Week 9 run 3, done! Oh, I'm soooo pleased! I've tried to map my run and found to my horror my distance is only around 4km!!! I don't really mind, though. Just pleased to get this far. By the way, can anyone tell me how to get that 'Graduate' tag?

The plan is to keep on running and I have to as I;m doing 5k in Edinburgh marathon at the end of the month. After that, the aim is to keep doing 30minutes 3 times a week. And to keep coming to this forum.

Thank you, everyone for advice, motivation, etc.



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  • Woo! Well done! And given the fact I've just run 2.6k in 25 minutes, your 4k in 30 sounds like a distant dream for me!

    Looking forward to seeing your Graduate badge when you've found out how to get it (I'm sure there's a link to some instructions somewhere but I can't find them just now).

  • Weehee yay [bounces up & down] well done. Great job. You'll get your 5K no problem. Onwards & upwards!!

    There's a pinned post link on the right of the main page that will take you to the bit to get your badge.

    Happy Graduation day!! 😃😃😃

  • Congratulations! 4k is very respectable, so don't stress.

  • Congratulations! I hope you feel really proud - you will gradually build your distance, but, as many of us find, you might never manage the full 5k in 30 minutes. So in preparation for your 5k you may need to keep extending your running time.

    For your badge, look in the pinned posts and follow the instructions from there.

  • Well done ! Many congratulations on your running achievement ! Hope your 5k goes well for you, you'll definitely make it to the distance. Happy running !

  • Congratulations! 4km is perfectly respectable - remember week one, run one? :D Magic! There's a link on the right hand side of the "posts" page, under "pinned posts" - graduation badges. Click on that one and Blow That Trumpet!

  • Oh yes, I remember week 1 run 1! even before I got back home I began to wonder if this was a good idea. I'm so glad I stuck to it!

  • Well done and congratulations.

  • Well done. Congrats on your graduation. Don't sweat the distance thing. It will come. You have only been running 9 weeks!

    Just make sure you keep running!

  • Really well done, and just stick at it, everything else will fall into place in time, the most important thing is to enjoy!! And enjoy the achievement of graduation :D

  • Congratulations and well done! Good luck with the race at the end of the month, if yoou keep running regularly you shouldn't have a problem at all.

  • It's not many people that are running 5k in 30 minutes by the end of the programme - I've still only managed to shave mine down to 32 minutes, though I'm working on it!

    What I did in week 9 was to carry on running at a comfortable pace, without pushing myself unduly. The first run of the week I completed 5k in 35:24, and by the third run managed 33:41. It's taken me five weeks to work it down to 32:00

    Why don't you try the same on your next run? Rather than having 30 minutes as a standard run, you can make it 5k with a little more effort.

  • Thanks, everybody for all your comments! All's been really helpful. I'll give that a try, steve_I!

  • Well done

  • Well done you. If you want an intro try Parkrun, on a Saturday morning, if there is one near you. You'll be running for 5K with people of all ages and abilities. There are 300 people at my local event, which is brilliant. I can't wait to do a fun run with thousands :)

  • Well done it's brill to hear you've made it through 9 weeks. Happy days :-D

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