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......since these guys were nice enough to make us a spot.....let's let 'em know who we are......<br>
(and see if ''Masters'' is still here tomorrow)...<br><br>
......57 yrs old,,,,,,running 38-years so far,<br>
raced for 10-yrs,<br>
tore up ankle ligaments (3 times),,,,,,<br>
Fitness Runner the last 22-years,,,,<br>
.......been a HeavyHands runner for 10-years of that, makes a better work-out for me...<br><br>
.....been Mentoring Newbies over at CR for the past several years, due to Liam's ''Adopt a Newbie'' Program,,,,,,
 

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good idea Tom - thanks for getting us started.<br><br>
Tammy, 40, been running since jan 06 after a 10 yr hiatus. But even that was only a hiatus after one year of running when I developed severe ITBS and just hung up my shoes. Even though I started back up in Jan 06, my running didn't become more consistent til around September because I kept having flare-ups of ITBS from about March through August.<br><br>
I typically run around 20-25 mpw and the longest I've run so far is a half marathon distance this past May (Avenue of the Giants). My next half will be in October.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Econo (Renee), running about 2.5 years now (but ran a bit as a youngster). Have run 3 marathons. 45 y.o.<br><br>
Irritable, prone to violence, cheap drunk, good speller.
 

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.......Terrorizes Small Children........
 

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Tom White is a Johnny Depp wannabe pirate! I on the other hand <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/angel9.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angel9"><br><br>
52 y.o. born and raised in Wichita, KS and have been running off and on for 38 yrs. Hence the name ksrunr. Living in C.C., TX. Run 5K - 50 miles. Running first 200 mile Texas Independence Relay in March '08. Starting training for Disney Marathon on "08 end of month.<br><br>
ksrunr<br>
getting ready for hurricane Dean disgust
 

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Running about 40 yrs. Still learning. Went 30 yrs never running over 5 or 7 or racing over 5M. Silly friends goaded me into the big M in 2003. So ok. did a few of those now.<br>
Poor speller,<br>
Caigr no CRaig no Cqig no Craig<br>
yes.
 

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tomwhite, I noticed she left that part out too.<br><br>
Running since 1990, seriously since summer 2005. I have been racing 5Ks to HMs. No marathon yet, but maybe some day.<br><br>
As Ilene likes to point out, I am still M35-39. I don't intend to change the M part, but I will be 40 soon. I'd like to stay, please. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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I'm Johnny, 56 y/o going on 16. I have been running for 4 1/2 years after a 30 some year hiatus. Recently I got even more serious about running and dropped close to 20 lbs. (170-152), trying to see if I could pick up some speed. (I'm embarrasingly slow compared to most who post here ...., er.... I mean at CR <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> .<br><br>
I've been injury prone, be it IT band, PF, bursitis, etc, but feel pretty good now (knock on wood). I'm fairly low tech, but have just made the decision to finally purchase a Garmin (as soon as some of my deadbeat clients pony up a little cash <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"> ).<br><br>
I'm still in the stage, where I really like different types and lengths of races, so I try to do everything, 5K to 50K so far, and eventually, if possible, I'd like to try some 50 milers, but that's probably a way off. Most of my running is on trails, as I live out in the woods, and my property backs up to both BLM and private woodlots.<br><br>
I get a kick out of meeting the folks on the board in "real life" and have probably met 25 or 30 in the last year, maybe a few more, I should make a list. Tammy & I live in the same small town, and see each other fairly regular.
 

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La Tortuga (Kirsten) - 45 and running since 1978. Traded my toe shoes for running shoes.<br><br>
5 marathons and am happy to slow down a bit.<br><br>
Millbot - please stay - do you mind explaining your handle? It has a nice cadence.
 

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Todd<br>
47y SW Metro area of Mpls. Been running for about 4+ yrs. I do it mostly for fitness and a very few races.
 

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Name is Gordon,been running just over 2 years after smoking for 27.Have done 3 marathons and I'm 45 years old,almost as irritable as Econo.<br><br>
oops I thought it said "irresistible"
 

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I was dubbed "Millbot" by a coworker poking fun at my habit of occasionally wandering around with a vacant expression (milling about, looking like a robot). It's a nice break from the sustained concentration that is sometimes a big part of my job (software). The name is originally from <a href="http://www.simpsoncrazy.com/information/scripts/1f20.shtml" target="_blank">this Simpsons episode</a>.
 

