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New Runner :-)

Postby TriciaToronto » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:19 pm

I came across this forum last week and have been enjoying reading all of the different threads. I am a 45 yr old single mom and started running more seriously this past spring. I've run on and off since 2009 and have done three 5ks but always did a walk/run. This year I decided that I wanted to finally be able to run a full 5k and to then move into a 10k. I am on Week 8 of the C25k having completed my first 28 minute run last night. I am an incredibly slow runner but I do it for me. I feel so strong and healthy and ALIVE!


Just wanted to say "hi",
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Re: New Runner :-)

Postby ultraslacker » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:23 pm

welcome here!!
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Re: New Runner :-)

Postby Jwolf » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:45 pm

Welcome here. :)

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Re: New Runner :-)

Postby Habs4ever » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:57 am

Welcome Tricia
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Re: New Runner :-)

Postby TriciaToronto » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:41 am

Thanks for the welcome!

Reading all of the race/running/training reports is extremely inspirational!
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Re: New Runner :-)

Postby drghfx » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:55 am

Welcome from the East Coast!
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Re: New Runner :-)

Postby Darth Tater » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:00 am

Welcome from the prairies!
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Re: New Runner :-)

Postby Miss*Smiles » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:55 am

Welcome!

I'm sure you aren't alone in so many aspects of your intro! I'm a slow runner (it's not about speed for me though) who does walk/run.

I'm training for my first 1/2 marathon right now - something I never thought I'd say! :D

Glad to hear you have been inspired (I have too!) here.
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Re: New Runner :-)

Postby TriciaToronto » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:02 pm

Thanks!

I have the beginning of a thought on doing a 1/2 Marathon next spring. I say beginning because I simply cannot wrap my head around the fact that running has become such a thing for me!

I come from a family of marathoners....I always thought the "running gene" missed me! So glad that it hasn't! (slow or not! lol)
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Re: New Runner :-)

Postby Joe Dwarf » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:09 pm

Welcome to RM, and good luck with your training!

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Re: New Runner :-)

Postby La » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:11 pm

TriciaToronto wrote:Thanks!

I have the beginning of a thought on doing a 1/2 Marathon next spring. I say beginning because I simply cannot wrap my head around the fact that running has become such a thing for me!

I come from a family of marathoners....I always thought the "running gene" missed me! So glad that it hasn't! (slow or not! lol)

That can be tough if you (or your family) can't get their heads around the fact that you're a runner, regardless of the pace you run.

Welcome from the east end of TO.
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Re: New Runner :-)

Postby TriciaToronto » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:23 pm

Thanks La. The family is supportive and encouraging. It's me that's taking time to see the "runner".
I've lost 50 lbs in the last two years with more to go...so it's really a mental transformation along with the health & fitness.
But it's coming...it's definitely coming! :D
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Re: New Runner :-)

Postby Avis » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:34 pm

Welcome! There's nothing wrong with slow and steady. Enjoy your running!!
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Re: New Runner :-)

Postby TriciaToronto » Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:46 pm

Thanks Avis!
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New Runner :-)

Postby purdy65 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:54 pm

Welcome from north York! Sounds like you've made great progress!
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Re: New Runner :-)

Postby Jo-Jo » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:09 pm

TriciaToronto wrote:Thanks La. The family is supportive and encouraging. It's me that's taking time to see the "runner".
I've lost 50 lbs in the last two years with more to go...so it's really a mental transformation along with the health & fitness.
But it's coming...it's definitely coming! :D



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Re: New Runner :-)

Postby abirdd » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:40 pm

Welcome to RM Tricia!!

As someone who's gone through a recent transformation using just exercise (from 253lbs to 145lbs a year later), I completely understand the "mental" aspect. For me, learning to run was overcoming negative statements (by a gym teacher, no less) that hindered my desire to do anything athletic. I've come to realize it's not how fast or slow I run, how many push ups or reps I can do, but the fact I have confidence in myself to try anything in this new journey.

Keep at it, best wishes - and I look forward to reading about your progress!!

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Re: New Runner :-)

Postby TriciaToronto » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:58 pm

Thanks again for all the words of welcome and support!

abirdd - Yes, that's exactly the feeling isn't it? I must say that two years ago I was far too self-consious to even run along a path or road. Finally I decided that it really didn't matter what anyone thought. And that more than likely they were concentrating on their own run and not what *I* was doing. That was when I came to realize that most runners smile and nod at each other --- the support is everywhere.
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Re: New Runner :-)

Postby abirdd » Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:03 pm

TriciaToronto wrote:abirdd - Yes, that's exactly the feeling isn't it? I must say that two years ago I was far too self-consious to even run along a path or road. Finally I decided that it really didn't matter what anyone thought. And that more than likely they were concentrating on their own run and not what *I* was doing. That was when I came to realize that most runners smile and nod at each other --- the support is everywhere.


Exactly - what matters is you are making changes for yourself. :dance:

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Re: New Runner :-)

Postby TriciaToronto » Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:59 pm

I finished C25K on Friday and started a hybrid B210K this morning.
Working more towards running 60 minutes than anything else. I think 60 minutes will put me at approx the 8 k mark.
Slow and steady ;-)
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Re: New Runner :-)

Postby La » Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:09 pm

What does the B in B210K stand for? Building? I've never heard of that program.
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Re: New Runner :-)

Postby MINITEE » Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:15 pm

La wrote:What does the B in B210K stand for? Building? I've never heard of that program.


yep.. building to 10K.

I just found a sweet series on Pod-Runner as well.. 5k, 8k and 10K mixes with a change in tempo for the walk/run.... I have downloaded a few of them to see how they work out.

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Re: New Runner :-)

Postby TriciaToronto » Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:35 pm

La wrote:What does the B in B210K stand for? Building? I've never heard of that program.


Yes, building and I've also heard at times the term 'bridge" :-)

Thanks for the welcome Minitee!
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Re: New Runner :-)

Postby Marg » Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:46 pm

Welcome Tricia :D
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Re: New Runner :-)

Postby TriciaToronto » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:21 pm

Thanks! :D
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