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  • Billsr Pro 159 posts since
    May 23, 2009

    Great job to all those who raced this weekend!!!

     

    I ran 5k yesterday and am still recovering from a goin pull. I have cut back on my training and I really noticed it in the race. It was in the low 20's for the race (where is spring?) and the little cups of water at the end of the race all froze. -Bill

  • Chucklovestorun Pro 116 posts since
    Apr 9, 2010

    Great Job Jo Ann, you are doing awesome and your times are great. Great to hear you are working towards bettering yourself with the hill work, etc. I am adding that facet to my workouts this week, it's hard to find hills in Dallas but found a bridge near my house that will do the trick. Keep up the good work and hope your buttocks get to feeling better!!





    Best 5K: 24:12

    Best Half: 1:57:51

    Goal: Full Marathon: 2011

    Been Running Since March 2010

    Age 58

    Chuck

    03/05/11 Dash For The Beads 25:05

    03/12/11 Leaping Leprechauns 15K 1:23:31

    03/27/11 Dallas Rock and Roll Half Marathon 1:57:51 New PR

    04/02/11 MS Walk 5K 24:19

    04/09/11 Make The Break From Domestic Violence 5K 24:45

    04/16/11 Radiant Sprint for Cancer 10K 55:25

    04/23/11 Run For The Dawgs 5K 24:09 New PR

    05/14/11 Test Yourself 5K

  • Chucklovestorun Pro 116 posts since
    Apr 9, 2010

    Finishers medal!

    Attachments:




    Best 5K: 24:12

    Best Half: 1:57:51

    Goal: Full Marathon: 2011

    Been Running Since March 2010

    Age 58

    Chuck

    03/05/11 Dash For The Beads 25:05

    03/12/11 Leaping Leprechauns 15K 1:23:31

    03/27/11 Dallas Rock and Roll Half Marathon 1:57:51 New PR

    04/02/11 MS Walk 5K 24:19

    04/09/11 Make The Break From Domestic Violence 5K 24:45

    04/16/11 Radiant Sprint for Cancer 10K 55:25

    04/23/11 Run For The Dawgs 5K 24:09 New PR

    05/14/11 Test Yourself 5K

  • Chucklovestorun Pro 116 posts since
    Apr 9, 2010

    This is what is more important to anything else, running for a cause!! Raised $385 for The Susan G Komen Foundation!! Running gives me a great physical feeling but helping to raise monet for good causes lifts me up spiritually!!

    Attachments:




    Best 5K: 24:12

    Best Half: 1:57:51

    Goal: Full Marathon: 2011

    Been Running Since March 2010

    Age 58

    Chuck

    03/05/11 Dash For The Beads 25:05

    03/12/11 Leaping Leprechauns 15K 1:23:31

    03/27/11 Dallas Rock and Roll Half Marathon 1:57:51 New PR

    04/02/11 MS Walk 5K 24:19

    04/09/11 Make The Break From Domestic Violence 5K 24:45

    04/16/11 Radiant Sprint for Cancer 10K 55:25

    04/23/11 Run For The Dawgs 5K 24:09 New PR

    05/14/11 Test Yourself 5K

  • KIRK_T Legend 279 posts since
    Jun 25, 2010

    Chucklovestorun wrote:

     

    This is what is more important to anything else, running for a cause!! Raised $385 for The Susan G Komen Foundation!! Running gives me a great physical feeling but helping to raise monet for good causes lifts me up spiritually!!

     

    Way to go Chuck!

     

    I am happy to report that I really feel pretty good today. A little time on the roller this morning and some stretching was all I needed.

     

    You just have to love the Running Community. Last night I ran into a bunch of other runners from the race in one of the local bars and we all had a great time together.

    Even ran into a couple from the Chicago area, and 5 of us from last night will be running the Chicago RnR in August.





    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

  • lindakay228 Legend 201 posts since
    Apr 11, 2010

    Congratulations on that PR Kirk!!! And to all the others that got out and did races this weekend!  You are all awesome.  I would love to do the Dallas R n R next year because my son lives in Fort Worth and it would give me a chance to visit and let him come out and see what I'm doing now.  I only get to see him about every other year or so.  It would be fun.





    Whole Enchilada 5k, Las Cruces NM 9-26-10 43:32

    All Souls Trail Race, Silver City NM 10-30-10 45:55

    Global Health 5k Run/Walk, Albuquerque NM 11-6-10 40:11

    Ultimate Fitness 8th Annual Turkey Trot 5k, Deming NM 11-25-10 38:35

    New Beginnings 5k Jan 23, 2011 Las Cruces, NM 40:20

    Cupid's Chase 5k Feb 12, 2011 Las Cruces, NM 39:54

    Bataan Death March Memorial 15 miles March 27, 2011 White Sands Missil Range, NM 4hrs, 48 min 45 sec

    Fort Bayard Wilderness 5k Trail Race May 28, 2011 40:52

    Ultimate Fitness 9th Annual Turkey Trot, Deming NM 11-24-11 35:14

    Cupid's Chase 5k Feb 11, 2012 Las Cruces NM 38:29

  • SeaSpotRun Rookie 7 posts since
    Feb 28, 2011

    Absolutely amazing to me that people like Kirt and Chuck can break the two hour barrier.

