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I've graduated

Rockette profile image

Yes I've completed wk9 r 3 whoop . Thanks for all the advice from you all on my journey . What's to do now ? I think i will keep up running the 30mins for a couple of weeks and then gradually increase the the time till i get to 5k . Im doing 2.5 miles at the mo in 30 mins so I will work on that. I don't want to make mistakes by doing too much too soon as i have in the past so am I right in thinking I can add on 3mins a week when I'm ready ? Happy running all

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Cornish-girl profile image

Well done

lardofale profile image

Great work, Well done to you! That's a brilliant achievement, good to have the shiny Graduate symbol isn't it!

I graduated in August and have spent the last few weeks doing exactly what you suggest you might do. The jump to 5k from 30 minutes is just a minor mental adjustment but the course has conditioned you to it so I reckon you'll be comfortably doing that soon. I now do Parkruns on a Saturday which might be an idea to kill two birds with one stone, you can run for 30 minutes and walk the rest if you want, great fun. Good luck!

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Rockette in reply to lardofale

Thanks lardofale .yes I'm thinking of going to a park run A week on Saturday, I've done a few last time round . Enjoy yours tomorrow .

Well done, that's brilliant. Your plan sounds very good too, I might have to something very similar after 2 more runs. What's happened to me?!:)!!!

Nearly there then ,Good luck and were runners !

SC1472 profile image

Well done - just enjoy getting into the habit of running three times a week for the time being to build on your stamina.

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Rockette in reply to SC1472

Yes that's a good idea ,thanks sc1472

Congratulations Rockette. Pity you can't get another badge! Just keep to the 10% rule and you'll be fine.

Ha ha I'd have 3 then I'm a old pro lol . Thanks Irish princess

IannodaTruffe profile image

Don't stop, Rockette. The plan sounds great.

Keep running, keep smiling.

Thanks iannoda

Congratulations on a job well done. Sounds like you have a good plan. That's what I did too. Enjoy it! 🎉🏃‍♀️✅

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Rockette in reply to helenwheels

Thanks helenwheels

Brilliantly done. And sound like you've got a cracking plan lined up too...enjoy the view from the podium

Thanks jancanrun

Yayyy congratulations and well done for graduating 🏅🏃

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Rockette in reply to Tricky2836

Thanks tricky

Babs24 profile image

Oh tremendous well done you! Brilliant! x

Polly2810 profile image

Well done...congratulations!!! 🎉🎉🎉😊😊😊😊🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

Kimterry profile image

Fantastic achievement - well done!🏃🏽‍♀️🏅

Well done - I graduated a couple of weeks ago and am doing the same as you, started with 33 minutes, now at 36 minute runs, and my pace getting a little faster each time without killing myself. Soon I will do 38 than 40 minutes and consolidate at that. My long term goal is a 7 min/km pace, ie. 35 minutes to do 5km, and in between I am looking forward to trying out park runs, probably in last place for the next few months!!

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Rockette in reply to vmskn

Thanks vskmn,I think your plan is what I'll be doing . I'm taking it steady this time around and enjoying it better . I do not want injuries like I have had in the past . Good luck with it your doing great

Mummycav profile image

Congratulations!!! I think that's a good idea, building up gradually, that's what I hope to do when I graduate too...

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Rockette in reply to Mummycav

Thanks mummycav. Yes build up gradually it really is the best way .you will soon have the lovely badge . Happy running

Well done Rockette, give your badge an extra polish for Graduating again🎉🎉🎊....

Happy running 😊x

Thanks Jan. I'm hoping to old on to it a lot longer this time around . Happy running

Getfitok profile image

Brilliant! well done you. Your plan sounds like a good one

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