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πŸŽ† Hooray! First 5k πŸ€ΈπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ 🐌

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Delly-dotGraduate
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Finally! Three months post graduation, with a few weeks off spent on the Injury Couch, I have at last run my first 5k this morning. A big thank you to roseabi for her sound advice and wonderful post graduation bridging plan that she shared with Allbarron and myself. It has helped me to reach that elusive 5k mark and is gently going to ease me into the Magic 10k plan over the next few weeks.

For those who have read my recent posts, you will know that my mojo has been playing up recently, until I found it lurking behind the sofa one Saturday evening after watching James Bond...... Anyway, Mymojo as "she" has now been officially and affectionately named, pushed me out of bed this morning after I read Speedy60's and jorgeRuns' latest posts.

I am chuffed to bits to have reached my first 5k. My two teenagers and hubby cheered me when I shared my time when I reached home. I felt like I had graduated all over again, as I feel I am officially a Couch to 5k runner now 😊.

For any new graduates who are still striving to hit the 5k mark, just keep going - you are doing brilliantly. I know it's not always easy/fun/comfortable, sometimes it's down right hard/difficult/draining, but each consolidation run strengthens your legs and builds your stamina. If my 50 year old post-injury legs can do it, so can yours!

Happy running everyone!πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Shhhh.

Open the window.

Listen....

Hear that?

It's not thunder, it's us lot cheering with you πŸŽ‰βš‘πŸŽ‰βš‘πŸŽ‰πŸ“£

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to Thatwasunexpected

Thank you! Love this wonderful forum for its brilliant support 😊

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dijepGraduate

Congratulations 🎊 πŸŽ‰ 🎈

That's fantastic well done x

It feels so good to achieve a target you've been chasing after.

Enjoy the rest of your day. Give Mymojo a pat on the back too πŸ˜‚

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to dijep

This has put me in such a good mood today! I feel like I have got over a hump in the road and me and Mymojo are looking forward to what is round the next corner. 😊

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TimoteaGraduate

Yaaaaaaaay! Well done DD. Such great news especially after mojo went missing!

Look forward to seeing you on the bridge? Still struggling with trying to contain my 5 k in 30 mins.

Now go and celebrate !

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to Timotea

I don't think I'll ever get my 5k down to 30 minutes but the great thing about roseabi's plan is it repeats the 30 minute runs each week, so who knows? I have been lurking on the bridge, so I might feel I can officially pop over soon!

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roseabiAdministrator

You little beauty!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xxxxxxxxx

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to roseabi

Thank you so much roseabi. I'm so proud to have reached this target. I might have to come and properly visit the bridge to 10k forum soon, instead of lurking!

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roseabiAdministrator in reply to Delly-dot

Awesome!!

Incredible news!!!! Massive congratulations 🎊 😊

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to happytanya2

Thank you so much! It feels great to have reached another target 😊

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Blossom-Graduate

Yay, well done,πŸŽ‰so chuffed for you! I've done 7 consolidation runs and nowhere near 5k but I'm loving trying! Go you!πŸ˜€

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to Blossom-

Well done on your 7 consolidation runs. That is a great achievement and all those runs will be taking you in the right direction. Stick with it 😊

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Bloomsbury22Graduate

Really well done! Just graduated last Friday and very much looking for a plan. Any suggestions?

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to Bloomsbury22

Congratulations on your graduation! Consolidate with 30 minute runs for the next few weeks and then perhaps try roseabi's bridging plan. It is simply this:

weeks 1 & 2: run 1 - 20 minutes (I made this my faster run each week), run 2 - 30 minutes, run 3 - 35 minutes

weeks 3 & 4: run 1 - 20 minutes, run 2 - 30 minutes, run 3 - 40 minutes (my run today)

weeks 5 & 6: run 1 - 20 minutes, run 2 -30 minutes, run 3 - 45 minutes

..... and so on, increasing the last run by 5 minutes until you get to 60 minutes. with the option to not repeat the weeks by this stage if you feel happy. Around this point roseabi's plan merges with ju-ju's bridge to 10k plan.

Good luck!

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Bloomsbury22Graduate in reply to Delly-dot

Thank you! That is super helpful!

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FrisselsGraduate in reply to Delly-dot

Thanks very much.

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Dtay1978Graduate

Congrats πŸ₯³

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to Dtay1978

Thank you 😊

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RunRunRun13Graduate

Congratulations my lovely !!!

Well done and crack open some bubbly to celebrate.

Let me know when your starting the Magic 10K plan, I have completed it once last year but feel I just need to do it again (so I know it wasn’t a one hit wonder)

Need to have someone doing it alongside for some motivation πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Have a great rest of the day x

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to RunRunRun13

Hello!! Great to hear from you! I was worried you had run off into the sunset in your lovely profile photo...., so glad you are still here 😊.

roseabi's wonderful plan is easing me in gently to the Magic 10k plan, so I am kind of at week 2 of the magic plan, but I will be doing this week all over again next week if that makes sense? It is an elongated way in! You could join me on roseabi's plan if you like - I have written it out for Bloomsbury22 in my reply above you. It would be great to have you along!