     

    Just started running at the end of Dec and my goal is under 130 minutes for the OC Marathon on May 1 but I'm not sure I'll be quite ready by then.

     

    After a disasterous rush training routine in January for my first 1/2 Marathon on Feb 6th, I'm taking a much slower approach to mileage build up.

    I have been adding a mile to my runs only after I get my days Run under 9.5 Min/Mile.

     

    I just accomplished 6 Miles pain free on Saturday at 9.31/ and will start with 7 mile tomorrow.

     

    At this rate I probable will need at least two months more training to get up to 13 miles under 10 Minutes/

     

    I'm not familiar with alot of training programs discussed on these threads but if some one can provide feedback on my training approach.. I would appreciate.

     

    Cheers!

  • lindakay228 Legend 201 posts since
    Apr 11, 2010

    I did the Bataan Death March Memorial yesterday.  There are a 15 mile and a 26.2 mile route.  I did the 15 mile last year and this year.  I had a much harder time than expected yesterday and am just glad I finished.  I wanted to quit so bad during it.  There were horrible winds the whole way.  I was struggling because I had bruised my hip earlier in the week.  It was just rough.  The course I already knew because I had done it last year, but it has a lot of long slow inclines and several places where you are walking in sand.  One stretch is an arroyo with about a mile of sand going on an uphill incline.  I did the whole course in just seconds under 4 hours last year, with about 20 minutes of that time lost to portapottie lines.  This year it took me almost an hour longer and was 4 hours, 48 min and 45 seconds.  I had to stop to rest a few times, which I never have to do when I've done this event or walked a half marathon before.  I think it was battling brutal winds that were 40 to 45 miles an hour according to the weather.  The forecast had called for "breezy" but this was definitely more than breezy.

    The participants are actually called marchers rather than runners because it's to commemorate a famous march in World War II.  But a lot of us are in it to support the military but also to set our own time.  The only awards are for the 1st and 2nd place in the 26.2 mile but we can wear timing chips, which most do.  You don't have to if you don't want to.  There were 6400 this year, which was up from somewhere over 5000 last year.  This was the 22nd annual event and a record setting for participants.  There are about 3/4 of the participants military in teams or individual categories.  The rest are civilians.  I started out the first few miles at a pretty fast walking pace but was too sore from the hip to run.  But by mile 3 it was getting hard.  At mile 8 I really wanted to go to the first aid tent and give up.  I did sit down though for about 10 minutes and right next to me the medics were patching up some really severe blisters on both heels of one of the girls in a military uniform.  Saw lots of people at the tents or out by the side of the route taking care of blisters.   After about 10 minutes I got up and started going again and at mile 10 really was ready to quit again, but sat down for a little bit again and was chatting with one of the volunteers.  Then I got up and the course started going downhill, and I seemed to get my second wind and was able to pick up the pace and make it through the rest of the course.  I made sure all the way to drink lots of water and gatorade, and ate a half a banana a couple of times because I kept thinking maybe that would help.  I think it did those last few miles.  When I wanted to quit so bad though, what kept me going was that the original Bataan Death Marchers didn't have the option of quitting until they dropped dead along the way.  All these military men and women and veterans that were there when they are out fighting for us they don't have the option of quitting.  That's what kept me going.  It wasn't just a race, it was a show of support.  My brother retired from the military a year and half ago and served in Desert Storm and later in Afghanistan after 9/11.  My niece, his daughter, is going into the Marines in July after she graduates in June.  His other daughter had wanted to go into the Air Force but when she was in high school developed Crohn's Disease which eliminated the possiblity of enlisting.  So this event I had hoped to break my record of last year but instead I really learned about pushing when you want to quit and in adverse conditions and a deeper appreciation about what our military people and other people in other circumstances face when they want so badly to quit but have to keep pushing on, whether it's fighting cancer or amputees, or other situations in life.

    I'm really sore and tired today, more than usual, and have blisters on the bottom of my feet but I am so happy that I did it and didn't quit no matter how tough it was this time.  I want to do it again next year.





