek Trail 5K 8/6/11 31:45

    Expo 10K 5/28/11 1:01:28,

    Expo 10K 5/26/12 1:05:39

    Eastman 10K 9/8/2012 1:01:11 pb

    "Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1


  • debwro Expert 59 posts since
    Feb 11, 2010
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    492. Aug 12, 2010 5:18 AM (in response to disneygal2)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Way to go Jess!!!!  I don't think I could do a long run in the evening only because I would be so wired after the run that I wouldn't get to sleep until the wee hours of the morning.  The advantage of running late is that it is usually cooler and the sun isn't beating on you.  I go in the morning around 6 but sometimes it is already hot and humid.  Oh well at least we get it done!  I keep saying if Washington, DC has a hot day Oct. 31st I will be able to run the marathon with no problem, however if it is unusually cold I may have a problem!

     

    I just signed up for a Ragnar Relay along with 8 of my running friends.  All of us have been running between 6 months and 3 years and the relay is from Miami to Key West in January--185 miles in 36 or so hours.  Still need to find 3 more runners.  Are we crazy or what!?!  Look up Ragnar Relays to get the idea of how it works.  I guess I will be doing some of my runs at night to get use to running at that time but will wait until after the marathon.

  • susanbarron Legend 390 posts since
    Oct 22, 2009
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    493. Aug 12, 2010 6:39 AM (in response to debwro)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Jess- CONGRATULATIONS ON 10 MILES!! That was a huge accomplishment!

     

    Marie- sorry to hear your hip is still hurting. Are you able to swim? That was my saving grace while rehabbing my hip bursitis...hope you're on the road soon!

     

    Deb- that relay sounds like a lot of fun....I would want the leg that goes through Islamarada so I could stop at the Islamarada Fish Company for another wonderful meal..LOL !!!

     

    Have fun runs everyone!





    October 2009- Started Couch to 5k

    November 2009- Folsom Turkey Trot 5k (W5D3 C25k)

    December 28,2009- finished Couch to 5k

    January 2010- Run for you Health 5k

    April 2010- Zoo Zoom 10k

    June 2010- San Diego Rock n Roll half Marathon

    November 2010- Folsom Turkey Trot 5k

    April 2011- 4 mile Legal Aide Society Run

    upcoming: September 17th 5k Run to Break the Silence

  • torunagn Legend 325 posts since
    Mar 21, 2010
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    494. Aug 14, 2010 6:43 PM (in response to susanbarron)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Compared to what many of you are doing (increasing training distance, longer races, destination races, etc.) I am feeling kind of discouraged, but I did participate in a 5K race today.  There were approximately 1300 participants, so a good turnout.  Finally a little cooler (78 at the beginning of the race).  Sadly, my time was about 20 seconds slower than my first "returning to running" 5K race back at the beginning of June, and 3-4 minutes slower than my 5K time last summer.  I am trying to convince myself that it is okay, at least I am running, but it's not working.  There was a 5 miler that I was hoping to do earlier this month, and a 10K that I wanted to do next week, but they are off my calendar.    It seems I am back to stretching for longer than I am running, and my knee and my ice pack are getting way too friendly with each other.

     

    Marie - good for you for finding something active to do while you are healing.  Your stationary bicycling will help you keep up your cardio and muscle tone.  I hope you are able to return to running soon.

     

    Debwro - those Ragnar Relays look grueling, but fun, and logistically challenging.

     

    Jess - congratulations on running 10 miles.  You are right, the long runs are time consuming.  It takes a good deal of dedication to stick with that kind of time commitment.





    C25K Completed 05/05/10

    2011 Races: 5K - 1/16/11 - 33:40; 5K - 1/30/11 - 32:02; 2/12/11 - 5 Mile - 58:07; 2/27/11 - 5K - 32:54; 3/19/11 - 5K - 32:29

    2010 Races: 5K - 12/31/10 - 32:53; 5K - 11/28/10 - 32:19; 5K - 8/14/10 - 32:57; 4 Mile - 7/4/10 - 44:58; 5K - 6/23/10 - 33:28; 5K - 6/5/10 - 33:12

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