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  • huckie Pro 78 posts since
    Jul 15, 2010
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    555. Oct 3, 2010 6:19 PM (in response to torunagn)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    I am still resting my hamstring, hopefully next week I can get back into it...





    Mama to 2 little people

    Horse rider and now runner

  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    556. Oct 3, 2010 9:51 PM (in response to torunagn)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Yes- I did the Women's HM in Nashville last weekend.  It was hilly than expected. I did great for the first 10 miles, doing my same 15mm pace, in spite of the hills, but I didn't hydrate/suppliment properly.  At mile 10, my calf would start to cramp up, and I could only jog for short periods after that.  There were two more hills in the last 2 miles, and I couldn't do more than walk 'em, except for jogging the last 50-100 yds to the finish. Time 3:27:10 - 12 mins longer than planned.  Finisher medals were placed on by uniformed servicemen.  Overall, a real tough course - I'll be better prepared next time!

     

    Finally, I've got a picture I can post.  This is with two tri-club buddies who came out to support our runners at the local 5K Saturday. (Cute, 'huh?) My tri-club is the closest thing I have to a support group because we cheer each other at local races.  However, they all train faster than me - usually at least twice as fast. Both young fellows finished the Augusta 70.3 half-ironman last weekend.

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    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
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    557. Oct 4, 2010 4:55 AM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Jo Ann - being able to maintain your pace for so much of your half-marathon in spite of unexpected hills, I think, says you trained well for your race.  It is very hard to figure out the hydration and supplementation/nutrition.  All it takes is a change in temperature, unexpected elevation changes, or even just doing something a little different in the days before the race, and it seems one's needs change.  I guess that just comes with experience, and so many seasoned athletes seem to struggle with that, too.  I imagine your tri-buddies deal with the same issues.  How nice that they are supportive of local events.  That is a great pic.  Good to hear from you.

     

    Huckie - take care of that hamstring.





    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
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    558. Oct 5, 2010 5:43 PM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Good Job JoAnn on the half marathon!!!  At least you did your for the first 10 miles and it seems like if you could check your splits for that part you were probably a little ahead of the plan.  Those hills can throw a kink in the best laid plans.  And sometimes it is something little.  At my last half marathon my garmin died and it took me at least a mile to get over the fact that I couldn't check my pace.  But I learned pacing in that race.  I also developed a horrible blister because I didn't want to stop to fix my sock--another lesson learned after a visit to the first aid tent after the race.  Be proud of your time and use it for motivation for next time!

     

    So yesterday was my first run in 13 days--I have been hiking on the AT.  20 miles and perfect running weather!!!  I was suppose to run 21 but developed a pain in left leg that I decided to listen to and for the last 3 miles had to do walk/run to the house.  After a massage and a day of rest the leg feels better so tomorrow I will try a slao 8 miles.  This is the last big training week before the marathon and the taper offically begins on Sunday!

     

    Hope everyone has a good week of running!!!!

  • susanbarron Legend 390 posts since
    Oct 22, 2009
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    559. Oct 8, 2010 8:47 AM (in response to debwro)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    wow this thread seems to have gone very quiet!! Sounds like everyone is doing well! I had a great time in Thailand..did not do one run but tons of walking...came home with an URI that I'm sure I caught as a result of being locked in a plane for 17 hours!!

     

    I finally resumed running this week fully expecting that after nearly a month off I would have to walk some but had great runs twice so far this week....I guess periodic rest does a body good!

     

    Starting another "formal" race plan tomorrow I think I do better with a schedule so this one is for a half and I'm just going to enjoy it ...don't have an upcoming half locked in at this time just like the feeling of accomplishment! I am signing up for the Thanksgiving turkey trot again this year...celebrating the first run I ever did last thanksgiving....can't believe a year has gone by that I started running...last october I was on the couch and now look forward to running....my stress relief!!

     

    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

  • RobinfromMaine Pro 162 posts since
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    560. Oct 13, 2010 2:23 PM (in response to susanbarron)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    I have been trying to post, but Active won't let me post from my home computer (I sign in, get the dialogue box, but can't type anything in it. It's probably a browser issue, because here I am, at work, and able to post.)

     

    I just wanted to share this with the over 50 runners: Joan Benoit-Samuelson, age 53, Mainer, Olympic Marathon gold medal winner, ran a 10K in Boston on 10/11, and finished SECOND in her age group. Maybe there's hope. Of course, that was after she finished FIRST in her age group in the Chicago Marathon, the day before, 10/10, with a time of 2:45:50, beating her nearest age group competitor by almost half an hour. So, if Joannie runs marathons every day for long enough, maybe that will slow her down fast enough that I could compete She's awesome -- and she doesn't cross train, or stretch much, either.

