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Gladysw12
Gladysw12Graduate
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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.

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Gladysw12
Gladysw12Graduate
in reply to Hidden

Thank you. Will have a look

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JanGow64

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

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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.

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JanGow64
JanGow64
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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 !

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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!

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Gwibiwyr51
Gwibiwyr51Graduate

Excellent, well done you.

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Gladysw12
Gladysw12Graduate
in reply to Gwibiwyr51

Thank you

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RebeccaSK
RebeccaSKGraduate

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

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RebeccaSK
RebeccaSKGraduate
in reply to RebeccaSK

Oops - you already did!

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Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate

Consolidate, consolidate, consolidate πŸ˜€

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Gladysw12
Gladysw12Graduate
in reply to Millsie-J

Good advice

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Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate
in reply to Gladysw12

Lovely badge πŸ‘πŸΌ

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Gladysw12
Gladysw12Graduate
in reply to Millsie-J

Thank you. Very exciting

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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 :)

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Gladysw12
Gladysw12Graduate
in reply to linda9389

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

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SueKen
SueKenGraduate

Woohoo - well done!

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Gladysw12
Gladysw12Graduate
in reply to SueKen

Thank you

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damienair
damienairGraduate

Fantastic, well done and congratulations.

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Gladysw12
Gladysw12Graduate
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Thank you

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