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I'm 41, female, and started running in HS (cross country - not great at it, but okay). I ran on & off into my mid 20's. Just when I was getting fairly serious I began having troubles with my low back. I thought I'd never run again - I even threw away my old running logs because I just didn't want to be reminded.<br><br>
Anyway, 5 years ago I decided to get myself back into shape. I tried aerobics, elliptical running, stationary bicycling...and then I got on the treadmill at the Y. I've been running since, and my low back rarely hurts.<br><br>
I've run two half marathons. Thanks to poor training for the last one, I'm coming off a hip injury (bursitis). Hopefully I've learned some things and will not repeat past mistakes. If I can manage that, maybe a marathon is in my future (2 or so years from now...)
 

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<span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#0000FF;">.......</span></span></span>
 

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I'm 40 and started running after HS to stay in shape, but never ran track or x-country in HS. I was just a warm weather fitness runner. Somewhere along the way, late 20's/early 30's, I started running year round. I would just usually run 3 - 4 miles. Then in my mid-30's, started running further and more consistently. I've run 3 marathons - last one in 2003 - I may do one this fall. My favorite distance is the 1/2 marathon.<br><br>
My weekly goal is to run 4 times a week with at least 30 miles total.<br><br>
Known as TMWIP in B&B.<br><br>
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42, running since 78. just figuring out marathoning after 15 or so tries. too many shorter races to count. i'm entering my mid-life crisis, and running shoes are cheaper than a red mustang convertible. unfortunately i run and race in tucson arizona where 55 years olds run 34 minute 10ks and masters runners are hitting olympic qualifiers in the marathon, so racing isn't doing much for my ego crisis. does subaru make a convertible?
 

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Carefree runner here. 47 (how'd <i>that</i> sneak up so quickly?) Three-time Jasper-Banff Relay participant (mid/late 20s then), first marathon from Marathon-Athens in '86. Twelve years later, living in The Hague and turning 40 (yikes!), decided to run Copenhagen Marathon. Returned to Canada, back at it, including Royal Victoria and Portland.<br><br>
Five marathons to date.<br>
One relay with girly pals from CR Boomers in Tofino, B.C.<br>
One relay upcoming with girly/manly pals from CR Boomers in Oreeeegon.<br><br>
Love running. Yes, indeedy, I do love running. Mucky, gnarly trails are my fave. Distance running is my thing. Not really into shorter races, but I might give them a go to work on speed. Gotta make it fun or what's the point?<br><br>
Did I mention I love to run?
 

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I've had a love affair with the woods since I was a young'n, but never althletic or anything close. With a strong desire and need to improve myself physically before I get too old, I started running with a plan in Jan 2006 at age 50. I had haphazardly tried about a year earlier and developed a stress fracture, ouch thank you. With the plan, I gradually, sorta, built up my base enough to finish a marathon on 4/1/7. Afterwards, PF kept me off the trail for 3 months. Now I can see some light at the end of the injury tunnel.<br><br>
Soon after starting to run, I knew that ultimately long trail events would be my focus, but 5ks are fun too. I live near the Appalachian Trail in SW Va and 34 mile rail-trail, the Va Creeper, comes withing a half mile of my front door, so I'm pretty much set for venue. The CR Boomers have been my only running community and the wisdom, advice, and encouragement they have shared is priceless.<br>
'nuff said<br>
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41. I've been running since I started the C25K about 2.25 years ago, in an effort to get some Weight Watchers points I could swap for more food.<br><br>
I approve of food. Wine, too. This is why I continue to run.<br><br>
I tend to overdo anything I attempt and running is no exception. I ran a smashing 10K in the spring of 2006 and haven't really been the same since, although I have two Halfs and a handful of other races under my belt. My current approach to dealing with chronic shin injuries is to overdo multisport training. I'm having a lot of fun with it and don't care if I ever race again.<br><br>
I've maxed out at about 41mpw, and am currently running a mere 18-20.<br><br>
I am cranky and getting crankier with the years. I think I kind of like it this way. I live in Canada's Pacific Southwest and am blessed with good training weather most of the year, as long as I remember that people don't rust.<br><br>
I'm chronically pressed for time (two pre-teen kids and lots of work as an IT consultant) and will have trouble committing fully to this forum until there's an en-masse move. So I'll lurk and stick my oar in from time to time, but will live at CR for the most part.<br><br>
Oh, and I established the <a href="http://coolrunningboomers.pbwiki.com" target="_blank">Boomers Wiki.</a> It may need a heap o revising over the next few months.
 
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