Week 9 Run 3- I've graduated- I am a runner now! - Couch to 5K

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Week 9 Run 3- I've graduated- I am a runner now!

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Well- I've only gone and done it! yes I've graduated with my final run of the programme and I struggle to believe it only took 9 weeks-(well 10 actually as I, like many had to repeat week 6 - as I was so scared of going forward!). I have accepted the discomfort and internal fight I have for the first 10 minutes and now do seem to have settled into a rhythm of sorts.

Can I have some advice, as I now feel a little lost as to what to do next- yes I want to carry on running and actually log my distance, whereas currently its just been about time. But have no idea how to do this- app suggestions? I love the encouragement of Michael Johnson, but don't want to just repeat week 9 forever.

My next run is Friday morning as I am now happy its part of my regular routine, can't wait for warmer weather though! even contemplating a park run, but concerned over running with others- any tips?

Thanks for the support so far

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Many congratulations to you ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿพ

For the next 3 weeks just concentrate on 3x 30 minute runs.

Then as you try to improve your distance try MapMyRun app for logging and keeping track itโ€™s simple to use and has routes you can try from other folk too. Canโ€™t comment on park runs as Iโ€™ve never done one nor wish to but thatโ€™s just me I enjoy the freedom of solidarity too much.


Well done!! ๐Ÿ‘


Congratulations on completing c25k you must be so pleased. For the next few weeks just keep going 30 minutes 3 times per week and you could download Strava that app worked for me . ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


Well done on graduating, great effort! Thereโ€™s the โ€œbridge to 10Kโ€ forum on here you can join when you feel ready! Lots of good advice on what to do next there! As a recent graduate myself I did my first parkrun last Saturday and enjoyed it! Definitely worth trying one to see if you like it or not! I can guarantee if youโ€™ve completed this programme, you definitely wonโ€™t be the slowest there ๐Ÿ˜‚


Congratulations and very well done to you for your great achievement. Happy running. Definitely try a Parkrun soon.



Congratulations! I would definitely recommend park run, I can understand your concern but Park run is more about community than competition. It's for people of all abilities and you'll get lots of encouragement and support.

Well done!!!! Keep it up - hopefully that will be me in 3 weeks - so close yet so far.


Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

This guide to post C25K running was written for you healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep smiling.


Thatโ€™s fabulous Jaguar 1965, Iโ€™ve just done week six run one and have looked at the second and third runs of week 6 and feel the same as you did๐Ÿ™ˆ. But youโ€™ve done fabulous well done! ๐Ÿ˜


I m wondering the same thing as I m on week 9. I have registered for a 10k in June to keep the momentum going. I think I might do a 7k in May but not sure yet. I use strava and follow a couple of local runners and look at their routes for a bit of variety. you could check out local 5K routes in parks near you and run them. I think a bit of planning will keep you entertained.

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