24 Feb 2007 07:49:32
Techguy
Latest Race

I just finished the YMCA Heart Healthy 5K Run/Walk in Port Orange,
Florida. This was my second race overall, the first being the Daytona
5K last month.

I improved my time from 29:58 to 27:30 averaging 8 minutes 51 seconds
per mile. I finished 9th out of 12 in my age group, 104th out of 263
overall. I am really happy with my improvement, and I am going to
train a little bit more for the race next month. Thanks again for all
your encouragement and advice, I haven't posted much lately, but I do
read the posts every day.

Goood luck to everyone.

Link to race results.

http://www.altavistasports.com/results/2007results/healthyheart5k022407.html



24 Feb 2007 08:27:17
tfactor
Re: Latest Race

On Feb 24, 10:49 am, "Techguy" <[email protected] > wrote:
> I just finished the YMCA Heart Healthy 5K Run/Walk in Port Orange,
> Florida. This was my second race overall, the first being the Daytona
> 5K last month.
>
> I improved my time from 29:58 to 27:30 averaging 8 minutes 51 seconds

You didn't break your personal record, you crushed it. That's a lot of
progress in just a month. Nice work.

> per mile. I finished 9th out of 12 in my age group, 104th out of 263
> overall. I am really happy with my improvement, and I am going to
> train a little bit more for the race next month. Thanks again for all
> your encouragement and advice, I haven't posted much lately, but I do
> read the posts every day.
>
> Goood luck to everyone.
>
> Link to race results.
>
> http://www.altavistasports.com/results/2007results/healthyheart5k0224...

A 10-year old girl was 4th best of all females and faster than a few
men's age group winners. That's freaky.



24 Feb 2007 10:30:05
Charlie Pendejo
Re: Latest Race

Techguy wrote:
> I improved my time from 29:58 to 27:30

TG, that's huge! Congrats!

Have you been doing pretty much what you'd been doing before, training-
wise? To what factor(s) do you attribute the massive improvement?
Are you that much further along physically, added any wrinkles to your
training, more weight's come off, did the experience of the first race
help so much with the second somehow?


> I haven't posted much lately

I hope you're not holding back because you're worried about reactions
from some of the ill-behaved among us. It's always good, and more
than a little inspirational, to hear from you guys and girls earlier
in your learning curves, full of enthusiasm and making enormous
strides.



24 Feb 2007 12:14:59
Techguy
Re: Latest Race

On Feb 24, 1:30 pm, "Charlie Pendejo" <[email protected] >
wrote:
> Techguy wrote:
> > I improved my time from 29:58 to 27:30
>
> TG, that's huge! Congrats!
>
> Have you been doing pretty much what you'd been doing before, training-
> wise? To what factor(s) do you attribute the massive improvement?
> Are you that much further along physically, added any wrinkles to your
> training, more weight's come off, did the experience of the first race
> help so much with the second somehow?

I am still losing weight, When I ran the last race I was about
214-215, this morning I was at 204. I did not train as much this last
month because I was sick a couple of days at the beginning of February
and it took a few more days after that before I felt better. I am
training at a slightly faster pace when I am running on the road, but
on the treadmill I am still training at 11 minutes per mile. I usually
run 4 days a week with 3 ryns being at least 3.1 miles and one short
run of 2.25 miles. Though I did learn from last month that I need more
than 2 days to recover from the race, so I probably won't run again
until this coming Thursday and Friday. I am thinking that I could
raise the treadmill runs to 10 minutes per mile without much trouble.
>
> > I haven't posted much lately
>
> I hope you're not holding back because you're worried about reactions
> from some of the ill-behaved among us. It's always good, and more
> than a little inspirational, to hear from you guys and girls earlier
> in your learning curves, full of enthusiasm and making enormous
> strides.

I don't worry about the way other people react to me. I am 42 years
old, and for the most part of those years I was obese. I could not
care less what other people think and say about me and my posts. OK,
that was a little strong, but I am tired and besides most people on
the message board respond positively to my posts. It has been a long
morning and I am going to take a nap before dinner. Also, I am
rewarding myself for running the race by having pizza tonight. First
time I will have had pizza in 8 months.

