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Old 04-24-2014, 08:13 PM   #136
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What kind of HRM do you have? Yes, they are pretty expensive. It might just need a new battery. I have to replace mine every 8-12 months depending on how much I use it.

I can't tell you how many times I have tried to talk myself into quitting but didn't because I have committed some money to this trip in October and I am not coming home without the medal from crossing the finish line.

I was the same with the bike. I had one that sat in my shed for over 10 years. I finally got it out. At first I couldn't do 2 miles on my BIKE without feeling like I would die. The other day I did 19.67 miles and only had to stop because I was getting light-headed because it was lunch time. Now I can run 4 miles and it doesn't wipe me out for the whole day. It gets me more energized for my day. All of it started with the bike. Not saying go buy one today, but if this injury keeps you from running, the bike can help you keep you working toward your goals until you can get back to running. I have actually been alternating my runs and bike rides because they work different parts of my legs so I don't need to take a day off on my conditioning, until mother nature tells me I need to take a day off that is.
It was a Polar FT4 I think. Idk. I replaced the batteries in the watch and the HRM sensor and it worked for about 1 minute and then stopped again. I will say that spending the money has definitely made me work harder. To just sign up for the race was probably the best piece of advice I could have gotten.

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I am also running the 10 miler!!!
I'm not over weight, but I do have Cystic Fibrosis and i've been having a lot of bad lung problems lately.
If motivation is your problem I can totally relate! I have a hard time keeping a good training schedule and getting the results i need.
I have some advice though! If you have an extra 15 minutes a day create a blog to track your training schedule, and find other people to follow and support. It will be like a little support group
If you ever need motivation you can always come find me and give me a little message!
I also have a blog it's only got a couple posts but if you want to give it a look see
http://agirlinyellow.wordpress.com/

best of luck to you! You can do it!
Wow, CF. You are awesome! I've got asthma and there are days I struggle but that doesn't even compare. You rock!

I have kind of turned this thread into my blog. lol It started because I had a lot of questions, but then I used it to just track my progress and emotions. I look to see how many times it has been read and it seems that a lot of people are checking it out. I figure that if my struggle helps even one other person start this same journey, then I'm doing something good. Even though I probably make myself sound crazy. I will check out your blog.

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I have a HRM that came with my Garmin that I have never used and probably never will. Not sure if it's compatible with what you've got, but I'd be happy to send it to you if you think it would help?

From what I understand about stress fractures (mainly from what my Mum went through with hers), they are quite resilient because they're so tiny and everything is all still in place. Obviously with all injuries the more you can rest it the better, but they do tend to heal anyway, as long as you're not trying to keep doing high impact activities. I would just listen to your body and avoid doing things that cause you pain. I don't think a boot would be necessary, but if you're worried about overdoing it, I'm sure it wouldn't hurt.
I'm ok without the HRM for now. I think it is probably going to be a month or so before I'm going to get back in the swing of things unfortunately. I called the ortho office today and they recommended that I get the boot since it is going to be another week before I get my MRI. So right now I am thinking better safe than sorry. If it will help me heal faster, then I will do it.
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:05 PM   #137
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I miss having something to post. I've been wearing the boot since Friday and it is really annoying the crap out of me. It is slowing me down which is making me not want to move and round and round I go. My MRI is on Thursday, so hopefully I will have answers by Friday. Dirty Girl is on Sunday but it looks like I will just be going to cheer on my friend. I'm really bummed that I am not going to be able to move on into the 10k program and will most likely have to repeat my 5k program. I am nervous that I just won't be ready in October!
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I miss having something to post. I've been wearing the boot since Friday and it is really annoying the crap out of me. It is slowing me down which is making me not want to move and round and round I go. My MRI is on Thursday, so hopefully I will have answers by Friday. Dirty Girl is on Sunday but it looks like I will just be going to cheer on my friend. I'm really bummed that I am not going to be able to move on into the 10k program and will most likely have to repeat my 5k program. I am nervous that I just won't be ready in October!
Hi! I've been following your thread and just wanted to say I started training for a 10-mile in Philly on March 1--just about two months before the race. I haven't run since high school--which is 20 years ago at this point. Anyway, I worked my way through the 5K Runner app and 10K Runner app rather quickly, but I've done every workout.

