W9R3 - Graduation!: Having decided to put the... - Couch to 5K

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W9R3 - Graduation!

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Having decided to put the graduation run back a day so that we could run in the light for once (sure i've seen that big orange thing in the sky before at some point), we set off.

The run was easily the hardest i've done in the entire program, but powered sheerly by bloodymindedness, we got through. Weirdly, looking at the stats, it was also the fastest yet at 4.37k, and most consistently paced. The takeaway i guess is that a hangover, bacon and egg barm, and a cig before hand is probably not the best prep for running πŸ˜‚

I've had loads of fun doing this program, i've lost about eight pounds, and i'm feeling a lot better. I've also been blown away by the amount of help and support available on this forum, completely for free and given away just out of the goodness of people's hearts. Thanks all!

Right, i'm off for a nice hot shower and a brew. Hope you all have a great day!

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Great job. Hangover not so good prep... that butty could have been perfect if not too late before the run... the cig? Well, probably not as bad as smoking it during the run πŸ˜‚

Congratulations... great achievement. Celebrate it well, hangover is ok on rest days) and enjoy consolidation and your next running journey.

LeadfootGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thanks! It was a textbook example of what not to do. The route finishes outside a church, and there was a choir outside singing hosana as we came past - all i could think was "Don't throw up next to the nice church people, don't throw up!"

UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Leadfoot

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. There’s a bowl of water inside to refresh if ever you do... I think that’s what they have it there for.


Congratulations Leadfoot on completing and graduating from C25K with week 9 run 3 despite a slight hangover, great pace as well at 4.37K, one of the fastest graduating runs on record here on C25K.

To get your graduation badge and the word GRADUATE 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 πŸŽ“ πŸƒ 😊

LeadfootGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thanks Al, i've put a post up there now!

AlMorrGraduate in reply to Leadfoot



Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

This guide to post C25k running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

keep running, keep smiling.


Congratulations. You did it, you must be dead proud of yourself. I want to be where you are and i can not wait.

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