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Graduated.....time to extinguish my scepticism !!!

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Well after 8 weeks and 3 days of C25K, I've completed my graduation run today. I didn't manage the 5k, I managed 4.2k, however running for 30 minutes is definitely nowhere near the struggle that running for 1 minute was 8 wks ago. I am astounded at how comfortable I feel whilst running for 30 minutes now. I genuinely cannot believe that this programme works so brilliantly well. I NEVER, for one single minute, believed that C25K would be able to improve my fitness so drastically in such a short space of time but I am so damn glad that I gave it a shot. It has been the best decision that I've made in a long, long time and has also been my most surprising achievement to date. This forum is also such an amazing place to gain support, encouragement and advice from brilliantly inspiring people. Really looking forward to my running future now 😁😁😁😁

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Congratulations! It is the most fabulous program I’ve ever done 😁

Well done - enjoy your future running πŸ‘πŸ»

ScepticalrunnerGraduate in reply to Ejbirdy

Thankyou πŸ˜€


Very good post from you "Sceptical runner" my graduation 30 minute run was the exact same pace as yours 4.2K, 8 weeks later I ranπŸƒ my first full 5k in a time of 34.21. ⌚😊

ScepticalrunnerGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thankyou. I have a date set for a park run in 5 weeks time so planning consolidation over the next few weeks and then hopefully a decent 5k at park run. You did really well on your first 5k, I hope I can do the same. 😁😁


Congrats Sceptic, great achievement. I don’t know of anyone who did 5k on their grad run so don’t worry about that. Time to celebrate, and plan your consolidation runs πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

ScepticalrunnerGraduate in reply to telford_mike

Thankyou. Planning to consolidate over the next few weeks before a park run in 5 weeks time.

AlMorrGraduate in reply to telford_mike

Hi telford_mike, there was someone yesterday who said that they ran a 5k on run 1 of week 9

telford_mikeGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Chapeau to them!


Congratulations formerscepticalrunner!

That 5k will come soon, running it that bit slower is the best way to do it. Just imaging how great 60 minutes will feel πŸ˜‚

Enjoy your celebrations today and your consolidation runs.

ScepticalrunnerGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thankyou very much. I love that new username.....maybe i need to "re brand" myself πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. 60 minutes will, one day, feel AMAZING !!!

UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Scepticalrunner

Maybe you could be sceptical about something else while running?


Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

This guide to post C25K running may be helpful

Running keeps giving, not just in mental and physical health but in so many other ways.

Keep running, keep smiling.

ScepticalrunnerGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thankyou, I'll be sure to give that link a good read later πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

congratulations! :-)

ScepticalrunnerGraduate in reply to Ljg2406

Thankyou πŸ™‚πŸ™‚


Congrats and well done πŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸ…πŸ…πŸ…

ScepticalrunnerGraduate in reply to Wolvesmad

Thankyou πŸ™‚πŸ™‚


Congratulations! - I couldn't have said it better, you echo my feelings very much. Enjoy your next steps : )

ScepticalrunnerGraduate in reply to Reverie1

Thankyou πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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