I was about 20-25 lbs over the weight I wanted to be at, but I've lost 11 lbs already and feel really strong going into the race. So, I'm sure once you are out of the boot, you can do it! I will say I really bunched up my running/walking in the beginning, which was good because now I'm at the run 50 minutes part, and I'm having to go to every other day now. Good luck!
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:58 PM   #139
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I miss having something to post. I've been wearing the boot since Friday and it is really annoying the crap out of me. It is slowing me down which is making me not want to move and round and round I go. My MRI is on Thursday, so hopefully I will have answers by Friday. Dirty Girl is on Sunday but it looks like I will just be going to cheer on my friend. I'm really bummed that I am not going to be able to move on into the 10k program and will most likely have to repeat my 5k program. I am nervous that I just won't be ready in October!
Training plans are only just starting for the DL half marathon weekend in August, I think you'll be fine Even if you have to repeat the 5k program, you'll probably get through it a bit quicker now that you have a bit of a base. Plus, you want to make sure you don't peak too early either!
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:38 AM   #140
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I miss having something to post. I've been wearing the boot since Friday and it is really annoying the crap out of me. It is slowing me down which is making me not want to move and round and round I go. My MRI is on Thursday, so hopefully I will have answers by Friday. Dirty Girl is on Sunday but it looks like I will just be going to cheer on my friend. I'm really bummed that I am not going to be able to move on into the 10k program and will most likely have to repeat my 5k program. I am nervous that I just won't be ready in October!


The original training plan I was going to use for the ToT is for a 1/2 marathon (My APP doesn't have a plan for 10 miles so I went for the 1/2 figuring the better shape I was in the better chance I'd have to finish.) Anyway, it starts on 5/4 and ends in August and that is for 13.1 miles. Some other things to consider. You have more time than that. You have done some work already. You have a shorter distance to run. And, I'm not sure if you watch the Biggest Loser but the people who make it to the end run a FULL MARATHON and that is within 3-4 months of starting the show. Now, they have trainers, and doctors, etc... But, I bring it up because it is possible.

I have no doubt that if you don't have a major injury that keeps you out of the race that you will be able to finish it. The positive attitude you had since the beginning of the thread will pull you through. It is what caused me to respond to the thread.

If you find out you can't run for a while strongly consider the bike idea I mentioned (assuming the doctor says that OK). It will build your endurance and strengthen the legs until you are able to start running again.

Let us know how the MRI goes.
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:18 PM   #141
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Hi! I've been following your thread and just wanted to say I started training for a 10-mile in Philly on March 1--just about two months before the race. I haven't run since high school--which is 20 years ago at this point. Anyway, I worked my way through the 5K Runner app and 10K Runner app rather quickly, but I've done every workout.

I was about 20-25 lbs over the weight I wanted to be at, but I've lost 11 lbs already and feel really strong going into the race. So, I'm sure once you are out of the boot, you can do it! I will say I really bunched up my running/walking in the beginning, which was good because now I'm at the run 50 minutes part, and I'm having to go to every other day now. Good luck!
Thanks! I guess I am just concerned that they are going to tell me to take it easy and I won't be able to ramp up. I just hope that I do not lose all the conditioning I did and don't have to start back at the beginning.

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Training plans are only just starting for the DL half marathon weekend in August, I think you'll be fine Even if you have to repeat the 5k program, you'll probably get through it a bit quicker now that you have a bit of a base. Plus, you want to make sure you don't peak too early either!
I was looking at Galloway's program for TOT and it didn't start until June, but it started with something like 1.78 miles. There is no way I could have started there. I had to start early to build up to that. But you are right, I probably won't have to start back at the beginning of the 5k program. I'm just restless because it has been a month since I have done anything.

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The original training plan I was going to use for the ToT is for a 1/2 marathon (My APP doesn't have a plan for 10 miles so I went for the 1/2 figuring the better shape I was in the better chance I'd have to finish.) Anyway, it starts on 5/4 and ends in August and that is for 13.1 miles. Some other things to consider. You have more time than that. You have done some work already. You have a shorter distance to run. And, I'm not sure if you watch the Biggest Loser but the people who make it to the end run a FULL MARATHON and that is within 3-4 months of starting the show. Now, they have trainers, and doctors, etc... But, I bring it up because it is possible.

I have no doubt that if you don't have a major injury that keeps you out of the race that you will be able to finish it. The positive attitude you had since the beginning of the thread will pull you through. It is what caused me to respond to the thread.

If you find out you can't run for a while strongly consider the bike idea I mentioned (assuming the doctor says that OK). It will build your endurance and strengthen the legs until you are able to start running again.

Let us know how the MRI goes.
I haven't watched Biggest Loser in years. Too close to home I guess. The type A in me is rearing it's head. I had a plan which is on hold. I can't make a new plan because I don't know when I will be able to start running or even walking again. If they tell me I can't run I will definitely look into the biking thing and I will be walking as much as I can. I will let you know what they tell me.
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Thanks! I guess I am just concerned that they are going to tell me to take it easy and I won't be able to ramp up. I just hope that I do not lose all the conditioning I did and don't have to start back at the beginning.
Whatever happens with the MRI, I would definitely tell your doctor your plans and ask for their help with training. Tell them you're not looking for an excuse to get out of it, it's something you're determined to do. They should be able to give you some advice about what you can and can't do. That's how I got to the point I'm at now, didn't listen to any of the medical professionals who tried to tell me running just isn't for me and to do something else, and kept looking until I found one who was willing to support me.

