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W9 Final Run 🎉🎉

yeah just completed the final run, luckily the rain stopped just in time, headed outside, decided to take a different route, I can't say it was easy, I had the normal oh my god I can't keep going at around 18 minutes, but I carried on . I've started this programme many times before and have always given up at around the 4 minute runs, I really think the key is to run slowly, I'm never going to reach 5k in 30 minutes but the fact that I can just keep running for 30 minutes is such an achievement. If I had any advice to newbies it would be firstly don't look ahead at the programme, especially the week that suddenly jumps to a 20 minute run. Run really slowly and if you get tired slow down, don't give a second thought to what other people think of you, you could just stay on the couch!

Don't be put off by a bad week, your next run will be better.

I always take water with me, even though I never drink it. I wear an extra top, even if it's hot,I take it off just as I start feeling tired, it takes a few minutes to remove and I feel refreshed to be suddenly cooler.i can't be the only one to do these strange things.

You can do this.

Keep going everyone seriously if I can do this anyone can.

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Fantastic and some nice tips there. You are now free to run as you please 👏👏🍾🍾😀

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Well done and happy running!

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🍾🎓✔️Hurrah for you! 🎓🍾. 💐✨Well done✨💐

. 🍸🎈🍹🎈🍷🎈Congratulations🎈🍷🎈🍹🎈🍸

Clamber up on that podium and take a well deserved bow and a right Royal wave, you are in good company this week - yahoo!

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CONGRATULATIONS!! :) And great advice! :)

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Brilliant ! Many Congratulations to you on a fantastic achievement !

Happy running ! :-) xxx

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Way to go! How much fizz have we gone through this week! 🎂🎈🍹🍷🍸🍺🍻🍰🍹🎈🎂CONGRATULATIONS :)

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A really big well done to you Clairratc!! Some great tips there too. Happy graduate running 🍾🌟🍾🌟🍾🌟🍾🌟

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Oh well done you - what a week to graduate ! Welcome to the grad club!

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Thanks everyone, this forum has really helped, i'm so glad i found you all, i so nearly gave up many times but have been inspired and encouraged by all your posts. Well done everyone.

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Congratulations - 🎉🎉😀🎓 and really good advice

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Your very own Gold medal!!

Mahoosive congratulations 🎉🎉👏🏼🏃🏻

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Congratulations!! Well done for sticking with the programme and getting right through to the end. I love your tactic of taking a layer off and tricking yourself into forgetting you're still running! You did it! Enjoy the feeling. :)

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