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Naked Post-Grad 5k ☺️

Ripcurlrana71 profile image

Now that I’ve got your attention I’m referring to naked as without Laura and the C25K App!! 😬😬😬

I was at the beach front at 6am - keen I know. I’ve hated running in the heat of late so wanted to beat the sun to it. My aim was to run 5k today as near to 30mins as possible. Lovely morning - few friendly runners and listening to Dr Dre - yes I know a but sweary but motivating. 👊🏼

First 4K was ok - legs started to feel a bit tired but breathing was under control. I was determined to get to 5k so thought I’d change up the last K.

Ran to one lampost then walked to next in one direction and then ran to 2 and walked to one till I heard in my ear piece I’d completed 5k. I was so pleased with myself!!

Now to pack for my holiday to New York! I wish you all luck in your runs and will check in when I can to read all about your successes. Xx

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Tasha99Graduate

Well done! You’ll do 5k easily!

Enjoy your holiday!

Thanks Tasha99 - I’m guessing a few more 30 mins runs and should nail it. 😊

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Tasha99Graduate in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Absolutely! Remember it doesn’t have to be in 30 minutes though 👌🏽

25? 😜

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Tasha99Graduate in reply to Ripcurlrana71

If I ever get sub 30 it’ll be a miracle 😂

I’ve signed up for a 10k in October!! 😳

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Tasha99Graduate in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Same 😂

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Tasha99Graduate in reply to Tasha99

Found 10k easier than sub 30 5k though!

Ooh that’s good to hear! Where is yours?

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Tasha99Graduate in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Middlesbrough. You? I need running pals. Joining a club tonight. Well trying it out anyway.

Bournemouth as part of the marathon festival. Got a friend doing it too - she graduated C25k back in April. Wow look at us couch to 10k!! 😬

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Tasha99Graduate in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Yay 💪🏽

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NictwitGraduate

Well done! Enjoy your hols 🙂

Thank you Nictwit 😊

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pianoteacherGraduate

Wow well done!

That's about 3 mins faster than your Parkrun time isn't it?

Thanks! Strava was a minute quicker than map my run - figure that? PR was 36.55 but not flat. Beachfront is pretty flat. 😊

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pianoteacherGraduate in reply to Ripcurlrana71

How weird - I'd go with the Strava time! 😂

Yep for sure!! 😬😬

Are you on strava?

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pianoteacherGraduate in reply to Ripcurlrana71

No unfortunately not - don't have the technology. You should see my phone - Nokia brick 😂

🙉☎️😜

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Jay66UKGraduate

Well done. I’m taking notes for my postgrad runs because I also want to make 5k in 30 mins my first target.

A 10k in October? Oh my. I was aiming for next May. And now you’ve got me thinking. October will be cooler than May. And it is still a while off...

Enjoy New York.

A few weeks back I was going to do a 5k but thought I need a challenge. Surely it’s doable by Oct? Also running for charity for my dad who passed away in 2016. That’s what is motivating me. 😍

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Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Ripcurlrana71

That’s a real motivation. Good for you!

I think I need to get to 5k to know how soon I could do 10k. After this programme I am confident there is a programme out there that could get me to 10k fairly “easily” but I think my lack of core strength would be the main handicap. I need to shift this excess weight and tone up, which is why 12 months seems more realistic for me. But who knows...

We all have our own goal - look how far we have come. Try a park run. They are really good motivators to get to 5k. It will help you gage your fitness. I know I need to increase pace and some hill training! Or find s very flat park run. 😊

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Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Ripcurlrana71

I am pretty amazed to have reached the final week. 3 runs still to go but massively chuffed at myself for sticking to it.

I just know you are going to smash a 10k. It’s hard work - I sneaked a peak at a training programme for it - but it’s just C25K with knobs on.

Keep posting your progress, won’t you?

You’ve done brilliantly Jay. Of course I’ll keep you posted. Love this little running forum. 💕

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Dexy5Graduate

Well done you. Enjoy 🚖✈️🇺🇸

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Ripcurlrana71 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy. 😊

Well done. Have a lovely time in NY 😊

Thank you! 😊

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Ang33333Graduate

Well done! Enjoy your holiday !

Thank you Ang!

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Bridget007Graduate

Well done! Have a lovely holiday 😃

Thanks Bridget007😊

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LorijayGraduate

Absolutely brilliant. You are flying!! Can't wait to start C210K but will focus on nailing this 5k first. Have a wonderful holiday, well deserved :)

💕

Enjoy your hols. Will you get to run over there? I'm doing W9R3 tonight by the sea so it should be cool. I've also signed up for an 8km in August and a 10km in October. I plan to consolidate and then jump onboard Ju-Ju's next Bridge to 10km train...

Well done on your lovely early morning 5km

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Ripcurlrana71 in reply to

Thanks Paula. I’m packing my running gear and looking at doing a run in Central Park! Pretty hot over there so not sure how long it will be but at least do one!

Oooh graduation run tonight how exciting! Will look out for your run post after. Great to have set our next challenges right? 🙌🏼 On you two runs. I’ll be following your progress. 💪🏼😎

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