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Week 9 Run 3 Completed Today - I've Graduated!

The final run of C25K was run today. I did my best run ever as well - pace and distance. I ran 4.66km at an average pace of 8.42/km. Although, I guessed it would be hard to achieve 5k distance from following this app, I am mildly disappointed, whilst still being super proud of what I have achieved.

I will run 5k as I have a 5k Fun Run booked on 5th August.

Now, I need to keep the moment up, as I've booked to run The Big Half next March. What apps have people used to do longer distances?

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Congratulations on Graduating😊🎉🎉👏👏👏

First of all.. you pat yourself on the back and step up to the podium (pinned post Graduation badge July 2017 below ) to receive your badge.😎

Its great you have a 5k planned, so now is the time to consolidate your 30 mins of running thus building your stamina reserves and leg strength.

The plan does get you from the couch to being able to run for 30 mins. In order to achieve this most need to go steady and slowly, we are all different ages and sizes. Actually running 5k is probably within your capability right now but would take about 38 mins...

Just enjoy a few 30 min runs no pressure, then try the c25k+ podcasts.

Keep running and enjoy it..you have come so far already, take it gently increasing your running time.😊

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Brilliant, you are now a runner & on your way.

My advice is, to keep training & download the 5k + pods to improve speed & stamina. The rest of your 5k is in your head now, along with 10k and only you know what!

if you can, join your local ParkRun.org.uk. ParkRun is a weekly community run, for all abilities & totally free. I wish I had joined while I was doing C2 5K as it's great practice & people are really supportive and welcoming.

After 30 years without running I'm 6 months past the program & I ran my first 10 last month, another in October. I'm still slow, sweaty and red faced but I'm getting better every week!

✌🏻️&❤️

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Unfortunately, I can't get to Park Runs. My hubby works on Saturday's and I have no one to leave my 4 year old with.

Where do I find the podcasts please?

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Before you try the podcasts though it is an idea to get some consolidation of the 30 minute runs in first , as Jan and I said in our replies...they can be a tad daunting for a new graduate..and by the way

Congratulations!!!!!!! x Well done you!!!

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I agree with Bluebirdrunner .. really consolidate the 30 minute runs before you move on..our running legs take time to build up. Just try different distances and enjoy running with no pressure or constraint...just because you can!

Then as Jan says, download the C25K+ podcasts.they really are terrific and many of the Graduates still use them. They are so useful for teaching us the different disciplines of our running. Focus on the build up for a few weeks and then begin to think about moving forward :)

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I graduated a couple of months ago and only just feel ready to move on towards 10k. Enjoy the feeling of just running for the sake of running and get yourself into a routine before you start committing to more.

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Well done and congratulations graduate!

If there is a parkrun near you perhaps you could use the route outside of parkrun times? Good luck with your 5k event and your future running journey 👍🏼

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I agree Jacs-W. Although I haven't done a park run, my local one shows the route on the internet. So Leedsgirl72, you can do your own park run!

Good luck 😉

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Generally known as freedom runs😎🏃🏻🏃🏻‍♀️

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Great title! Love it 😍

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Thank you jan-now-runs, WSDW, Oldfloss and SC1472 for your really helpful replies.

I have booked a half marathon for next March (it's the new half of the London Marathon) already. Hubby and I got carried away after watching Mind Over Marathon. He has been running 10ks for years though.

I need things booked to keep me going with running. Having something to work to helps me. I have The Big Fun Run booked for 5th August to run 5k. Then planning on 10k in November. maybe one in October.

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Biggest improver for me has been finding a running buddy, we run together once a week and they are always the best runs. Running around for an hour no targets, no times & no competition.

Especially great for when I'm lacking motivation to run, which is before most runs.

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Congratulations to you! It's been great to read your replies as I'm 2 runs behind you and also thinking about my next phase of running. Good luck!

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Congratulations - don't be disappointed, you'll be at 5k before you know it. 30 mins is a big deal.

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