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๐ŸAnnieโ€™s first post grad run

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate
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It was such fun to go out this morning & do my first solo run. I have ditched Jo Whiley๐Ÿ˜ข& taken on Strava.

What a feeling to be out in the sea breeze watching the world wake up. I managed 5k today at a very slow snail pace. My goal is to do it within 30 mins but that will come in time. For the moment I am basking in post grad glory. What a gift ๐Ÿ’ from Cto5K

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Well done ๐Ÿ˜Š

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate in reply to Narutorun

Thanks! How is your foot?

Narutorun
Narutorun in reply to Annieapple

Much better thank you

Imoslow
ImoslowGraduate

Brilliant!! Iโ€™m at your heels. Usually Iโ€™m in a Birmingham park but this weekend itโ€™ll be st Andrews sands ! Youโ€™re very lucky with your marvellous beach . Well done!!

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate in reply to Imoslow

Enjoy!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

Great first consolidation run Annieapple. Isn't it great just to go for a run just because you can . ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate in reply to Buddy34

Yes!!! ๐Ÿ˜† Loved it Buddy

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate

Fantastic and 5k too, you must be so happy. Nice to be finished plan and choosing next targets. I conquered that yesterday in a run with hubby just over 33min with gentle hills chuffed.

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate in reply to Grannyhugs

Great timing!! Will have to follow in your wake ๐Ÿคฃ

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate in reply to Annieapple

Iโ€™ll pop hubby in front of you. Looking forward to doing run on my own on Friday he is a hard act to keep following

If you're missing Jo Wiley, there was an idea I had (haven't tried it though) would be to use like the week 1 schedule to do interval training - so run fast for the minute "run" bits and jog slowly for the "walk" bits.

I'm currently using the SPEED C25k+ podcast with Laura, which gives 6 reps. But I reckon Week 1 of C25K would be a good template, and you can get your own favourite trainer back.

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate in reply to iain-strachan

Excellent idea!!! Thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š

Wenderwoo
WenderwooGraduate

Well done! How lovely to run alongside a beach

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate in reply to Wenderwoo

Itโ€™s VERY special & always different!

Great job - youโ€™re an inspiration to us to keep us going to our next stages. Hope to be running by a beech in 4 weeks time๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate in reply to Over62

Your new trainers will have you knocking on the graduation door very soon!!!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Relish it, Annie...........it is priceless.

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks!!

Oldgirlruns
OldgirlrunsGraduate

How brave to ditch Jo, Annie! Well done - but donโ€™t overdo it! Consolidation runs should be 3x30 minutes for 3 weeks to continue building up your strength. How slow was your slow - mine would be about 52 mins for 5k. I suspect yours might have been faster! Happy running!

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate in reply to Oldgirlruns

It was 40 mins but will be sensible & stick to 3x30mins specially as I am going to Canada next week. High altitude! Thanks for the reminder!! I had read all about post grad and didnโ€™t think about the time!! Xx

Oldgirlruns
OldgirlrunsGraduate in reply to Annieapple

Done the same myself - once youโ€™re in the groove you just want to keep going donโ€™t you! Have a lovely time in Canada - Running shoes packed?!

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate in reply to Oldgirlruns

Definitely ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿคฃ

Zumba-kitty
Zumba-kittyGraduate

Well done Annie ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’•

You sound so happy, that I now cannot wait to just run too ๐Ÿ˜€

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate in reply to Zumba-kitty

Itโ€™s a great feeling! Enjoy!

cpfiona
cpfionaGraduate

Itโ€™s an amazing feeling isnโ€™t it ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Running for fun is amazing ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate in reply to cpfiona

๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

Wow Annie - so pleased for you ! Bask away - you deserve it ! Canโ€™t wait to get to that point either . I have registered with Park Run so thatโ€™s my next goal when the time comes . Agree such a fabulous plan

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate in reply to DeterminedSilver

๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽˆ

2Tired2Run
2Tired2RunGraduate

How wonderful ... enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate in reply to 2Tired2Run

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€

Kat_runs4490
Kat_runs4490Graduate

5k already, youโ€™re on fire Annie ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate in reply to Kat_runs4490

Thanks Kat๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚

Jazzyrunner
JazzyrunnerGraduate

Sounds fabulous! Do you miss Jo? Doesnโ€™t sound like it!

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate in reply to Jazzyrunner

I couldnโ€™t have done Cto5K without her thatโ€™s for sure!! She was an ๐Ÿ˜‡

Jazzyrunner
JazzyrunnerGraduate in reply to Annieapple

I love how positive and excited she sounds! I tried MJ once and though I love his voice, he was way too laid back for me ๐Ÿ˜

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate in reply to Jazzyrunner

Agree!

tiggs1
tiggs1Graduate

Reading that made me smile, you are doing fantastic. Glad you enjoyed your solo outing :)

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate in reply to tiggs1

Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

Vicjo
VicjoGraduate

Excellent start to your โ€˜free -running โ€˜! Keep posting as itโ€™s great to hear your progress!

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate in reply to Vicjo

Thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š

Brilliant ๐Ÿคœ. I agree, I love running the cliff path, nothing like smelling the sea to spur you on. Congratulations on graduation.

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate in reply to Confusedofaxminster

Thanks. Yes we are fortunate! ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

Getfitok
GetfitokGraduate

When I graduated I started listening to my own playlist which really encouraged me, because no matter which song came up next it was one of my favourites. Iโ€™ve also downloaded NRC which lots of people on here rave about, but I havenโ€™t actually used that yet, something to look forward to when Iโ€™m off the IC.

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate in reply to Getfitok

I love my playlists too๐Ÿ˜ thanks for tip about NRC will look it up ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€

Mark1909
Mark1909Graduate

Well done Annie ! You have done amazing !! I knew you would get there and you have. Your enthusiasm and focus is truly an inspiration to others ! Enjoy your running and have a fab weekend x

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate in reply to Mark1909

Thanks Mark! You too ๐Ÿ˜

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