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PopsInDenton

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  1. Hello there, fellow runners! I'm Chuck, aka PopsInDenton, from Denton, Texas. My daughter turned me on to Zen Labs' great apps and I'll be starting my training Monday, May 30 (after most of the Memorial Day weekend). I haven't run any significant distance for almost 35 years. So, everything will be different than I remember... especially because of my age (57) and my weight (274). But, something in me was triggered last Sunday: I saw two of those oval window stickers, 13.1 and 26.2, on the back of an SUV. I decided that day that I need to get up off my duff and start running again. I want to run a marathon, as soon as possible. So, I went "whole hog", as we say in Texas, and have determined to run my first marathon in mid-November. I'll be posting my progress and struggles in these forums. Call me crazy. Call me optimistic. But, any offering of help or criticism will be appreciated. Let me know if I can help you, too.
  2. Howdie Old Texan! I'm PopsInDenton, an "older" Texan at almost 58 (in September). It's great to read about your success in the 10k and determination to continue and run a half-marathon. I'll be watching your progress intently. Best of luck to you!
  3. I don't think so... I'm 274 lbs (19 1/2 stone) and 57 years old. I'll be starting the program (26.2) Monday, 30 May and expect to be in week 1 for 3-4 weeks. I used to run when I was in my 20s, but haven't exercised or run regularly in many years, so I understand your trepidation. I think we have taken the first big step in deciding to get to our feet and do something to improve our lives and our health My goal is to run my first marathon in mid-November. I know it's aggressive, but it's my goal and I fully intend to make it. I won't let anyone convince me otherwise. Best of luck to you. I know you can do it.
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