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W9R3 take that!

Frenc
FrencGraduate

I am over the moon to have finally completed the program - what a great feeling to have the little cheers right at the end on the app, and to see all of those yellow circles ticked! I managed 4.34k which I’m also pretty pleased with.

Thank you to everyone here for their support, this really is such a positive place. There were many times I didn’t feel like doing it, but would have a look on here, then out the door I’d go. Yay! 😀🎉

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Frenc
FrencGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you! Your advice at week 6 to go slow really saw me through. 😀

RunningJ123
RunningJ123Graduate

Ooh!!!!!! Congratulations!!!! Well done YOU 👍🏻 🎉🎊

Frenc
FrencGraduate in reply to RunningJ123

Thank you so much SillyUser! 😀🎉

Congratulations!! Well done!

Frenc
FrencGraduate in reply to sribri

Many thanks sribri! 😀👍

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations on graduating from C25K, well done, now go and celebrate your wonderful achievement with 🍷 🏃🏾 👍 🎓

Frenc
FrencGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thank you so much AlMorr! Everyone on here is so kind. 😊

Jericho2332
Jericho2332Graduate

Congratulations graduate! A great achievement 💪🏻

Frenc
FrencGraduate in reply to Jericho2332

Many thanks Jericho - it’s a great feeling! 😀

Peter44
Peter44Graduate

Congratulations, it's a great feeling, getting that last 30 min run finished, and a good distance too, good luck with those consolidation runs!🥳🥳🏆🏆🎉🎉

Frenc
FrencGraduate in reply to Peter44

Thanks Peter44! I think my first consolidation run will just see where the wind takes me 👍🏃‍♀️

Peter44
Peter44Graduate in reply to Frenc

Sounds a good idea, i know i enjoyed just doing what felt right after graduation, c25k is a brilliant programme, and really works, a good introduction to this running malarky!!! ☺

Blossom-
Blossom-Graduate

Yay well done! 🎉🍾 Isn't it amazing aren't we all amazing! Maybe think about consolidating 30 mins for the next 2/3 weeks. There's plenty of ideas on here about what to do next. Happy 🏃‍♀️💥🏃

Frenc
FrencGraduate in reply to Blossom-

Ah thank you Blossom 🌺. Funny you should say that, have just been sitting here thinking about it. I’m going to run some different routes just to spice it up, but I won’t be too bothered about distance yet. I want to nail the 30 minute habit! Mind you, there’s a really horrible hill near me which is about half a mile in length and I think trying to do this would be good training on its own! And yes, we are all amazing 🎉👏🏼😀

Blossom-
Blossom-Graduate in reply to Frenc

Good plan. I did hill intervals this morning! Check out the Nike Run Club app. There are lots of guided runs and inspiration on there, I use it a lot ☺️

Frenc
FrencGraduate in reply to Blossom-

Will do Blossom! I downloaded it a while back as lots of people recommended it. Now I can start using it 😀👍. Thanks for the advice 👏🏼

purple_ums
purple_umsGraduate

Yay Frenc !!! 🥳 x

Frenc
FrencGraduate in reply to purple_ums

Yay us! Thanks purple_ums 😆

Runnerbeanfr
RunnerbeanfrGraduate

Congratulations to you!I did my first consolidation run this morning to Laura’s Stepping stone podcast. I found it quite tough and I think I’ll stick with a few free runs to familiar tunes for now! Having said that it’s very helpful I imagine if you need a little push! Anyway very well done!

Blossom-
Blossom-Graduate in reply to Runnerbeanfr

I think stepping stones, stamina and speed are quite tough for a beginner. I struggled when I attempted them during consolidation. However I tried speed again recently and enjoyed it as I felt a lot stronger. Worth dipping in and out of. ☺️

Runnerbeanfr
RunnerbeanfrGraduate in reply to Blossom-

Yes. Exactly. I was too ahead of myself!

Frenc
FrencGraduate in reply to Runnerbeanfr

Thank you Runnerbeanfr! I’ll look out for that podcast. Everyone is being so helpful 👍😀

Zip54
Zip54Graduate in reply to Runnerbeanfr

The way I interpret the post c25k advice is that it is recommended to just continue running the 30 minutes possibly even by listening to the wk9 runs without any attempt to improve on anything for at least 3 weeks. After that then work on improvements (eg stepping stones) if you want but only on 1 run a week with the other 2 being like wk9 runs. Of course I could have this completely wrong as I'm new to this and we can all do our own thing anyway but that's the plan I'm following.

Frenc
FrencGraduate in reply to Zip54

Sound advice, thank you. 👍👏🏼. Means I don’t have to say goodbye to Michael J just yet. 😄

Runnerbeanfr
RunnerbeanfrGraduate in reply to Zip54

That makes a lot of sense. I shall follow your advice. Thanks

Zip54
Zip54Graduate

Well done, now you are a graduate!

Frenc
FrencGraduate in reply to Zip54

Thank you Zip54! It feels great 😊. I love your fungi avatar with the googly eyes 👀.

Couchphoenix
CouchphoenixGraduate

Congratulations Frenc, it’s lovely to hear those cheers, it’s an amazing achievement, well done 👏🏻👏🏻🏅🥳🥳

Consolidation runs next, try the Nike Run Club App it’s great for those and it’s free too 👍

Frenc
FrencGraduate in reply to Couchphoenix

Many thanks Couchphoenix - absolutely a Cheshire Cat moment 🤩🎉😆! Thanks for the Nike tip too.

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