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The final push! Who's with me?

Charlottefc87 profile image
Charlottefc87Graduate

I cannot believe I am coming to the end of week 9!! I would never ever of believed it 9 weeks ago, yet here I am running for 30 minutes. I still huff and puff but I can actually do it! I think I can see the glimmer of that shiny graduation badge up ahead...

Who is graduating with me this week?

I think I will do my final run at Parkrun Saturday morning, good luck to everyone else on their runs! Xx

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IannodaTruffe profile image
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

We're all graduating with you...........us old timers relive the whole thing every time.

Set up that grad run to be memorable and have a great time, fellow runner.

Charlottefc87 profile image
Charlottefc87Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Ahh thank you, I hope you enjoy the (somewhat bumpy) ride! Here's to Saturday...!

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator

Meeeeee!!! Tomorrow is my final run 💪🏻🏃🏼‍♀️👍🏻

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ejvcrunsGraduate in reply to Mummycav

I'll be waiting by the podium...

Charlottefc87 profile image
Charlottefc87Graduate in reply to ejvcruns

Fab, save some space for me & Mummycav! We'll see you there soon!

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to Charlottefc87

Right next to me x

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to Charlottefc87

Whoop whoop hands in the air like we just don’t care!!!

Oldfloss profile image
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Mummycav

EEEEEEKKKK!!! Yeay... you are going to be amazing... MY frock is on the hanger!

Charlottefc87 profile image
Charlottefc87Graduate in reply to Mummycav

Yessss! Fantastic, have a lovely run!

Charlottefc87 profile image
Charlottefc87Graduate in reply to Mummycav

Yessss! Fantastic, have a lovely run!

ejvcruns profile image
ejvcrunsGraduate

Shiny shiny come and get me....

Charlottefc87 profile image
Charlottefc87Graduate in reply to ejvcruns

We're coming! I'm a tad nervous about entering the world of post graduation though, what will I do without Sarah? How have you been finding it ejvcruns?

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to Charlottefc87

I’m a bit nervous too

ejvcruns profile image
ejvcrunsGraduate in reply to Charlottefc87

I've done one run since. I'm keeping to my pattern of every other day. If I were staying home I'd gradually lengthen my distance to 35 mins, then do two 20 min runs with a short walk break, and finally aim for five km continuous, somewhere between 40 and 45 mins for me. Then I might do two runs a week shorter with intervals plus the longer 5k on weekends. Right now I'm totally puffed at 32 minutes at a pace of 8:40. I'm still using my zombie app, I can set the mission duration.

Next week I go to high altitude, I'm going to do the zombie 5k training programme there, kind of take a step back and acclimate. But 3x a week, never miss two workouts in a row I think is key. No couch sliding. Beach body next summer!!!

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator

😀😀😀 we are amazing...every single one of us!!!

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator

Sunglasses or no sunglasses??? Don’t want to fall on my way there from the brilliant shine!!!

Oldfloss profile image
OldflossAdministrator

Go for it.. slow and steady.. we will be there with you... enjoy!

Charlottefc87 profile image
Charlottefc87Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you, you have all been with me on every single run, no way would I of got to this point without you wonderful bunch!

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to Charlottefc87

Ditto

Wannabefit19 profile image
Wannabefit19Graduate

Your all al wk ahead of me due to a mini health blip I lost a week ... I would be finishing this weekend too 😢 . With you all the way and will take inspiration from your final run posts .

Good luck everyone - your / we are amazing 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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Charlottefc87Graduate in reply to Wannabefit19

Thank you I had a set back too and the programmes taken me around 11 weeks to complete I think, but it's the getting there that counts not how long it takes! keep us posted next week so we can celebrate with you 🎉🎉🎉

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator in reply to Wannabefit19

We’ll stay on the podium for you wannabefit x

Millsie-J profile image
Millsie-JGraduate

Good luck all!

I too have just one more run to do. I have a choice of two routes:

1. Old faithful flatty where I clocked 5k in 28:19 for run one or

2. New one with The Hill which I did for run 2 with 29:39 for 5k

Either way I am so happy to have got this far after several years of continuous irritating health niggles, operations and monster migraines. Sounds like I am doing my speech already - getting a bit ahead of myself here, I haven't done that third run yet!!

Charlottefc87 profile image
Charlottefc87Graduate in reply to Langley-Loper

Gosh those are amazing times! I would pick whichever one you feel happiest doing, and it sounds like you will zoom round either! I'm Looking forward to seeing that graduation speech!

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Frostycat2Graduate

We are all with you !!!! Just enjoy and the podium awaits xx

Ificandoit profile image
IficandoitGraduate

Me! Graduation run tomorrow too - I'll be thinking of you!

Charlottefc87 profile image
Charlottefc87Graduate in reply to Ificandoit

Fab! Tomorrow is our day Ificandoit! See you on that podium fellow runner 🎉🎉🎉

Ificandoit profile image
IficandoitGraduate in reply to Charlottefc87

Absolutely! Hope it's a good one tomorrow

Frostycat2 profile image
Frostycat2Graduate in reply to Ificandoit

Good luck to you and everyone who are about to graduate xx

Glossy profile image
GlossyGraduate

Parkrun graduations sound great. We shall all be on the champers with you tomorrow!

Mummycav profile image
MummycavModerator

DONE IT!!!! 💪🏻🏃🏼‍♀️🥇

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