Just a little more fuel for the abuse, I am framing the racing nubers
from each and every race. I am hoping to add a new one to the wall
each month.

Have a great day.



24 Feb 2007 12:42:00
Techguy
Re: Latest Race

On Feb 24, 3:14 pm, "Techguy" <[email protected] > wrote:
> On Feb 24, 1:30 pm, "Charlie Pendejo" <[email protected]>
> wrote:
>
> > Techguy wrote:
> > > I improved my time from 29:58 to 27:30
>
> > TG, that's huge! Congrats!>
> > Have you been doing pretty much what you'd been doing before, training-
> > wise? To what factor(s) do you attribute the massive improvement?
> > Are you that much further along physically, added any wrinkles to your
> > training, more weight's come off, did the experience of the first race
> > help so much with the second somehow?
>
> I am still losing weight, When I ran the last race I was about
> 214-215, this morning I was at 204. I did not train as much this last
> month because I was sick a couple of days at the beginning of February
> and it took a few more days after that before I felt better. I am
> training at a slightly faster pace when I am running on the road, but
> on the treadmill I am still training at 11 minutes per mile. I usually
> run 4 days a week with 3 ryns being at least 3.1 miles and one short
> run of 2.25 miles. Though I did learn from last month that I need more
> than 2 days to recover from the race, so I probably won't run again
> until this coming Thursday and Friday. I am thinking that I could
> raise the treadmill runs to 10 minutes per mile without much trouble.
>
>
>
> > > I haven't posted much lately
>
> > I hope you're not holding back because you're worried about reactions
> > from some of the ill-behaved among us. It's always good, and more
> > than a little inspirational, to hear from you guys and girls earlier
> > in your learning curves, full of enthusiasm and making enormous
> > strides.
>
> I don't worry about the way other people react to me. I am 42 years
> old, and for the most part of those years I was obese. I could not
> care less what other people think and say about me and my posts. OK,
> that was a little strong, but I am tired and besides most people on
> the message board respond positively to my posts. It has been a long
> morning and I am going to take a nap before dinner. Also, I am
> rewarding myself for running the race by having pizza tonight. First
> time I will have had pizza in 8 months.
>
> Just a little more fuel for the abuse, I am framing the racing nubers
> from each and every race. I am hoping to add a new one to the wall
> each month.
>
> Have a great day.

This is my February training. I was sick on the 4th and 5th, and tried
to run on the 6th. I bought a good heart rate monitor just the other
day.

February 2007


Friday, February 02, 2007
Run Name: Gym
Distance: 3.54 miles
Time: 40:00
Pace: 11:18
Run Type: Treadmill
Shoe: Asics 2110

Sunday, February 04, 2007
Run Name: Indigo
Distance: 3.13 miles
Time: 33:54
Pace: 10:50
Run Type: Easy run
Shoe: Asics 2110


Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Run Name: Laps
Distance: 1.48 miles
Time: 14:25
Pace: 9:44
Run Type: Fartleks
Shoe: Asics 2110

Sunday, February 11, 2007
Run Name: Laps
Distance: 2.25 miles
Time: 22:27
Pace: 9:59
Run Type: Easy run
Shoe: Asics 2110

Monday, February 12, 2007
Run Name: Gym
Distance: 3.64 miles
Time: 40:00
Pace: 10:59
Run Type: Treadmill
Shoe: Asics 2110

Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Run Name: Gym
Distance: 4.16 miles
Time: 45:00
Pace: 10:49
Run Type: Treadmill
Shoe: Asics 2110


Saturday, February 17, 2007
Run Name: Indigo
Distance: 3.13 miles
Time: 30:20
Pace: 9:41
Run Type: Easy run
Shoe: Asics 2110
Body Weight: 209
Calories: 478

Sunday, February 18, 2007
Run Name: Augusta
Distance: 3.83 miles
Time: 37:52
Pace: 9:53
Run Type: Easy run
Shoe: Asics 2110
Body Weight: 207
Calories: 579

