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  • FunRunSue Amateur 19 posts since
    Dec 17, 2010
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    1,560. Jan 30, 2011 8:02 PM (in response to retiredgirl61)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Hi everyone,


    emmaleigh, let us know how your half went.  Also, very jealous of your trip south.  I ran 7 today in 12 degrees but at least the sun was shining.  I'm not running the Seroogy's now either, because our sales meeting is that weekend and I will be working.  However, I do plan on doing a 10k in Pewaukee on the 20th.


    Retiredgirl - I also try to stay away from refined sugar and most flour.  However, I do use gatorade for running and sports beans.  I used Gu during my half marathon because they were giving it out.  I think it really helped a lot and I like how easy it is to use compared to chewing the beans.  I read a post out there though about someone who found one made with agave nectar and cocoa?  Agave nectar is supposed to have a lower glycemic index and be better for you.  Just wondering if anyone used it and if they thought it worked, because I would not mind trying it.


    I am officially signed up for the Green Bay Cellcom Half Marathon.  I am running thru the Team in Training program for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  My daughter is a leukemia survivor.  I thought this would be a great way to give back to the organization whose research  helped save her life.  She is a happy and healthy 22 now!

  • MamaBear56 Pro 168 posts since
    Dec 16, 2010
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    1,561. Jan 30, 2011 8:33 PM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    I got 10 miles plus 0.5 mile on each end for warm up and cool down today.  Double digits - whooo-hoooo.  Did the first 6 without walking and then walked 1/2 mile and jogged 1/2 mile for the next 4 miles.  Did it on the treadmill because we got 5+ inches of new snow late last night and the temps were in the low teens.  Sun did come out though so I was almost wishing I'd braved the snow and cold.  If my husband and I are correct it was actually between 11-12 miles instead of 10 because our treadmill seems quite a ways off on distances and times.  Felt good.  I felt strong most of the way and recovered pretty quickly.  Only 2 more long runs until taper for the HM.  Can't believe how much has changed in the last 9 weeks.  Now I'm starting to think about what to do after the HM.  Looking at a marathon in Spokane, WA in May.


    Emmaleigh47 - looking for your race report.  I was thinking of you this weekend.


    Keep running and keep posting

    Betty a.k.a. MamaBear56

    Started running/walking program December 1, 2010

    2/26/2011 Snow Joke HM 3:30:14

    3/26/2011 Missoula Make A Wish Foundation 5k 38:00

    4/17/2011 Rocky Mountain Bank Summit Classic 10K 1:22:41

    5/21/11 - West Valley School 5K 46:00??? (I know I can do better)

    5/22/11 - Weight Watchers 5K Walk (Completed with some jogging, untimed)

    8/6/11 - Roodell Run 10K 1:18:49

    10/2/11 - Fernie, BC HM 3:25:06

    "Whether you think can or think you can' are correct." Henry Ford

    "If you limit what you are willing to do, you limit what you can do." Anonymous

  • Scrufffy Legend 252 posts since
    Dec 2, 2010
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    1,562. Jan 30, 2011 8:59 PM (in response to MamaBear56)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Way to go MamaBear.     Sounds like you're getting into great shape for the race. Good luck on your upcomming half. Does hubby run also?  My wife is in pretty good shape, but she will stick to walking, golf and gardening.


    Keep it going!


    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!


  • robertsjn Rookie 1 posts since
    Jan 30, 2011
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    1,563. Jan 30, 2011 9:07 PM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Hi all


    I am new to this group and too running really (started 1/2/11). My friend talked me into joining a running group she was a part of and so far I'm really enjoying it. I am training for my first 10k at the end of March and have a 5k planned for the middle/end of Feb. I am up to running 4 miles on my long runs and we are integrating "speed" into our workouts this week...we'll see how that goes :-) Right now I'm running about a 13.5 mm but started out about a min slower when I started. Looking forward to getting involved with this community.



