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  • susanbarron Legend 390 posts since
    Oct 22, 2009
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    1,860. Feb 1, 2011 4:09 PM (in response to PaintingLady)
    Re: RE: 50+ Trying again

    Okay my 4th attempt to post today!!

     

    Marie so glad your run went well...love it when that happens!

     

    JoAnn and Mimi I'm so jealous you two get to run together after all this time being virtual cheerleaders! Hope your run is awesome for you both can't wait to hear about it!

     

    My thoughts are with all of you being hit by this storm...stay safe and hopefully warm!

     

    We are flying out tonight so hopefully since we are heading south all will be well...I'm very excited to check out my new running routes! Hope I like it!!

     

    Happy running all! Adios!





    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

  • KIRK_T Legend 279 posts since
    Jun 25, 2010
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    1,861. Feb 2, 2011 6:59 AM (in response to susanbarron)
    Re: RE: 50+ Trying again

    We are getting pounded here in Chicago. Over 18" of snow and now the Lake Effect is kicking in.

    This should be an interesting run this afternoon.

     

    On the running side I have signed up for three of the popular Chicago events.

     

    • Shamrock Shuffle (8K)
    • Soldier Field 10 mile
    • Chicago Marathon

     

    This is on top of at least 7 RnR half marathons.





    Kirk: Started running again at 50.

    2010: 4-5K 1-3.5 mile 2-Half Marathon

    2011: 3-5K 1-3.5 mile 1-8K 1-10 mile 16-Half Marathon 1-Marathon


    Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon 01/15/2012 3:28:33 PR & BQ

    F^3 Lake Half Marathon 01/28/2012 1:48:34

    Shamrock Shuffle 8K 03/25 43:29

    Chi Town Half 4/01 1:57

    Illinois Marathon 4/28 3:56

    Wisconsin Marathon 5/05 3:56

    Lake Geneva Marathon 5/12 3:56

    Rockford Marathon 5/20 4:08

    Soldier Field 10 Mile 5/26 1:31

    Run for the Zoo 5K 6/03 19:57 PR

    13.1 Chicago 6/09 1:50

    North Shore Half 6/10 1:46

    Rock 'n' Roll Chicago 7/22

    Chicago Half 9/09

    Fox Valley Marathon 9/16

    Chicago Marathon 10/07

  • urun2me Pro 194 posts since
    Jun 7, 2010
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    1,862. Feb 2, 2011 1:32 PM (in response to KIRK_T)
    Re: RE: 50+ Trying again

    Good luck, Susan! I hope you have a wonderful adventure.

     

    No snow in south Texas, yet, but the temperatures dropped down into the teens, with wind chill in the single digits. What?! I did a six mile run on Monday before the front came and was a sweaty mess at the end. This morning the thermometer said 18 and the winds were gusting out of the north. I figured I could find enough layers to protect my head and body during the run, but I worried about the skin on my face. I decided to compromise (with the little voices in my head even when I'm not running ;-)). I bundled up, walked the mile to the gym, then did four one mile intervals on the treadmill, bundled back up, and walked the mile home. Viola! Six miles.

     

    This whole running thing is getting so much better. I'm not getting any faster right now, but I've found that wonderful pace where the movement is done with seemingly little effort. My breathing is a bit heavy, but not labored. My feet fall rhythmically without slamming the ground. My legs tire, but they don't scream at me to stop.

     

    I hope to get in an easy run outside tomorrow if I can figure out how to cover my face without drowning in a scarf, and a long run some time this weekend. I'm headed to the Super Bowl (Go Pack Go) on Sunday, so I'd better work in a run on Saturday afternoon before all of the pre game festivities begin! Long runs are no fun the morning after heavy meals and adult beverages.

  • SteveBikeRun Legend 455 posts since
    Aug 3, 2010
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    1,863. Feb 2, 2011 4:21 PM (in response to urun2me)
    Re: RE: 50+ Trying again

    urun2me:  You might try a neck gaiter rather than a heavy scarf.  It's typically made of polar fleece or something similar.  Pull it over your head, pull it down around your neck and tuck it into your top layer.  You can pull it up over your mouth and nose or not as conditions dictate.