     

    Welcome back, Susanbarron, congratulations to Jess and Jo-Ann on their great runs, good luck to Debwro on your training, and, if you're out there Marie, hope you're getting close to healing.

     

    I've been training by running about the same miles and routes as I do every week. I've decided that the reason I run is so that I can run again tomorrow. I've missed a few days lately because of a really busy schedule, but yesterday I put on three layers and braved temperatures in the high 30s (it's much nicer later in the day, but by then I have to be at work.)

     

    Robin

  • RobinfromMaine Pro 162 posts since
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    561. Oct 13, 2010 2:24 PM (in response to RobinfromMaine)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    oops, typo -- that was 2:47:50. Still smoking fast. Sorry about that.

     

    Robin

  • Michael_Walter Legend 237 posts since
    Jan 8, 2009
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    562. Oct 15, 2010 8:04 AM (in response to RobinfromMaine)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Today I will do W7D3 of the C25k program. Just a coupe more weeks and I will go on to the c210K bridge program. I have a marathon training program that I will start when I finish the bridge. Maybe the same author will have a marathon program by then.  I am trying to take it slow and build the base.The biggest issue right now is boredom. I run on a treadmill at the gym.

     

    My marathon time 2 years ago was 5:46.32. I have signed up for the same marathon next May 1.  My goal is to come in under 5 hrs. I will be 60 then. It will be a birthday present for me.





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    La Crosse, WI Fitness Festival Marathon May 2009  5:45:13 
    

  • lgall2010 Expert 52 posts since
    Feb 21, 2010
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    563. Oct 16, 2010 7:05 PM (in response to disneygal2)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Hi everyone...it's been a long time since I have posted. I ran my 4th 5K today - the Komen Race for the Cure and did my best time so far. I'm curious - does everyone breakup their runs with some walk time? While doing the C25K I was able to work up to 30min straight, but since switching to an indoor treadmill during the summer heat, I found it easier to run 5-8 min intervals with 1-2 min walking breaks in between. Now, back outside, I find I stop a lot more for short walks. Should I be working to get back to 20-30 min stretches without stopping? Which leads me to another question. I only use an iPod when I run. Is there an app on the droid or iPhone that I would benefit from, or are those garmins really worth the investment. Also, I'm wanting to start training for a 10K. Does anyone have an opinion on the C210K vs Higdon vs one hour running training program. Last question...does anyone use a heart monitor?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated ~

    Thanks,

    Linda





    Toadsuck Daze 5K walk/run (My FIRST 5K) 05/01/10 -  47:08
    Dino Dash: 05/22/10 - 43:53

    Firecracker 5K: 07/03/10 - 41:12

    Race for the Cure: 10/16/10 - 39:33

    Little Rock Half Marathon: 03/06/11 - 3:33

  • rbrouill Amateur 12 posts since
    Feb 26, 2009
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    564. Oct 17, 2010 10:23 AM (in response to disneygal2)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Hi all,

     

    Yeah! I am thrilled that every 5K I seem to get just a little faster!


    I'm still running, though it is getting harder and harder to find time as life gets busier now that we are back at school. I love running in the morning before work, but then my 9year old running partner can't run with me. She really needs to keep up too. Typically she runs her 5K faster than me, but at our Race for the Cure last week she was VERY disappointed to learn that she came in after me. So, I'm going to have to find at least 2 days a week that we can run together in the afternoon/evenings.

     

    How is everyone doing? It looks like many of you are running marathons and half-marathons. That is awesome! I am really looking forward to starting the Bridge to 10K soon, but it has been put on hold for probably 6 weeks. I promised my sister we would do it together and she injured her foot just steps from the finish line at our last 5K.

     

    How are you doing, Marie?

     

    Happy running everyone!

    Becky





    C25K started 6/14/10
    Graduated C25K 8/13/10

    Finished my first ever 5K 8/22/10 (not officially timed - around 37min according to my iPod)

    Finished Oktoberfest 5K 9/18/10 (34min 07sec) Proud to run with my sister, brother, 9year old daughter, 70year old dad, and my niece and nephew!
    Finished Komen Race for the Cure 5K 10/10/10 (32min 31sec) Ran in celebration of my sister and mother-in-law!

  • debwro Expert 59 posts since
    Feb 11, 2010
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    565. Oct 17, 2010 6:56 PM (in response to lgall2010)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Now that I have officially begun my taper I am finding myself getting antsy.  This past week I had to fight the urge to go just one more mile.  My 12 miles Saturday was great!  And no knee pain in over a week.  My daily appointment with my foam roller and IT band seems to have done the trick.  The marathon is 13 days away and if I think about it I start doubting my ability yo meet my goal time so I'll just think about that on Oct. 31 as I run.