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RunRunRun13Graduate in reply to Delly-dot

Just took a snapshot of above so will do it too...I have no excuse now 🀣

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to RunRunRun13

Brilliant!! πŸ˜†

That’s just the encouraging post I need. I’m a long way from 5k but you’ve given me hope. Thank you.

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to Delgirl82

Just keep those legs moving and you can only go in the right direction.

A snail's 5k is just as far as a hare's 🐌☺️🐰

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WenderwooGraduate

Yay! Congratulations πŸ‘πŸ˜

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to Wenderwoo

Thank you Wenderwoo!

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NilsamGraduate

Well done, Delly-dot. So so pleased for you. 5k wow. You should be proud. Anyway your legs are just a baby and have a long way to go. Glad you have great support from your family too. But mainly...well done you. πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to Nilsam

Thank you! It felt like graduating all over again this morning. It was lovely to see that 5k appear on my watch πŸ˜ƒ!

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NilsamGraduate in reply to Delly-dot

If you decide to move to Bridge to 10k stay on here too as your encouragement on posts / experience is very helpful and motivating. πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸ‘

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to Nilsam

I'm not going anywhere! πŸ˜‰ I like you all too much, plus I'm a slow snail so in no hurry 🐌😌

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RoxdogGraduate in reply to Delly-dot

Yes, do stay on both!

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NilsamGraduate in reply to Delly-dot

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Banana12Graduate

Yay! Truly well done Delly-dot! Onwards and er...onwards!!!

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to Banana12

Onwards indeed! Thank you!πŸ˜ƒ

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FionamagsGraduate

Hooray! Well done on the 5k - great time too!!!

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to Fionamags

Thank you Fionamags! It feels so good to have done it. I've been on a high all day!πŸ˜ƒ

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FrisselsGraduate

Well done, a great achievement. I’m doing W9R3 on Friday and have no idea how to take things forward. Where can I find the bridging plan you have referred to please?

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to Frissels

Hi Frissels. Good luck for Friday. I have written the plan in my reply to Bloomsbury22 a few posts above yours. I would suggest a few weeks of consolidating your 30 minute runs first before starting it, but you will know when you are ready. Enjoy your graduation run!

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Speedy60Graduate

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So well done, Delly-dot! And to come back from injury and adversity is inspirational. There's nothing quite like that sense of achievement - it's a shame you can't bottle it and spray it on when times are tough.

You are a real runner; you've earned your spurs. No going back now! πŸ‘Š

Very humbling to be mentioned in dispatches. Thank you. πŸ’•

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to Speedy60

Pleasure to mention you Speedy! Everyone here is so supportive and reading all the posts is really great motivation for me. πŸ€—

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SweatyHettieGraduate

Yay!! I’m chuffed for youπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ I’m a bit scared to go over to the bridge as yet but I occasionally lurk 😜

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to SweatyHettie

Oh I have been lurking a while on the bridge but not properly crossed over to the other side yet! I think I might feel I could take a few tentative steps that way soon..... πŸ˜ƒ

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RoxdogGraduate

Well done Delly-Dot! Good luck on the magic plan! The bridge to 10k forum is useful and friendly too. I found increasing my distance after getting to 5k was just a matter of changing my routes and getting lost! Well done you!😊

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to Roxdog

I like the idea of running without a planned route and seeing where my feet take me. I run out on the local commons where I live. There is a network of footpaths; some I know from dog walking, others I don't , so I probably won't get lost, but I could end up going round in circles πŸ˜†.

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PeggySusiGraduate

Well done Delly-dot.. that’s good to read.. you made a really good time, too! πŸ‘πŸ€ΈπŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ

Inspiring.. I will get to 5k.. one day.. not soon.. but maybe this year..πŸ˜‚

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to PeggySusi

Thank you Peggy. You will get to 5k, every step will be taking you in the right direction. I like to remember that a snail's 5k and a hare's 5k are the same distance πŸ˜ŠπŸŒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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jorgeRunsGraduate

Well done champ, great run, great post, great pictures. See you on the bridge, or under it πŸ€£πŸ€—

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to jorgeRuns

Thank you! I've been lurking on the bridge. Might have to pluck up the courage to cross it shortly..... 😊

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EvolGraduate

Well done, congratulations! So pleased for you πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’–

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AllbarronGraduate

A very belated but heartfelt ... CONGRATULATIONS, Delly-dot!!!!!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ It was only a matter of time until Mymojo was back firing on all cylinders. Now come on...best foot forward...were waiting for you on that bridge 🀝

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Delly-dotGraduate in reply to Allbarron

Thank you Allbarron. Mymojo has really got her act together! I shall be heading over that bridge soon I hope πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ!

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