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Week 9 Run 3 Completed - dumbfounded but ecstatic!

So, 9 weeks after I started c25k, I'm running for 30 minutes regularly, getting hugely close to 5k (about 80 meters out). I never would have believed it was possible. I could write a book on the experience, but I'll constrain it down to the 3 key things in my view that really, really helped me and might help others.

1) The hardest part of the whole program (in my view) was even before I started W1R1 ... getting out the front door on day 1! Don't over think the whole thing, just start.

2) Listen to Laura. Follow her instructions to the letter, don't do more, don't do less.

3) If you have any problems or concerns, share them here. The folks on this forum are amazing and will always help and be so supportive.

Good luck to all who are on this pathway, and thanks to those (many) who helped me on mine.

:)

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Well said, I too graduates this morning and could not agree more with your advice. A big congratulations to you. I hope you are planning on some well deserved celebrations. Happy running....as Laura would say.

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Congratulations! Starting W9 here, very happy! And I agree with your analisys of the plan.

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Good luck, Ana ;o)

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Well done Nick. You summed up the plan perfectly. Congratulations on graduating. Don't forget to collect your badge :)

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Congratulations on graduating!! Happy running :)

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Congratulations! Feels amazing doesn't it! Now for the real running adventures.

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Get YOU! Graduates swarming the hallways today! Many many congratulations on your success!!! Nice badge too :-)

Cool Runnings to you NickTuson!

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And another shiny new badge - plenty of room here! Well done! Yet more proof positive that this C25K programme really works!

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Congratulations ! Good advice. Wishing you good luck with your future running.

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Congratulations on Graduating ;o) There seems to be a flurry of us new grdaduates ;o)

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Congratulations Nick! Lovely post btw.

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Congratulations and I completely agree

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Great advice and many congratulations :)

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C25k delivers again!!! But you are the one who did the hard work and changed your life. Congratulations.

Keep running, keep smiling.

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