Couch to 5K
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W9R3 completed!

Feeling pretty chuffed, as I'm actually enjoying my running now and beating my own PBs without forcing myself. Like 90% of C25K graduates, I'm hitting the 5K mark at 40 minutes for the moment, but I can see that I'm doing better and better!

What a great programme - it's given me confidence to carry on and made me realize that "slow and steady" is perfectly acceptable, especially as it protects us from injury.

I'm actually on the nhs 12 week fitness plan, so the next 3 weeks are already programmed and then I'll gradually integrate the bridge to 10k when I feel ready. (I haven't lost much weight, but I've lost inches where it counts!)

Not bad for a 60 year old grandma who never ran at school except short sprints on the hockey pitch, eh?

Thanks to all on the forum - it's been great reading all the posts and so encouraging to realize how many of us are out there all in the same boat and making the effort to get our bodies moving again!

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Great stuff! You're doing really well! Yeah going steady, and building gradually, is the way to go. As you go, Chipping away carefully at those distances, you'll be amazed at what you can achieve. It took me to a marathon. You get fitter as you go 💪☺

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Thanks for your encouragements!

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Well done 👏👏👏 And 5k in 40 minutes is amazing 👍🏻

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Thank you Shazamie! If I can do it, anyone can!

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Congratulations frenchvisitor 🎉🎉🎉

Well done for completing the program and Graduating and 5k in 40 mins, means you have run for 40 mins too..how good is that!😊

Enjoy your celebrations and your plans moving forward sound sensible and fun!

Happy running Graduate 😊 x

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Thank you for your guidance and encouragements!

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Well done!

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Congratulations on graduating! You're right - it is a fantastic programme!🙂

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Go for it Sandra - you'll soon reach the same goal. Enjoy the ride!

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Go you... out there and enjoying it...very well done indeed:)

Huge congratulations!!

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I hesitated abandoning the treadmill that I found very reassuring the first four weeks, but since week 5 I haven't looked back and found running outside much more enjoyable. The time seems to flow by (run by?) much more quickly and the scenery is so much more stimulating.

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Love love love that you’ve succeeded - well done!

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Cheers Amysham. Hope to see your "graduate" badge soon too!

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