Turned 63 last month, completed C25k today. - Couch to 5K

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Turned 63 last month, completed C25k today.

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stevecfcGraduate

Very hot but managed to do the last 30 min run today covering 4.4K.

Only started running because of lockdown, Now hope to do 5k in about 35mins.

Any one who struggling stick with the plan it works.

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AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations on completing run 3 of week 9 and graduating from C25K, to run 35 minutes for a 5K is very good.

To get your graduation badge and the word GRADUATE 🎓 next to your username leave a message in the pinned posts on the right side of the healthunlocked July C25K graduation home page and tell the administrators that you have ran W9R3 of C25K and graduated 🎓 🏃🏾 👍

It won't be long before you can run a sub 35 minute 5K 🏃🏾 👍.

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MccHaGraduate

Fantastic 👍 did mine today as well , must be lucky Friday 17th 😂😂😂

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stevecfcGraduate in reply to MccHa

Thanks, well done

Well done 👏👏👏

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stevecfcGraduate in reply to ForestGrump63

Cheers

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KasharaGraduate

That’s really encouraging to hear, I’ll keep going. Congratulations

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stevecfcGraduate in reply to Kashara

Thanks, keep going your make it

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Instructor57Administrator

Nice one !

I'm 63 also and coming up right behind you 😬

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stevecfcGraduate in reply to Instructor57

Thanks, good to know i'm not the only old boy lol

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FionamagsGraduate

Congratulations - a great distance in 30 mins too! 🥳🏅🏆🎖🎊🎉

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stevecfcGraduate in reply to Fionamags

Thanks a lot, aiming for 5k in under 35 mins in the next couple of weeks.

When that's done i'ii stay at 5k

Well done! I’m starting my first run tomorrow and your post is giving me the motivation to get out there so thank you!

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stevecfcGraduate in reply to Addis43

Thanks, The hardest part is starting, also because of my age, i always had at least 2 days rest

between Jogs, which worked well for me as i never failed a run. good luck and go for it.

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Ruby69Graduate in reply to stevecfc

That’s interesting and helpful. I’m 68 and finding I need more than 1 days rest not helped by squeezing in a walk of 6km😬😊

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stevecfcGraduate in reply to Ruby69

Glad to help Ruby, I just thought as we get older we need more time to recover.

It worked for me, don't over do it with the walking as well :)

You are right about it being hard starting! I didn’t start until last night but I did it and really enjoyed it! I will take your advice about the rest days too. Thanks x

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stevecfcGraduate in reply to Addis43

Now you have, keep going, it's worth it. good luck.

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Addis43 in reply to stevecfc

Thanks very much. All the best x

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LindacaroleGraduate

Wow well done, I did my first run of week 5 today so a way to go yet. But enjoying it.

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stevecfcGraduate in reply to Lindacarole

Thanks, if you feel like stopping on a run, just push through, your be glad you did.

Good Luck.

Wow, that’s great! You run faster than me and I’m only 38! Was determined to do 5k today. Took me nearly 40 mins 😩

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stevecfcGraduate in reply to Coops31

Thanks a lot, well done on the 5K, don't worry about other people, just think how far

you have come, I couldn't run to the top of my street a few months ago :)

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