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Week 9 run 1 in the bag!!!๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

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EllalouxGraduate
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Iโ€™m so close to the finish line now I canโ€™t believe it!! I completed run 1 of week 9 today and it went extremely well๐Ÿ˜ƒ It still baffles me that Iโ€™ve gone from only be able to run for around 1 minute to 30!!!

A change of route is working wonders for me too for keeping my motivation up! A full lap of my route, for me, stops pretty much dead on 30 minutes so itโ€™s perfect!!! Itโ€™s nice being able to see the finish line and pushing myself on that way rather than constantly looking at the time I have left!

I did have a bit of a wobble half way through the run and went completely over on my ankle๐Ÿ˜ฌIt seems fine though thank god- wouldโ€™ve been typical for me to injure myself so close to graduating๐Ÿคฃ

Iโ€™m not quite at 5km yet but in a few more weeks I should be there!

Good luck to anyone else who is graduating this week LETโ€™S DO THIS!!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

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TeeJay66Graduate

Me too! Just two to go :) Well done, it is a real achievement and we both have every right to be proud. Like you, I am still some way of the 5K, but I'll get there because I'm a runner now.

It looks like a very interesting route around the lake.

I hope the ankle is okay.

Good luck!

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EllalouxGraduate in reply to TeeJay66

What day is your graduation run?๐Ÿ˜Š It really is isnโ€™t it!! I honestly used to despise running๐Ÿคฃ

Itโ€™s such a lovely route, thereโ€™s a footpath that runs all the way around it, and itโ€™s nice and flat!!๐Ÿ˜Š Itโ€™s always full of runners and walkers!

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TeeJay66Graduate in reply to Ellaloux

Should be Friday at around 7am ๐Ÿคž - The weather look good so I can't foresee any issues. It is so exciting ๐Ÿ˜ I never thought I would get this far! How about you, I'm getting it's probably going to be Friday too?

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EllalouxGraduate in reply to TeeJay66

Brilliant!! No neither did I, Iโ€™ve attempted C25K twice before and never got past week 3๐Ÿคฃ

Yes! Friday too! Iโ€™m working so will be Friday evening๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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NotAMGraduate in reply to Ellaloux

Same here! If everything goes according to the plan, my graduation run will be on Friday morning - still cannot believe when I say it!

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EllalouxGraduate in reply to NotAM

Yay!!๐Ÿ˜ƒ canโ€™t wait to hear everyoneโ€™s graduation posts on Friday, all the best of luck!!๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿฅณ

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HennieR62Graduate

Sooo close!! Hope youโ€™re planning your celebration! Take care of your ankle, 2 more to go...... ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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EllalouxGraduate in reply to HennieR62

Thank you!!๐Ÿ˜ƒ Hope all is going well with your running now you have graduated๐Ÿ˜Š

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HennieR62Graduate in reply to Ellaloux

Thanks. Iโ€™m in week 2 of consolidation runs, repeating the week 9 runs, largely enjoying it!! ๐Ÿ˜Š Running 30 minutes is still challenging, and I still appreciate posts in this forum, hearing other peopleโ€™s stories which are so motivating.

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EllalouxGraduate in reply to HennieR62

Thatโ€™s fantastic!๐Ÿ˜ƒ So glad that youโ€™re enjoying it!!๐Ÿ˜Š I really want to keep it up once Iโ€™ve graduated, I think itโ€™s honestly the best thing I couldโ€™ve done whilst being off work over lockdown!

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HennieR62Graduate in reply to Ellaloux

Me too!! I needed some structure in my life and this programme has been brilliant

Seems a great route (for now!) I look forward to celebrating your graduation soon!

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EllalouxGraduate in reply to Blackberrypie

Thank you!! If all goes to plan it should be Friday evening๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Iโ€™ve got two to go too. We can do this! ๐Ÿ‘

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EllalouxGraduate in reply to SJ60

Yay!! Good luck!๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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LA13Graduate

And me! Did W9R1 today, so graduation run on Friday morning if things go to plan! See you there!!?? Can this be true??

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EllalouxGraduate in reply to LA13

๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒhow did you find todayโ€™s run?๐Ÿ˜Š Hopefully Friday for me too!! In the evening though as Iโ€™m back at work now and am definitely not an early morning runner๐Ÿคฃ

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LA13Graduate in reply to Ellaloux

Oddly, a little easier than week eight. Canโ€™t explain that! I kind of feel like I can absolutely do this now, because Iโ€™ve done the 30mins once...

Good luck for Fri! Iโ€™m an early bird so will hopefully be out around 6am!

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EllalouxGraduate in reply to LA13

I feel the exact same!! Really didnโ€™t enjoy week 8, it was such a struggle for me! But this run was great๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Oh fab! All the best for Friday, canโ€™t wait to hear how your graduation run goes๐Ÿ˜Š

Iโ€™ve also got 2 more to go. Best of luck to you ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

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EllalouxGraduate in reply to Lulimat

Best of luck to you too!!๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

I love this post !!! Full of joy and pride ! And proud you should be ... well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘... as you say, W1 to W9 ... it begs belief .. but boy it feels great !

Just 60 mins of running ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ ... then you have graduated ! ๐ŸŽ“

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EllalouxGraduate in reply to PlymBorn

What a lovely reply, thank you๐Ÿ˜Š

It does seem pretty surreal (and a little bit emotional) that Iโ€™ve just 2 more runs left! I honestly didnโ€™t believe that I would get this far, it just shows how far you can come if you stick at something๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Jools2020Graduate

Wow, you are so speedy ๐Ÿ˜€ well done! You managed half a kilometre more than I did on that run. Kudos to you! Iโ€™m a little envious but I know Iโ€™m not yet ready to achieve that pace. I need to get there more slowly - and Iโ€™ll do it a little at a time. For me, 3.5K was huge! Iโ€™m planning my graduation run on Friday, too - but itโ€™s not set in stone. If I need an extra rest day, Iโ€™ll take it. My bones arenโ€™t as young as they were ๐Ÿ˜€. Good luck!

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EllalouxGraduate in reply to Jools2020

I tend to start off a little faster, slow it down completely and then speed up for the last 5 minutes, when I look on strava at my pace in between the beginning and the end itโ€™s very very slow๐Ÿคฃ

All the best for your graduation run๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿฅณxx

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Sara_WalesGraduate

It must be so exciting being so close to graduating! Good luck for your next two runs... not that you need it. Enjoy!

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EllalouxGraduate in reply to Sara_Wales

Thank you Sara!๐Ÿ˜Š it is!! Canโ€™t believe how quick itโ€™s gone! Run two tomorrow, then graduation run on Friday๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŽ“

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