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Wk8Run3 done, and another milestone conquered!

Wk8Run3 done, and another milestone conquered!

When I started the C25K programme, I never thought I'd make it to the end, and more recently, I have been thinking that actually being able to run 5k by the end of 9 weeks was also a bit of an unachievable dream! Tonight I set out with my Stepdad, and we did the same route from Run2. I knew this was achievable in 28 minutes, and I was hoping to complete it feeling a bit less knackered than 2 nights ago. We did our 5 minute warm up walk and then I started to log the run on Map my Fitness app. When we were nearing the spot we stopped on Run2, I was feeling great, legs were on autopilot, and my breathing was also really good. I said to my Stepdad that I wanted to just keep going a little further, despite it being a bit of an incline, and he said to just continue until I felt I needed to do the warm down walk. As we reached the top of the road, we were so close to our running starting point, I just pushed on, as I wanted to see how far the total loop was. So blinking chuffed I pushed on. Not only had we run for 35 minutes, but we'd actually covered 5.3km! These next 3 Runs til graduation are not phasing me at all now. I know I'll get to the podium, but more importantly, I know I can officially run 5k! Much love and thanks to all you lovely running peeps on here for giving me the motivation and determination to do this! Non-runner to happy-jogger in 24 running sessions! Whoop whoop! 🏃 ❤

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Well done👍😊careful at this stage you don’t overdo things & cause injury im sure you wont & amazing times!😊

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Thank you, and I'll make sure to enjoy my last few runs, rather than testing myself x

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Well done but keep that enthusiasm under control.

There is no magic moment when your body is suddenly transformed into that of a runner. It takes many, many months.

You are young so are less prone to injury, maybe, but doing too much too soon stops you in your tracks. Best to stick to the plan and see how far you get in the allotted time.

You have a lifetime to run those distances, but please build up slowly.

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Thank you, I am so grateful for all the amazing advice given. I don't want to risk injury, I'll be doing my last week to enjoy the runs, rather than pushing myself. X

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Good.

I know we sound like over protective nagging grannies, but it is because we, and others around us, have been injured that we know that it is the last place a keen new runner wants to be.

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I'm uses to being nagged, my Mum is the Queen of nagging, so I've had 42 years of it! 😉 Thank you for your advice though, I have loved doing this programme with all the support shown on here 😀

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I’m loving it! Hope I feel the same in a couple of weeks 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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Just stick at it, I've learned to love running, before this programme the idea of running filled me with pure horror! X

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Brilliantly done, you must be really chuffed about it. You will graduate with a really big grin, because you are a runner...

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Thank you! I can't wait! Grinning has become my new post-run accessory 😆😂

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Well done Snodi .. great run and great pace ... you are blossoming into a natural runner 🏃‍♀️

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Thank you! Off out shortly for Wk9Run1. Can't believe I'm in my final week! 😀

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