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Blimey! I’ve done it!

Auden
AudenGraduate

Well I’m staggered but I completed run3 of week 9 this evening around St James’s Park! I’ve not found a single run easy - I’m not a natural athlete so I’ve ground it out. My first park run in Oxford in a week and a bit.

Not sure what I’ll do going forward - but it would be nice to run 5k in relative comfort and not be wheezing like a cart horse!

All I’ll say to anyone struggling and worried that you aren’t gliding round with ease: I’m just like you! Keep going!

All the best everyone

Paul

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Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

Well done getting to wk9 r3 you must be so proud . It's people like you that encourage me to keep going 😊😊😊

Auden
AudenGraduate in reply to Buddy34

Thanks! Do keep going. It can be tough I know but grit those teeth and run as slowly as you can!

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Congratulations!

Consolidation is good now... just keep doing that run until it’s comfortable... it will come sooner than you think, for proof... look at what you just did!

St James’s to Oxford is quite a journey! Enjoy that parkrun.

Now, up on the podium and let’s get your well deserved celebration started!

Auden
AudenGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thanks v much👍 And for other encouraging posts over the last few months- much appreciated.

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate

Well done you 🥇⭐️⭐️⭐️ Massive congratulations. Hope the park run goes well. Happy running 😀

Auden
AudenGraduate

Thank you! It’s a really good feeling!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

This guide to post C25K running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep smiling.

Auden
AudenGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks v much - I’ll have a look!

MrsH1969
MrsH1969Graduate

Congratulations!

Auden
AudenGraduate in reply to MrsH1969

Thanks!👍

Congratulations 🎓🎓🎓

Auden
AudenGraduate in reply to jayval70

Many thanks 😀

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate

Congratulations Graduate:)

Auden
AudenGraduate in reply to Irish-John

Cheers John!

Dragonflies
DragonfliesGraduate

Congratulations on your graduation Auden 🎉👏👏👏🏅Great achievement and milestone 🏃‍♂️

Consolidation runs of 30 minutes x 3 times per week have made a real difference to me. Both in terms of enjoyment and the huffing and puffing. It’s beginning to feel easier. I hope you find it helpful too. Have a great running journey from here on 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🙌

Auden
AudenGraduate in reply to Dragonflies

Many thanks DF👍 I’m going to do just that! Happy running to you!

Fantastic. Well done to you and enjoy your Park Run. They’re great fun.

Auden
AudenGraduate in reply to hudsondoglets

Thanks!

Auden
AudenGraduate

Thank you - I’m looking forward to it!

Oldishrunner
OldishrunnerGraduate

Well done. At least everyone can hear you coming.

Auden
AudenGraduate in reply to Oldishrunner

True! 👍

purplewalker
purplewalkerGraduate

Yay! Well done you!!

Auden
AudenGraduate

Thanks Purple.😀

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