Finished hoorah: So that’s it nine weeks and... - Couch to 5K

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Finished hoorah

markbrom
markbromGraduate

So that’s it nine weeks and 27runs. Couch to a little under 5k finished. Woohoo.

19 Replies
SewRight
SewRightGraduate

Congratulations! 👏🥳. It’s good when you get that last run under your belt. Keep up the good work!

markbrom
markbromGraduate in reply to SewRight

It is yes and you as well

Frenc
FrencGraduate

Woo hoo indeed! Well done 👏🏼. 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

markbrom
markbromGraduate in reply to Frenc

Thank you. I see you are up to an hour running now. How easily does that come. Can’t imagine it quite yet 😊

Frenc
FrencGraduate in reply to markbrom

Bit by bit tbh! I carried on running for half an hour 3 times a week for about 3 or 4 weeks, just to really make it a habit, then I added 5-10 minutes once a week, so on and so forth. It’s all about being patient really 😀. Enjoy your new found skill!

John_W
John_WAmbassador in reply to markbrom

Same process as C25K - a bit extra each week. Look at Weeks 7, 8 and 9 for inspiration. The tricky bit is not the physical but the mental side - do you want it? Are you motivated to run for an hour or more? etc etc

SkiMonday
SkiMondayGraduate

Congratulations on graduating!

If you're looking to increase the time of your runs, remember to keep within the 10% rule i.e. keep increases in individual runs and your weekly total under 10% a week. It's a good idea to have a cutback week once a month or so. The bridge to 10k forum is a good place for support and for plans to get you to 10k.

Right now, it's a good idea to do a few consolidation weeks where you keep on doing 30 minute runs.

Happy running!

markbrom
markbromGraduate in reply to SkiMonday

Yes good advice don’t worry I won’t go mad 🤪

SkiMonday
SkiMondayGraduate in reply to markbrom

Reading it later, my reply seems a bit negative (although I think the advice is correct). I found it easy to build up just following the 10% rule (although there will always be some runs that feel really easy and some not so easy). If things go OK, you're likely to reach one hour runs around the end of May.

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate

Congratulations on your graduation 😁👏👏👏

Don't forget to claim your Graduate badge 👍

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

To get your Graduate Badge leave a message at this month’s Graduation Badge Post, which you can find in the Pinned Posts here healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep smiling.

Poiner
PoinerGraduate

Amazing! Well done. I have enjoyed reading your updates! 👏👏👏 Two more runs left for me!

markbrom
markbromGraduate in reply to Poiner

Nearly there

Congratulations!!!

Rosec25k
Rosec25kGraduate

congratulations and celebrations - well done!!

Pinkpig20
Pinkpig20Graduate

Brilliant!😀

Rennur
RennurGraduate

Celebrate your triumph

SassyF
SassyFGraduate

Congratulations 👏🏼 well done on your graduation!

Happy running 😎

Couchphoenix
CouchphoenixGraduate

Congratulations markbrom it’s a great feeling to graduate C25k, Well Done

👏🏻👏🏻🏅🥳🥳

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