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  • shipo Legend 499 posts since
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    11,085. Nov 4, 2013 6:01 PM (in response to Juicykah)
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    Congratulations on your run!  Funny thing, I've been running off and on for over four decades (more off than on), and I've yet to run a half marathon; maybe next year. 





    Fat old man PRs:

    • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
    • 2-mile: 13:49
    • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
    • 5-Mile: 37:24
    • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
    • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
    • Half Marathon: 1:42:13
  • Bocefas Amateur 11 posts since
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    11,086. Nov 4, 2013 6:27 PM (in response to Juicykah)
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    Great job!!  Keep at it!

  • CynceRN Pro 66 posts since
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    11,087. Nov 5, 2013 5:17 AM (in response to Bocefas)
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    Congratulations on your first half Marathon. What a wonderful accomplishment.

  • CynceRN Pro 66 posts since
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    11,088. Nov 5, 2013 5:26 AM (in response to shipo)
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    I already can't wait to do it again, the trail run that is. I would be going again this weekend but I have a 5K on Saturday and am running it with a few friends so don't want to change plans...maybe the next weekend.

  • junebug580 Rookie 6 posts since
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    11,089. Nov 5, 2013 10:22 AM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Trying to motivate today. Was supposed to run yesterday but it was cold and windy. Put it off until today. But, daylight savings is kicking my butT, I am so tired! My 4 and 5 year old haven't adjusted and are waking up early still. I need to try to find a way to motivate myself!

  • shipo Legend 499 posts since
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    11,090. Nov 5, 2013 10:31 AM (in response to junebug580)
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    junebug580 wrote:

     

    Trying to motivate today. Was supposed to run yesterday but it was cold and windy. Put it off until today. But, daylight savings is kicking my butT, I am so tired! My 4 and 5 year old haven't adjusted and are waking up early still. I need to try to find a way to motivate myself!


    One of my favorite ways to motivate myself is to park my car at a trailhead, run out a given number of miles, and then remind myself there is an ice cream parlor a couple hundred yards beyond the end of the trail. 





    Fat old man PRs:

    • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
    • 2-mile: 13:49
    • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
    • 5-Mile: 37:24
    • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
    • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
    • Half Marathon: 1:42:13
  • desada Rookie 1 posts since
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    11,091. Nov 5, 2013 1:38 PM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Hi everyone i am 47 and weigh 220lbs.  I have never tried to run a 5k in my life but for some reason i now have this desire.  There is a 5k coming up in march 2014 that i have started training for.  Im on W1D2 and its going ok.  I have tried running before but one excuse led to another and i stopped.   I really want to reach my goal and be able to particapate in this run, and i want to RUN it not walk.  Im motivated at the moment, but we all know how that goes.  I wonder sometimes am i too old to try and start running...

  • shipo Legend 499 posts since
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    11,092. Nov 5, 2013 3:19 PM (in response to desada)
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    Too old?  Are you dead yet?  No?  Then you're not too old. 

     

    I ran a race with a guy back in the late 1970s who was on death's doorstep a few years prior; he was in his 80s, had heart and lung disease and hadn't gotten out of his wheelchair for several years.  When the doctors gave him only a few months to live, he figured, "What do I have to lose?"  Long story short, he got his butt out of the chair, and walked a few steps; a few months later he ran a step or two, and a year or so later (1979) he ran the Peachtree Roadrace in Atlanta.  I still have the magazine article about him. 





    Fat old man PRs:

    • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
    • 2-mile: 13:49
    • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
    • 5-Mile: 37:24
    • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
    • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
    • Half Marathon: 1:42:13
  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,422 posts since
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    11,093. Nov 5, 2013 4:32 PM (in response to shipo)
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    I have a friend who started running at 59, and qualified for Boston at 61. So, no, you're not too old.





    Len

  • angpur Rookie 3 posts since
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    11,094. Nov 6, 2013 1:51 AM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Hi!  I am 34, and have registered for my first marathon run in next May.  I always wanted to run at least one.  I started running again in the summer, and have successfully kept running and lost a few pounds.  I picked up a book a few years ago, I believe it suits me well, to help with training.  It is called, "The non runners guide to training for a marathon".  It suggests a four month training window.  Right now, I am building for speed; I can run easily for 45 minutes, but I average 17 minute miles currently.  I hope to complete the marathon, and maybe not hear crickets at the finish.  It wouldn't matter as long as I finished.  I also hope to avoid any injuries, really really hope.  Running does so many things for me.  I am doing fairly well running five days a week for 38 minutes, on average right now.

  • CynceRN Pro 66 posts since
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    11,095. Nov 6, 2013 5:44 AM (in response to angpur)
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    47 is NOT too old...I started running at 57...my progress has been slow but steady and I feel sooo much better just as you will. And when you complete that first 5K or trail run you will feel on top of the world. Don't think you are too old, don't give up and keep us posterd on your progress

  • shipo Legend 499 posts since
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    11,096. Nov 6, 2013 6:28 AM (in response to angpur)
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    angpur wrote:

     

    Right now, I am building for speed; I can run easily for 45 minutes, but I average 17 minute miles currently.

     


    My advice to you would be to focus on distance and NOT speed, doubly so because you're training for a marathon and not a sprint; concentrating on speed too early is a recipe for getting injured.  On any given day, if you feel stronger than usual, maintain your normal pace and go an extra half, or mile, or several miles; by doing it this way you allow your bones, connective tissue and joints to gradually strengthen.  The thing is, your muscles, heart and lungs will get stronger faster than other parts of your body, and if you go too fast too soon, the chances are very high you'll get injured.





    Fat old man PRs:

    • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
    • 2-mile: 13:49
    • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
    • 5-Mile: 37:24
    • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
    • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
    • Half Marathon: 1:42:13
  • angpur Rookie 3 posts since
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    11,097. Nov 6, 2013 5:02 PM (in response to shipo)
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    Thank you for your experienced advice!  I have been utilizing the last two minutes of every run for sprinting to hastily serve my urge to be faster.  I need to be more patient.  Reaching 3.5 miles in one run last week felt better than a run with a pace under 17 min/mile.

  • angpur Rookie 3 posts since
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    11,098. Nov 6, 2013 5:18 PM (in response to desada)
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    You are not too old for running.  Try to keep motivated.  What helps you stay motivated?  I hope you do the 5k in March, even if your training expectations were not met.  Kind of like the journey can be as valuable or more so than the destination.  What is W1D2?

  • Bocefas Amateur 11 posts since
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    11,099. Nov 6, 2013 5:46 PM (in response to angpur)
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    Week 1 Day 2 I believe...

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