LOVE the new intro, geo!!
lala~Come to the dark side...triathlon is the way to go!
CALLIE!!!! So good to see you here! My marathon is in two weeks, and I know I'm going to be thinking of you often during it, since tracking you running the same race was one of the very first things I got to do after joining the dingos!
eks~PLEASE stick around and post more! I know how it is when you're not doing much and don't feel like you should be posting, but I love hearing everyone's insight on things, whether or not they're running-related!
accupuncturemama~ (we've got to come up with a way to shorten that!
) Welcome! I think Couch to 5k is the way to go, and just keeping a very close eye on your PF. LISTEN to your body. Stretch, stretch, stretch. And definitely go to your local running store and get fit for a good pair of shoes.
anewday~Welcome to you, too! Again, agreeing that Couch to 5k is a good start. I think you've got enough time, but I'd probably see how C25k goes and reassess at that point. As geo said, a lot of people feel the need to repeat weeks and such, but if you can get to 5k, a lot of options open up. I've used a great 12 week beginner half-marathon training plan that starts with a long run of 4 miles the first week.
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Happy, happy new year, dingos!
I rang in the new year with an absolutely phenomenal run this morning. I was running with my friend who really pushes me out of my comfort zone, and she had 12 miles at 10 minute pace on her schedule. I was highly skeptical, but told her I'd try to hang with her the best I could, and she could drop me if I couldn't keep up. Well, we did it! We totally rocked that run! We ended up with a 10:05 pace, but we had a 10:54 mile 12 thanks to picking our way through snow and ice. And, there was a big-a$$ hill in the middle, too! And you know what else? LAST DOUBLE DIGIT RUN BEFORE PHOENIX!!!!!
I spent probably half an hour last night chatting with a high school friend on Facebook. She had sent me a message that a friend of hers had asked her to do a triathlon with her this summer, and she didn't think she could do it, but was wondering if I would maybe want to come do it so my friends and family from home could cheer for me in a race. I immediately sent her a reply that while I probably can't (bad timing with school--hopefully--and such), but that she TOTALLY should do it. She caught me online and we spent a long time talking it through. She's very overweight (she said close to 300 pounds) and had a heart attack 3 years ago. I think I may have convinced her that not only CAN she do it, but she NEEDS to. It sounds like she's ready to make a change in her life, and I truly believe that this could be the thing that gets her going. The race in question is the Trek Women's Tri, which is basically the same as the Danskin tri that I did for my first one...all women, totally beginner friendly and supportive. I told her about all the women out there who you would never imagine could do a triathlon, but yet they are...the senior citizens, the physically challenged, and yes, the obese. I told her to go see her doctor and just get a formal clearance to start (slowly) training, but that I will do everything I can to support her the best I can, even though I'm 1100 miles away. So keep your
for me and for Shawn. I think this could be one of the best things she could do for herself and for her family...
Okie dokie...time to hit the hot shower and get warmed up from my ice bath!