Just ran for 45 min plus the 5 min warm up for a total of 50 min, which totaled 5.6k. That was run 3, week 9! Now I have officially graduated.

Thank you all for the support in this community. Now it's on to more training to prepare for my first race. Not sure when but will report back.

What an amazing program this C25k is. When I started I never believed I could do this given my previous back problems and now I did it. Way happy.


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  • BIG congratulations :D well done ,it is a great achievement ,enjoy your celebrations you have earned them

  • Well done! What's your race?

  • Well done and a great effort too! Can't wait to get through that last run of the programme myself!

  • Brilliant! Well done and welcome to the wonderful world of being a c25k graduate :)

  • Well done. I had back pain on my very first attempt, too, and it gets harder and harder to keep at it. (Of course the right thing is to work on the core, which solves the problem). How did you deal with yours? Did it just eventually get better as you got fitter?

  • Brilliant ! Well done on a fantastic achievement ! :-) xxx

  • Gary_bart, my pain is always in my left lower leg when I run on pavement. Back is fine surprisingly, given I was told I would never be able t run. I think the slow conditioning, as well as a stinger core have helped. I also stretch much more than before.

  • Congratulations graduate!!!! What an awesome feeling to finish. Now go celebrate - you've earned it!

  • Brilliant stuff. Good luck with your further training; I look forward to reading all about it.

  • Heartiest congratulations. Start with a Parkrun if there is one near you. They are great fun and people are very welcoming! Well done you.

  • That's brilliant, well done!

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