     

    KIRKT:  I measuredd 17 inches at our house in McHenry this morning.  My neighbors and I spent about three hours pooling our resources (snowblowers and shovels) to clear everyone's driveways.  Our plows came by again in mid-afternoon, so our roads are now in good shape.





    --Steve

    Completed in 2012:

    The Qualifier HM, Midland MI, May 2012, 2:58, 80+ degrees

    Dam to Dam 20K, Des Moines, IA, June 2012, 2:17, PR for this race

    Garry Bjorklund HM, Duluth, MN, June 2012, 2:20

    Fox Valley HM, St. Charles, IL, 9/16/12, 2:23

    Des Moines HM, 10/21/12, 2:19

    Tentative plans for 2013:

    Wisconsin (Half) Marathon, Kenosha, WI 5/4/2013 (registered)

    Dam To Dam 20K, Des Moines, 6/2/2013 (registration opens March 20th)

    Grandma's (Half) Marathon, Duluth, MN, 6/22/2013 (if I get picked again in the lottery)

    Des Moines HM, 10/20/2013 (registered)

  • Billsr Pro 159 posts since
    May 23, 2009
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    1,864. Feb 2, 2011 4:50 PM (in response to SteveBikeRun)
    Re: RE: 50+ Trying again

    Well on the positive side we continue to move forward towards spring. In Massachusetts we are already almost to the top ten in snowyist winters on record for the state. I have a 5k race coming up in less than three weeks and I have only ventured out to run twice in the last month.

  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
    Dec 12, 2009
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    1,865. Feb 2, 2011 5:11 PM (in response to susanbarron)
    Re: RE: 50+ Trying again

    Susan, happy trails to you. Hopefully once you get settled in, you can let us know how things are south of the border.To

    all of you socked in w/ all of this snow, may you stay safe & warm.We missed the snow, but have had high winds.

    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


  • az2mn Legend 402 posts since
    Jan 20, 2010

    I have watched the weather channel broadcasting about the extreme cold/freezing/snow conditions are in areas of the midwest, northeastern, etc.

    After living in North Dakota for many years, I can relate to the frigid and bitter cold.  Brrrr!!!

    Although it is not even close to the severe cold I have experienced, northern AZ does have its share of intense cold temps/snow conditions; we have had below zero temps throughout the nights after the snowstorm on Monday that enveloped the mountain peaks mostly but the coldness brought down by the wind is keeping many people home; but the schools and downtown businesses are still able to function.

     

    I have run in 15 degree temps a couple of times last week, on the mountain trails, actually ran 10 miles, slow/easy (close to 11min/mile) a week after my marathon.  It felt so wonderful to be out running again, I was going nuts, resting!

    But I could feel the fatigue/stress of my leg muscles the next day.  I should have stuck to my plan of running 6 miles; I was just so relieved/invigorated to be out in the woods that I kept running.

    So, NOW I know why one should REST at least two weeks AFTER a marathon, or at least not run 10 miles first time out, regardless of how slow and easy it may seem!! I was trying to be the 'exception'!!

    GEEZZ, I do learn the hard way!  So lesson learned; mental note for next post marathon run! LOL!

     

    Anyway, I have commited myself to stay in recovery mode by resting three days between training runs which seems to be working for me. I will work my way up to running every other day soon enough.

    Since then, I have ran only 6 miles on the trails again on Thursday and cycle for 2 miles, lifted weights.  Felt so much better.

    Ran 6 miles again this past Monday on the treadmill (due to snowstorm), lifted weights.

    Planning on running tomorrow, on treadmill, about 8 miles with some intervals.  Temp hit a whopping 14 degrees today! 

     

    My next race is Feb. 20th, 1/2 marathon trail race!  I can't wait!

     

    BTW:  I would like to run in the 1/2 marathon in Knoxville, TN, April 3rd.  Anyone familiar with the area/race event?? Never been to TN.  My brother and family live in NC but couldn't find a race in April in NC which I would like to run in.  Anyway, I hope to visit with them.

     

    To everyone dealing with the severe weather; be safe!





    Trail runner

  • PJ Freeman Pro 115 posts since
    Feb 17, 2009

    We just got back from our final family vacation before my daughter gets married in December and have enjoyed catching up on all your posts.

