Who all is here and what are you doing? (Read 16457 times)

    Hi I'm Lisa and I live in Cincinnati! I'm proud to say that I've been on this site a while and have gotten others involved too. I started running 5 years ago and got into it for fun, sanity, weight etc...and got hooked! I'm a little slower and need to get the miles back up (and the weight a little lower) but still enjoy it! And.. I'm one of those almost 50 year olds -class of '57! lisa k ps - anyone in the cinci area who wants to run...
    Cincinnati Flying Pig May 4
      I may be the very last person to post here... I'm a 35 year old architect in Belfast, Maine (along the coast about 2 hours north of Portland) I'm hoping to run a 10K next year when I'm assured I'm not going to be last! I'm trying a 20-24 mile training week and one day I hope to be in that 100-mile club - today calves are recovering from yoga class. I love reading the posts and playing with my charts, thanks Eric, A

      Nature is unable to make a really first-class job of anything if she is hustled...

      MEC Trail Race Series - race one January 11 2015 Point Pleasant Park

      Halifax Bluenose HM May 2015

      Halifax Navy 5k August 2015

       


      You'll ruin your knees!

        I may be the very last person to post here... I'm a 35 year old architect in Belfast, Maine (along the coast about 2 hours north of Portland) I'm hoping to run a 10K next year when I'm assured I'm not going to be last! I'm trying a 20-24 mile training week and one day I hope to be in that 100-mile club - today calves are recovering from yoga class. I love reading the posts and playing with my charts, thanks Eric, A
        WELCOME! There are enough of us that have to get in the last word that this post isn't likely to ever end! We are glad you decided to join us. Now, let's talk about that "last" thing. Absolutely nothing wrong with it, in fact, in my circles, some races actually recognize that placement as "most determined", or some such thing. Keep in mind, if you are last in a race, you are ahead of everyone that didn't show up to toe the line in the first place! Keep posting! Lynn B

        ""...the truth that someday, you will go for your last run. But not today—today you got to run." - Matt Crownover (after Western States)

        Jeffrey


          Hello, I wrote my first "hello/introduction" post in the Running 101 section -- perhaps I should have written here! Just found this site last night. Thanks for building runningahead.com Eric! Here is some background on me: from about age 16-25 I ran and cycled quite a bit. I competed in community 5k/10k running races and a variety of run-bike and run-bike-run biathlon events. I really enjoyed cycling long distances and accomplished a number of centuries and a double century. Age 26-36 I trailed off on my exercise regimen. Age 36-40 I began building out my home gym roughly 5 years ago (elliptical trainer, stationary bike) and slowly got back into an exercise routine. I began cycling again in 2004. It was nice to put in some miles on the road again however I still missed running - a lot. I bought a treadmill in April of this year and slowly began to put time in; 15 or 20 minutes is all I would do for the first few weeks. I started my outdoor running slowly at first with 3 mile loops around the neighborhood eventually building up to 6 mile loops. I have been gradually increasing my mileage over the weeks as well as increasing my hills. I know my self/body well enough to realize too-much too-soon can be detrimental so I am trying hard to be incremental about each phase of my exercise routine. I started a log on this site to get less sloppy about my training. The handwritten notes in a variety of places was working, to a certain extent, but overuse injuries scare me. I gave myself a goal to run in the Seattle Half Marathon November 26. I want to keep it simple and run it - not race it. Currently I run in the 9:30 per mile range. Thanks, Jeffrey.
            Welcome! Sounds like you've got all the tools you need to make a successful comeback!

            Roads were made for journeys...

              Hi Friends! My name is Norm, I am 36, single, and a reborn runner....glad to be here...glad to have found all of you...and basking in the warmth of knowing I am not alone. I was your typical chubby, sickly kid who discovered running and basketball in the 8th grade and quickly become a decent point guard, quarter miler, and supporting teammate in cross country. Then off to college where I played volleyball and continued running for fun. I graduated, worked in the entertainment and travel and tourism fields...adopted some bad habits... retreated to the business world and 10 years out of college I was 253 pounds and a cheese steak away from a heart attack. My last year of grad school both of my parents were diagnosed with cancer, fought it, and won...made me look at myself... Empowered with a new Master of Education degree and a job running a residence hall, I decided it was time to change my life again. So, I started running. Day one saw me make it 2 laps around the track before I was done. Not the best start....That was June of last year. I kept at it with the help of some great friends and this past February ran and completed a half marathon....2:13:27....nothing close to world class or whatever...but I was 40 pounds lighter and a much happier, healthier man. Now, I am a few months from my first marathon...and the training is going well. So, I have seen the blogs and articles about running accepting mediocrity and all that...but, I am alive and, God willing, am better prepared to live a healthier, happier life...and who knows....at this rate...I will break 200 pounds this year...new wardrobe time! Who wants to go shopping when that happens!??!! :-) Cheers and happy running to all!!! PS. This site rocks!!!
              If you go as far as you can see, you will then see enough to go even farther. - John Wooden


              Needs more cowbell!

