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Week 9, run 2 done. So nearly there and so excited

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Dottie_DGraduate
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Didn’t enjoy the run as much as Wk9r1, but it was hot and hillier. Love that I kept going despite feeling heavy legs and lungs from the outset πŸ€ͺ. Definitely learning that mindset makes or breaks a run. But sooooo pleased I’ve run 30 mins again and time for 5k distance (with walk at start) was 36:50, slow still but getting faster. Still got shin niggles after run but eased quickly with anti-inflam cream.

Plan to do last and GRADUATION (whoop whoop) run on Saturday at Parkrun πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Well done everyone else who are nearly there x

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Just one more run to go! You are practically touching the finishing line, I can only imagine how excited you must be, I am on W7 and with each run now I am so pumped to keep on track to graduate in the next couple weeks! Yay! Yay! Yay!

Have you thought about what you will do post graduation, make sure you consolidate xx

All the best and can't wait to see your graduation post!

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Dottie_DGraduate in reply to JaoJao

Thanks JaoJao, Yes I plan to co solo date and have been reading lots of forward looking posts on here. I also have the C2 10K app and may start that from just before the week of doing 25 min runs.

Good luck with your next few runs, you’ll soon be graduating too πŸ‘πŸΌ

Well done, one last run to go but make sure you keep on running after graduating

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Dottie_DGraduate in reply to TheGoodWillOut

Thank you, I do intend to keep running but may need to find a club lol. Struggle more and more if I need to get out there alone. Defo find it easier with a buddy πŸ˜ƒ

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DaznvernGraduate

Well done i also did week 9 run 2 today. How amazing is the plan and us? Well done

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Dottie_DGraduate in reply to Daznvern

It is amazing and yes we are too. Who knew πŸ€ͺ. Well done you and good luck for next run πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜ƒ

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Indeed, mindset is all... believe you will fail and your faith is pretty much guaranteed to be rewarded.

Now... about that slow? Really? How quick were you over 5k a couple of months ago? Don’t worry about your pace, it’s fast enough to enable you to increase that fitness and health and slow enough to complete the runs. Even at graduation the time to think about pace is a while off, if indeed it ever matters.

Have a wonderful graduation run... the celebration of your journey starts when you cross that start line.

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Dottie_DGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank you. I am more than happy with my time really and it is slowly improving lol

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DebstonGraduate

Well done Dottie_D! Looking forward to your graduation post about your Parkrun - great idea!

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Dottie_DGraduate in reply to Debston

Thank you. I’m babysitting for my daughter who never gets out on Friday night. Hoping she’s not too late or too hung over to get up early enough to let me get out at 8:30am lol πŸ˜‚ but the important thing is for her to have a great time and I will still run over weekend to graduate πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ƒ

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smeeagainGraduate

Great stuff!!!!

Well done...it’s amazing to get that far, you must be so proud of yourself πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»

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Dottie_DGraduate in reply to virgin_runner

I am super proud, thank you πŸ‘πŸΌ

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JogunlikelyGraduate

Well done you, nearly there πŸ˜€

But slow? No you are a gazelle my friend :) I'm doing w9r3 later and I won't be covering 5km even with the 2 walk bits.

Rather jealous you will be graduating at park run. Have a great time πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Dottie_DGraduate in reply to Jogunlikely

Thank you, it’s so motivational hearing others are here at the finishing line too. We’ve done so amazing together, haven’t we. Good luck for your graduation run too. Look forward to your afterglow post 😜

As for park run, I started doing it some years ago, on a hop and a catch and then most weeks since NYE. I haven’t been able to run it though, just walk/jog/walk/jog, and wasn’t getting any better as I only did it once a week. In fact I was getting slower every week and was feeling like giving up. Then someone pointed out C25k; I downloaded the App, went back to basics, did 3 days a week consistently and voila! here I am. It’s a fantastic plan/App and I’ve loved it. Still nowhere near running the 5k in 30 mins but who cares lol πŸ˜‚ I’m loving the new energy and fitness πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

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JogunlikelyGraduate in reply to Dottie_D

My original plan was to do my first PR as my last c25k. But timings slipped and now I'm giving blood on Friday evening so prob best not run Sat morning 😊

C25K is amazing, every Dr in the land should prescribe it along with this amazing forum. I know I couldn't have done it without my VRBs 😍

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Dottie_DGraduate in reply to Jogunlikely

I agree, should be prescribed. I’m telling everyone about it πŸ˜œπŸ˜ƒ

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MilliecentGraduate

I'm at exactly the same point as you, going to do the final run on Saturday. So excited and looking forward to the next stage :)

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Dottie_DGraduate

Great, good luck for your last C2 5K run. We’ll smash it πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜ƒ

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