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Sisteract5Graduate

Hi all. I completed my C25k last week - thank you for all of your support in getting me there. Is there a way to encourage yourself to enjoy running? I thought it may happen whilst doing the plan but it hasn’t and struggling to find the motivation to continue. I’ve completed one consolidation run and need to go out today for second one ——- sitting here, putting it off! You guys have helped me so much already, as generally there has been someone out there feeling the same as me. This is an embarrassing post to send but, I’ve held off doing it, but need tips if anyone has felt this and overcome it please. Thank you.

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I think there are some apps for some guided running. Do you have new goals you want to set? Going further/faster?I’m just at week 8 and am wary that I will be in the same position when I finish, so just wanted to say don’t be embarrassed! I imagine *many* people have been where you are, and feel like I will also be there too.

In terms of enjoyment, it’s all about the playlist for me - my favourite summer tunes.

Am going to follow for advice I can also follow in a couple of weeks!

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Sisteract5Graduate in reply to Wwps

Thinking about it, I would like to do 5k, then will feel like a ‘proper graduate’! It may take me some time but, yes, I think that’s what I’ll jam foe. Been reading the link on the list below for consolidation, and would recommend it - I think it will get me through, plus sorting a playlist out.Thank you for taking the time to reply. Good luck with the rest of the programme - you can surely see the finishing line now!!!😊

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Sisteract5Graduate in reply to Sisteract5

I mean ‘aim for’ not ‘jam foe’!!! Fat fingers small keys!! 🤣🤣

Hi, well done on graduating. enjoyment in running takes different amounts of time to achieve and sometimes it feels harder than others, There is a consolidation post in the pinned posts for newly graduated runners to share experiences. Nike Run Club app is worth looking at for guided runs that I found motivating

healthunlocked.com/couchto5......

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Sisteract5Graduate in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you for the tips - I will be sure to look at them - trainers on and Marvin Gaye in my ears - I’m going to give it a go - thank you 😊

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WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Sisteract5

I’ve put the link for the consolidation post in my last reply, have a good run

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Sisteract5Graduate in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you. Just had a read of a few posts and think this will help me to sort my attitude out!! Thank you

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Sisteract5Graduate in reply to WillowandSola

Oh yes, I have just come back from my run - post run smile that I need to remember!!

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WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Sisteract5

Oh that post run smile just gets wider and wider 😀good on you,

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IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

Can you speak aloud, clear, ungasping sentences as you run?.........if not, you are going too fast. Slowing down to the recommended easy conversational pace makes it more achievable and for most, more enjoyable.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

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Sisteract5Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

I’ve taken your guidance on pace since I joined and so am happy that is ok. It’s my head - that’s down to me. The link above useful, thank you . 😊

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Sisteract5Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Sorry IannodaTruffe , just re read my reply and it sounds rude! I mean that I need to battle my own negativity . I will take the encouraging posts on here with me though, as I have done all the way through. Many thanks 😊

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IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to Sisteract5

No offence taken. FYI You can edit posts and replies.

Do have any targets to achieve this week, this month, this year. That can make a huge difference to feelings of attainment.

You are running outdoors, I presume.

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nowsterGraduate

One trick is to keep the runs from being boring. Look around you and observe how things change from day to day. Vary your runs and routes a bit. Try different times of day. Make it a challenge to greet everyone you meet, whether or not they respond.

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