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Life after graduation

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate
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Is good!

Just done a very steady 5k (3.1 miles) in just under 34 mins, it really does get easier if you stick to your routines and run regularly, so for anyone who is doubting themselves or the programme, don't, it has and is continuing to work for me and it will for you.

An added benefit of taking a bit longer was I got to listen to a little bit more of Jancanrun excellent skaa / 2 tone playlist, she clearly had some fantastic contributors! 😁🀣🀣

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Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate

Thank you, needed to hear this!😳

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate
in reply to Flaraflarkin

You seem to be doing pretty well, doing the Race for Life in that heat was a great achievement, if necessary, do what I do, remind myself why I started out on the C25K journey, for me it was to get fit and help to lose weight, both going well, but much more to achieve x

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate
in reply to Berksrover

Glad it's all heading in the right direction for you ~ I just seem to be on the slooooow train to 5k πŸ™„ But you're right, a reminder of why I'm doing it and how much more I can do than when I started is a good tonic 😊

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Is very good!! 😁😁 An inspiring post Berksrover thank you! I’ve got some way to go to get to 5k, but I’m using post grad W1 to maintain the habit and so far the distance is improving too. I am definitely having lots of fun running free style. ❀️

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

If we are talking inspirational, look no further than yourself, Fabulous by name, fabulous by nature πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Berksrover

Thank you!! 😘

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate

#Borntorunfree!!!

Your fitness has improved by leaps and bounds.....so it's a credit to your hard work and determination to maintain the standard you've set for yourself!!

Keep runningπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ and keep posting!!!πŸ“§

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate
in reply to Hotheels

Thanks HH, don't worry I will continue to post and hopefully give a bit back in return for all the support I got when I was where you are now

Alanist
AlanistGraduate

I take my hat off to your fantastic achievements. Your improved fitness, your positive attitude and drive is an inspiration to us all.

I'm going to start my 10k journey after my holiday in early August and it's reading posts such as yours that will help to spur me on.

Meantime I'll stick to putting in those 5k's which are getting closer to the 30 minute mark with each runπŸ˜ƒ

Happy RunningπŸ˜ƒπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate

Thanks Alanist keep me posted on the progress towards that 30 min 5k, let’s see who gets there first πŸ˜€

Alanist
AlanistGraduate
in reply to Berksrover

Will do Berksrover best so far is 31mins 10 secs and shaving a few seconds off each run πŸ™‚

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate
in reply to Alanist

30:29 for me but that was a month ago and focused on getting to 10k after that, with hindsight wish I had nailed the sub 30 first, but back on it now

Alanist
AlanistGraduate
in reply to Berksrover

I know I have it in me, I was on track for it a few weeks ago with a 4k time of 23:52. My last km is usually my fastest but in the end the 33 deg heat won and I stopped to a walk after 25 mins. The only time I've been desperate for water.

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate

I'm loving the post-grad runs. I'm using my week 9 route which took me 30 minutes to do 4.3k, and trying to build speed. Got it down to 28 minutes yesterday and hoping to clip another minute off on Friday. It’s great being able to play with speed and distance.

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