  • Lizard28 Amateur 10 posts since
    Sep 30, 2010
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    1,564. Jan 30, 2011 9:37 PM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)



    I am a Penguin for sure.  I "run" between a 15 and 17 min mile.  I have done the C25K and I have almost completed the C210K.  I tried upping my speed but I don't seem to like it when I go to fast.  I don't know if its because I think I look funny when I run to fast.  Although I wouldn't mind getting to the 12 to 14 range.  I have a couple 5k runs coming up and a lot of charity walks coming up so I am always trying to move but it didn't seem enough for me so I bit my lip and signed up for a 50k.  They give you 9 hours to complete it and right now I would barely make it.  But, I have four months so hopefully I can get better.  I am not doing it to win I am doing it so that I can say I finished it.  I started running because my oldest son has a passion for it and I wanted to be able to something with him.  In 2009 we did the turkey trot together he kept wanting to run but I just didn't have it in me I walked most if not all of it. Last year he was sick so we stayed home but we have the St. Patrick run coming up and I might run slow but I will run and finish with him.  I never ran until I started the C25k almost a year ago and it has done wonders for me which is why I want to continue but everyone always says I'm not really running or jogging I'm just walking fast.  Kind of discouraging so I am glad I found this thread.

  • tkitzy Rookie 4 posts since
    Apr 19, 2010
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    1,565. Jan 30, 2011 10:12 PM (in response to Scrufffy)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Scrufffy- Thanks for the warm welcome! I think I'll try to check in here every now and again.

  • tkitzy Rookie 4 posts since
    Apr 19, 2010
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    1,566. Jan 30, 2011 10:13 PM (in response to RICH48)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Rich48- Thanks!

  • SloMo2 Expert 54 posts since
    Nov 28, 2010
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    1,567. Jan 30, 2011 10:45 PM (in response to Lizard28)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Welcome Lizard28.  I also run (slow jog) in the 15-17 minute mile range (sometimes slower if it is long distance and I get tired).  I have run in the 12-14 minute mile range on a few very rare occasions, but I can't sustain it for very long.  I tried upping my speed as well, and it's not that I would not like it (because I would), it's that I have a very hard time doing it for any reasonable length of time.  I have also been told on many occasions that I am not really running, and that I am walking.  This is one of my pet peeves about running - if I feel I am running or jogging, then I am, and the people who say I am not can go fly a kite (I said it the nice way instead of using other words).  If you feel you are running at the pace you are doing, then you are running, and I want to encourage you to keep doing it.  Yes, there are others out there like you and at your pace (including me).  I am actually glad to have someone post on here that is running at your speed, instead of the 9-12 minute per mile people who feel they are slow.  Maybe those people feel they are slow in their minds, and I am not saying that is wrong, but I am just  glad to have someone on here who is closer to my speed.


    Everyone - Update on my half marathon training - I am still in the walking phase of my training, and today I did 9 miles.  Although it was very cold, it was sunny and there was not much of a breeze, so it wasn't too bad.  I decided to do it today, because we are supposed to have a bad storm come in during the next few days, and I wanted to get it in while the weather was still decent.  Unlike a lot of you hardy souls, I wimp when it comes to bad snow and ice, and I don't like to walk or run in that kind of weather.  So if I do anything else this week, I guess it will have to be inside.  I can always work on my speed work inside on a treadmill.  I commend all of you who go out in very bad weather.  I used to do that as well, but as I get older, I am becoming more of a wimp.


    I am bummed because today while I was outside, I lost my watch.  Granted, it was an old, cheap watch that didn't work very well, but I still liked it. I retraced my steps where I thought I might have lost it, both on foot, and then later in my car, but I still could not find it.  Guess that is telling me that I need to get a new watch.  I decided not to wear it on my wrist like I normally do, but to put it in the pocket of my jacket.  I checked it every once in a while to see how many minutes and hours I had been walking.  Guess I must have put in back in my pocket loosely one time, and it fell out.  Oh well.  After this upcoming storm we are supposed to have, then I know I will definitely not find it.