Monday, February 19, 2007
Run Name: Laps
Distance: 3.15 miles
Time: 29:42

February 2007
Pace: 9:26
Run Type: Easy run
Shoe: Asics 2110
Body Weight: 208
Calories: 478

Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Run Name: Gym
Distance: 3.7 miles
Time: 40:00
Pace: 10:49
Run Type: Treadmill
Shoe: Asics 2110
Body Weight: 208
Calories: 562

Thursday, February 22, 2007
Run Name: Laps
Distance: 2.25 miles
Time: 20:32
Pace: 9:08
Shoe: Asics 2110
Body Weight: 208
Calories: 342
Average Heart Rate: 140
Max Heart Rate: 170

Saturday, February 24, 2007
Run Name: YMCA Healthy Heart 5k
Distance: 3.107076 miles
Time: 27:30
Pace: 8:51
Run Type: Easy run
Shoe: Asics 2110
Body Weight: 204
Calories: 463
Average Heart Rate: 171
Max Heart Rate: 193
Body Fat: 15



24 Feb 2007 22:30:08
Phil M.
Re: Latest Race

[email protected] wrote:

> A 10-year old girl was 4th best of all females and faster than a few
> men's age group winners. That's freaky.

Looking at the 10K results, http://tinyurl.com/37c2yf,an 8-year-old boy
ran a 45:17. Hey Techguy, what are you putting in their food down there.
;-)

--
Phil M.


24 Feb 2007 22:31:37
Phil M.
Re: Latest Race

[email protected] wrote:

> I am really happy with my improvement

And with good reason. Congrats on the excellent results!

--
Phil M.


24 Feb 2007 16:05:49
Techguy
Re: Latest Race

On Feb 24, 5:30 pm, "Phil M." <[email protected] > wrote:
> [email protected] wrote:
> > A 10-year old girl was 4th best of all females and faster than a few
> > men's age group winners. That's freaky.
>
> Looking at the 10K results,http://tinyurl.com/37c2yf,an 8-year-old boy
> ran a 45:17. Hey Techguy, what are you putting in their food down there.
> ;-)
>
> --
> Phil M.

I think that their parents just get them all hopped up on drugs right
before the race.



24 Feb 2007 17:19:03
Techguy
Re: Latest Race

I uploaded some picture from the finish line from todays race.
Actually they are frame shots from a digital camera's video feature. I
had to put them on my sparkpeoples page as the jumoja site is not up.
They are the 7 pictures of me in shorts, and as you will be able to
tell, I was very happy at the end.


http://tinyurl.com/364jqe



25 Feb 2007 01:30:37
Dot
Re: Latest Race

Techguy wrote:

> I just finished the YMCA Heart Healthy 5K Run/Walk in Port Orange,
> Florida. This was my second race overall, the first being the Daytona
> 5K last month.
>
> I improved my time from 29:58 to 27:30 averaging 8 minutes 51 seconds
> per mile. I finished 9th out of 12 in my age group, 104th out of 263
> overall. I am really happy with my improvement, and I am going to
> train a little bit more for the race next month. Thanks again for all
> your encouragement and advice, I haven't posted much lately, but I do
> read the posts every day.

Good job, Techguy!! Great improvement in a short time.

Dot

--
"Success is different things to different people"
-Bernd Heinrich in Racing the Antelope



25 Feb 2007 01:34:28
Phil M.
Re: Latest Race

[email protected] wrote:

> I uploaded some picture from the finish line from todays race.
> Actually they are frame shots from a digital camera's video feature. I
> had to put them on my sparkpeoples page as the jumoja site is not up.
> They are the 7 pictures of me in shorts, and as you will be able to
> tell, I was very happy at the end.
>
>
> http://tinyurl.com/364jqe

Wow! Quite the transformation from that first picture. What was the
catalyst to get you to start losing weight?

--
Phil M.


