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That's it. I've Only Gone and Done It! Week 9 Run 3

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Speedy99Graduate

Done and dusted. Michael has gently talked me through to the end and I am forever grateful to his silky tones and the support on this forum. This was the first run where I decided to measure and time my distance whilst also having the security of the Couch 5k in the background plus a podcast I was also listening to! 34 minutes and 37 seconds-Whoop whoop. I did actually cry a little as I'm so proud of myself. Having a week's break. Would love to hear what advice you all have for my next steps.

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AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations Speedy99 on graduating 🎓and completing week 9 run 3 of C25K and what a great time that was😊. It took me more than 3 months after I graduated🎓 to run 🏃a full 5k distance in about the same time. To get your graduation badge and the word GRADUATE next to your username leave a message on the October graduate 🎓post in the pinned posts on the right side of the healthunlocked C25K home page. Once again congratulations 🎊

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Speedy99Graduate in reply to AlMorr

Thank you although it feels quite sad to be a GRADUATE as I feel a bit of a cheat as have only been 'running' 9 weeks

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Speedy99

Don't be sad and you have not cheated in any way, you use inverted comas with the word running, no need to do that, let's put it this way, you are not walking, you are running even if it's not like Osian Bolt, slowly but sure, once again well done.

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IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

This guide to post C25K running should answer most of your questions healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep smiling.

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Speedy99Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you so much x

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Congratulations Speedy, great last run.

Usual advice is to consolidate for a couple of weeks... then the choice is yours really... depends what you want to do with your new talent.

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BarbieWGraduate

Well done, what an achievement.

Now doesn’t that feel great!!!!

Do carry on running, and enjoying it.

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Speedy99Graduate in reply to BarbieW

Thank you. I'm going to have a little break as knees a bit swollen and painful if I try to kneel. x

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SkiwalkerGraduate

Well done speedy99 - every right to feel proud of yourself !!

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Speedy99Graduate in reply to Skiwalker

Awww Thank you x

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Reverie1Graduate

Very well done : ) it's a great feeling and you should be proud of your achievement! I'm a fellow podcast fan - don't think I could actually get through my runs without. I'm just trying to consolidate and get used to running being part of my regular routine for now, as well as try and get up to 5K every time: I've managed it once in 30 mins so far. Also HILLS...arghhh! Enjoy whatever you work on next : )

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Speedy99Graduate in reply to Reverie1

Thank you x It's amazing how your brain is quick to work out uphill inclines! Going to have a weeks break as knees a bit swollen-not sore when I walk/run but painful if I try to kneel. I probably should have had a break in the programme but I was determined to do it in the 9 weeks! Bloody stubborn!

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Jinty55Graduate

Well done, it's an amazing feeling. I did my first park run this morning, it was really good fun, well supported and organised and I really enjoyed it. Perhaps good next step.

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Speedy99Graduate in reply to Jinty55

Well done you xxxxxx I will venture out into the light/daytime at some point and do a parkrun . It's all about confidence. I have enjoyed doing the programme by myself with nobody knowing what I'm up to

That's great! What a time!

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Speedy99Graduate in reply to SubterraneanAlien

Thank you. Have had a week's break and am going to try again tonight to see how it goes. x

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