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  • flamomof3 Legend 1,927 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    2,040. Mar 15, 2011 2:26 PM (in response to MakeupGirl)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    I started the c25k last August at 195 and I'm 43. I'm down 30lbs  I followed the plan exactly so I wouldn't have any injuries. I currently run 4 days a week.

  • runsinmiddleofnowhere Amateur 36 posts since
    Feb 15, 2009
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    2,041. Mar 15, 2011 3:15 PM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Hi Penguins!!  Enjoying everyone's posts and have my heart set on a Garmin 305, they sound wonderful.  So today I was the Queen of Procrastination and by the time I got my running clothes on..and then sat and read for an hour...and then looked out the window and back at the treadmill...and then back out the window...and back at the treadmill it had gotten black, cloudy and very windy outside...silly me.  So when I finally got my butt out the door the wind was horrendous, so loud I couldn't even hear my music!  I got my 3.0 miles in tho and it was a lot quicker coming home with the wind pushing me! Glad I did it and it's so easy to give in to the temptation of not going for a run...glad my procrastination didn't win...I'm so happy to be back running that it's starting to be something that I need to do and not have to do...I love the stress relief it gives.  I have the OneMoreMile shirt "Running is cheaper than therapy..." Have my first 5k this Sunday, first fun run in 7 years so I'm excited and nervous but looking forward to it. Kudos to everybody who is doing their first fun runs...I plan to do many more!

    Flamomof3, I lost 30 lbs. last year and running is such a great way to keep it off!  Congrats on your loss so far!





    Completed:

    Spring into Action 5k, 3-20-11, Sparks, NV

    Rock 'n River Marathon, 10k, 5-1-11, Reno, NV

    Paiute Meadows 8k Trail Run, 5-21-11, Susanville, CA

    Bizz Johnson 10k, 10-9-11, Susanville, CA

    Right now just run for the 'zen' of it.....


  • Wayna72 Pro 113 posts since
    Aug 27, 2009
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    2,042. Mar 15, 2011 5:40 PM (in response to MakeupGirl)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Makeup-Girl..... way to go!!!!! I am at 196lbs and 5'6 and I love the running or little running I get to do.... just did a pattys race took me close to and hour to finish the race

    but it was me that I was racing againest me and not any one else.... I can say that I am a penquin and very proud to be one.....

     

    Place     Div/Tot             Name             Age           City/state      Guntime          Pace     Nettime
    1073      179/183           Lawayna Pike   38             Tulsa Ok.        52:27           10:30       51:39

     

     

    I have diabetes type 2. and in the last 6 months of running I have brought my ac1(sugar count) down to 6.7....

     

    I might be slow but I paid for the race and I am going to enjoy every minute of it....

     

    So keep up the good runs the bads runs they are working just give it time....





    Wayna

    Will Run 4 Food 5k-56mins (first 5k) 6/5/10
    Walk for Life/Run for Adoptions 9/18/10 51:56
    John 3:16 run 5k 52:57 mins chip time. (all hills) 10/23/10
    Steps for sucess on Route 66 11/22/10 51:09
    Poker Run 2/11 no time
    St Patrick 5K 52mins 3/12/11
    YWCA Race againest Racism 48 min 4/30/11
    Run to the Sun 45:32 9/5/2011
    Route 66 1/2 marathon 11/11 3:43
    Aquarium Run 4/12 3:33
    Tulsa Run 15k 2:22
    Route 66 Marathon. 11/18

  • retiredgirl61 Pro 171 posts since
    Dec 3, 2010
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    2,043. Mar 15, 2011 6:38 PM (in response to MakeupGirl)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Hi Makeupgirl -- you're in excellent company as you can see. I am 61, last August when I started walking I weighed 191 at 5 ft 2 in.  Now, I can run 5 miles at an avg 15 min mile so I do return to the starting point, but slowly.  I now weigh 154 but I haven't gotten any taller   I started on the treadmill and then transitioned outside when I felt like my balance was good enough that I wouldn't trip on small sticks and leaves, etc.  Now I use run/walk intervals but am trying to run continuously -- I'm using a 7 min run/1 min walk interval right now.  That is a recognized way of covering ground -- just keep moving forward.  It sounds like you're doing a good job and listening to your body (the pain in your thigh) and you probably should pay attention to that twinge -- if you don't have properly fitted high quality shoes, that might help. Having the right type of shoes for your foot can make a big difference.  The other thing to pay attention to is stretching after you exercise.  You can find good stretches online but I would be careful about which websites you pay attention too -- universities (.edu usually) are best, I think.  Great job!