24 Feb 2007 17:42:28
Techguy
Re: Latest Race

On Feb 24, 8:34 pm, "Phil M." <[email protected] > wrote:
> [email protected] wrote:
> > I uploaded some picture from the finish line from todays race.
> > Actually they are frame shots from a digital camera's video feature. I
> > had to put them on my sparkpeoples page as the jumoja site is not up.
> > They are the 7 pictures of me in shorts, and as you will be able to
> > tell, I was very happy at the end.
>
> >http://tinyurl.com/364jqe
>
> Wow! Quite the transformation from that first picture. What was the
> catalyst to get you to start losing weight?
>
> --
> Phil M.


Thanks Phil. I guess what really did it for me was an acquaintance who
died from being obese at 47. There I was at 40. Then two of my best
friends lost weight using weight watchers online. That was the final
argument.



25 Feb 2007 02:23:59
lil'Mcgraw
Re: Latest Race

Hey Techguy,
I haven't posted here in a few years but after seeing your transformation in
pictures, I had to break my silence and congratulate you on your achievment.
You have really turned your life around and should be extremely proud of
your accomplishments! You look like half the man you used to be, but in a
really good way.
Great job!
Um, one word of warning though, if you keep going the way you are, you're
going to need a bigger wall for all the numbers. ;-)

-Todd D.

"Techguy" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> On Feb 24, 8:34 pm, "Phil M." <[email protected]> wrote:
>> [email protected] wrote:
>> > I uploaded some picture from the finish line from todays race.
>> > Actually they are frame shots from a digital camera's video feature. I
>> > had to put them on my sparkpeoples page as the jumoja site is not up.
>> > They are the 7 pictures of me in shorts, and as you will be able to
>> > tell, I was very happy at the end.
>>
>> >http://tinyurl.com/364jqe
>>
>> Wow! Quite the transformation from that first picture. What was the
>> catalyst to get you to start losing weight?
>>
>> --
>> Phil M.
>
>
> Thanks Phil. I guess what really did it for me was an acquaintance who
> died from being obese at 47. There I was at 40. Then two of my best
> friends lost weight using weight watchers online. That was the final
> argument.
>




24 Feb 2007 18:51:08
Twittering One
Re: Latest Race

You look great! CongraTS.
Keep up the good work.



26 Feb 2007 13:14:14
Teresa Bippert-Plymate
Re: Latest Race

Congrats on the BIG improvement! Keep on training, you'll be
seeing even more. Some of it will also be learning things for
your races, what works, what doesn't.

Teresa in AZ

Techguy wrote:

> I just finished the YMCA Heart Healthy 5K Run/Walk in Port Orange,
> Florida. This was my second race overall, the first being the Daytona
> 5K last month.
>
> I improved my time from 29:58 to 27:30 averaging 8 minutes 51 seconds
> per mile. I finished 9th out of 12 in my age group, 104th out of 263
> overall. I am really happy with my improvement, and I am going to
> train a little bit more for the race next month. Thanks again for all
> your encouragement and advice, I haven't posted much lately, but I do
> read the posts every day.
>
> Goood luck to everyone.
>
> Link to race results.
>
> http://www.altavistasports.com/results/2007results/healthyheart5k022407.html
>



27 Feb 2007 06:30:08
Miss Anne Thrope
Re: Latest Race

Florida....that explains it.



27 Feb 2007 06:31:37
Techguy
Re: Latest Race

On Feb 27, 6:30 am, [email protected] (Miss Anne Thrope) wrote:
> Florida....that explains it.


Explains what?



28 Feb 2007 08:05:45
Sofa - Spud
Re: Latest Race

On 24 Feb, 15:49, "Techguy" <[email protected] > wrote:
> I just finished the YMCA Heart Healthy 5K Run/Walk in Port Orange,
> Florida. This was my second race overall, the first being the Daytona
> 5K last month.
>
> I improved my time from 29:58 to 27:30 averaging 8 minutes 51 seconds
> per mile. I finished 9th out of 12 in my age group, 104th out of 263
> overall. I am really happy with my improvement, and I am going to
> train a little bit more for the race next month. Thanks again for all
> your encouragement and advice, I haven't posted much lately, but I do
> read the posts every day.
>
> Goood luck to everyone.
>
> Link to race results.
>
> http://www.altavistasports.com/results/2007results/healthyheart5k0224...

