Big smile here: C25K done!

Hi all, big smile here, I have just completed run 9.3!

After having concentrated the last few runs on my usual hilly course, I wanted to finish in style on the much easier flat riverside course. I ran for 34:12 minutes and covered 6.05km! When I went for run 1.1 on 15th March, I would never have thought this to be possible.

Now I will enjoy two rest days (actually gardening with the wife) and reward myself with a nice sushi family dinner tomorrow.

The plan after that is to keep the weekly routine of three runs alternating the flat and the hilly course. I want to do this for the next 4 weeks in order to prove myself that I am capable of keeping this up without the disciplining effect of Laura's podcast. Then I will see, probably gradually lengthening the riverside run.

For all of you out there in the middle of C25K and thinking about starting it: go for it! This is the best gift I ever made myself!

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  • Wow thanks for sharing that. I just finished week 3 and I'm trying to imagine me there in just six weeks time😀Don't forget to collect your badge! Well done🥇🏃🏻🥇🏃🏻👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  • Fantastic! Well done. Go you! So inspiring - a large bit of me doesn't believe I could ever aspire to such a result, but I did actually walk 8 miles (in a mere 2.5 hours) through the rolling sussex downs (with a pub stop for lunch) the other weekend and there was a time when I would have doubted I could do that (walking poles are a really good idea for dodgy terrain and steep bits). I'm trying not to care about the final outcome of my C25k - but I'm afraid I do!!!

  • Well done, that's fantastic. Of course you'll keep it up without Laura. I took Laura with me on my first post grad run but since then have used my own music and been fine.

    Happy Running!

  • Congratulations! How about coming over to the Bridge to 10k forum when you are ready.

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  • Fantastic! Mucho congratulations! :D

  • Congratulations Graduate! :)

  • Excellent!

  • Well done 🎉

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