                ...but, I am alive and, God willing, am better prepared to live a healthier, happier life...and who knows....at this rate...I will break 200 pounds this year...new wardrobe time! Who wants to go shopping when that happens!??!! :-)
                Did someone say shopping trip?! Oh, I am SO there! Big grin Seriously, though, there is NOTHING better than losing weight and HAVING to shop for clothes, since everything in the closet is too big. Though I will admit that getting into running has been $$ for me, since I had to buy all new running clothes over the past year (not to mention the shoes). My last real efforts to get into shape were all done when I weighed 50#s more than I do now. You've come a long way--I hope you're proud of your efforts! Smile k

                I shoot pretty things! ~

                '14 Goals:

                • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                  WELCOME! There are enough of us that have to get in the last word that this post isn't likely to ever end! We are glad you decided to join us. Now, let's talk about that "last" thing. Absolutely nothing wrong with it, in fact, in my circles, some races actually recognize that placement as "most determined", or some such thing. Keep in mind, if you are last in a race, you are ahead of everyone that didn't show up to toe the line in the first place! Keep posting! Lynn B
                  Thanks Lynn B et al, This is a great site, totally informative, and very welcoming. A

                  Nature is unable to make a really first-class job of anything if she is hustled...

                  MEC Trail Race Series - race one January 11 2015 Point Pleasant Park

                  Halifax Bluenose HM May 2015

                  Halifax Navy 5k August 2015

                   

                    Thanks, Zoom Zoom! :-) I do feel good! Just did a 10 mile training run today and it felt great! Yeah! It was fun...we have a home football game and all the tail gaters were rooting me on...it was funny....and did those cookouts ever smell so good!?!? :-) I have been on a weight loss plateau for almost 6 months...but, I continue to get faster...so, who knows? I really do not want to give up everything that I like to eat and drink. That would be no fun...right!? But, cheers to you! And, see you at the clearance racks!
                    If you go as far as you can see, you will then see enough to go even farther. - John Wooden
                      Hey Podoasis - as we ex-hippie types used to (and still do) say, "Keep on truckin'!" That marathon finish line is going to be sweet!
                      Isis


                        Hi Jeffery, I ran my first Marathon last year...on November 27th...in Seattle! It was awesome. My training pace was much like yours...but I don't typically run in races so I wasn't sure how all the hype would take it's toll on me. I decided, as you have, just to run it, not race it. I had a personal goal to finish is under 5 hours. So I used the 11 min/mile pacers up to about mile 18 and then took off at my own pace. I finished in 4:41, with a negative split. It was a tremendous accomplishment for me as I wanted to run a marathon before I turned 55...I was 51 when I ran it. So...best of luck to you! Seattles course is simply amazing! (you probably know that already) ~I~

                        ~I~

                          Hey Podoasis - as we ex-hippie types used to (and still do) say, "Keep on truckin'!" That marathon finish line is going to be sweet!
                          Cheers, Runningluke! I am getting more excited by the day! 61 days to go!!! Yes...I will keep on truckin'! :-) Happy running!!!
                          If you go as far as you can see, you will then see enough to go even farther. - John Wooden
                          Jeffrey


                            Hi I, Looking forward to the Seattle HM. My neighbor told me the hills are brutal. But I imagine if you train with hills than the hills won't be so bad. Right?
                            Hi Jeffery, I ran my first Marathon last year...on November 27th...in Seattle! ~I~
                            Isis


                              What was brutal was that the hills are in the last 3 to 5 miles.... but you are correct. Training on hills helps. I have several courses I run during training that have gradual hills and a couple that have steep hills. I found that the Seattle hills were runable... I was BARELY running but I was passing others that were walking them...

                              ~I~

                                I am Alan from Georgia. I found this site by way of a link that someone (I think Trent) posted on the boards that I have been a member of for over 5 years. Very nice set up that you guys have here. I have run 11 marathons along with numerous half marathons and races of shorter distances. The last couple of years my running has taken a hit in mileage and time as my wife and I adopted our son and most of my time goes towards my family. Last year I ventured in to tri's and did 3 sprints. Was going to step up in disance but decided that I wasn't ready to devote that much time to it just yet.
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