    Retired, but not watching TV much

    Started walking/running 9/2010

    Folsom Turkey Trot 5 K 2010 (walked)

    Valentines Day 4 mile run, 2/12/11 1:00:30

    Starting triathalon training w/coach 3/1/11

    Komen Sacramento Race for the Cure 5K 5/7/11 (walk with friends)

    Tri for Fun Sprint 6/4/11 (2:55)

    Crew for Bike Team, Race Across America 6/16-26/11 (6 days, 16 hr, 7 min)

    Tri for Fun Sprint 7/9/11 (2:46)

    Tri for Fun Sprint 8/7/11 (2:31)

    Luna Bar Women's Tri 9/11/11 (3:17)

    Golden State Sprint Tri 10/9/11 (DNF)

  • RunningItOff.com Expert 50 posts since
    Feb 6, 2010

    Fellow Penguins,

     

    I have a favor to ask.  I've been blogging about running for a little over a year now, and just recently set up a Facebook page.  Facebook won't let me see my statistics until I have over 30 "likes".  I currently have 26. 

     

    If you have any interest, would you like my Facebook page.  You can always unlike me later, I won't be offended.  I don't spam and I don't have anything to sell.  I'm just writing about running and trying to lose weight. 

     

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Running-It-Off/102732109800319

     

    Thanks in advance!

    Laura





    My running and weight loss adventure is chronicled at:

    http://www.RunningItOff.com

  • indigopet Pro 95 posts since
    Jan 23, 2011
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    2,045. Mar 15, 2011 7:20 PM (in response to retiredgirl61)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Wow!  Love how active this thread is!

     

    Retiredgirl - I don't think I'll be worried about how ugly the Garmin is.  I run in constriction shorts to stop the chub rub and could not care less how I look LOL

     

    It looks like there is consensus on the Garmin 305.  I will check it out this weekend.  I wonder if Costco has it?  I know they had Garmins at one point.

     

    I've got my first race of the year on Sunday.  I was a little worried about it because I haven't done enough training because of a new job and a pretty bad sinusitiis that was pretty severe.  It's a 5k and I did one on the treadmill today in 36 minutes so I'm hoping I can perform decently.  It will all depend on how the wind is in Chicago as it's a St Paddy's Day race near the lake.

     

    I've been looking for some decent cross-training for one of my non-running days.  I went to the Hydro-fit (water aerobics) class at my club last night.  I had taken a few classes 2 years ago when I was having some IT band issues and couldn't even walk much and they were pretty low impact.  There's a new trainer now and man - she kicked my butt!  I'm feeling muscles that I haven't felt in awhile because I've mostly focused on running and those muscles.  I think I'll get some good core workouts in this class

     

    Thanks again for all the Garmin info. 





    PR: 5k - 31:45, 4 mile - 45:15, 8k - 53.52, 10k - 1:09:57, 10 mile - 1:54:07, 10NM - 2:19:11, HM - 2:39:17, Marathon - 6:04:12

    http://athlinks.com/racer/results/78782435

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  • MamaBear56 Pro 168 posts since
    Dec 16, 2010
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    2,046. Mar 15, 2011 9:50 PM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    After discussions with my husband, who knows alot about these things, I have agreed to not run this week and see if the pain in my hip lessens or goes away.  I have a doctor appointment Friday after next so if it isn't feeling better by then I'll have them check it out.  I am sure missing running though and worrying about losing all the ground I have gained to date.  Mostly though I am missing the activity and stress release.  Sure hope this is nothing serious and I can be back out on the road soon.





