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Posted 15 May 2007 - 03:17 PM

Just for the record in the running thread...

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Official time for my first 5K - 30:14.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 03:37 PM

QUOTE (GhostGirl @ May 15 2007, 04:17 PM)
Just for the record in the running thread...

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Official time for my first 5K - 30:14.

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So proud of you. And you look awesome!  new_thumbsupsmileyanim.gif  

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 03:41 PM

*big smile*

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 08:29 PM

Wow what a cutie heart.gif  Athletic chicks are the absolute best!!

In other news, I ran for 8 miles straight last night.  I could have kept going, no sweat.

My next goal is to listen to S&A twice, non-stop smile.gif

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 08:28 PM

I run 3-4 miles a day. I do need to extend that distance soon biggrin.gif

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 08:41 PM

QUOTE (barney_rebel @ May 18 2007, 08:29 PM)
Wow what a cutie heart.gif  Athletic chicks are the absolute best!!

In other news, I ran for 8 miles straight last night.  I could have kept going, no sweat.

My next goal is to listen to S&A twice, non-stop smile.gif

Thanks, B. biggrin.gif

Wow, 8 miles!  I'm still at just over 3.  But I'll get there!

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 08:41 PM

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I run 3-4 miles a day. I do need to extend that distance soon biggrin.gif

I don't even run every day...more like every other day.  Someday maybe I'll get to daily.

Good luck in your 5K...when is it?

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 07:06 PM

Friday night...... muuuust geettt runing outfit on and gooooo muuuust eh.gif

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 07:17 PM

QUOTE (GhostGirl @ May 22 2007, 04:41 PM)
QUOTE (troutman @ May 22 2007, 08:28 PM)
I run 3-4 miles a day. I do need to extend that distance soon biggrin.gif

I don't even run every day...more like every other day.  Someday maybe I'll get to daily.

Good luck in your 5K...when is it?

Well, I have been doing it for a long time. Yes, in time you will work your way into it biggrin.gif  I must clarify my race  is actually a 5.6 mile run. It is the 27th of June. Last year I finished 46th out of 127 men. My time was 43:47. Not too shabby for an old guy old.gif  laugh.gif

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 08:58 PM

I did a pretty stupid thing tonight -

I was going to run, probably go for another 10 miles.  I didn't eat much, but that was ok because I was going to eat when I return.

I was about to leave, then I had to do yard work.  Then I had to look after Ryan.  It was a good few hours after when I planned to leave.  

I had a bit of soup before I left.

It wasn't enough... I ran for may be 2-3 miles and I said "screw it".  Ran home, with a light job, and ate frozen lasagna.  I'm still hungry...

I'll have to make it up tomorrow now.

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 09:16 PM

I'm taking a bit of a "break" since track is over.  653.gif  

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 08:56 AM

QUOTE (GhostGirl @ May 15 2007, 09:17 PM)
Just for the record in the running thread...

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Official time for my first 5K - 30:14.

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Pretty Damn good - I ran the Edinburgh 10K Road Race two weeks ago and managed it in 49.12 which i was reasonably pleased about considering it was a very hilly course.

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 07:10 PM

LOOKEY WHAT I FOUND GG!!!

remember i mentioned wanting to start running?  

i found the article JUST FOR ME!!!!!

and other people who may be interested in getting into running...

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Health, April 2006
Our Walk-to-Run Plan
An 8-week program that will turn you into a runner.
If your excuse not to run is that youll run out of steam in 2 minutes, youll have to think again. New runners are prone to go out too hard and too fast, says Health's Girls Gotta Move Running Club coach Jenny Hadfield, who directs Run Like a Girl clinics.
The key is to start slow and think long-term. With our Walk-to-Run plan (below), youll do a walk-run combo for 8 weeks, leading up to the day when you can comfortably run 5 miles without stopping. Whatever your goalworking with friends to get up to 10 miles a week or losing 10 pounds in 3 monthsremember that walking is an important part of the running experience. It gives your body a chance to recuperate before you expend more energy. And, of course, it gives you more breath to chat and enjoy yourself.
We asked Hadfield, who stars in the Run for Fun DVD (MPH Entertainment Inc., 2006), to design an 8-week plan that seamlessly transitions walkers into runners. It combines walk-run intervals, cross-training, and rest days to give your body a break from running. Caveat: To begin this program you should be already exercising three times a week for 30 minutes each. If not, start walking 30 minutes 3 to 4 times a week and work up to 45 to 60 minutes for at least 8 to 10 weeks. Then you can begin running for 1 minute every couple of minutes, until youre able to run for 4 minutes straight.
Weeks 1 and 2
3 times a week for 30 minutes: Run 4 minutes, walk 2 minutes; repeat 5 times
Do 30 minutes of other exercise on alternate days; rest one day
Week 3
3 times a week for 35 minutes: Run 5 minutes, walk 2 minutes; repeat 5 times
Do 30 minutes of other exercise on alternate days, such as yoga, swimming, weighlifting; rest one day
Weeks 4 and 5
3 times a week for 32 minutes: Run 6 minutes, walk 2 minutes; repeat 4 times
Do 30 minutes of other exercise on alternate days; rest one day
Week 6
3 times a week for 36 minutes: run 8 minutes, walk 1 minute; repeat 4 times
Do 30 minutes of other exercise on alternate days; rest one day
Weeks 7 and 8
3 times a week for 33 minutes: run 10 minutes, walk 1 minute; repeat 3 times
Do 30 minutes of other exercise on alternate days; rest one day
If you want to run a 5K race, add 2 days of rest in week 8 and run continuously for 20 minutes the last training day. Rest one day before the race. Then go for it!