    Linda, I started using a garmin with a heartrate moniter when I decided to run a half marathon 3 years ago and I think it was one of my best investments.  It is a great training tool especially if you don't get all caught up in paces and if you learn to use the different components.  I never run without it.  I have used Hal Higdon's plans for half marathons and full marathons.  Now my daughter,who is a certified running coach writes me a monthly individual plan based on my goals for the year.  I really liked the Higdon plans and I will say that they kept me on track to meet my goal of first half, first marathon.

     

    Hope everyone has great runs this week.  I am in the mountains of North Georgia this week and can't wait for tomorrow morning for my first "mountain run" of the week.  I am also glad it is only 3 miles because it will probably kick my rear end!

     

    Have a great week everybody!!  Oh and the most exciting thing is that I just found out that my son and his wife are going to have a baby in the spring--number 2-- and I am so excited!!!

  • LemonaidLucy Legend 332 posts since
    Sep 19, 2010
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    566. Oct 20, 2010 11:19 AM (in response to Michael_Walter)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    One of the best presents one can give to self:-)





    Lucie


    PB 5k (training): 25:32, PB 10K (training): 56:05, PB 20k: 1:55:13, PB half marathon: 2:01:32  

    4/2/2011 Prague International Half Marathon 2:03:37

    6/04/2011 Silva Nortica Trail Half Marathon 2:14:54

    6/18/2011 Olomouc Half Marathon

    8/14/2011 Zebrak 25K

    Not faster, but farther. Not catch up, but hunt down.

  • susanbarron Legend 390 posts since
    Oct 22, 2009
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    567. Oct 27, 2010 2:10 PM (in response to LemonaidLucy)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Debwro- congrats on the upcoming grandbaby...being a grandma is one of the best gifts in the world! Also I will be thinking of you this weekend running your marathon!!! Good luck and please post when you are done (or the day after LOL!) our thread seems to have quieted down and I would love to hear more from everyone...I miss it!

     

    Well I have celebrated a year of running...something I never thought I would do....a lot of reflecting on the past year's journey and the where to now questions! I am so happy to have found an exercise program that works for me and that I have stuck to.....I'm not sure anymore if I run more for the physical or mental benefits...I just know i love it!!

     

    I signed up for our thanksgiving turkey trot for this year to celebrate the first race I ever ran last year...happily my son and his girlfriend are coming from san diego for the holiday and a repeat of the race for them also!

     

    Hope everyone is still running...Marie- how is your rehab going for your hip?

     

    Jess- are you still out there running? I still here you at times saying slow down!!!!!!!!

     

    JoAnn- love keeping up with you on other threads you are so inspiring with your events and training!!

     

    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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    568. Oct 27, 2010 6:30 PM (in response to susanbarron)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Susan, Congratulations on your anniversary of running a year! Well done!

    My hip is still bothering me some, but I feel ready to start back w/ some running. It has been over 3 months and I'm going crazy (which isn't far ) but I sure miss running. My plan is to begin the c25k AGAIN Nov 1. I figure that is the best and safest approach.





    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


  • LemonaidLucy Legend 332 posts since
    Sep 19, 2010
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    569. Oct 27, 2010 11:40 PM (in response to lgall2010)
    Re: Mighty Masters Continuing on from C25k...

    Linda, I don't have a comparison but I feel that the OHR suits me the best. I have just finished the C25K and was looking into the C210K but I don't like the 1 min intervals (I tried it), 1 min is too little to recover so they rather break my stride once I get going (it's harder for me to get back to running after 1 min than keep running through with no break). WHat I also like about the OHR is that you end up with one short, one medium and one long run in the end rather than 3 long runs in one week in the C210K. BUt maybe for you the intervals would be a better option since you mentioned you stop to recover. BTW, I do have a Garmin and it's so much more fun to run with it. Also, you can analyze and share your trainings/races after. I'm using the HR monitor as well but I've been doins so for only a week.





    Lucie


    PB 5k (training): 25:32, PB 10K (training): 56:05, PB 20k: 1:55:13, PB half marathon: 2:01:32  

    4/2/2011 Prague International Half Marathon 2:03:37

    6/04/2011 Silva Nortica Trail Half Marathon 2:14:54

    6/18/2011 Olomouc Half Marathon

    8/14/2011 Zebrak 25K

    Not faster, but farther. Not catch up, but hunt down.

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