W9R3 - Done!

W9R3 - Done!

Yesterday I completed the last run of the C25K series. Getting to the end of the programme makes me both very happy and a bit sad. I did like the sense of continuous improvement and knowing that I was in good hands. And I did enjoyed very much reading the posts on this forum.

Now I have to make sure that I keep on running. I will probably try the Couch to 5K+ podcasts, and I hope they are as good as these.

[The picture shows the view from my treadmill.]

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  • What a beautiful view and an equally beautiful achievement. Well done you.

  • Thank you!

  • Well done, it's a great feeling to complete the programme.

    Not sure if you have checked out the C25K plus podcasts but I tried one of them and found it tough going so have reverted to doing 3 x 30 minute runs each week for a while.

    Will look to increase my distances gradually soon and aim for 10k next.

    Don't forget to ask for your graduate badge, you've earned it

  • Thank you. 3 x 30 min runs each week is what I am planning to do for the time being. I will just slowly, slowly increase the incline and the speed until come close to the 5 K in 30 min.

  • Head outside? :)

  • Where are the C25K plus podcasts please? I have just graduated too and am not sure how I'm going to cope without Michael Johnson!😳

  • I found them free in the iTunes Store. πŸ˜ƒ

  • Great thanks, found them!πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ˜Š

  • nhs.uk/Livewell/c25k/Pages/...

    But... don't move onto these right away... as a new graduate, it is a good idea to consolidate the 30 minute runs and try shorter, longer and different runs...We need to build up our running muscles and our stamina and strength, as your journey goes on :)

  • Thanks for this Oldfloss, there feels like a cliff edge of understanding when the 9 weeks are completed, shame the NHS haven't made the program longer so that the consolidation you speak of can happen.

    Thanks again for taking the time to reply.

  • Fantastic achievement - well done! And what a beautiful view. I was going to say consolidate 30 min runs for a few weeks and find new routes so you don't get bored - but who could be bored with that view? Happy running πŸ‘πŸƒπŸŽ“

  • Well done.

    That is a lovely view.................do you ever run through it?

    Treadmills serve a purpose, but they cannot simulate sun in your face, wind in your hair and the feeling of being part of the natural world. If you can, I would recommend getting outdoors.

    Keep running, keep smiling.

  • One day I'll fly awaaay 🎢, I hope. But I will keep on running.

  • Just try it.... it is so different :)

  • Congratulations

  • Many congratulations!

  • Well done you! Graduate!

    If that is your view.... why not get out there, as your journey goes on !!

    For a couple of weeks, you need to just try to build up the 30 minute runs..try different runs and some new routes.. outside maybe!

    Shorter, longer, just see where you get to, runs... and then maybe move onto the C25K+ podcasts which teach us different disciplines.

    Our running legs, our stamina and our strength have only just with this programme, begun to start developing. There is so much out there to continue the growth and to keep us having fun!

    Take it, as ever, slow and steady and enjoy!

  • Running outside is for me much more stimulating ... you find places 5 mins from home you never knew was there .... you get beautiful sun and sun downs .... sometimes a soaking and sometimes frozen stiff but with every changing season comes a new challenge / experience .... I would suggest to try it you never know what you might find! Great job on competing the c25k programme 😊

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