Couch to 5K
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Graduated!!!

I have just completed my 30 Minute run and I feel amazing, I was so unfit 6 weeks ago when I started this challenge (yes I did rush at the start) and it seemed like such a mountain to climb. I read somewhere not to worry or think too far ahead.

I am 51 years old, was and still am overweight so if you are wondering if you should give this a go then just go for it.

My rested heartrate is down my blood pressure is down and I really cannot recommend this enough.

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Fantastic and congratulations. What a great way to start a new week. Very well done.

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Congratulations!!

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Hello and well done on your 30 min run.

As it is only a couple of days since you posted about completing w8 r 1 I am not sure if you realise it is the full 3 x 30 minute runs to graduate the Programme.

If you have run 5 runs in 4 days to graduate I would say that is such a bad idea.

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Ok my app says that I graduated, I am using the C25K app from Zenlabs, I think it is set out slightly different. I did 2 runs of 28 mins and 1 of 30 in Week 8 btw.

Also I posted Week 8 Day 2 4 days ago.

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Ahhh that explains the differences. i think most people who follow a shorter programme do a week 9 of 3 x 30 minute runs to graduate on this forum, in line with the forum's NHS C 25k graduation requirements.

I'm sure one of the admin fairies will clarify shortly.

Well done runner.

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Congratulations! And great news that it has impacted positively in other areas of your health too. Well done :)

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Well done you what a fantastic success story. Keep running and posting and letting us all know how you get on. All Week 9ers are an inspiration as it proves it can be done.

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