Started on 29th Dec and finished today. Yippee !! Already written down a chart for my 10 consolidation runs . Weeks 7 and 8 I had to redo 2 runs so I made sure I achieved 3 consecutive runs running for the whole of the running time before moving onto the next week. I haven’t ran since school I’m 48 now! Believe in the program I am amazed I could do it ! It’s a fantastic feeling
Week 9 R3 I did it! : Started on 29th Dec and... - Couch to 5K
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It sure is a fantastic feeling Jovijogger, a big congratulations to you on completing run 3 of week 9 and graduating from C25K 🎓 🏃🏾 👍
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 March graduate home page and tell the administrators that you have ran W9R3 of C25K and graduated 🎓 🏃🏾 👍.
Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.
This guide to post C25k running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...
Keep running, keep smiling.
Well done! Isn't it amazing, aren't we all amazing! Go you 🏃♀️🏃💥🎉
Congratulations! I am really struggling in week 9 and was wondering about going back to week 7 or 8. I just don’t know why I can’t get over a mental block. I have run 1 run from week 9 but have been out twice since and just feel like I can’t do it again! Any advice gratefully received!
You might have heard this before ..... Slow Down, and tell yourself you Can Do It! Good luck 😃
I just take it really slow at the beginning and mentally focused on getting half way as once I get to half way I know I can do it, then it’s just 3 lots of 5 minutes left. The first 10-15 are the worst and I just tell myself that I can do. I make sure I listen to music that helps me get through and the 10 mins my legs are just running on their own taking me with them! You can swop to a new coach , I went between MJ & Jo and I picked a new route just to change my mindset. Good luck, you can do it
I did week 9 run 1 yesterday snd found it so hard , it’s only 2 mins longer than week 8 but for some reason struggled 😞
JTredge - I ran W9R3 yesterday and like Jovijogger I went really slow for the first half. On the previous week I had experimented with speeding up a bit here and there and then slowing again - but as this is the last week I really want to make it - so I am leaving the speed experimentation until post graduate. After 15 minutes my breathing was regular - my jelly legs went away and honestly I felt I could just keep going - that feeling never fails to amaze me since I started this challenge - how ones body can one minute be saying "Whaaaat - just stop this ffs" and then a few minutes later "oh okay - this is fine"! I waited until the last 5 mins before increasing a little - and that was helped by Grace Jones - Slave to the Rhythm live version . Going to keep to the same strategy and play list for the last 2 runs and then will hopefully be joining Jovijogger on the graduate podium on Friday. You can do it - just stay slow
It's certainly not easy but you've done it once so you know you can do it. Stick at it and you will get there. Even after I had graduated I kept thinking that perhaps I would just do 25 mins instead of 30 as that seemed to be my comfort zone but you do get fitter as you consolidate and I made it to 5k and beyond. I'm 60 btw. Good luck, you can do it 👍
Thank you so much for this. Looking forward to my consolidation runs x
Well done Jovijogger, what an amazing achievement 😀. Bet you had a huge grin on your face. 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Yes I was so happy, I actually cried when I did the 20 min run in week 5 and the first 30 min of week 9 !
E joy that feeling . Consolidation is a chance to try some new routes or even just do your current ones "back to front." After that the fun starts...
Congratulations Jovijogger 👍🏻
Well done you! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🏆😃
Thank you all so much xx
Amazing! Congratulations! Enjoy the buzz and sense of achievement 💪🏻🏃🏼♀️🥳🥳
Congratulations Jovijogger !! It must be an amazing feeling !! Can’t wait to be posting the same 😀
Well done and huge congrats to you. I am 2 runs behind you
Congratulations! I'm also 48 and started Couch to 5k on 30th December, Week 9 run 2 today, should be finished on Thursday - love that you already have a plan for your consolidation runs, that's on my to do list!
Congratulations. I have 2 more runs of W9 to do. Like you I hadn't run since school but I'm 69 This whole programme has been amazing (I use that word a lot ) and so do-able. Well done x
Well done! I graduated last month and it’s so great to see others reaching this goal. Keep running and smiling.
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