    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't...you are correct." Henry Ford

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


  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    2,047. Mar 16, 2011 5:54 AM (in response to RunningItOff.com)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    I have a Garmin, and I actually have mine set to give me half mile splits, since they usually run between 6.5-8 minutes.  It helps me later when I analyze my runs, because I can see where I slowed down due to hills, and see other variations that are the result of the course that I ran.





    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 1,927 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    2,048. Mar 16, 2011 6:17 AM (in response to MamaBear56)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Hopefully taking some time off will really help. I'm sure you won't loose the ground you covered so far. It may be a little tough when you start back but after a few runs, you'll be back!

  • altoid77 Amateur 15 posts since
    Oct 23, 2010
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    2,049. Mar 16, 2011 3:22 PM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Blah. Most beautiful day of the week, and my run felt awful. My legs felt heavy and sluggish and slow. Timed myself to the first mile (13:00) and then took a short walk break before headed home. Dreadful headwind all the way back and I was feeling so tired and frustrated that the strong gusts almost brought me to tears and did bring me to a walk a couple of times. Though I finished the second mile in 12:40... so both miles were faster than I'd been averaging. I'm blaming the rest on monthly cramps and hormones. Stupid headwind. :-P





    5/31/2010 - Gibbs Lake Gallop 5k trail run - 42:24

    10/24/2010 - Wisconsin Dells Half Marathon - 2:56:49

    4/9/2011 - Dash at the Dunes 5k trail run - 39:00

    5/29/2011 - Madison Half Marathon

  • RunningItOff.com Expert 50 posts since
    Feb 6, 2010
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    2,050. Mar 16, 2011 5:00 PM (in response to altoid77)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Oh altoid77, I've totally had runs like that!  The best thing you can do is not to dwell on it, and don't let it stop you from getting back out there.  I had a terrible run in January like that.   I wrote about it here:  http://www.runningitoff.com/10-mile-do-over   I had planned to run 10 miles and ended up running 3.  The next day the weather was good so I got back out there and did the 10.  Sometimes it's just not there, and there's nothing you can do to make it better, except hopefully not beat yourself up too much.

     

    Best,
    Laura





    My running and weight loss adventure is chronicled at:

    http://www.RunningItOff.com

  • retiredgirl61 Pro 171 posts since
    Dec 3, 2010
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    2,051. Mar 16, 2011 6:38 PM (in response to altoid77)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    I had the same experience today, Altoid.  Weather wasn't quite beautiful but it wasn't bad and not even very windy. I can't even blame hormones because I don't have any left!  I did a strength workout in the am, came home and ate lunch and then planned to do my run from my plan -- 5 min warmup, 6 intervals of 7 min run 1 min walk, and 5 min cool down.  After I ate lunch, I so didn't want to run!  But I went out and did it because a plan is a plan and I refused to wimp out.  Turned out to be a very tedious 3.4 miles at an overall pace of over 17 min mile.  My goodness! I figured it would be closer to 4 miles.  My pace lately has been about 15 min mile -- still not spectacular but not that slow.  I felt like I was running in sand.  I had a chiropractor appointment later and found out that my lower back was locked up and I had several ribs out of position -- no wonder!  I must have been running like a crab.  She fixed me back up and I feel much better now.  Let's hope tomorrow is a better day -- I have a 45 min bike ride and a 30 minute swim lesson.

     

    Hang in there, Altoid -- these days hit all of us.  But then you'll get a great day and forget the bad one.





    Retired, but not watching TV much

    Started walking/running 9/2010

    Folsom Turkey Trot 5 K 2010 (walked)

    Valentines Day 4 mile run, 2/12/11 1:00:30

    Starting triathalon training w/coach 3/1/11

    Komen Sacramento Race for the Cure 5K 5/7/11 (walk with friends)

    Tri for Fun Sprint 6/4/11 (2:55)

    Crew for Bike Team, Race Across America 6/16-26/11 (6 days, 16 hr, 7 min)

    Tri for Fun Sprint 7/9/11 (2:46)

    Tri for Fun Sprint 8/7/11 (2:31)

    Luna Bar Women's Tri 9/11/11 (3:17)

    Golden State Sprint Tri 10/9/11 (DNF)

  • indigopet Pro 95 posts since
    Jan 23, 2011
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    2,052. Mar 16, 2011 7:28 PM (in response to altoid77)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    altoid77 - my rule of thumb when I'm not feeling it is that I do 15 minutes anyway and then evaluate from there.  There have been very few times when I quit after 15 minutes because most of the time it was just mental and the workout actually made me feel better.  But there have been those couple of times where I have to push myself to even walk those 15 minutes to allow myself to stop.  But stop I have.  So you did more than I would have done under those conditions.

