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C25K completed

Maarti
MaartiGraduate

I completed week 9 run 3 this morning. I did the three runs for week 9, on holiday, along the seafront in Tenerife. A lovely place to finish C25K, but more hills than my home circuit!

Like many people who graduate, I never thought - 9 weeks ago - that I would be able to run for 30 minutes non-stop. But it is possible! And this forum has been invaluable for advice and motivation.

The most important pieces of advice I read and remember every run are:

1. Start slow and get slower - got me through the barriers I felt in W5R3 W6R3.

2. It’s my run, nobody else’s. Run at my own pace.

3. It’s not how far it’s how long. Time trumps distance.

My next challenge is the Park Run next Saturday.

Good luck to everyone following the plan, follow the instructions and advice and you’ll graduate too.

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Goforitmama
GoforitmamaGraduate

Congratulations! Well done! Amazing how quickly those last few weeks roll by!

Great post btw, very supportive and good words of advice. 😀

Maarti
MaartiGraduate
in reply to Goforitmama

Thanks. Yes, the time goes by quickly and I found I was looking forward to the next run each repair/rest day.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Wooh hooo Maarti! 😁😁! Massive congratulations! Wonderful place to graduate! You’re a star! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🎓🏆❤️

Maarti
MaartiGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

Thank you. I did feel a great sense of achievement when I finished; as I’m sure everyone does when they complete the challenge.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Maarti

It’s certainly a great achievement Maarti! Well done! ❤️

Maarti
MaartiGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

Just spotted you’ve recently graduated. Congratulations and belated birthday wishes.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Maarti

Thank you so much Maarti! ❤️

Oldjigger
OldjiggerGraduate

Well done. Was it hot or did you get sea breezes? My standard course is very flat and I don't think I would ever want to run a hilly one - not even slightly hilly!

Maarti
MaartiGraduate
in reply to Oldjigger

It wasn’t too hot as I ran at 7am, before it really warmed up!

Congratulations! Really nice way to finish!

All being well, I'll be in holiday for my w9 runs too. Already planning routes on google maps!

Maarti
MaartiGraduate
in reply to F4TMAN

Good luck to you. I hope you find a pleasant route, without too many hills!

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate

Congratulations Maarti sounds like a lovely location 👏👏👏🍾🍾🍾🎓🎓🎉🎉

Maarti
MaartiGraduate
in reply to Equi-geek

Thank you. Yes, a lovely location to finish.

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Very well done. Lots of sangria (or SAN Miguel) to celebrate! 👏👏👏

Maarti
MaartiGraduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Tough choice ... perhaps both. Thanks.

Congratulations and well done! 👍👏🍾🥂🎉🥇

Maarti
MaartiGraduate
in reply to owmeknees

Thank you.

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