Great suff - whats next? another 5 or a 10K this time?



28 Feb 2007 15:44:45
Techguy
Re: Latest Race

On Feb 28, 11:05 am, "Sofa - Spud" <[email protected] > wrote:
> On 24 Feb, 15:49, "Techguy" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>
>
> > I just finished the YMCA Heart Healthy 5K Run/Walk in Port Orange,
> > Florida. This was my second race overall, the first being the Daytona
> > 5K last month.
>
> > I improved my time from 29:58 to 27:30 averaging 8 minutes 51 seconds
> > per mile. I finished 9th out of 12 in my age group, 104th out of 263
> > overall. I am really happy with my improvement, and I am going to
> > train a little bit more for the race next month. Thanks again for all
> > your encouragement and advice, I haven't posted much lately, but I do
> > read the posts every day.
>
> > Goood luck to everyone.
>
> > Link to race results.
>
> >http://www.altavistasports.com/results/2007results/healthyheart5k0224...
>
> Great suff - whats next? another 5 or a 10K this time?

Thanks
I have signed up for another 5K on March 24th in Sarasota, Fl. While I
was running this afternoon I was thinking I might try a 10K simetime,
but I might wait until next year.



03 Mar 2007 04:43:30
Techguy
Re: Latest Race

On Feb 28, 11:05 am, "Sofa - Spud" <[email protected] > wrote:
> On 24 Feb, 15:49, "Techguy" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>
>
> > I just finished the YMCA Heart Healthy 5K Run/Walk in Port Orange,
> > Florida. This was my second race overall, the first being the Daytona
> > 5K last month.
>
> > I improved my time from 29:58 to 27:30 averaging 8 minutes 51 seconds
> > per mile. I finished 9th out of 12 in my age group, 104th out of 263
> > overall. I am really happy with my improvement, and I am going to
> > train a little bit more for the race next month. Thanks again for all
> > your encouragement and advice, I haven't posted much lately, but I do
> > read the posts every day.
>
> > Goood luck to everyone.
>
> > Link to race results.
>
> >http://www.altavistasports.com/results/2007results/healthyheart5k0224...
>
> Great suff - whats next? another 5 or a 10K this time?

Here is the link to my next race.

http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1377850

I am running with my brother for the first time so my time may be a
little slower as I just want to enjoy the time with him. Also it will
be my first beach run, and I am not sure what to expect.



03 Mar 2007 08:08:19
Parker Race
Re: Latest Race


"Techguy" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> On Feb 28, 11:05 am, "Sofa - Spud" <[email protected]> wrote:
>> On 24 Feb, 15:49, "Techguy" <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> > I just finished the YMCA Heart Healthy 5K Run/Walk in Port Orange,
>> > Florida. This was my second race overall, the first being the Daytona
>> > 5K last month.
>>
>> > I improved my time from 29:58 to 27:30 averaging 8 minutes 51 seconds
>> > per mile. I finished 9th out of 12 in my age group, 104th out of 263
>> > overall. I am really happy with my improvement, and I am going to
>> > train a little bit more for the race next month. Thanks again for all
>> > your encouragement and advice, I haven't posted much lately, but I do
>> > read the posts every day.
>>
>> > Goood luck to everyone.
>>
>> > Link to race results.
>>
>> >http://www.altavistasports.com/results/2007results/healthyheart5k0224...
>>
>> Great suff - whats next? another 5 or a 10K this time?
>
> Here is the link to my next race.
>
> http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1377850
>
> I am running with my brother for the first time so my time may be a
> little slower as I just want to enjoy the time with him. Also it will
> be my first beach run, and I am not sure what to expect.
>

Surf and Sand?
If you're actually running on the beach expect it to be slow.