Yeeee ha! W9r3 in the bag!

It was hard work this morning, and I know that it has taken me a lot longer than the nine weeks that younger and fitter folk are able to complete the programme in, but I tell you what, the sense of achievement and amazement is immense, and all the more precious to me because it was so hard won!!! It won’t stop here either, as I intend to aim next for the 5k in 30 minutes,and you never know I might even try for a parkrun sometime in the new year, lol! Thanks to everyone one on the forum as the advice and support I have found here has meant the difference between failure and success. Thank you all so much!

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Brilliant. You are a star Oldgal68!

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Thanks so much, SlowLoris ! You’re very kind!

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Thatis a tremendous achievement! Well done.

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Thank you, Pm3eak. I’ve had such an amazing time on this journey and have learned a lot. All the best with your own journey!

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That's brilliant and enjoy your well deserved place on the podium. Woohoo that runner! 🏆🍾🥇

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I will, Cornet-Carolyn ! Looking forward to seeing that bit of bling beside my name!

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Many congratulations.

Your aims are laudable, but do be aware that you should not be pushing hard on every run. No more than 20% of your running should be hard. The remainder should be at an easy pace. runnersworld.com/running-ti...

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Yes, I will take your excellent advice IannodaTruffe and not push too hard. I did have a bit of a busy day yesterday though so was maybe a bit tired today, but I was so excited about graduating this morning that I went ahead. I have noticed that my peak heart rate is coming down with each run though so hopefully my runs will be easier as I consolidate. I’m averaging around 12.5 mins/mile so maybe I am going a bit faster than I should?

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Congratulations graduate 🏅🌟🎓

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Haha! That sounds good, Millsie-J !!

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Really well done- congratulations. I award you a mince pie with (optional) cream for your efforts. Enjoy basking in the glory :)

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Mmmhmmm I will enjoy that, helenwheels ! Virtually and literally as I’m sitting down with a coffee and a mince pie as I write! Thank you!!

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Really well done 👏👏

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Thanks, Chairmanoftheboards ! I’m enjoying the feeling of achievement still!

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Fantastic, huge well done! 👏👏👏🎉🎉

Bask on that podium, then enjoy the next part of your running adventure. 😃

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Thanks, Elfe5 ! Enjoying my moment of glory! But will be planning for my next steps to happen after the holiday. Am gonna take it easy for the next week, lol!

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Well done Oldgal68 that is brilliant news

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Thanks, Netty177 !

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