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Week 9 run 3 done🎉

After a week of no running, as I was on holiday and didn't fancy running on the twisty, narrow Cornish road with those high stone walls each side, I went out this morning determined to do the last 30 min run in the programme. Got into a rhythm, ran up all the hills (slowly 😃) and kept going until Laura said "that's it."

So pleased - didn't get to 5k in 30 mins (it was 4.2k) but I kept going that's the important thing. Not sure I would have done it without reading all the good advice on this forum that it's ok to slow down - at 60 this was so important for me. Thanks Oldfloss and everyone!

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Congratulations- distance is not relevant but you did the time. Enjoy your post-grad runs and don't forget to claim your shiny badge!

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Thank you!

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Well done on completing the program:)!!!

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Thanks - so pleased with myself!

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Congratulations alpacagirl🎉🎉🎉🎉

Well done on Graduating the plan.

Keep running, you have lots more adventures to try.😊x

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Thank you Jan-now-runs - how are you getting on since graduating? Any tips?

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When I graduated I was only running 4.2k in my 30 min run. I carried on doing 30 min runs and used the C25k+podcasts too which have Laura coaching you. I did these for ages, plus went running for fun at different locations.

I tried the B210k after about six months of consolidation and got quite far with it, but it is tiring. This year I have recently reached the 5k mark non-stop and am enjoying repeating that goal.

Finding new routes helps a lot and having a playlist on shuffle.

You are right to be proud of yourself, running for 30 mins is a huge acheivement...keep posting as it helps with motivation.😊

There is usually a Quest you can join if you look at the 'pinned posts'....

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Thanks really helpful. Will look out for the quests. Make some play lists too.

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The quests are fun.. and there is, oh so much to try from now on :)

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Well done on graduating!!! :)

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Cheers 😃

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Congratulations and well done !

Brilliant achievement 🎉

I'm almost 60 too and like you say would never have done it without the help and support on this forum 😁

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Thanks Sarahb18 - we'll done to you too. I think I was getting frustrated that I didn't seem to be getting any faster - the forum helped me to see that slow and steady is OK!

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It is the best...honestly... you just wait and see where Slow and Steady can get you!!!

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

It may make you smile if you have free moment:) x

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Made me smile 😊 You look good - defo the body of a youngster there. 10k ....maybe after consolidating the 30 min run slow and steady!

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It is all there... just waiting for you :) x

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Youngsters:)

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That would be "well done". Why do phones change words into something ridiculous sometimes?

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Yeay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hooray... you Graduate you!!!! Wow...:)

Very, very well done... and blinking hills too! Go you!

You have done brilliantly... so, after the party, and the basking in the well deserved glory.... guess what?

It all goes on... and this time..your way... and guess what too, we will be right here with you!!!

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Thank you so much .. Gonna need the encouragement on those dark winter mornings😬

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PS

60... is very young.. and.. you ran this journey..YOU! Amazing!

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Really is amazing believe me - I guess "old" is all in the mind!

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Completely!!!

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Congratulations!

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Yayyy congratulations on graduating well done 🏅🏃

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Well done you, that's brilliant! You must me so pleased😊

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Yes - thank So!

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Ahhh stupid auto spell thing - should be "yes- thanks"

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Congratulations, you are an inspiration to those of us all, especially those earlier in the programme. Well done you! Now go and make yourself a cup of tea :)

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Fantastic achievement! 🏃🏽‍♀️🏅

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Well done!

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Thanks!

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Brilliantly done, enjoy the view from the podium and the graddy bling...

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