Just one more to go: Just completed my w9r2 and... - Couch to 5K

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Just one more to go

Alanist
AlanistGraduate
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Just completed my w9r2 and although a fairly uneventful run and not quite the 30 minute distance of Wednesday evening, I still got one of those major highs at completion. I guess it's the excitement of the finishing post πŸ˜€

Covered a respectable 4.4k in my 30 mins so still very happy with that.

So here's to the weekend and my final run before graduation.

Happy running everybody πŸ˜€

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Oooooh, it's getting exciting now! When is the big day, Sunday? Good luck, not that you'll need it. You should be so proud of your achievements already, but come graduation, you will be elated. πŸ˜€

Alanist
AlanistGraduate
in reply to Sutsha

Thanks Sutsha, yes the plan is to go for a nice early Sunday morning run and spend the rest of the day feeling on top of the world.

Definately very proud of how far I've come so far and knowing that graduation is just the begining of a life of running gives me so much more too look forward to.πŸ˜€

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Slow, steady and well done...just cruise your way to that podium:)

Alanist
AlanistGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you Oldfloss, your in my thoughts at the start of each run now, I find myself thinking "Let's start this off at a nice slow pace that even Oldfloss would be proud of". Ok there does seem to be a subconscious change in pace after about 5 minutes that i then sit comfortably at for the rest of the run, but your slow and steady advice at the start is worth its weight in gold.

Thank you

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Alanist

Sounds good to me... I do, ( believe it or not:), often start with a small incline to make myself start off slower.... and then, when that pace, that is your own happy pace, sets in... it is terrific...:)

Well done!

Goforitmama
GoforitmamaGraduate

Good luck for Sunday! Go for it and just blast it! I am glad you are proud, you should be!

Alanist
AlanistGraduate
in reply to Goforitmama

Thank you so much, I'm looking forward to SundayπŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Mumsygill
MumsygillGraduate

Brilliant Alan. Good luck for your final run. Enjoy the feeling - you’ve earned it!

Alanist
AlanistGraduate
in reply to Mumsygill

Thank you, I shall cherish every momentπŸ˜€

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Well done - you are managing exactly 1k more than me in 30 mins. Enjoy your graduation run tomorrow.

Alanist
AlanistGraduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Thank you Jay, it's following all the wonderful posts by people like you good self that's helped spur me on and believe in myself that little bit more.Keep up the good work, your doing great, can't wait to join you as a graduate runner πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate
in reply to Alanist

Looking forward to it.

Alanist
AlanistGraduate
in reply to Jay66UK

I'm sure there will be th obligatory "Yay I did it post" to follow tomorrow. πŸ˜€

Flipper0609
Flipper0609Graduate

Enjoy your last run...it will be great! Well done πŸ˜ƒ

Alanist
AlanistGraduate
in reply to Flipper0609

Thank you very much, can't wait, I'm still buzzing from last nightπŸ˜€

Enjoy your W9R3 tomorrow!

Alanist
AlanistGraduate
in reply to TracyBurr

Thank you, I'm looking forward to it even more than I imagined I would.πŸ˜€

TracyBurr
TracyBurr
in reply to Alanist

😁

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate

Well done Alan! Enjoy your graduation tomorrow πŸ…πŸ˜€

Alanist
AlanistGraduate
in reply to Saartjie

Thanks Saartjie, I'll enjoy every momentπŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Well done Alan , we are all there to clap when you step up to the the podium . A good distance too. πŸ‘

Alanist
AlanistGraduate
in reply to Dexy5

Thank you very much, yes I'm very happy with the distance. I'll listen out for the clappingπŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Ah...well done Alan! Have an amazing graduation run!! ❀️

Alanist
AlanistGraduate

I will do, thank you so much, with all this support, nothing can go wrong πŸ˜€

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Well done to you Alan, my name is also Alan, Almorr is short for ALan MORRison, just a name I use as my username. I also completed R2 of week 9 this afternoon around 2 pm, to be exact from 1.50 to 2.20. just like you it was a bit uneventful, only met a family walking and they called out when I passed, 'slow down'. LOL, I was not going all that fast, I only had my normal watch with me so I was not too bothered this time about my pace. So for both of us, our graduation run has come, for you, it's on Saturday OR Sunday, for me, it is on Monday.

Alanist
AlanistGraduate

Thank you Alan. Yes I will be setting out in the morning for my graduation run. I've not really obsessed over distance throughout this journey , just completing the runs has been reward enough. Saying that I have tracked this week out of curiosity.

Given that I'm not far off the 5k distance, I will be completing that distance tomorrow regardless of how long it takes me, just so that I can say to myself "I can do it".

Good luck with your run on Monday (although I'm sure you don't need luck), I'll be watching in anticipation for your victorious post.πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

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