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I was looking at Galloway's program for TOT and it didn't start until June, but it started with something like 1.78 miles. There is no way I could have started there. I had to start early to build up to that. But you are right, I probably won't have to start back at the beginning of the 5k program. I'm just restless because it has been a month since I have done anything.
Keep in mind though, that in the Galloway program, you start off only running for a few seconds at a time. The first few workouts are basically walking with a few steps of jogging every minute. I actually found it not enough jogging for me and got frustrated with my perceived lack of progress, which is why I'm not doing his program.
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Keep in mind though, that in the Galloway program, you start off only running for a few seconds at a time. The first few workouts are basically walking with a few steps of jogging every minute. I actually found it not enough jogging for me and got frustrated with my perceived lack of progress, which is why I'm not doing his program.
I used the Galloway 5k program because I could only "run" for 20-30 seconds at a time. I used that against myself because I would tell myself that I can do anything for that short of a time... I'm not a huge fan of running, but I LOVE the feeling I get after I am done. Definite runner's high.

Well the MRI was today and what a pain in the butt. I now understand why claustrophobic people freak and they only put my foot in! I was told my results wouldn't be in until Monday but I'm going to call tomorrow anyway and see... Patience is not one of my virtues! Bet you couldn't tell.
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I had to have an MRI on both my shoulders. So I went in head first. If I remember correctly it was 45 minutes each shoulder and had them done the same day. I personally didn't mind the cramped feeling. For me it was the positions they put me in and told me I couldn't move and it felt like it took so long because it was killing. Ended up having surgery on both shoulders back in 2012. 2 years later and my right one feels worse than before the surgery and the left is better but still hurts.

Hopefully you get better news from your MRI than I did.
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No thank you on the shoulders! That is not a fun surgery or recovery. No word on my MRI today so definitely no dirty girl this weekend. Then I was told that it could take 5-7 days to get! And that they would call me. I will wait until Tuesday. Then I'm calling again!
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All day today I was debating on whether I would actually skip the dirty girl mud run tomorrow or if I would just say the heck with it and do it. I finally ended up transferring it so I can do it in September. At least this way I can not lose out on the money I spent. I'm still going to go tomorrow to cheer on my friend.
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All day today I was debating on whether I would actually skip the dirty girl mud run tomorrow or if I would just say the heck with it and do it. I finally ended up transferring it so I can do it in September. At least this way I can not lose out on the money I spent. I'm still going to go tomorrow to cheer on my friend.
I am so sorry you have to miss out. I am having recovery issues too so I feel ya! Chin up! We'll all be well and speedier than ever soon.
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Glad you don't have to miss out altogether. I'm sure your friend will appreciate having a cheer squad too :-)
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I am so glad that I did not try to run today. After 6 weeks of not doing anything there is no way I could have safely made it through without doing something to my foot. Even just clomping back and forth in the boot was tiring. I am definitely looking forward to doing it in September though. Hopefully it will be warmer! The wind was killer today.
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No thank you on the shoulders! That is not a fun surgery or recovery. No word on my MRI today so definitely no dirty girl this weekend. Then I was told that it could take 5-7 days to get! And that they would call me. I will wait until Tuesday. Then I'm calling again!

I had the identical injury in both shoulders. The doctor said it is arthritis and will come back. Had a bone spur that was tearing apart my rotator cuff. So, I had the spur removed, partial rotator cuff repair and a partially torn labrum.

I think you made a good decision pushing off the race until September. As much as it is frustrating to have sat it out, now you will have more time to get in shape for it and you will run a better time when you do run it, and it will be a nice warm-up for October.

I understand how you feel though. Once you decide to finally start taking care of yourself it is frustrating when your body doesn't cooperate with your mind.

I ran on Saturday. I have been running once a week but I started to pick up the pace as my training program starts on Tuesday to be ready for ToT. So, I ran my normal course Thursday. I took 10 seconds per mile off my previous pace. So, Saturday I went to a neighborhood down the street. One trip around is a mile and I was going to go from 4 to 5 miles now that I was getting through 4 miles pretty easily. And, the new route was pretty flat whereas the one near my house has some hills. I thought 5 miles would be easy AND I'd improve my pace. NOT!!!!! I BARELY got to 2.7 miles. I forced myself to do that much and my pace went from 9.43 min/mi to 10:55 min/mi. My legs were killing me. It makes no sense to me.

Now I'm concerned because I have a 10K on 6/1 to move up my corral for the ToT but I seem to be moving backwards in my miles. My point in this story is that my mind had one thing in mind and my body decided I was going to do something different.

The good thing we have to keep in mind is this (I'm speaking generally as I don't know what anyone else's habits were). Last year at this time we were sitting in a couch not working at improving ourselves. This year we are working toward goals. It may not be going as planned or as easy as we thought but we are moving in the right direction.
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