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Made it!

Gladysw12
Gladysw12Graduate

Hello

I have found week 9 quite difficult. It's amazing how an extra two minutes can make such a difference. I think part of the problem has been that I was trying to see if I could run faster instead of just being satisfied with completing the time. Anyway, I am thrilled to say that this morning at 6.00 a.m. I completed W9R3 and I felt absolutely wonderful. I am unsure what to do next. I think I will gradually increase my time, maybe a couple of minutes each run to see how long it takes me to complete the 5K and then maybe move on to the stepping stones podcast. Here goes!

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I keep seeing something on here called bridge to 10k. I only had a quick look but it sounds like a c25k type thing but for people who've completed it. Might be worth a look?

Or what about park run? That's what I'm training for. Once I can do 5k in 40 minutes or under, I'm going to start doing park run.

Gladysw12
Gladysw12Graduate in reply to Hidden

Thank you. Will have a look

Well done you ! I'm a way behind you, starting Week 4 tomorrow at 6am - those of you who are graduating are inspiring me 😀

Gladysw12
Gladysw12Graduate in reply to JanGow64

Thanks. Great. Go for it. It's an amazing feeling to get to the end. Though I don't feel like it's the end I feel like a door has opened to a future life of running and fitness.

JanGow64
JanGow64 in reply to Gladysw12

I can't believe I'm enjoying this as much as I am - I'm 53 on Saturday and until recently wouldn't have dreamed I'd ever take up running - but it's fab! I love it !

Gladysw12
Gladysw12Graduate in reply to JanGow64

Yes I Agree. I am 52 and think why did I leave it so long. Never mind, better late than never!

Gwibiwyr51
Gwibiwyr51Graduate

Excellent, well done you.

Gladysw12
Gladysw12Graduate in reply to Gwibiwyr51

Thank you

RebeccaSK
RebeccaSKGraduate

Well done!!!!! Don't forget to add your name to the post so you get "graduate" after your name!

RebeccaSK
RebeccaSKGraduate in reply to RebeccaSK

Oops - you already did!

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate

Consolidate, consolidate, consolidate 😀

Gladysw12
Gladysw12Graduate in reply to Millsie-J

Good advice

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate in reply to Gladysw12

Lovely badge 👍🏼

Gladysw12
Gladysw12Graduate in reply to Millsie-J

Thank you. Very exciting

linda9389
linda9389Ambassador

Congratulations on completing the program! In week 9 the problem for me wasn't the extra two minutes, it was all those long runs one after another, after another! But once they were done, I realised it was forming a great habit. Keep running and enjoy what comes. It's only a few weeks since I graduated and I was fixated on challenges and structure, but actually just going out there for 30 minutes several times a week is really fun just in itself. Certainly for me just now anyway. Enjoy graduate :)

Gladysw12
Gladysw12Graduate in reply to linda9389

Thank you. I think you are right. Just enjoy it

SueKen
SueKenGraduate

Woohoo - well done!

Gladysw12
Gladysw12Graduate in reply to SueKen

Thank you

damienair
damienairGraduate

Fantastic, well done and congratulations.

Gladysw12
Gladysw12Graduate in reply to damienair

Thank you

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