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Tomorrow will be my 50th ever run

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10

I had miscounted and thought this had happened some time ago.

Tomorrow’s 3k is run 2 of week 2 of ju-ju-‘s plan to 10k. It is also my 50th run.

I started on the day the clocks changed, Sunday 25th March, exactly 4 months ago today.

When I’ve run tomorrow that will be 50 runs in 124 days, averaging one run every 2.48 days (including a week on the IC with a back strain).

For a fat lad who had done nothing for decades before, that’s quite a change!

Thanks for all of your support, guys

54 Replies
oldestnewest

Wow! Huge well done and congratulations on all your superb efforts, 👍👍👍

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate10

Excellent work Jay! Look forward to reading tomorrow's run report x

Well done and good to celebrate and wishing you continued happy running 😊

Oldfool
OldfoolGraduate10

Well done enjoy tomorrow’s run

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10

That’s an amazing change Jay and I think you are probably not such a fat lad any more. I think there should be posters about c25k in every doctor’s waiting room with stories like this. Who’d a thought you could start running at 60 like me (or even later). I was seeing a consultant about my dodgy knees last year and now I don’t seem to have a problem. What a programme and well done you for sticking with it. 10k Isn’t far away.

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10
in reply to Dexy5

And well done you!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to Jay66UK

🙏

HoagyM
HoagyMGraduate10

Great stuff Jay, it is utterly amazing isn’t it 😀🏃🏼‍♂️👏👏👏

Just checked my own stats - they are near-identical... 46 runs since stepping on that treadmill for the first time on 15th April, 101 days ago... a run every 2.2 days 😳

And like you I’ve shed some serious weight too - currently a whisker under a stone lost since that day in April 😀

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10
in reply to HoagyM

Excellent!

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate10

Wooaah! That’s fabulous, Jay, that’s something to be really proud of. Here’s to the next 50! x

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

This is so fantastic, you have come such a long way... congratulations :)

Kar43
Kar43Graduate10

Wow well done jay.

50 runs 😉 how are you getting the stats? Intriguing 😊

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10
in reply to Kar43

I started keeping track from W9 and had done 8x3 before that.

Kar43
Kar43Graduate10
in reply to Jay66UK

Ah right, I'd have to check Fitbit all way back and do the math for mine but interesting 😉

Well done you👍

Abaggs
AbaggsGraduate10

Fantastic, well done 😊

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate10

Pretty amazing Jay, awesome life changes. Big congrats to you. Enjoy the next 50 :) :)

Becky1606
Becky1606Graduate10

Amazing Jay, what an achievement!

Well done you 👏👏👏

You’ve been very prolific! I’m only on 36 🙄

Oo the big 5 0! Will you do a fancy run to celebrate? I just checked and I'm only on 46. Not long though!

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkGraduate10
in reply to Sqkr

Only 46 and already done a HM. Your a legend 😭

Sqkr
Sqkr
in reply to pinkaardvark

Just stubborn and insensible 😁 Wait! No! I looked at the wrong thing. I've done 70! Aw, I missed my half century run :( (stubborn and insensible still stands though)

pinkaardvark
pinkaardvarkGraduate10
in reply to Sqkr

Ah.. No longer so impressed. Slacker 😉👍

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate10

Well done! Am goimg to count my runs now!! 😎

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate10

Oooh I’ve just worked out mine - 22 weeks, 3 runs a week plus a couple extra. I’m up to about 70 💪🏽 Well done us 🤗

Fan-bloody-tastic Jay!! What an inspiration!! I’ve been logging my runs since week 8, but as I’ve only just graduated, I’ve got a way to go yet, lol. Personally, I think this programme is amazing. Well done 😃

Bridget007
Bridget007Graduate10

Wow 50 runs that’s excellent ... now I’m gonna to have to try and work mine out ... I expect yours is on a spread sheet I wish I was that organised I will now spend the rest of the evening going from Strava to runkeeper to zombies run and still probably get it wrong 😊

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10
in reply to Bridget007

Yup. Spreadsheet from W9 onwards.

drive.google.com/file/d/1s9...

