Couch to 5K
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What a week!

I’ve been busy this week. Completed W6R1 and W6R2, I’ve signed up for the Paddock Wood Half Marathon in April and I’ve been in contact with the charity CRY (cardiac risk in the young) to get a fundraising pack and let them know I’m running to raise money for them (link is justgiving.com/fundraising/... in case anyone is feeling generous).

Found last 2 runs slightly harder but I’m incredibly focused on achieving my goals. Only 10 runs left before graduation. I need to start looking at training programs for the next step now. I can’t believe how quick the first 6 weeks went!!!

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It’s not much time to train for a half from where you are now 😳

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Plenty of time. You only need 2 months from a 5k position. I will be there by the end of December. Still have 5 months until race day.

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Wow, you're very ambitious. I can't imagine doing a half marathon in April. I graduated at 5k last December, and my longest run (on Tuesday) was 16.5k (18k if you count the walk at the beginning and the end).

Don't forget to give yourself several weeks to consolidate the 5k and build strength and stamina. You'll need it if you're going to avoid injury. Are you then going to do a bridge to 10k programme or straight into half marathon training?

Good luck with the rest of C25K. :-)

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Thank you. I’m going to build up to 10k then onto marathon training. I have several friends who run a lot of marathons and half marathons (including the club captain of a big running club here in Maidstone). They’ve been great with their help and advice. I even got training tips from Dame Kelly Holmes today (I kid ye not). I feel confident that I will be fit and strong for the run.

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Wow, I'm impressed ... Dame Kelly, no less.

Happy running :-)

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Thank you very much 🙂👍🏻🏃🥇

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