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week 9 run 3 DONE it!!

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swim63Graduate
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I really can't believe I finished this great program this morning, what an amazing feeling 😁😁😁.

Wondered if I was going to manage as had only had a few hours sleep which has become a very frustrating regular occurrence. Had little time as had to meet my Sunday morning walking group.

Anyway, off I went back to the route I started the early runs on, dedicated this to my Mum and think this was one of my beast runs! No quicker and did not make 5K but didn't seem to struggle so much.

Lovely roast dinner with my dad this afternoon to celebrate πŸŽ‰. Now the hardest part begins, sticking to it !

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me, it's meant so very much πŸ™

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TotalNewbie1Graduate

Congratulations well done. I expect your mum would be super proud of you. Glad you had a lovely roast with your dad.

I am sure now you have started running you will keep it up, and in the mean time bask in the glory of your achievement πŸ…πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ†

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swim63Graduate in reply to TotalNewbie1

Thank you so much 😊 yes, she would be so pleased

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AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations on completing run 3 of week 9 and graduating from C25K πŸŽ“ πŸƒπŸΎ πŸ‘To get your graduation badge and the word GRADUATE πŸŽ“ next to your username leave a message in the pinned posts on the right side of the healthunlocked December Healthunlocked C25K home page and tell the administrators that you have ran W9R3 and graduated.

I hope you celebrated and enjoyed your lovely roast dinner. 😊 πŸƒπŸΎ πŸŽ“

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swim63Graduate in reply to AlMorr

Thank you so much much AlMorr 😊. Yes, had a lovely day thank you. Can't believe I've done it !!

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to swim63

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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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swim63Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you πŸ‘

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WakeygasGraduate

Well done and don't worry. I had never run for exercise in all of my 55 years, and still don't enjoy it, but I don't dread the morning runs as I used to and am definitely feeling the benefits. Haven't yet run 5k and probably never will but that's fine. I can run for 30 minutes non- stop where I struggled with 60 seconds on week 1.

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swim63Graduate in reply to Wakeygas

Thank you! That's the main thing hey!

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CouchphoenixGraduate

Congratulations swim63, it’s a great achievement, well done πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ…πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

Download the Nike Run Club app for your consolidation runs, it’s ideal πŸ‘

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swim63Graduate in reply to Couchphoenix

Thank you. I will give that a try. Please excuse my ignorance but are consolidation runs literally just running past the program to improve?

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AcmambaGraduate

Congratulations, you've done very well. I think a lot of people do less than 5k in the 30 minutes. I'm still well off that but I can now do 45 mins non-stop. Mind you, I still use Laura as a comfort blanket for the first half hour!

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swim63Graduate in reply to Acmamba

Thank you Acmamba, 45 minutes is brilliant!

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MoonoflightGraduate

Well done! Congratulations!πŸ‘πŸ™‚

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swim63Graduate in reply to Moonoflight

Thank you 😊

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Parrula74Graduate

Congratulations!!! Enjoy the feeling!!!! It is amazing, isn’t it??? I know how you feel. When I run I take the time to talk to my mum and it is priceless. 😍

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swim63Graduate in reply to Parrula74

It is definitely amazing! Oh do you, that's so lovely

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FattymumGraduate

Well done!! What an achievement πŸ†πŸ…πŸŽ‰ I’m also at consolidation stage and am nowhere near 5k yet but to run for 30 mins is great in itself πŸ™‚ We can do it! And extending the distance will come in time xxπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ’•

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swim63Graduate in reply to Fattymum

Absolutely! Thank you 😊

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Peter44Graduate

Congatulations on a brilliant achievement, that's nice, you were thinking of your mum ☺ enjoy that feeling, of having done it, just think back to those early weeks in the programme, and where you are now, good luck with the consolidation runs!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ†πŸ†πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

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swim63Graduate in reply to Peter44

Thank you so much, it's a great feeling 😊

Congratulations on your achievement! I couldn't quite believe when I completed my c25k last weekend - it feels just great to have actually done it, doesn't it?! I've done a couple of consolidation runs this week but the first one felt very odd - no one talking me through it. But second one felt better as I set out to try and run the 5k which I haven't managed yet. I'm up to 4.8k now!

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swim63Graduate in reply to Heyicandothis

Thank you, you are nearly there! Well done 😊

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Fleur1307Graduate

Well done you, excellent achievement! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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swim63Graduate in reply to Fleur1307

Thank you Fleur 😊

Brilliant job! Huge congratulations!!!

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swim63Graduate in reply to

Thank you 😊

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GailXrunningGraduate

Huge congratulations! I hope you’re still enjoying the afterglow.

(A couple of others have reported having a great run on the back of a bad night. Seems like it can happen.)

Join the consolidation club and keep posting!

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swim63Graduate in reply to GailXrunning

Thank you! Yes I must join

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Karen59erGraduate

Congratulations! Amazing achievement and reading your post and the replies has really inspired me to keep going!! I'm on W6R1 and was nicely surprised to see how far I got today. This is such an amazing programme and everyone is so supportive - I'm beginning to think it is do-able!

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swim63Graduate in reply to Karen59er

Hi Karen59er, thanks so much. The forum has helped me so much. You can definitely do it!

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csmrGraduate

Congratulations!! Well done!

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swim63Graduate in reply to csmr

Thank you

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swim63Graduate in reply to csmr

Thank you!

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Seaside22Graduate

Brilliant news - well done. There’s no need to jettison the app once you’ve got to week 9, of course. Lots of us have been consolidating with Michael J or whoever their favourite coach is.

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swim63Graduate in reply to Seaside22

Thank you, will look into it

October13 profile image
October13Graduate

Well done swim63. Great achievement. I knew you could do it. And doesn’t it feel fab-u-lous to have reached your goal? Onwards and upwards eh? Good on ya.

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swim63Graduate in reply to October13

Thanks October13, it really does feel great!

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Indielass00Graduate

Congratulations swim63!!! πŸ˜€ Must be an amazing feeling to have completed it. All the best for your future runs! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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swim63Graduate in reply to Indielass00

Thank you so much

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Pete1wGraduate

Huge congratulations and please please please stick to it. Believe me all the effort is worth. Now do and treat yourself to some new running shoes immediately πŸ‘Œ

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swim63Graduate in reply to Pete1w

Thank you Pete1w, I really want to stick to it but I’ve quit so many times in the past although never done the program before. Don’t understand why I stop because I always then regret it!

Hi, and congratulations! I finished the plan on the same day as you, went back to a run with fewer ups and downs in it but didn't do anything spectacular - I carried on running to the 4.9km mark and managed it in 32 minutes running! Keep up the good work!

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swim63Graduate in reply to MisterJawaid

Well done you! We just need to keep it up now, it’s so cold out there though πŸ₯Ά

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Anthony59Graduate

Congratulations and well done.πŸ‘

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swim63Graduate in reply to Anthony59

Thank you Anthony59 πŸ‘

Congratulations πŸŽ‰ πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽ‰

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swim63Graduate in reply to DeterminedGramma

Thank you 😊

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