Wk9R3 completed!

Strange old week - run1 was difficult, run2 was so easy I felt I could go on forever, then run 3 was arduous again.

I'm now covering exactly 5k, but that includes the warm up and warm down, so the next stage I suppose is to increase speed (I'll try using the three other podcasts on the NHS website).

What I have learnt so far (the hard way) is;

- put a double bow in the shoe laces to prevent tripping

- wear cotton gloves to prevent very cold and painful hands

- use micropore to prevent chafing.

I now await my virtual graduation certificate :)

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  • Yes. Well done 39tiro! Amazing job!

    Go get that shiny graduation badge next to your name!

    I've just started using the stepping stones podcasts which so far I've found great. I gave myself a couple of weeks of running without Laura before starting them just to prove I could!!

    Unless its what you want to focus on then don't worry about speed, my first 5K post graduation took me 49 mins to run!

    Well done again & enjoy the rest of your graduation day😊😊

  • Well done. It is such a great feeling. Beware the other podcasts are not easy. I cover nearly 5k ln just the run and I listened to the stepping stones and it was difficult. I have gone back to Laura and wk 9 just to enjoy it. Good luck.

  • Well Done!

  • Congratulations - I hope you feel really proud. You need to ask for your badge using the pinned post on the right. Enjoy!

  • Well done, great work! :-)

  • Congratulations! Another graduate this week! I'm only covering 3.5k in my run and my best 5k time is 43min so far. So, like you, I'd like to increase speed but I'm going to concentrate on inceasing distance first and keeping going for longer. Will be doing my first post-graduation run tomorrow morning. Good luck with yours. Helen

  • Well done and keep running and most importantly, keep enjoying it!!! :D

  • Well done you!

  • Well done. I have completed 2 runs since my graduation. My furthest was 5.2km in 38 mins but my 30 min distance is 4k. Similar to yours. I think my speed will increase with my fitness but am focusing on keeping running whilst staying injury free.

  • Well done and congratulations.

  • Congratulations. A fabulous achievement. Keep running :)

  • Well done! It is such a great feeling! I graduated last week and am carrying on with the week9 podcasts for the moment, although I run on longer and have managed to reach 5k. I've heard the C25k+ podcasts can be quite hard so I'm just trying to consolidate what I've achieved so far and then give them a go. Good luck and keep running!

  • Well done. 😊

  • You've graduated - Well done :)

  • Yay ! Many Congratulations to you , Well done ! :-) xxx

  • That's brilliant. Many congratulations to you. Bet you're still smiling!

  • Well done, I'd also say don't worry about speed. Gradually and carefully build up the distance on the running bit if you want.

  • The 3 post graduate podcasts are quite challenging compared to the C25K programme. I tried the 1st one just after I graduated & found it tough. I went back to them after a couple of months & thought they were great. I use them regularly now. Well done on completing the 9 week programme - now the fun really starts!

  • Congratulations and well done on your graduation! It's such an achievement, only graduated 2 weeks ago myself. Still only doing 5k with warm up and down. Good luck with the next stage of your training.

  • Thanks for all your kind comments - and good luck with your own running endeavours.

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