Achieved my goal!: I started out on C25k because... - Couch to 5K

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Achieved my goal!

heavyhorse profile image

I started out on C25k because I had lost 6 stone, wanted to get fit and set myself a challenge , this was to maintain/continue my weight loss and to get more healthy . I decided on an open water swim , which somehow developed into me entering a cross sprint triathlon. I thought I could do the 750m swim, and 12 km mountain bike with a bit of training and that the 6 k trail run would be the hard bit . Turned out with c25k I discovered I really enjoy running and although will never be fast can happily plod on and have done a 10 k now which still seems unbelievable. This forum has really helped with friendly and supportive comments and useful advice after both good and bad runs so thanks to you all! Today I reached my goal and completed the triathlon the swim was very choppy due to high winds but I made it , the cycle was good , hilly and got blown about but enjoyed it and the run was great, my total time was 2 hrs 7 mins with a run time of 30 minutes! I am pretty sure it was shorter than the 6 k they said but I'm happy I finished!! So thanks again to all of you who have helped me on here and here's to a faster time next year!

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jojo57 profile image

Very well done! Hope you are suitably proud of your achievement! x

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Clawmum profile image

heavyhorse how amazing, well done you, a real achievement :) :) :)

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90ldfinch profile image

Bravo! (or Chapeau!, as you're on a bike). C25k > 10k> triathlon- that really is some amazing progress- you're an inspiration to us all, heavyhorse :)

b275 profile image

Crikey!! THAT is an achievement, well done!!

sparky66 profile image

Love it..

how we all think we are just ordinary people..

But by geting off that sofa.. something other than our body's get to change.. and we become more x

You are a champion :)

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heavyhorseGraduate in reply to sparky66

I'm not fast, but I wasn't last 139th out of 150 and another 24 dnf , thank you for your comments as I still think I am just pretending to be 'sporty' and am not quite there yet!

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b275Graduate in reply to heavyhorse

You ARE sporty, you went out and did it!!!

Inspirational post. Well done. Enjoy he pride; you deserve it!

melly4012 profile image

This is amazing!! Well done - 10k, weight loss, all such great achievements! The programme really is life changing. :)

JaySeeSkinny profile image

6k in 30min, after swimming and cycling! And you say you're not sporty! I think you might have to re-think how you see yourself in the near future! Well done, shows what can be done with will-power 👍

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heavyhorseGraduate in reply to JaySeeSkinny

I'm pretty sure the run was less than 6 k, it felt more like 5 or just under, but thanks!

jt24 profile image

I've not been on the forum for ages, this is a great post to see :)

Well done you xx

pollyp1 profile image

Congratulations - that's a brilliant achievement.

Brilliant HH, have never contemplated doing a race like that. In my book you're definitely sporty.

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