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wyersmithGraduate10

Hi! I graduated c25k in June and have done 10 4-5k runs since then ( I’m not a fair weather runner!) with the aim of getting 5k time below 30 mins. Managed that for the first time yesterday. Yay!

So, do you think that’s enough 5k consolidation to start @ju-ju-‘s plan? I think I need the structure of a new challenge.

Any advice?

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Jay66UKGraduate10

Definitely. It’s less about 5k time and more about 5k confidence in my opinion. If you are going out knowing the 5k is in the bag if you keep putting one foot in front of the other, then you are ready.

Advice? Just follow the programme and make the most of the short run. I’ve just done Week 2 so more experienced people will be along shortly.

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wyersmithGraduate10 in reply to Jay66UK

Thanks Jay. I see your posts regularly. You’re doing incredibly well.

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HoagyMGraduate10

Definitely, but everyone is different so only you will know for sure.

I always need a target/challenge so I pretty much went straight into ju-ju’s programme after graduating and am now happily knocking out 10k’s each week and even starting to think about working up to a HM. However, unlike you I am still not managing a 30min 5k, and probably won’t for a good while yet.

As I said, everyone’s different 😀

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Ripcurlrana71Graduate10 in reply to HoagyM

But you’re doing amazingly at knocking out great 10K runs! 🙌🏼

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wyersmithGraduate10 in reply to HoagyM

Cheers! It’s been great seeing your progress on here. You are smashing this.

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SweatyfacedGraduate10

Yep, go for it!! I can only dream of that speed but I happily run 10k every weekend... 😁 just sign up and let us know how you find it!

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wyersmithGraduate10 in reply to Sweatyfaced

Thanks! Will do.

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Ripcurlrana71Graduate10

If you think you’re ready - you’re ready! The plan is not about speed but endurance. Good luck!

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wyersmithGraduate10 in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Thanks. Yeah. I know I’ll never manage that pace for more than 5k. Different challenge altogether!

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mountaindreamerGraduate10

I’m just starting week 2 of the plan, and had just over 2 weeks consolidation after C25k. As others are saying, if you feel ready then you are! 👍❤️😎

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wyersmithGraduate10 in reply to mountaindreamer

Thanks! Good luck with the plan!

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wyersmithGraduate10

Thanks all. Sounds like I just need to get in there and have a go. I still remember when 5k sounded like a frickin’ long way but 10k...? I’m in awe of you folks.

I’m gonna need a bigger podcast...

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ChrisAllen1Graduate10

You are very very ready!!! Go for it.

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wyersmithGraduate10 in reply to ChrisAllen1

Thanks Chris. 18k! Wow! Good skills.

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ChrisAllen1Graduate10 in reply to wyersmith

Thanks so much

That's more than enough on my book! Get on this bus!! The more the merrier...

Advice: Slow the speed of your long run down by around 30 secs per K (from your average 5K speed) and you'll nail it!

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wyersmithGraduate10 in reply to

Thanks Sutsha. Was wondering how much to slow down for on the longer runs. Was just about managing 155bpm on 5k so will aim for about 140 and see how I get on. Cheers!

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sallensonGraduate10 in reply to

Except when you try to get on the bus and then fall off and the bus runs you over....

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Dexy5Graduate10 in reply to sallenson

👨‍✈️🚌 I am sure you’ll be back on the bus soon sallenson. I hope all is well with you.

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wyersmithGraduate10 in reply to sallenson

Actually I thought I might get on the bus for the middle bit and jump off just before the finish setting an amazing pb.

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ju-ju-Graduate10

I would say thats plenty but you decide when is best for you as we are all different :)

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