Can I Graduate?

Started w7 R1 with doing my warm up walk going to the shop and back and running the podcast warm up plus the 25 min run so did 30 min and run 3.2 miles. Did the same for R2 and run 3.3 miles. On R3 i forgot to charge my mp3 and just used my running app on my phone and was really pleased when i had finished i had done 4.18 miles (6.72 km) in 37.20 min. Can this count as a Graduate.


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  • No sorry! Graduation is after completing week 9 run 3, but it's obviously only a matter of time for you as you can clearly do it, keep it going!

  • Don't rush! The program is staggered for a reason to allow your body to adjust so you won't hopefully get injured now or in the future. Well done though and keep going and in just a couple of weeks you will be there and ready for life after C25K

  • Sounds like you are doing brilliantly!! just imagine what you will be achieving by week 9! Keep it up and enjoy the rest of the programme :)

  • Thanks was not sure if i could or not. Only a couple of weeks, come this far. Started W8 R1 last night so only 5 more runs to do. Thanks everyone.

  • It's down to personal conscience, I'd say. I skipped weeks 7 and 8, as you've effectively done, but concluded if you've started off from week 1 and got to running 3x30mins, that's C25k completed. I explained the circumstances on the "Graduate Badge" thread, and was given the badge. Congratulations, by the way, and well done on quick progress, though, as others say, be careful to keep building up gradually rather than risking injury. Keep the enthusiasm under control!

  • Thanks for that Jacobite.

  • I originally would have said no. But someone else argued that if those of us who need to repeatedly repeat and stretch it out longer can graduate late, the those who are capable of skipping should graduate too.

  • Thanks everyone for the feed back. Might put it to admin and see what they say.

  • I was going to ask the same question. As I have a race coming up on Sunday (March 9th), I decided to step up my training (after advice from C25K on Facebook), to go for distance rather than minutes.

    So I completed my first 5k run yesterday ... the first for 40 years, and the first of many to come. Did it in 36 minutes too which pleased me no end!

    It would be really nice to go into the race on Sunday as a C25K graduate (that run will be W9R3 for me). Who do I need to convince that it would be a good idea and that I am deserving of my graduation badge?

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