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W9R3: Graduation run!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

I made it!!!! Thank you everyone for your support that kept me going to the end! I would have no doubt given up if it wasn't for this forum. It has taken me few weeks longer than the 9 weeks and I am still super slow - only managing about 3km in 30 minutes. But, that's definitely more than I could do previously so its a win! I just focused on my podcast and not the time remaining. It did feel a little anticlimactic, compared to the rush felt after the 20 minute run in week 5. But, it has only just hit me that now I think running 30 minutes isn't that big of deal πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I also think its time to find a different running route. I was reluctant considering its a great route which is safe and doesn't cross any roads but it is getting a little boring now. I have no idea what my next goals are so will be thinking about that after doing some consolidation runs! Happy running!!!

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Great job Bluepanda πŸ₯‡β­οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈ We’re all hugely proud of you x

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Thank you!! :)

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Congratulations!!! You made it! You are great! Keep up the great work!

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Thank you!! :)

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Many, many congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

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Thank you :)

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Congratulations! Celebrate long and hard. Enjoy finding some new routes during consolidation

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Thank you! I will sure celebrate :)

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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.

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Well done!!

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Thank you :D

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Congratulations bluepanda on completing C25K with week 9 run 3 and graduating πŸŽ“πŸ˜Š ,I am sure you will find many new routes to run, even if they are outside your immediate home area, during my 9 weeks of C25K I ran, including my graduation run, well away from where I live.

To get your graduation badge and the word GRADUATE πŸŽ“ next to your username leave a message on the December graduate post* in the pinned posts on the right side of the healthunlocked C25K home page and tell the administrators that you have ran W9R3 of C25K

*the December one may not be posted yet, if not go to the November Post.

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Thank you!! Just did it, excited for the shiny new badge

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Super achievement - huge congratulations!!! Enjoy those consolidation runs and maybe have a look for any 5k events near you for later next year when you feel ready. Or join the lovely folk at your local Parkrun if you have one. Whatever you do, revel in this amazing end to 2018!!

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Thank you. Yes! Parkrun is on my radar :) I am not a morning person so need to work on getting up early for at least one Saturday!

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Congratulations BluePanda πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸŒŸπŸŽ‰

It's a great achievement and a good journey. As to say it's not the distance, it's the time we can keep going for 30 minutes at our own pace πŸ˜‰

I think the main thing is to keep the routine going.

Happy Days πŸŽ‰πŸŒŸπŸŽ‰πŸŒŸ

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Thanks. I am definitely going to keep running. I’ve come to far to stop now.

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fantastic Bluepanda. enjoy the exploration of new routes :)

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Thank you. Will do :)

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Woohoo!!! Enjoy your moment of glory 😸

You can build up to bigger and greater runs later.

At your pace if you could maintain it you would do 5k in 50 minutes.

I've been running with my eldest kitten and his pace is around 8m/km so since graduation we have added 10% running time per week. We are now at 40 minutes so we are consolidating on that and allow the pace to improve naturally.

Whatever you do bluepanda keep running and keep smiling 😸

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Congratulations and well done to you πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Thank you!! 😊

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Amazing! Congrats.

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Thank you! Much appreciated

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Way to go. Well done.

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