well I did it !!: completed 9 weeks, and feel... - Couch to 5K

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well I did it !!

trapeze
trapeze
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completed 9 weeks, and feel good that I managed it, I am impressed with the programme because at the outset I was hopeless, could barely manage the 90 second jogs. I am still slow, but I aim to keep doing 3 x 30 mins per week and maybe try a park run one day.

Also, I would like to thank those that provided invaluable tips and encouragement along the way, I read all of them and the information was wonderful, and often amusing. I will tell anyone who is considering this to give it a go, I didnt come home to a fanfare or bugles playing , everyone had gone to bed, but inwardly its a good feeling. 61, and I was more than a little doubtful two months ago.

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Marcia-H
Marcia-HGraduate

Amazing πŸ‘ well done πŸ‘

I think you deserve some bugles!!!!

trapeze
trapeze
in reply to Marcia-H

thank you

emily-m
emily-mGraduate

Here you go, closest to bugles I could find: πŸŽΊπŸŽΊπŸŽΊπŸŽΊπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ!

Well done, it's a great achievement. 😎

trapeze
trapeze
in reply to emily-m

that will do just fine, thank you

steviej99
steviej99Graduate

Amazing well done!!

Keep going. We're all in this together, for the better of our health. 🎺🎺🎺

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Fantastic trapeze!! Congratulations to you!! You have all of the fanfares πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½ and bugles 🎺 🎺 🎺 you need within you and we’re all playing them for you too!!! That’s some noise!! 🀩 You’re amazing! Well done Graduate! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸŽ“ πŸ†β€οΈ

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Congratulations! Your progress is down to a great plan and a hard worker following it. Extreme heat, storms, dark mornings and nights... none of that could stop you. Very well done... enjoy every run you go on.

Jandys
JandysGraduate

That’s great! Well done πŸŽ‰

Reverie1
Reverie1Graduate

Very well done you! I have just 2 runs left to do (managed to run 30 mins this morning for the first time - like you at the beginning, and even in W5 and 6, I very much doubted that I would make it this far). I agree this is a brilliantly designed programme, and the encouragement I've had from reading the forum has been invaluable. Enjoy your next steps : )

Amazing, well done! I'll be doing the same, 3 x 30 runs once I've completed to increase pace and stamina. Congrats on completing the course and getting your graduate badge!

Hi trapeze.

I am 71 and haven't quite completed couch to 5k yet but I have started park run and you should give it a go. Everyone is so friendly and you don't Have to run the whole way. I am nearly always last but that's ok. It's better than laying in bed on a Saturday morning

DorsetRunner
DorsetRunnerGraduate

Nice work - well done - congratulations!!!

Well done! It’s such a great feeling to complete something you doubted you could! I hope to complete a park run one day soon too x

Gingernutter
GingernutterGraduate

I bet you felt like swinging from a trapeze when you completed your graduation run! Congratulations, an awesome achievement πŸ₯‡πŸ†πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Pete1w
Pete1wGraduate

Huge congratulations. It feels good to graduate doesn't it. Keep it up and you'll be running 10K before you know it.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

This guide to post C25K running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...…….what-next

Keep running, keep smiling.

DaveA1958
DaveA1958Graduate

Congratulations a great achievement 🍾πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚

Well done great achievement I recommend park run I’m just finished week 2 and have done 2 park run (mostly walk jog following the plan) and felt very included πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

thanks, and i wish you well for the duration of the programme

Well done. My story is very similar. I'm also 61 and completed the programme a few weeks ago after being shocked at my lack of stamina at the start. I've continued running for 30 mins 3 x a week, and although still slow my distance in that time is gradually improving (now up to 4.3km). I feel much fitter and the sense of achievement has definitely give me a psychological lift. Jog on !!

Thank you, I do sometimes wonder whether I will get faster, but my main aim was to keep going for the 30 mins, well done for sticking to it and progressing.

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