    Everyone have a great day.

  • mimiisarunner Legend 329 posts since
    Nov 12, 2009
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    1,568. Jan 31, 2011 7:28 AM (in response to SloMo2)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Welcome to all our new Penquins! Everyone seems to be doing very well with their running.

    I started my taper for my HM on 2/13 this morning. The 2 week taper leading up to a HM/Marthon seems really strange to me. It seems that I am not doing enough miles and that I am not going to be prepared for the HM because my last long run will have been 2 weeks from the actual HM. But, it worked well with my first HM and I am sure that it will work well with this one. It is very important to be well rested for the event. The 2 week taper gives your muscles, aches pains, minor injuries and mental state a chance to recoup before the big day!


    Good luck to everyone that has events comming up in the next couple of weeks! We CAN do this!


    Jasmine! I have sent you to PM concerning the Mercedes HM. I am not sure that you have received either one of them since you never know if what you post will go through on this site or not. Let me know if you got them!

    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

  • Scrufffy Legend 252 posts since
    Dec 2, 2010
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    1,569. Jan 31, 2011 9:41 AM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)



    Penguins are a great and varied group.    Speed, distance, walk, run, are all numbers and features that we use but  don't fret over. I am really impressed that you are signing up for a  50k. There are only two things I would like to do for 9 hours and one is  to sleep!

    One thing I think all penguins have in common is  that at some time or other we all run into some couch potato that  doesn't think much of our decision to get off our butts, lace them up  and get out the door.  Its baffling and somewhat offensive when what we  are doing is making ourselves better. So be it.  A new pr to a penguin  is just as satisfying to us as it is to a gazelle.

    Glad to have you join us. Keep us posted on your running and the prep for the 50k.  Hope you have good shoes!



    This  is the seventh time I have tried to post this. I keep getting the "you  can't post a blank message" message. I guess there is not much content  to my post!



    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!


  • trottergirl Rookie 7 posts since
    Jan 31, 2011
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    1,570. Jan 31, 2011 11:39 AM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    i was so excited to find this thread!  i am most definately a penguin... and i think that's great!  just starting the C25K program, and very nervous and excited about it.  signed up for 5K in modesto for march 20th and have a volksmarch (non competitive event) on feb. 12.  i did not run (unless something was chasing me) when i was younger and had pretty bad asthma, so this is new for me.  i've lost quite a bit of weight, no longer need the inhaler, and am ready to tackle this next "bucket item"!  look forward to talking to everyone -have a great day

  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    1,571. Jan 31, 2011 1:35 PM (in response to mimiisarunner)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Mimi- I did reply to the original message a week ago, but I sent two replies via PM today.  If that still doesn’t work, let me know.  Are you on Facebook?

    1st try

    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

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,928 posts since
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    1,572. Jan 31, 2011 5:44 PM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

  • ColoCorredor Pro 97 posts since
    Dec 14, 2010
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    1,573. Jan 31, 2011 4:51 PM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)
    Love to see all of the Penguin love & support!  You guys motivate each other, and inspire each of us to keep pushing through those mile markers!
    You guys Rock!

    Believe you can do it. Think no other way but “Yes you can.”
    The human body is capable of considerably more physical endurance than most of us realize!!
  • SteveBikeRun Legend 455 posts since
    Aug 3, 2010
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    1,574. Jan 31, 2011 5:25 PM (in response to SloMo2)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    SloMo2:  I'm sorry you lost your watch.  I know sometimes the older possessions are the best.


    I'm NW of Chicago and we're supposed to get the mother of all blizzards starting late tomorrow through most of Wednesday.  It will take several more days to dlg out.  I went to the gym today and did six miles because we might be housebound for the next two or three days.  It sounds like you are in its path too.


    Just ignore the naysayers.  As Ricky Nelson (remember him?) said in "Garden Party":  You know you can't please everyone, so you've got to please yourself.


    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)


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