Couch to 5K

Yayyyyyyy! Who'd have believed it!

I've done it! Not only the whole of C25k but 5k as well!! You're a great community, thank you so much for all the support! I did just over 5k in 45 minutes on wk9d2 and today I have just finished and run a shade under 5k in 40 minutes. Consistent anyway. The first five minutes are still hell but I find that as I reach around 4k it all feels smooth and like I cuold keep on going, unless the land slopes upwards of course!

Thank you again, I'm off to queue for my graduation medal!! (Don't think you've heard the last of me though, friends have mentioned 10k in December...)

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Congratulations. Well done😊.

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Congratulations 😀

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Well done! Enjoy the next stage of your running☺

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Fantastic! And good luck with your bridge to 10K plans! Did you know there is a forum called 'Bridge to 10K' btw. Might be worth dropping in!🙂

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Yes, I was looking yesterday and seem to have just joined it! :D

56 and I've become a runner for the first time! Can't quite believe it (and I must stop with all these exclamation marks)!

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Great! See you over there! And I am very keen on an exclamation mark or two myself! Oh, and smiley faces!🙂😀🙂

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Very well done. Graduation and first 5K deserves a round of applause 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

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Well done :)

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Well done 😎😎😎😎

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Oh I love this kind of post *exclamation mark* Congratulations, what an amazing way to finish c25k *lots of exclamation marks* :)

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Well done to you!!!!!! Really well done !!!!!. 🍾🎈🍾🎈🍾🎈

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Absolutely!!!!!!! Well deserved!!!! Congratulations!!!! :)

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Great achievement - happy dance for you👯👯 Congratulations.

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Brilliant!!!!! Well done!!!!!!

Blooming love exclamation marks, me !!!!!!

Are you doing Park Run?

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Not sure but I might at some point this summer.

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You lot are all so GREAT! Many thanks.

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wow!! ! Well done! And nothing wrong with exclamation marks!! You are a graduate!!!!

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Amazing!! Congratulations, badge looks great :)

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Brilliant ! Well done on a fantastic achievement !

You should be sooo proud of yourself ! :-) xxx

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Congratulations!!!! It feels really good :) , doesn't it?

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Congratulations from a 58 yr old here who's never managed to run this far since teenage years (apart from treadmill). I've 2 more runs to finish - been great to read experiences of others. Agree about the first 5 mins too.

Please keep posting. I will keep an eye out for ideas from you & others on how to keep going after wk 9 r3! So glad you did it 😀

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