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Bring on the Friday Penguins (Read 30 times)

Awood_Runner


Smaller By The Day

    Well guys.  Lunch is over.  I have to check my work email, and see if I can wrap up some loose ends.  Then, I have to get to tearing apart the bathroom.  Boy, I hope this goes as well as planned.  I've run through every conceivable scenario in my head, and hope my solutions are all as well thought out as I believe them to be.  You just never know when you start these things.

    Improvements

    Weight 100 pounds lost

    5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)

    10K 48:59 April 2013

    HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013

    MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013


    SheCan

      Oh, the woes of being a penguin. 

      ...

      I"m also in a running group in Philadelphia and we have about 25 people at our group runs, and we have paces that range from sub-7:00 all the way up to 10:00 m/m.

       

      Damn those young, fast runners.  A 10:00 pace is almost a tempo run for me...I could hang on for a little while but it wouldn't be easy!  I signed up anyway -- maybe another penguin will join.

       

      Thank you, Margo!   That's how I feel too.  Heck I feel slow compared to most beginners.  I've rather came to accept that I'm just not a fast person, though I've improved, but that I'm doing these runs for myself anyway.

      Cherie

      Running- the real sport.  The others just play with their balls.

        12.8 miles done.

         

        Scotty, try not to worry, like Gail said, you'be been down this road before. We got your back, let us know if we can do anything for ya.

         

        Well, the dentist finished the haircuts, and the groomer fixed DW's teeth. Off to sleep, later Pengs!

         

        Good luck to Jack and Phillithanks Scotty on your races this weekend. Oh and anyone else I missed too.


        Bad Ass

          Who cares what others run and how fast they are?  We are not the same and each runner is different!  So stop comparing yourselves and do the best YOU can do.

          Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

          Next:  San Francisco Marathon

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          "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

          Philliefan33


            Who cares what others run and how fast they are?  We are not the same and each runner is different!  So stop comparing yourselves and do the best YOU can do.

             

            I agree completely.  It just means I don't have as many options for group runs.

            Future Races:

            5/4/14:  Bucks County Ten Miler

               

              I agree completely.  It just means I don't have as many options for group runs.

               

              If you show up, I am sure that people will slow down a little and run with you. I hear that some of those groups wait at the end until everyone is finished and people hang out for a little while after and talk. Others that are in clubs might have more info about them.

              ”Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”

              “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”

               

              Tomas


              Bad Ass

                Not necessarily true.  I belong to a running group and I still run alone while with them. I don't care since I love running alone.

                 

                I do hang out with them before and after.

                 

                 

                If you show up, I am sure that people will slow down a little and run with you. I hear that some of those groups wait at the end until everyone is finished and people hang out for a little while after and talk. Others that are in clubs might have more info about them.

                Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

                Next:  San Francisco Marathon

                Blog

                "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

                Awood_Runner


                Smaller By The Day

                  Phillie - After P3 and I have our wedding, we're starting our running club back up (it fell apart when the temps dropped and the snow flew).  We just found a 1/2 mile track because our paces are going to range from 8 mi/min running to 14 mi/min running to C25K run/walkers.  I figure that it gives me and other runners an opportunity to work with each other if we see something.

                  Improvements

                  Weight 100 pounds lost

                  5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)

                  10K 48:59 April 2013

                  HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013

                  MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013

                  Philliefan33


                    Phillie - After P3 and I have our wedding, we're starting our running club back up (it fell apart when the temps dropped and the snow flew).  We just found a 1/2 mile track because our paces are going to range from 8 mi/min running to 14 mi/min running to C25K run/walkers.  I figure that it gives me and other runners an opportunity to work with each other if we see something.

                     

                    That's a good idea.

                     

                    I don't mind, in fact probably prefer, running alone, but having someone to talk to on occasional easy runs or long runs wouldn't be a bad thing.

                     

                    Last year, the guy at the LRS invited me to "speedwork nights" with a group at a local HS track.  I was still too new to attempt that, but I'm going to look into it for this year.  I need to get more consistent with speedwork, and I would love to be able to learn from someone who knows what they are doing.

                    Future Races:

                    5/4/14:  Bucks County Ten Miler


                    Pura Vida

                      Kristin- Maybe you could find your running group's facebook page and post there to see if there are runners who are interested in getting together for a slower-paced run?  I know my local club has their "official" runs that often have posted paces (though the social run is intentionally a big range), but there are plenty of unofficial runs getting set up through FB all the time based on interest.  It might be worth a shot!

                      PRs: 5K: 25:35 / 10K: 53:03 / 10mi: 1:26:15 / HM: 1:55:02

                      Upcoming: Beat the Blerch 10K 9/21, Portland Marathon (debut) 10/5

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