Couch to 5K
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Graduation run #2

New top ✅ new pants ✅ new (reflective) armband ✅ 30 minutes ✅ 5k ❎....not quite, I’m trying, I’m trying my best, honest I am....I passed a friend tonight after 25 mins while I was in the park, haven’t seen her for a few weeks so on my warm down walk I walked to her & she said when I ran passed her I looked great....& lean!! That’ll do for me!! 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️😉

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Excellent, nice to see you are still running mate. 😊

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It’s part of my weekly routine now Martin_Rose.....I plan every other day (or there abouts) around it!! Still hard to believe!!!

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Me too, I'm so addicted.

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Me too, though I'm still waiting for it to stop hurting on the days in between. Your new kit sounds great

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Me too, I’m a bit achy this morning ShashHR

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Lean, isn't that a great word....?

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It is.... I like it even more now!! 😉

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As a Southerner (well Easterner really!) I get very confused by the usage of the word pants. 🤔😉 This new lean world we live is fun isn't it?! 😁👍

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Lol...pants?? Trollies....what do you call them you Easterners???!!!

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And yes, lean was only associated with steak/mince etc....but now, I’m lean, apparently, that’s ok by me!!! 😉

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Aah! Trollies it is! The missus and her family are from Bolton and refer to trousers as pants. Causes my boy some problems when he's told to take his muddy pants off! 😁

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For northerners Pants = trousers/shorts/etc, underwear = undies (or a few other slang words)

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Undies...clarts...knickers

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In Liverpool we have kecks (wouldn't know the proper spelling)

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Yep, kecks here too ste6422

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Just to add to the confusion, "pants" also means "no use", as in "that's pants!"

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Yep..I get that...useless, rubbish!!!

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haha I'm originally from Oldham.and a pants girl too 😂

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Well done Mrs, lots of new high viz gear here too and also a little light that flashes

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I like new gear rolysmate ..it’s better than any new clothes....even my Avon lady commented on how I looked tonight....that was before I set off so I didn’t look like a raspberry!!!

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It's nice buying new bits...I've just bought a cap - to keep rain off my glasses, gloves & a thin hoody for the cold, a top and reflective bands in case I venture out of the rec. if it's too dark. It was all fairly cheap but I could happily spend a fortune. It's all in the name of keeping going! :)

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Well done. I've been a graduate since June. Only managed a 30 minute 5K once. I hope to do one again before December. I'm away with work tonight. Went for a 5k run in Watford. Never would have brought running gear before. I even picked a healthy low fat dinner afterwards in the Hotel. Who am I anymore?

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Love it!! 😁😁😁

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😉

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Lol damienair.....there’s a woman in our house I do not recognise!!!!

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I’m going to a wedding in December & have to buy an outfit & it’s killing me, I’d rather go to the running shop & spend my money on Lycra....but don’t want to upstage the bride!!!! 😂😂😂

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A lycra wedding outfit is something I'd better get out of my head. Having said that I've got a wedding in two weeks, my mate is a cyclist so that could be a case of not wanting to upstage the groom.....! ;0)

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Ha ha😉

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I’m in London on business.

Used to book hotels close to nightlife and restaurants. Now booking them close for somewhere to run.

Used to always visit a Harley dealership for a mooch around. Yesterday I was in a running shop!!!!!!

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Addict GingerBohemian ???!!! 🤔

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damienair....I don’t know how long it’s going to take me but I’m not bothered, I just like being out there 😉

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Oh yeah, lean and mean mummycav, lean and mean. 5k will come. My alternative 5k programme has longer training that gets to 5k. I did 4.75 today or something.

Glad to see you're on the every-other-day kick.

I guess I ought to lose some weight soon? But it hasn't happened yet.

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ejvcruns ....I think it’s not a case of weight loss, although I have lost weight, but my shape has changed, I bought a size smaller, I thought I’d end up taking them back but after the ‘lean’ comment, they’re definitely staying!!!! 😂

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Wow.... what a difference a running programme makes :) Well done you.... I bet your friend was so jealous :)

Carry on, just as you are.. you will get where you want to be... :)

Lean, keen, running machine...Super Mummycav:)x

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Oldfloss ..I’m going to keep on repeating week 9 because A) I’m not able to say a total goodbye to Mr Smooth, I’ve stopped doing W9R3 because he says goodbye at the end & that makes me tear up so I do runs 1&2 ...&

2) I think I still need to be told what to do

As well as being called couch to 5 k it should be called someone to someone else!!!!

I love it...I’m telling everyone about it!!! 😊

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...and when you are ready... try the C25K+ podcasts..they tell you what to do...too :)

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Yes - I'm going repeat w9 rubs for a while too - In fact I repeated w5r3 on Monday because I was short on time. It was great to feel how much easier that 20min run was than the first time. Keep posting - it's giving me a bit of structure to read what all the other recent grads are up to!

