So here's my problem - Week 7 Run 2 I found I had a little extra left and managed to push onto 4k and 27.5 mins instead of 25. That gave me confidence for Run 3 however during that run as before I still had some left and decided to push on. I ended up doing the 5k in 33.36mins and was obviously ecstatic as I had completed a 5k pre 9 weeks however and here is my dilemma.. I took a week off and then decided just to start week 9 and skip week 8, this week I have completed 3 5k runs (equivalent of Week9). So my question is have I graduated or do I need to do a further 3 5k runs before I can truly say I did 9 weeks?
Even if today was my graduation run or not I am well chuffed anyway because of how far I have come but also it was my fastest 5k yet. I did 5k in 30mins 57secs which is 2 mins 49 secs faster than my previous best.
Graduation or not I am so overwhelmingly pleased that I started this programme. My original reasons for starting where to burn stress and lose a little weight, I have found I have got the stress a little better managed, the weight seems a little harder to shift although I am conscious my jeans are a little looser so maybe I am finally loosing that beer belly.
Anyway for anyone thinking of starting this programme - absolutely do. It has changed and enhanced my life, it's 30 ish minutes 3 times a week and the results are amazing.
On a separate note I noticed someone posting last night about the lack of new runners on the forums. When I first joined I found the forum via the NHS.uk site. If you go from there on the C25k section the forum is called the wrong thing and is currently listed as the White Blood Cell count forum even though it takes you to the right place. Perhaps this is why people aren't coming on.