Barefoot on the Beach First Post Grad run - Couch to 5K

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Barefoot on the Beach First Post Grad run

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Ajay99Graduate

Ok, so having graduated from this amazing programme, I went straight off to a lovely retreat style holiday in Goa. I have been walking on the beach every day for 8 days and wondering if I could possibly do my first post grad run on it - all those people, very hot, cows and dogs to avoid etc etc. Anyway, as today is my last day it was now or never! So the obese tortoise (I think its turtles that are good in the sea) went for a run on the beach this afternoon. No shoes, which wasn't the plan but thats a long story, off I plodded after my 5 minute warm up - and I ran for 35 mins!! I probably didn't even cover 3km, I think I could have walked faster, but I did it! The 3 Week 9 runs were no myth! I am planning to continue doing 30-35mins, possibly up to 40 mins occasionally, until the end of July. I am hoping I will be chomping at the bit to do more by then!!! I can hope!

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trogdelight profile image
trogdelightGraduate

I'm not jealous...much! Sounds idyllic.

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Ajay99Graduate in reply to trogdelight

Yup!

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JennyH10Graduate

Sounds amazing!

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Ajay99Graduate in reply to JennyH10

So beautiful!

CatMo13 profile image
CatMo13Graduate

How lovely. Making memories.

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Ajay99Graduate in reply to CatMo13

Very true

Tasha99 profile image
Tasha99Graduate

Well done 👍🏽

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Ajay99Graduate in reply to Tasha99

Feels like a milestone!

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mergirl101Graduate

Great update! You are going well!

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Ajay99Graduate in reply to mergirl101

Thanks! How are you getting on?

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SararararaGraduate

Wow, now that’s a truly memorable post-grad run. What next?!

I wonder if barefoot running works a new set of muscles?

Ajay99 profile image
Ajay99Graduate

I certainly felt some!! Luckily I narrowly avoided getting a blister. I think the slowest of slow paces made it feasible!

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