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I DID IT!! WK9 RUN3 FINISHED πŸ‘πŸƒπŸ‘

Tonight I completed couch to 5k, when I started WK1 Run1, I never thought I would do it but I have and I'm proud!!

Tonight I run for a full 5k and my time was 36 minutes, not fast but I did it and could have run longer, but didn't want to over do it.

It's official I'm a runner πŸƒ

πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰

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Well done Stan, it's a hell of an achievement, congrats runner!

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Cheers Cliff, it feels good πŸ‘Œ

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Brilliant! Well done on graduating! Happy runningπŸ˜€πŸƒπŸ»πŸ‘!

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Cheers Sandraj,

Thanks for your positive comments, I am looking forward to running more now I'm a graduate πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“

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Congratulations you've done it πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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Cheers 🍻

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Fantastic-well done. That sounds a good speed to me.

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Thanks Jododds, not sure what's a good speed, just wanted to run until I reached 5k

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Have you really not gone any exercise for 15 years? You must feel brilliant and so proud of yourself.

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Until 9 weeks ago, I was a couch potato who had not exercised for 15 years, mainly due to football injuries, over the years, I've had 3 knee ops and 1 lower back op, so no real continuous exercise until I started 9 weeks ago, I still need to improve my core but yes I'm very proud!!!

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Incredible! I can't wait to get up in the morning and go for my wk3 run 1!

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Good, that's how you should feel, always feel positive and look forward to your runs, you will smash it!!

How ever tired you feel never give up, you can do it.

Good luck for your run tomorrow, I look forward to hearing how you get on πŸ‘

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Whoop whoop, you surely are Stan and a good one to boot :)

Congratulations and happy running Graduate....

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Yes I am I'm a runner πŸƒ and a graduate πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“

Couch to 5k really does work if you are dedicated, disciplined and never give up.

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Hurray!! Well done runner!

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Thanks Charlotte πŸ‘

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Wahay.! πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ…βœ”οΈ

Congratulations and well done πŸ™‚

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Cheers misswobble πŸ˜‰

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Well done you! I didn't manage to graduate at 5k - could have run longer but like you, I didn't want to over do it just in case. (Probably because I still can't actually believe I'm doing it!).

However, my next challenge is to do just that!

Congratulations again - you're a runner now!!

πŸƒπŸΎπŸƒπŸΎπŸƒπŸΎπŸƒπŸΎπŸ†πŸ…

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Cheers Bestcat,

From one runner to another...

I'm sure like me you will rise to the challenge and smash it!

All the best

πŸ‘πŸ‘Œ

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Brilliant, congratulations 🍾

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Thank you Carolyn πŸ‘

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You are a runner who has graduated in a great time too. Enjoy the blingπŸ…πŸ₯‚πŸΎπŸƒπŸΌπŸ˜€πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘

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Thanks Jancanrun,

Not sure what's a good time?

Just happy to graduate πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“ time wasn't a goal, distance was!

Thanks for the bling πŸ‘

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Amazing! Good for you!!πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Thanks Annmarie πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š

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Well done, fellow runner.

Keep running, keep smiling.

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Cheers fellow runner, certainly smiling and def will keep running, my aim/goal when I started 9 weeks ago was to run a 10k by Nov!

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Plenty of time. Best to consolidate at 5k/30 minutes for a week or two and don't run hard every time. Then move on over to the Bridge to 10k forum.

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Yes that's the plan, plenty of 5k runs over next few weeks, slowly stepping up, slow and steady wins the race...

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Brilliant, well done youπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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Thanks mizz_happy πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Congratulations well done on graduating, excellent job πŸ…πŸƒ

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Cheers Tricky2836 πŸ‘

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Fantastic! That's brilliant Stan, well done - so inspiring! I just finished my W9R3 run too - not as far as you but am still very proud!

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Well done Stan, great job... be very proud πŸ‘πŸ» Tomorrow will be (hopefully) my graduate day and I'm looking forward to it! Officially runners πŸ…. I've booked my first 5k fun run on October 1st which will give me the incentive to try and improve my times over the next 4 weeks. Good luck with future runs πŸ‘

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Well done, belonger. Where's your grad badge? It'll hopefully be on proud display on your next post. πŸ…

Although Stan is AMAZING to live up to the name, C25K, I gained my badge under its alternative name, C230M (couch to 30 mins), and sounds like you may be the same? Trouble is, I've been a grad for 5 weeks but have only managed 4 runs in that time (don't ask), so am still at the disappointing 3.5k/30 min point. Coming back from my latest run yesterday, feeling a bit low and unmotivated (& exhausted), I gave myself a virtual kick-up-the-a**e and made a promise to myself to get back on track, get back the discipline I had to complete C230M and run 3 times a week again, even if it's after work/in the dark. Only then will I know if 3.5K/30m is my limit, or whether I can eventually get to 5k (my original goal). I wonder if others ever stick to 30mins and are happy with that? After all it's still brilliant that we get to that point, which I could never have done without the podcasts and Mr Smooth then Laura spurring me on. And 1.5 hours of running a week isn't to be sniffed at, either.

If you'll let me offer any advice at all it's don't do what I've done and slacken off. Try to keep the motivation and runs going and see where it leads you. Congrats again, πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“.

(Yours is the best photo on the forum, btw)

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Fabulous news Stan72! Well done! Enjoy your graduate running!

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Brilliant! Well done you :)

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congrats.

I haven't started

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