W9R3 - Graduation Day!

Have not long come in from my graduation run and feeling completely exhilarated! I wanted to get to the 5k so ran for just over 35 minutes. I would have done it a little bit quicker but I started to get stitch after about 32 minutes.

Not exactly sure what my next steps are, but I plan to keep on running for at least 30 minutes 3 times a week.

Thanks to everyone on here for the support and inspiration, this is such a wonderful community :-)

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  • Well done!

  • Congratulations๐ŸŽ“ ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘ Hope you are feeling proud. I graduated on Friday and am still grinning every time i think about it. I am planning to keep running 3 times a week and getting a bit faster, I only managed 4K (3.99 actually but am rounding up to 1 significant figure) on my graduation run so that may take a while. Whatever you do keep getting out there and I'm sure you will be amazing! Good Luck ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿƒ

  • Congratulations; you must feel amazing x

  • Well done

  • well done!I hope you have requested your badge!

  • Briliiant. well done :)

  • Very well done. Enjoy๐Ÿพ

  • Congratulations - great way to start the day! Good luck with the next stage of your running journey! โ˜บ

  • Well done big congratulations ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Congratulations! And look at that shiny badge! It surely looks like the first of a collection in the making... ;)

  • Congratulations Sally! You should feel proud. Now to plan lots of lovely running adventures ahead!

  • Well done x

  • Congratulations!

  • Congratulations :)

    Your badge looks amazing on you.

    Many wise ones over time have suggested 4-6 weeks of 'just' consolidating where you're at, so, yep 3x 30 min runs each week is a great habit to establish and will give you a great base of fitness.

    There is a whole host of c25k+ podcasts encouraging speed and stamina, there's the thoughts of increasing distance (and plans) for 10k, there's intervals, fartleks, Parkruns, races, running clubs and of course 'just going and running'.

    I'd suggest reading around it all but no matter what- just keep going!!

    Well done x

  • Thanks, that sounds like good advice. I have now downloaded the other podcasts but definitely think I want to do the consolidation before attempting anything new!

    I definitely want it to become a proper habit and something I'll do forever, so 4-6 weeks of consolidation seems really sensible.

  • Congratulations and well done.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  • Many congratulations- I'm two hours into my graduation ( and making rather spectacular inroads into a large glass of bubbly)

  • Massive congrats to you too! Enjoy the celebration :-)

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