Week 9 Run 3, Couch 2 5 K, Done it - WoooooHooooo

It was tough but today I did it. My 3rd run of Week 9. Max heart rate down, average heart rate down, speed a bit down (miles also down but managed to complete 3.2 in the 30 mins). This programme is excellent and I know it improves fitness which is what I wanted. My own personal (stupid) target of running 5k in under 27 mins could have derailed me but I achieved it and also think it gave me something to shoot for.

I can't remember who posted runningformyexistence.com/h... (was it GJ?) but it really helped me push for those final minutes in the runs - you know the ones that last a lot longer than you think. If you need inspiration have a look at it. Thank you to the original poster.

My next big challenge is to keep fitting 3 runs in a week and staying off the couch.

I used to be known as NotYetFitEnuf but I definitely think I've turned a large corner with GettingFitter

THANK YOU TO ALL YOU FELLOW RUNNERS who have helped inspire and keep me on track and as Laura says Happy Running

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  • Well done GF!!!! You need to apply for your Graduate Badge if you've not already done so

    So, how does that feel then? I bet you're as proud as punch, and relieved that you've done it. I think we've all got fitter and a bit thinner on the way to week 9. I certainly feel like a totally different person from when I started

    I hope you continue to run. You will find a way to fit the runs in if you really want to. I'm hooked on running now and go nuts if I can't get out there. Are you moving up to the Couch+ podcasts. There are three of them and you can do those as your introduction to longer runs and to support the runs you've already got under your belt

  • Brilliant. Thanks for the suggestions I'll take a look

  • Congratulations! It's a great feeling isn't it, and I am pretty sure you will keep on getting fitter and fitter. As for keeping going, maybe take a few weeks just to consolidate then have another goal? Rfc's quests ( pinned post on the right hand side) have always helped me. One little piece of advice would be don't try to ramp it up to soon, but otherwise...happy running!

  • Thank you. There's definitely a warm glowing feeling - off up to London to celebrate.

  • Woohoo indeed! Congratulations. And what a fantastic speed too.

    The way to make sure you stick at it is to find what is enjoyable for you - it's different for all of us. Either distance, speed, races, playing around with pace, heart rate etc - there's a whole world out there. Mix it up a bit to find what you enjoy most.

  • Thanks ullyrunner I'm sure I'll find something

  • Thanks KK

  • Congratulations and a massive WELL DONE :) Great time and distance. My target is the 5k in 30 minutes and if I achieve that then I'll be more than happy. Well done, again.

  • Thanks Paul good luck with your target

  • Thanks :)

  • Oh I see your badge! Yay, it looks fab. Really suits you. Enjoy your celebrations. Take care!!

  • Thanks Misswobble it does look shiny

  • Congrats GF, really well done. Now spend a couple of days basking in your achievements before launching yourself into the next phase of your running adventure. Good luck

  • Thanks EpicMum

  • Well done! The badge looks great... Happy post-graduate running!

  • Thanks aussiegtc

  • Congratulations, GF! Very well done indeed; you've made brilliant progress! And how your shiny shiny graduation badge suits you! Time for celebration now; how about treating yourself to some nice new running gear to mark your wonderful achievement?

    Well done and happy running, always.

  • Thanks MY I was thinking about a trip to runtolive for gait analysis and some new shoes

  • Yay! Congratulations GettingFitter! 5k in less that 27 mins?!?! Wow, that's some going!

    Big thumbs up

  • Cheers I_will. Good luck with the programme. It works - abit like ronseal it does what it says on the tin C25K

  • Well done on graduating. I think you'll find that it was Sallycycle that posted the link. It is inspirational.

  • Brilliant thanks waletta and Sallycycle

  • Well done, very motivating post. Keep up and maintain the achievement of your hard work. Happy running

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