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Graduation Run! (Part 2)


[Edit: Just realised that, probably due to the intermittent wifi up here, I managed to post this same post twice, and there are now two on here! Sorry!!! As they now have had different comments/replies, probably best to leave both posts on here, rather than delete one.]

Not quite the scenic run I had planned, as I woke up this morning to find that my part of Skye was covered in a cold dense fog.

So there were lots of “firsts” on this run - first time I’ve run for 33 minutes (whoop!)... first time I’ve run on a road surface (disappointingly, the track outside here is actually a narrow strip of tarmac, and the verges are too uneven to run on)... and first time I’ve been seen outside wearing tights :)

I found the constant ups and downs a challenge - “undulating” is definitely the word here - and my heart rate was a lot higher than when on my trusty treadmill. Plus my antics amused a group of foreign hikers who I managed to meet twice on my looping route. Only other passers by were the sheep and lambs who were constantly moving out of the way as I came past.

But I did it, and made it to 33 minutes too which was the (plus 10%) target I’d had in mind after sneakily doing a 30 minute run at the end of week 8.

Tremendous feeling to have completed the programme :) Thanks to one and all on here who have helped greatly along the way.

It’s not the end, of course, I plan to continue running every other day, and push on with the weekly +10% time increase, aiming to get to 5k very soon. And hopefully join Ju-Ju’s next 10k programme which is starting later this month.

24 Replies

That’s amazing - congratulations! I think it looks pretty atmospheric!


Very well done indeed! 😀🎉🎉🎉👏👏

Having just come home from a wonderful holiday in Durness, foggy Highland running feels very familiar, (but I’m not complaining, we had an abundance of sun too.)

Enjoy the next part of your running adventure- what a beautiful place to be. 😃


Brilliant ..Well done the feeling must be amazing ..Can't wait ...Enjoy your journey 😊


Well done! And what a beautiful place to be able to run.

Congratulations fellow graduate!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 See you over in Bridge to 10K 💪🏼😊


So happy for you Hoagy.

Glad you gave the tourists something to gawp at!! Wear your medal with huge pride- you’ve earned it! 🥇🥇🥇


Well done! Go celebrate!


Well done - 33 minutes plus 'undulations' all at once, that's pretty good going :-)


Congratulations on your graduation , very well done 😊

Congratulations Graduate! 🎓 so pleased for you- what an achievement!! xxx


Congratulations you must feel proud .Good luck with 10k


Well Hoagy youve done great now enjoy the plaudits youve earned them, keep going


Congrats HoagyM. I did my first grad run today but took Laura week 9 with me !!!

HoagyMGraduate in reply to Debell

Thanks. Sadly I have had to end my relationship with Jo Whiley. She was hurt, but understood my reasons :)

When I run outside I don’t take my phone, so the only feedback I get is the Strava app on my watch announcing when I have done another mile.


Many congratulations, awesome 😎 happy continued running


Huge congratulations Hoagy. Well done!! :)


Congratulations! What a place to do it! Hope the mist clears! Well done!! And with some uphill bits! See you on the podium tomorrow I hope!😁🍾🍾🍾🍾

Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉

It's been a real pleasure watching your journey and I hope you join you next week! Suffering with a recurring ski injury so may be a delay on that. Time will tell. You should be so proud of your achievement. Maybe have a look back over your posts since the beginning and see how far you've come and the trials you've overcome. You're an absolute 🌟 All the very best with your future running goals!

HoagyMGraduate in reply to Sutsha

Thanks Sutsha, much appreciated. Hope your ski injury clears up and will see you on the podium next week :)

Congratulations HoagyM 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

Well done for completing the program and running tights too!

Hot sunshine here so maybe the cooler weather on Skye was a blessing...

Your plans to progress are perfect...

Enjoy your celebrations and Happy running Graduate 😊 xx

Congratulations and well done! I have one run left so hope to join you on that podium soon 👏👏


congratulations and very well done

Well done you!!!🍾🥂🎓🎉🎉🎉🏃🏃🏃 Congratulations!

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