     

    I was able to run 30 minutes yesterday without any IT band pain.  I am having a little bit of shin splint pain again and that really frustrates me. The shin pain I can stand.  The IT band pain I can't run through and I don't want to set it off again.  I've been doing side leg lifts that I read about and stretching and I think it is helping.  I really want to do the San Diego Rock & Roll half in June, but I don't want to push it too much.

     

    I have been thinking about all of you being hit by the terrible weather and trying not to be a baby with our temp getting into the low 30's with high winds at the time I usually run the next couple of days.   The cold I could stand, but the wind will keep me inside.  I admire those of you who run even in the extreme cold or run long miles on the treadmill.  I hope you all keep safe and warm.

     

    I saw a quote by Confucius that really resonated with me - "He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior"  After taking time off to rest my legs, as I'm adding more time to my runs, the first thing that pops into my head is, "I can't run that long".  Where does that come from?  I've done 2 HM and I'm still questioning my ability to run 30 minutes.  My biggest battle is with myself.  I aspire to be a mighty warrior and quit defeating myself.





    2010 Coronado Independence Day 5K - 40:12

    2010 AFC 5K - August 15 - 37:32

    2010 End of Summer Fire Run 4mi- August 29 - 49:55

    2010 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Relay - October 2 - 57:12

    2010 Shelter Island 5K - November 7 - 36:20 PR

    2010 Silver Strand Half Marathon - November 14 - 3:14:05

    2010 Las Vegas Rock & Roll Half Marathon - December 5 - 2:58:35

    2010 Jingle Bell 5K for Arthritis - December 11 - 37:28

    2011 Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker 10K - February 13 - 1:25:46

    2011 Lost Dutchman 10K - February 20 - 1:19:11

    2011 Saint Patrick's Day 10K - March 12 - 1:13:48 PR

    2011 Carlsbad 5000 - April 3 - 34:30 PR

    2011 Rock & Roll San Diego HM - June 5 - 2:51:54 PR

    2011 Coronado Independence Day 5K - July 4 - 35:34

    2011 America's Finest City 5 K- August 21 - 34:40

    UPCOMING

    2011 Rock & Roll Los Angeles - October 30

    2012 Disneyland Tinkerbell Half - January 29

  • MelissaGraham7 Legend 315 posts since
    Nov 2, 2010

    I love the quote, PJ.  "He who conquers himself is a mighty warrior" by Confucius.    That's fabulous and SO true!  Good luck with your recovery, your IT and future runs!





    "Run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up!" Dean Karnazes

    Equinoxalizer 5K 3/19/2011: Time 37:13; 2nd place in age group!

    Dogwood 5K April 29, 2011: Time 36:15

    Running of the Bulls 8K 6/18/2011: Time: 61 minutes 15 seconds

    Mebane on the Move 10K 09/10/2011: Time 75 minutes 16 seconds; 1st in age group (oldest woman running!)

    Valentine's Massacre Marathon Relay 2/12/2012: Team distance 26.2 my pace 12:02 my distance 8 miles

    Fleet Feet 4-mile in Chapel Hill 4/22/2012: PR for 11:53 pace!! WOOOHOOO!

    Run for the Haw 5K on 5/26/2012: PR for 11:50 pace and First in Age Group! First race in Skele-Toes (minimalist shoes)

    Running of the Bulls 8K 6/02/2012:

    Yellow Brick Road 5-Miler 07/14/2012:

    Keep on running!

  • Art Davis Pro 112 posts since
    Jan 30, 2008
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    1,869. Feb 3, 2011 5:37 AM (in response to KIRK_T)
    Re: RE: 50+ Trying again

    I signed up for Chicago also, it will be my 5th marathon and 1st World Major.

    I have started a blog to document my journey from couch patato to marathon runner.

     

    http://fitatfifty-art.blogspot.com/

     

    I would appreciate any comments to my blog.





