Week 9 Done

Week 9 Run 3. Today was the last run of my NHS Couch to 5K. When I started I struggled with the 1 minute runs and having an overall pace of 7:40/Km. Today I ran 5.6Km in 30 minutes with an overall pace of 6:00/Km, around about 5:15/Km when you exclude the warm up and cool down walks.

I was really feeling it between the 20 and 25 minute mark but I slowed down and then pushed on for the last 5 minutes.

Exercise always worried me with Type 1 Diabetes and having a hypo during it. After 27 runs I've not had one hypo during it.

I started on a cold dark morning in January and after 26 mornings, I had one evening, it's still as cold but not dark anymore even on my pre 6am runs on a Tuesday.

I'm now on my own, ditching Laura and running off in to the sunset. I'm still aiming for 3 runs a week. I'm even looking at joining some local running groups to keep things ticking along.

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  • Well done graduate! And very speedy too! That badge awaits you ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ…๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • Congrats on graduating! Feels great doesn't it! You're very fast as well, not many of us return those figures :o ! Go get your badge...xx

  • Blimey, you're a swifty! Congratulations on completing the programme. The running world is now your oyster.

  • Congratulations! I think a lot of us like to look back on W1R1 and remember how tough that was. You've done so well, especially with your challenges. Makes me realize I have no excuses. Best of luck with carrying on.

  • Well done you. What a star. You are so fast, too. All the best for the next chapter of your running story, now the introduction is written.

  • Thank you for your replies. I really hope this is just the start, it has helped my health so much. I've just checked the stats of my runs and I travelled a total of 142km over the 9 weeks when I could have just been lying in my bed, so much happier for going out.

    I didn't post in here very much, especially at the start as I thought I would fail, but always read all of the motivational posts.

  • Well done and congratulations. ๐ŸŽˆ That is super-quick for a new graduate.

  • Thank you, it didn't feel fast but hard work!

  • Brilliant - congratulations on graduating! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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