    Whole Enchilada 5k, Las Cruces NM 9-26-10 43:32

    All Souls Trail Race, Silver City NM 10-30-10 45:55

    Global Health 5k Run/Walk, Albuquerque NM 11-6-10 40:11

    Ultimate Fitness 8th Annual Turkey Trot 5k, Deming NM 11-25-10 38:35

    New Beginnings 5k Jan 23, 2011 Las Cruces, NM 40:20

    Cupid's Chase 5k Feb 12, 2011 Las Cruces, NM 39:54

    Bataan Death March Memorial 15 miles March 27, 2011 White Sands Missil Range, NM 4hrs, 48 min 45 sec

    Fort Bayard Wilderness 5k Trail Race May 28, 2011 40:52

    Ultimate Fitness 9th Annual Turkey Trot, Deming NM 11-24-11 35:14

    Cupid's Chase 5k Feb 11, 2012 Las Cruces NM 38:29

  • SeaSpotRun Rookie 7 posts since
    Feb 28, 2011

    Great story Linda!

    Especially the last sentance. " I want to do it again next year! "

    Classic Marine Corp and Runner  mentality!

    Good for you!

  • mimiisarunner Legend 329 posts since
    Nov 12, 2009

    Congrats JoAnn! You are setting PR's all over the place! Your times are improving every event!

     

    Chuck! Great time in your HM!

     

    Congrats to all others who ran this weekend!





    FM! 3/4/2012 New Orlean RnR - 5:49:55! PR!

    10K PR 1:11:22 ( 11:49 mm)

    5K PR 30:20 !

    Ran 4 HM's in 2011

    HM 11/13/2011 PR!!! (2:35:53) Pensacola, FL

    HM 12/3/2011 (2;39:27) Ran for fun and training St. Judes, Memphis, Tn

    HM 01/07/2011 (2:48:23) First Light HM - Mobile, AL (My very first HM)

    HM 02/14/2011 (2:40:23) Mercedes Benz - Birmingham, AL

    2013 Events:

    1-5-13 Ms. Blues HM 2:44:57

    1-13-13 Gulf HM 2:40:xx

    2-24-13 Disney Princess Half Marathon

    3/20/2013 Azalea TR 10K

    4-7-2013 Pensacola Beach Half Marathon

  • MelissaGraham7 Legend 315 posts since
    Nov 2, 2010

    Great post and great job on the race.  You are a real winner!  





    "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!

  • Chucklovestorun Pro 116 posts since
    Apr 9, 2010

    Awesome story Linda, you are a real trooper!! God Bless our military!!





    Best 5K: 24:12

    Best Half: 1:57:51

    Goal: Full Marathon: 2011

    Been Running Since March 2010

    Age 58

    Chuck

    03/05/11 Dash For The Beads 25:05

    03/12/11 Leaping Leprechauns 15K 1:23:31

    03/27/11 Dallas Rock and Roll Half Marathon 1:57:51 New PR

    04/02/11 MS Walk 5K 24:19

    04/09/11 Make The Break From Domestic Violence 5K 24:45

    04/16/11 Radiant Sprint for Cancer 10K 55:25

    04/23/11 Run For The Dawgs 5K 24:09 New PR

    05/14/11 Test Yourself 5K

  • KIRK_T Legend 279 posts since
    Jun 25, 2010

    Linda congrats on making it through the event





    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

    Wow, Linda! You gutted it out with a great attitude. Good for you!

     

    I'm so excited to see all the great weekend experiences for the over 50 crowd. Age really is just a number.

     

    I just celebrated my one year running anniversary with a 10K training run. This Gallowalker just ran the last 5.5 miles of that 10K without stopping! (I had to stop at the half mile mark to cross a busy street) The pace was slow, but each mile was faster than the the previous mile and my heart rate stayed below 150. Finally, progress. There have been a lot of ups and downs in the last year, but I'm glad that I have kept a consistent running schedule (my husband claims I'm obsessed) and that I have learned to shrug off the"bad" runs.

     

    I have a 10K race in two weeks. Now I must decide if I want to shoot for a time under an hour or if I want to shoot for a nonstop run. Decisions, decisions.

     

    Edit:

    Just realized I ran an hour without stopping. I never thought that would happen! Woohoo!

  • Chucklovestorun Pro 116 posts since
    Apr 9, 2010

    I'd love to run the Chicago Half, my daughter is a runner too and that would be a blast to run it with her! Going to see if it is doable!!





    Best 5K: 24:12

    Best Half: 1:57:51

    Goal: Full Marathon: 2011

    Been Running Since March 2010

    Age 58

    Chuck

    03/05/11 Dash For The Beads 25:05

    03/12/11 Leaping Leprechauns 15K 1:23:31

    03/27/11 Dallas Rock and Roll Half Marathon 1:57:51 New PR

    04/02/11 MS Walk 5K 24:19

    04/09/11 Make The Break From Domestic Violence 5K 24:45

    04/16/11 Radiant Sprint for Cancer 10K 55:25

    04/23/11 Run For The Dawgs 5K 24:09 New PR

    05/14/11 Test Yourself 5K

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