    Getting Fit at Fifty

    http://fitatfifty-art.blogspot.com/

  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
    Dec 12, 2009

    Di2079, I think you would enjoy the Knoxville HM http://www.knoxvillemarathon.com/Participant_Info/raceinfo/halfmarathon.htm

    I haven't run it, but know several who have. It is a pretty course, but hilly. That shouldn't bother you. It runs through down town Knoxville, the University of TN campus, an old exclusive resdential neighborhood, along the river, back on to some of the greenway trails, and back to end at the UT football stadium, w/ you on the jumbo-tron crossing the finish line. The event is several years old now and has good sponsors, so it should be well organized. The only complaint that I've ever heard was that it is "hilly". But hey, it's east Tennessee....duh. All of the cows here have 2 short legs.

    I've thought about doing it, but won't be ready to go the distance and don't want to risk another dibilitating injury. I'll wait an do Disney as my first hm w/ my daughter.

    If you decide to do it, let me know and I'll come down and cheer you on!

    Loved the Confucious quote. How true.

    Art, I've been reading your blog. Nice.

    I'm off for my run.... hope I don't freeze.

    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


  • 728chuck Amateur 15 posts since
    Feb 4, 2011

    I am 51 and just started running again. I haven't run in years due to my leg burning really bad at the bottom so I didn't ever think I would be running again. I had surgery on both legs where the Dr. cut the fascia around the muscle to allow it to expand. My question concerns heart rates. When I run my HR will get up to around 177 bpm after about 10 minutes. I usally slow it down although I am not winded and no chest pains. Is it safe to continue? Everything that I have read says that at 51 my maximum HR is around 170. How do I get my HR down so that I can continue running?





    02/11/11 Ran my first mile outside 12:47

    03/1/11 Ran the mile in 10:33

    003/03/11 ran and walked 3.5 miles in about 45 minutes.

  • Scrufffy Legend 252 posts since
    Dec 2, 2010

    Chuck

     

    I'm 64 so my theoretical max HR is 156. Most of my runs I am well into the 160's and I am just breathing deeply not heaving or gasping.  I think the old standard is not necessarily absolute. As a matter of interest i have talked to a few other runners who regularily exceed there "max".  I don't take any drugs, my resting rate is 60 bpm, I am very healthy and I don't worry about my HR. I'll begin to worry when it quits.

     

    I think there is a lot more variability from human to human than any single number for any measure. Blood pressure, cholesterol, heart rate, hight, weight, show size, body fat.  Just the opinion of a slow runner wanting to get incrementally better.

     

    Good running.

    Jack





    Spa5k, 11/04/10, 30:58 2nd place senior

    Peace and Love 5k 3/16/11 29:05 1st place senior

    Toad Suck Daze 5k 30 April 11, 28:29 1st place age group

    2011 Spa 5k 11/19/11 25:55 1st place senior Personal Best, 2nd career

    Looking for a 10 k to run and if that goes well, a HM next spring

    A body at rest tends to stay .... on the couch!

    Jack

  • KIRK_T Legend 279 posts since
    Jun 25, 2010

    Today is my February event (trying for one per month)

     

    My Daughter & I are running together with friends in the Lake Geneva WinterFest 10K in Lake Geneva Wisconsin.

    This should be interesting since the course is mostly up & down hill. I have attached the elevation chart from our last run on it.

     

    The fun part is Wisconsin does not salt their roads but use sand. we are happy to have Yaktrax for today.

    Attachments:




    Kirk: Started running again at 50.

    2010: 4-5K 1-3.5 mile 2-Half Marathon

    2011: 3-5K 1-3.5 mile 1-8K 1-10 mile 16-Half Marathon 1-Marathon


    Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon 01/15/2012 3:28:33 PR & BQ

    F^3 Lake Half Marathon 01/28/2012 1:48:34

    Shamrock Shuffle 8K 03/25 43:29

    Chi Town Half 4/01 1:57

    Illinois Marathon 4/28 3:56

    Wisconsin Marathon 5/05 3:56

    Lake Geneva Marathon 5/12 3:56

    Rockford Marathon 5/20 4:08

    Soldier Field 10 Mile 5/26 1:31

    Run for the Zoo 5K 6/03 19:57 PR

    13.1 Chicago 6/09 1:50

    North Shore Half 6/10 1:46

    Rock 'n' Roll Chicago 7/22

    Chicago Half 9/09

    Fox Valley Marathon 9/16

    Chicago Marathon 10/07

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