     

    Usually the next run afterwards is one of those good ones.  Mostly it's just been my body telling my stubborn mind that it's had enough right now.





    PR: 5k - 31:45, 4 mile - 45:15, 8k - 53.52, 10k - 1:09:57, 10 mile - 1:54:07, 10NM - 2:19:11, HM - 2:39:17, Marathon - 6:04:12

    http://athlinks.com/racer/results/78782435

    .

  • theconster Expert 47 posts since
    Nov 30, 2010
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    2,053. Mar 16, 2011 8:31 PM (in response to retiredgirl61)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    So today i ran for the first day in my new ryka's...not too shabby, i don't think. I did a 1.1 mile street run in 19 1/2 minutes...sigh..although i did walk the first 1/2 block...maybe that's why it's much longer. monday i did 1 mile on the track @ the y in 17.24...my best. don't know what the difference was today from monday...

    for the past week i've had a pain in the ball of my foot, in the middle, at the beginning of my arch, so haven't been doing so much running. didn't hardly feel it today in my new shoes, so hopefully that's just what the dr. ordered.

    it was late in the day when i ran today...but if i would have run this morning it would have been too windy...gusts up to 35mph...typical nebraska wind..grr...

    the top of my ankles were a little sore, but i'm thinking that''s b/c it's the first time i've done a street run in about a month, and usually when i do a street run, i'm always having to stop back @ my house for a pit stop...making me kind of nervous for my 2m fun run in april.

     

    welcome to all of the newbies!

     

    everyone have a groovy rest of the week!

     

    the conster





    Completed Races:

    RACE for GRACE-2m Fun Run-4/9/11 (35:03:49)-Grand Island, NE

    Richard H. Young Hospital's 5k or 10k walk or run for Mental Health-10k run 5/14/11 (1:47:00)-Kearney, NE

    Buffalo County Stampede-2011-Half Marathon 6/12/11 (4:04:00) - (Late Start)-Kearney, NE

    18th Annual Olympiad-5k 6/25/11 (49:44)-Kearney, NE

    Shelton Stampede-2011-5k 7/4/11 (49:26 pr)-Shelton, NE

    Lizzie's Run 5k- 8/13/11 (48:44 pr)-Kearney, NE

    Kilometers for C.O.P.S. 5k *inaugural*-8/28/11 (51:52:88 chip), (52:05:59 end) - (First altitude 5k)-Golden, CO

    Running To Cure Breast Cancer 10k-9/5/11 (1:43:43 official-pr)-North Platte, NE

    Pending Races:

    Susan G Komen Race for the Cure 5k-Oct 2

    Rebecca Adams Green Foundation Cow-Pie 5k/Half marathon Oct.15

  • TeamRocket Amateur 14 posts since
    Sep 3, 2009
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    2,054. Mar 17, 2011 7:33 PM (in response to MamaBear56)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Mamabear I feel your pain,all to well.Really is a bummer having to tell yourself to take a break,but it's worth the rest.Hope all goes well for youOh eventhough you are taking a break you shouldn't lose any of the progress you've made.It's weird,it takes a very short time to get back into the swing of things. Almost all of the snow is gone!! yea!!Today was about 60! I did get out for a hill workout on monday,then Wed. ran 4.14miles! my farthest yet! I felt really good after to total of 5.75 miles(1/2mwalk to warmup finish with 1mile walk to cooldown).Next week is the 16 week mark before my first race,when I think about it I do get a little nervous-can I make it? goes through my head.My daughter said "just run,don't think about it".My friend is running the Boston Marathon in a couple weeks & he said nervous is normal.So I guess that makes me "normal"!!                                                                Happy St Patrick's Day to all!!!

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