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W9R3. I actually did it!

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Feeling on top of the world right now! On W1R1 I managed just 2.5 of the 8,1 min running sessions, now I am really running for a full 30 min - and not feeling half as terrible after as I did on those early runs! I even added an extra min today to reach my goal of 4.5km.

This forum has been a constant source of support, reassurance and encouragment both when I have posted and when I have read the posts of others. For that I thank you all. I could not have done this without you.

I plan several consolidation runs (taking Michael because I'll miss him too much if we part suddenly!) Then to decide if I want to go further or faster or stay doing what I'm doing. I've fallen in love with running and definitely won't be stopping. I'd never have dreamed that could happen 😊

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Well done, it's amazing what you achieved. I think this is the best training programme I've ever seen. Good luck with your next running plans.

RunlikethewendGraduate in reply to Weekenderbedford

Thank you so much! This programme is amazing. Everyone should do it 😁


Congratulations and a fabulous post.🌟

I share your wise judgement and sentiments.πŸ‘

Just finished my 9.2 which is just another childhood pleasure.🌟

I have to give back and I am going to chill and just right another postπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ, less I forget the experience.

This well on the C25k forum is bottomless.πŸ€”

Continue to enjoy your journey and this forum.Wow.πŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸ‘

RunlikethewendGraduate in reply to Tbae

Thank you. Keep on running - and posting 😊

Congratulations! I'm looking forward to the same feeling (although the was I feel now is pretty darn wonderful!)

I, too, am in love with Michael 😊

RunlikethewendGraduate in reply to msanni

I think the buzz you get at the end of each session is addictive! Good luck with the rest of the programme. I look forward to seeing your "I did it" post 😊


Congratulations! I’m not far behind you and like you plan to stick with Michael for now. Truth be told I’m a little daunted by the prospect of going it alone as it were. However I’ll take a look at the follow up links and no doubt will formulate a plan. Having a schedule to stick with is helpful for me. Enjoy feeling on top of the world!!

RunlikethewendGraduate in reply to Nannalyn53

Thank you. That's the feeling I have exactly about Michael. I'm just not sure I'm ready to run without him yet.

Brilliant. Well done on your result. Sadly Michaels staying with me. He said so last session. So hands off!!! πŸ˜‚

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ that old smoothie seems to be feeding us all the same lines!

I'll just borrow him a few more times. We'll have to be sure to run on opposing days and share him for a bit πŸ˜‚

Nannalyn53Graduate in reply to Runlikethewend

I don’t care if he is. He can manage all of us I imagine πŸ˜‰

WalkingWithLabradorsGraduate in reply to Nannalyn53

But I’m his favourite! πŸ˜‚

I don't think so! 😊

WalkingWithLabradorsGraduate in reply to msanni




Huge congratulations...the badge suits you :)

Enjoy the Graduation party and then consolidation is the name of the game.. and there are some great ideas here too;


This is just the beginning... and guess what.. we will all be right here with you :)

RunlikethewendGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you. Your "slow and steady" was the biggest help on the hardest runs.

OldflossAdministrator in reply to Runlikethewend

Brilliant :)


Many congratulations, fellow runner.

Do follow the link that Oldfloss has put up. It is designed for new graduates.

Keep running, keep smiling.

RunlikethewendGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you.

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