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It should be called couch to lean/ addicted to lycra.

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I must admit, I did look quite lean when I took a closer look Martin_Rose !!!

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Well done.

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Thanks dubnde ...how you doing?

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All good. Still consolidating my runs. I started by doing 5K as slow as possible(>50 mins) once I graduated. Then increasing speed one bit at a time using some training on runkeeper. Program mixes jogging slowly, intervals and fast runs at different paces/distances. So far so good as it has brought my time down a notch. Also like the idea some runs are short.

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Amazing! Running, lean, happy :)

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It’s certainly amazing IgaT ...I’d never have thought I’d plan my days around running...ever!!!!

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i finish mine tomorrow! what programme ar you now following? congrats btw!

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LadyAnnie....I’m just repeating week 9 until I can get to 5k in 30 mins, then I’ll move on

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oh ok, are you finding that motivating enough? i have same goal, want to get to 35 mins first (currently at 36.52 which i did accidentally at park run). then down to sub 30 too. i have quite a few goals but i think this is my first! i want a medal!!!! wish c25k produced one, I think people would buy them. I also fancy running the Amsterdam 10k and joining my local running club but need to get to a pace of around 10.50 they recommend. i think my body and mind have been overtaken by aliens. cannot believe i am even writing this!!!!

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Actuallly LadyAnnie ...I was thinking last night I don’t think it’ll be too many more runs before I feel I need to move on

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let me know what you choose to do. i was thinking of the stamina ones but in reading some graduate posts i think they may be a bit difficult to start. may consolidate like you have on week 9 and aim just to get a bit more distance in each time, even if it's a few yards! yeh for strava!

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So this programme is really C2runningshop.........you just made me go late night running shopping - hope you're happy. No seriously hope your happy....I am. Enjoying this running lark - just need to go to bed earlier!

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this made me laugh so much !!!!!!! yes, who knew all the things you needed to go runnng!!!!!! trying not to look at a garmin watch.

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Ha ha RunForestR ...if I’m not running I’m on here!!! Or running along with my running family!!!! 😂🤔🏃🏼‍♀️

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The podcasts are pretty good at taking it a step further especially if you want the 'speed' to increase .... im in the process of saving the world with 'zombie run' that's a hoot lol 🏃🏼‍♀️🦊🔮🏃🏼‍♀️👍..... they need lean runners 😁

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Wonderful post! I bet you are a lean machine now.

Who needs to do 5k in 30 mins? Plenty of time for that.

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What a lovely friend! I'm impressed with the new running gear ... I think I may have to have a word with himself - get him to prise the wallet open ...

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When I looked at it in the shop I thought “oh I’ll never fit into not that!” But I did 😉 get him to treat you Ffion2 ...you deserve it

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Haha the number of times I've thought that in a shop! I'll work on him ...

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😉 the fluttering of eyelashes works

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He's an accountant ... it needs a reasoned justification and an idea of depreciation rates :D

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Lol Ffion2 ...that’s a bit technical!! Tell him it’ll be good for his health as he will benefit from this new found pleasure of yours!!! 😉

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:D love it. I'll report back ...

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Ha ha...I’ll be watchingout for that one!!!

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You'll get there when your ready mate... keep going your doing great 😀

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What a fabulous cheery post! Glad you are out there having a brilliant time, and well done on getting the new kit - it's good for you and you've earned it.

How nice to receive a compliment too, it never goes amiss. You sound so happy and fulfilled, and it's a joy to read. Keep on running (and posting), MC! xx

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I will HeleneCorsa ...I was surprised at the compliment, I didn’t think I looked much different but I must do..my whole being is different!!! X

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Lean, Mean, Tarmac treading machine!! Go you MummyCav!

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It def seems that way Scott33 ...but worried about when it snows though...😩🤔

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Fine the gritted roads, and take it sloooooow!

Or strap a snow plough to your shins :-)

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I might have to phone the council & get them to clear my route every other day??!!! How do you think would go down??!!! Lol

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Hmmm, i work as a claims handler for local authorities....i can pretty much guarantee that the answer wont be desirable! haha!

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Ha ha 🙃

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Haha there's nothing like some new running gear to keep you motivated is there?😀 And a nice compliment like that just seals the deal! You are a lean, keen running machine like Floss says!

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Your right Decker ...I like new clobber 😉

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I am learning so many new terms in this thread! 😀

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Ohhhh lots of new things!!!!! :) I will DEFINITELY be rewarding myself at the end of this program!!! (4.5 weeks left!!!) Great Job continuing to run!

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Good for you vlmiller1225 ..you’ll be there before you know it! 😉

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