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Posted 30 May 2007 - 09:29 AM

QUOTE (troutman @ May 25 2007, 07:17 PM)
QUOTE (GhostGirl @ May 22 2007, 04:41 PM)
QUOTE (troutman @ May 22 2007, 08:28 PM)
I run 3-4 miles a day. I do need to extend that distance soon biggrin.gif

I don't even run every day...more like every other day.  Someday maybe I'll get to daily.

Good luck in your 5K...when is it?

Well, I have been doing it for a long time. Yes, in time you will work your way into it biggrin.gif  I must clarify my race  is actually a 5.6 mile run. It is the 27th of June. Last year I finished 46th out of 127 men. My time was 43:47. Not too shabby for an old guy old.gif  laugh.gif

Oh, wow...you're an EXPERT! biggrin.gif  Good luck with it.  

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 09:30 AM

QUOTE (Milton Bridge @ May 28 2007, 08:56 AM)
QUOTE (GhostGirl @ May 15 2007, 09:17 PM)
Just for the record in the running thread...

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Official time for my first 5K - 30:14.

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Pretty Damn good - I ran the Edinburgh 10K Road Race two weeks ago and managed it in 49.12 which i was reasonably pleased about considering it was a very hilly course.

Thanks, Milton! smile.gif  And you did a fantastic job with yours.  Very impressive.

I've still got a long way to go, but I'm keeping it up. biggrin.gif

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 09:32 AM

QUOTE (ladirushfan80 @ May 29 2007, 07:10 PM)
LOOKEY WHAT I FOUND GG!!!

remember i mentioned wanting to start running?  

i found the article JUST FOR ME!!!!!

and other people who may be interested in getting into running...

QUOTE
Health, April 2006
Our Walk-to-Run Plan
An 8-week program that will turn you into a runner.
If your excuse not to run is that youll run out of steam in 2 minutes, youll have to think again. New runners are prone to go out too hard and too fast, says Health's Girls Gotta Move Running Club coach Jenny Hadfield, who directs Run Like a Girl clinics.
The key is to start slow and think long-term. With our Walk-to-Run plan (below), youll do a walk-run combo for 8 weeks, leading up to the day when you can comfortably run 5 miles without stopping. Whatever your goalworking with friends to get up to 10 miles a week or losing 10 pounds in 3 monthsremember that walking is an important part of the running experience. It gives your body a chance to recuperate before you expend more energy. And, of course, it gives you more breath to chat and enjoy yourself.
We asked Hadfield, who stars in the Run for Fun DVD (MPH Entertainment Inc., 2006), to design an 8-week plan that seamlessly transitions walkers into runners. It combines walk-run intervals, cross-training, and rest days to give your body a break from running. Caveat: To begin this program you should be already exercising three times a week for 30 minutes each. If not, start walking 30 minutes 3 to 4 times a week and work up to 45 to 60 minutes for at least 8 to 10 weeks. Then you can begin running for 1 minute every couple of minutes, until youre able to run for 4 minutes straight.
Weeks 1 and 2
3 times a week for 30 minutes: Run 4 minutes, walk 2 minutes; repeat 5 times
Do 30 minutes of other exercise on alternate days; rest one day
Week 3
3 times a week for 35 minutes: Run 5 minutes, walk 2 minutes; repeat 5 times
Do 30 minutes of other exercise on alternate days, such as yoga, swimming, weighlifting; rest one day
Weeks 4 and 5
3 times a week for 32 minutes: Run 6 minutes, walk 2 minutes; repeat 4 times
Do 30 minutes of other exercise on alternate days; rest one day
Week 6
3 times a week for 36 minutes: run 8 minutes, walk 1 minute; repeat 4 times
Do 30 minutes of other exercise on alternate days; rest one day
Weeks 7 and 8
3 times a week for 33 minutes: run 10 minutes, walk 1 minute; repeat 3 times
Do 30 minutes of other exercise on alternate days; rest one day
If you want to run a 5K race, add 2 days of rest in week 8 and run continuously for 20 minutes the last training day. Rest one day before the race. Then go for it!

That's great, ladi!  It's pretty similar to that "Couch to 5K" plan I posted a while back.  This kind of plan was the KEY for me, slowly building up to running.  yes.gif  You'll do great!

Yesterday I had to run inside on the treadmill...the air quality here SUCKS right now, between the ozone and the SMOKE from wildfires. sad.gif  I was shocked at how easy it felt.  I varied the incline to try to more closely simulate being outdoors, and I upped the speed to 6.5 mph for about half the run.  Overall it felt great, and manageable, but still a bit of a challenge.

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 12:35 PM

I mentioned in another thread that I had a really bad time with my run last Friday...horrible leg cramps that forced me to cut my run short.  

Today I was able to get back outside because the smoke has cleared (at least for now) and the air quality was pretty good.  Things went MUCH better, even though it was pretty hot out there.

So, I feel better. smile.gif

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 01:21 PM

Good run today. biggrin.gif

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 01:29 PM

QUOTE (GhostGirl @ Jun 8 2007, 02:21 PM)
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Posted 08 June 2007 - 02:25 PM

QUOTE (1-0-0-1-0-0-1 @ Jun 8 2007, 01:29 PM)
QUOTE (GhostGirl @ Jun 8 2007, 02:21 PM)
Good run today. biggrin.gif

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How cute is that?

That looks JUST like me.  Except I'm not yellow.  Or round.  And, I don't really HOP from the back to the front of the treadmill.

But otherwise, wow!




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