Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
MULEDOGGIE's Photo MULEDOGGIE SparkPoints: (63,337)
Fitness Minutes: (36,334)
Posts: 1,362
10/5/11 9:03 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks for the encouragement and thanks for running the Runner's Cafe!

Jeff

--

Whatever your past has been, your future is spotless!


 current weight: 216.0 
 
261
249.75
238.5
227.25
216
KDUNN51's Photo KDUNN51 Posts: 69
10/4/11 7:43 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Congratulations for finishing the run and doing as well as you did (despite the weather and other conditions). I always liked 13.1 Marathons. Just long enough to challenge, but doesn't require as much and as long training as full marathons.

Good luck! emoticon

MULEDOGGIE's Photo MULEDOGGIE SparkPoints: (63,337)
Fitness Minutes: (36,334)
Posts: 1,362
9/20/11 3:35 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Finished in 71 minutes even in 88F heat. I didn't prepare well race day for a run in the heat. The race organizers didn't have enough aid stations for a guy my size, either.

I am definitely disappointed. Especially since I knew that if my body core temp got high during the race, I wouldn't be able to hold to my training pace. But I didn't think it through on race day.

Finished almost 2 minutes per mile faster than my previous best.

On to try a new longest distance completed: 1/2M on December 11. Now that will be a nice, cool/cold weather run!

Jeff

--

Whatever your past has been, your future is spotless!


 current weight: 216.0 
 
261
249.75
238.5
227.25
216
MEMOBE's Photo MEMOBE SparkPoints: (6,366)
Fitness Minutes: (8,351)
Posts: 488
9/15/11 7:15 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Wow Good luck to you Jeff, you will do it! There is nothing like finishing a race...and when you've met your goal, well...even better!

Good luck on the half-marathon. I have done 2 half's, one last year and one this past Spring. My goal this year was just to better my time...and I did that by 2 minutes.

Congrats :)


Moe

~The Secret of Getting Ahead is Getting Started~


 Pounds lost: 2.5 
 
0
5.5
11
16.5
22
MULEDOGGIE's Photo MULEDOGGIE SparkPoints: (63,337)
Fitness Minutes: (36,334)
Posts: 1,362
9/14/11 5:13 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I've been training 4 months for this! In April, my 10K had one goal: finish without walking. Did it. But it was 81 minutes (not bad for a guy 52 years old and 230 pounds).

Goal of all this training: to beat 65 minutes. I've done it in training. But in a race you never know the terrain or weather. But it's been a success regardless! Plus I've lost 12 pounds getting ready!

Next: 1/2Marathon in 2:30 or better December 11th (and loosing 19 more pounds!)

Jeff

--

Whatever your past has been, your future is spotless!


 current weight: 216.0 
 
261
249.75
238.5
227.25
216
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Runner's Cafe Members' Experiences Posts

Topics: Last Post:

Related Topics: Calories Burned Walking  

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19639x17562x44086472

Review our Community Guidelines


x Lose 10 Pounds by June 11! Sign up with Email Sign up with Facebook
By clicking one of the above buttons, you're indicating that you have read and agree to SparkPeople's Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy and that you're at least 18 years of age.