Bridget007
Bridget007Graduate10
in reply to Jay66UK

I’m jealous! Mine’s so hit and miss I can’t even work it out! 🙄

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate10
in reply to Bridget007

I know I was one run ahead of you on wk 7 Bridget. But it would involve getting the calendar out and working out reduced runs for IC post grad and additional runs before I fell off my bike and had to give up my 1st attempt at c25k. I didn’t join the forum until week 7 and didn’t download Strava until after post grad. Shall we agree that life is too short to work it out and just say we’ve done lots. 😂🤣

Bridget007
Bridget007Graduate10
in reply to Dexy5

I think that’s best as I haven’t got a clue 🤣🤣🤣

Crittermad
Crittermad
in reply to Jay66UK

That’s fab! I’ve done a spreadsheet 😜 but it’s nice to see yours and what you were doing at 36 runs in - feel a bit more on track now! Great how quickly you have upped pace 🏃🏻‍♂️💨

Sutsha
SutshaGraduate10

You continue to amaze every day Jay, getting stronger, fitter and healthier taking each new challenge after busting the old challenge.

Forever your mantra now: Feel the fear and do it anyway!!!

Happy 50th run!!! Make it count 😘

Nice one Jay. Every step forward is a bonus but check you out setting an example for all of us young whippersnappers. Not sure I'm catching you up tho! Have a great 50th tomorrow.

Well done you.

Be proud

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate10

Well done Jay, its a fantastic journey we are on and hopefully this will be the first 50 of many for you, keep going!

That’s brilliant! Massive pat on the back!!

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10

Thats so amazing Jay. Its always great to read your posts (we won’t mention “Nipplegate”) and what you have achieved so far and look forward to whats to come for you. Style and humour Brilliant!😎

Awwww congratulations Jay! That’s amazing! What a journey it’s been 😊

slow-farah
slow-farahGraduate10

Well done 😊 had a look at my stats and I've done 50 runs too! Started on 21st of march, good luck with the next 50!

That’s amazing Jay! I haven’t kept count but I don’t think I’m there yet. You just keep going and keep going. I can imagine you running marathons eventually! 😀😀

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10
in reply to _SimonT_

Ambitious given that my longest run to date is 5.5k!!

I do like the idea of being fit enough for that but I think I’d prefer to reach the point where I could comfortably run 4 and 5ks every day through the week and a 10k+ on a Saturday.

I don’t know how long you need to be running before you are ready to drop the rest days.

_SimonT_
_SimonT_
in reply to Jay66UK

Well I’m pretty sure I remember iannodatruffe posting that 6 months was the minimum time before doing consecutive days running.

You are well on your way to 10k! 😎😎😎

mrrun
mrrunGraduate10
in reply to Jay66UK

Errrm... Please do run a bit longer before you start dropping your rest days because that can backfire. You will know when you are comfortable with certain distances, you’ll feel it. I may be more careful than some but l had reached a stage where 10K was comfortable before l tackled HM training - where consecutive running is a must. Even then l was extra cautious but, thankfully, the legs were fine by then. You’ll get there if you want it, but do not rush. ;)

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10
in reply to mrrun

A HM isn’t on the cards for me. I’m nowhere near generally fit enough for that.

mrrun
mrrunGraduate10
in reply to Jay66UK

Apologies, wasn’t clear enough! I wanted to say that l only started to run on consecutive days when l reached that physical level. I got injured badly when l attempted it before the body was ready, but we are all different and l only speak for myself. All the best!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10
in reply to mrrun

Thanks, mrrun. I am a way off of daily runs. I just quite look forward to it.

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate10
in reply to Jay66UK

I’m dropping a rest day now but only to do a little 2k and to see if I’m ok with that. I graduated in April so August will be my 6 month since starting. I’ll see how it goes.

Well done That’s amazing! What a record! 😅

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerGraduate10

Happy 50th today, Jay! Enjoy that run then celebrate!! 😃🏃‍♂️❤️🎉🎉🎉

Hi Jay, I'm not far behind you. I'm currently on 47 runs with one more run due this week at Parkrun on Saturday, so I'll pass the 50 milestone next week if all goes to plan.

Good luck with your next outing!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate10
in reply to David_G

Excellent!

Wow, Jay! That's impressive - well done! Enjoy that 50th run :-)

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