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Wk9R3 - Graduation in mush!

Not as I imagined but hey I’ve done it πŸ™Œ. Probably one of the slowest runs ever and certainly the wettest feet wise, running in snow, slush and hidden puddles as the snow thaws.

Love the way Michael says run through the pain in the last minute whatever happened to caution, have you seen these conditions.

Next week I will get to do a Parks Run which had meant to be my graduation run. My aim is to get quicker rather than run further so any advice would be great. Feeling a little bereft already that I no longer have the discipline of the programme to follow.

Thank you to everyone who has clicked a like, posted advice and encouragement it really really has made a difference. πŸ™

One of the pivotal moments for me was understanding the importance of rest days and taking extra ones where necessary.

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Brilliant! Congratulations!! πŸ‘πŸ…πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

Well done, enjoy your new status and your Parkruns! 😁

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Thank you πŸ™ and warmer weather = warmer muscles πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Congratulations!

I had a slushy run today too - but a graduation run is graduation run so woohoo!πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ

In terms of improving your time I'd recommend having a look at the C25k+ podcasts (stepping stone, speed and stamina) - they've really helped improve my pace (and I have run my fastest 5ks with the stamina one) - though some on here don't like them and I think it depends on what your pace is to begin with.

Well done 😊

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Congratulations! πŸŽˆπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰

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Very well done you...:)

Huge congratulations... as you head, slow, steady and carefully towards the podium... :)

There is plenty of structure after Graduation..check this post out and, remember, we will still be right here with you:)

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Brilliant achievement. Time to celebrate πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ“πŸ…πŸŒŸ

We have quite icey conditions here 😞

Enjoy your Parkrun, be sure to register and print off your barcode first. Happy running!

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Already laminated πŸ˜‰

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Whoop whoop πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰

Congratulations ebcroquet, a fine Graduation run...Well done! 😊

I hope you have fun at your first Parkrun next week, and you will naturally be able to run faster as you get more 30 minute runs in your legs...

It may take a while, but you will get stronger. The c25k + podcasts are a great help.

Don't forget to ask for youe well deserved Graduate badgeπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Thank you so much ☺️

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Fantastic! Huge well done to you! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

I celebrated graduation by making a new running list of some of my favourite music!

Enjoy the next part of your running adventure! πŸ˜„

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Congratulations, ebcroquet! 🎊

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Well done and many congratulations fellow runner.

Keep running, keep smiling.

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Congratulations!

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hurrah well done you!! I thought about you today when i was starting week 5!. i hope the trainers did their job x

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They did but they’re drying out at the moment! πŸ™ thank you ☺️

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Congratulations, eb! You are a graduate πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘ Now the fun really ramps up!

Wishing you many more happy running adventures to come!

Sadie-runs x

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Well if I can get up to your times I’ll be happy πŸ˜ƒ

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You will! I am 46 and never run before C25K! πŸ˜€

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I’m 10 years ahead of you and could run that time about 15 yrs ago πŸ˜…πŸ€ž

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Oh congratulations ebcroquet! πŸΎπŸ…πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Many congratulations.

One of your goals is to get quicker.

The Swedish Fartlek programme. Sounds revolting, but it just means β€œspeed fun” in English.

Varying speed burst intervals.

Good luck.

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Bum, I missed your Graduation Run - knew it was due, but time clearly is flying! Many, many congrats! I was a bit clueless without the programme, so I know what you mean. Can't really help with advice for your next goal, because I'm the opposite, plodding onwards, but further! :D Though to be fair, just doing consolidating did bring my speed up as a side effect... :)

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Congratulations!! Well done.

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