Week 9 Run 3; Done!

Just complete week 9's last run--and apparently also completed the program--Yee-Haw! What a great program, I managed to complete it in exactly 9 weeks and progressed as expected (I think). This morning I signed up for my first official 5k run: The 2015 Shamrock 'n Roll 5k, taking place in my home town on March 15, 2015. I guess between now and then I will continue to run for 30 minutes trying to increase my speed completing the 5k faster. During this last week it took me about 33 minutes to accomplish 5K. I'm just a beginner so I'll be happy if I can shave off 3 minutes allowing me to complete a 5k in 30 mins.

I'm glad to take any advice as to the best way to spend the next week getting ready for my official 5K!

Thanks!

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  • Oh terrifically well done. Marvellous to hear from you and what an epic time - been fantastic to have you alongside us - sure that Graduate badge will suit you. Good luck with the future running.

  • No advice here, just some congratulations.

    Well done.

  • Well done KofG, Congratulations and good luck. The shamrock'n roll sounds fun!

  • Well done K, Congratulations to you on your graduation , fab stuff ! :-) xxx

  • Brilliant. Well done. Good luck with the 5k.

  • Fabulous stuff, KofG! It doesn't sound as though you need any advice - you've got it sussed!

  • Congratulations - and great time too! Now to plan all those lovely running adventures!

  • Congratulations on completing the programme. Happy running :)

  • Congratulations. New graduates are coming fast and furious, must be 9 weeks since the New Years resolutions! Hopefully I'm following you tomorrow. Keep it up!

  • Congratulations!!

  • Well done on graduating πŸ‘ and that's a brilliant time for a starting 5K!

  • many congratulations on graduating- good luck with your 5km race and enjoy this feeling

  • Very well done. Congrats. Celebration time. Now have a good time!

  • Congratulations! :)

  • Well done you!!!

  • Very well done. Don't forget to get your Graduates badge. You deserve it. Only advice I can give is to keep doing what you're doing. 33 mins is a good time and it won't be long before you are sub 30 mins..

  • Great news. Just keep on doing what you're doing and enjoy the Shamrock 'n Roll 5K !

  • Woo hoo!!! Very well done you, bet you've got a big grin on yer face!! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘―πŸ˜„:-) ;-)

  • Well Done :)

  • Congratulations and well done! Try and stick to the routine of your 3 runs a week/ every other day for 30 mins til your 5k race. If your race is one that doesn't allow headphones, practice running "naked" - it takes a bit of getting used to, running without music or a beat to follow. Try the 5k+ podcasts, too - they are great to move on to and if you have one locally and you've not been along yet, sign up with your local parkrun!

  • Congratulations. All the best for your first race!

  • Well done and a great time too. Best of luck with your first 5k runπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

  • Well done to you on graduating. Good luck with your 5k run and keep us all posted :-)

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