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Boom πŸ’₯πŸ’₯ finally I’ve done it!!

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IssywhizzGraduate
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I’ve finally completed the couch to 5k!!! πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ and ran the full distance within 30 minutes. I am so happy! Over six weeks ago I was running every other day with the programme, then I moved house up country. With the move it’s meant I have gone a full week without running, or I have only managed to run once/twice a week due to changes in circumstances. And the country has HILLS which are a killer πŸ˜‚ I am so so so so chuffed I have completed it. For anyone starting the programme, preserve, keep going, keep on pushing, use your mental strength to push you through, as it really is an amazing programme and an amazing achievement. I have never run a day in my life before lockdown and thinking of giving couch to 5k a go, so if I can do it, anyone can! Just believe in yourself and believe in the programme cos it really does work. But the main thing is mental strength, it’s all in the mind πŸ’₯πŸ₯³πŸ™πŸ»πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ

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IssywhizzGraduate

Where do I post for the graduation badge? Cant remember.. πŸ˜ƒ

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WhydothisGraduate

Well done! Isn't it a good feeling? I am impressed byt eh 5k - I am pleased to have finished with 3.5!!!

Look at the pinned posts and you will see a link to August 2020 graduation badge.

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IssywhizzGraduate in reply to Whydothis

Such an amazing feeling! Thank you, I’m managing ten minutes per mile at the moment, which am chuffed with.

Thanks re the badge, I will have a look.

I was meant to write persevere until my post, not preserve πŸ™ˆ

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nowsterGraduate

Congratulations! And you broke the 6min/km barrier too, with hills! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ…πŸ†

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IssywhizzGraduate in reply to nowster

I know! Thank you! I did make it so the route was mainly flat though πŸ˜‚

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Frizzbomb67Graduate

Wow! Well done πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Great time too! I’m elated today as one of my splits fell below 8 mins per km πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Enjoy your success πŸ†πŸ₯³

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IssywhizzGraduate in reply to Frizzbomb67

Amazing 8 min per km, well done you! It’s such an amazing feeling isn’t it. And thank you! I was starting to feel a bit deflated after all the effort I’d put in and I haven’t been able to get out much, so am so happy I’ve finally finished the programme! πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

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PhoenixRiseGraduate

Congratulations πŸ₯³ GRADUATE πŸŽ“

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IssywhizzGraduate in reply to PhoenixRise

Thank you! πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜Š

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ScottyatesGraduate

Nice one. I have week 9 next week. Looking forward to graduating and continuing my journey.

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IssywhizzGraduate in reply to Scottyates

Thank you! Well done to you for getting this far too. It’s great isn’t it, fantastic achievement πŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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ScottyatesGraduate in reply to Issywhizz

I’m well chuffed, never would’ve believed I could run 5K. Something I will be sticking with for sure.

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IssywhizzGraduate in reply to Scottyates

Same here, never would have believed it! We pushed through eh πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

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CouchphoenixGraduate

Congratulations Issywhizz enjoy your Graduation Day πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ…πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ Your spot on, the challenge is as much of a mental one as a physical one πŸ‘

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IssywhizzGraduate in reply to Couchphoenix

Thank you! It’s all in the mind, as well as physical fitness but if you have strength of mind and an able body, you can achieve it. πŸ€›πŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏻

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SammiN3Graduate

Congratulations! That's a great time too. I've yet to complete 5k in 30 mins, 31:08 is my PB. I'm determined to get there.

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IssywhizzGraduate in reply to SammiN3

Thank you! I’ve been doing about 10 minutes per mile for a while now, which I’m pleased with. I was going a bit slower not getting out there as much. You’re almost there, very close! πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ

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SammiN3Graduate in reply to Issywhizz

I did it todayπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ very surprised when I saw the time 29:54!! Just need to keep it up now

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IssywhizzGraduate in reply to SammiN3

Wow! Congratulations, you must be chuffed, well done and a great time too. Yes, we must keep it up now 😊πŸ’ͺ🏻

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SammiN3Graduate in reply to Issywhizz

Thank you! Yes very!!

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

This guide to post C25k running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep smiling.

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IssywhizzGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you! 😊😊

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