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Graduated Today!!

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VeganDaveGraduate

It was a humid wet day with non stop drizzle. For some daft reason I felt apprehensive as it was my last run but nevertheless, I just got on and ran. Once I got in my stride everything felt ok and despite the drizzle, I managed to run 2.5 miles stripping out the warm up and cool down walks. Now I feel chuffed that I’ve completed to program and wish to thank Laura, my coach, and all the other coaches for that matter, for their encouragement. The C25K program works and I would encourage anyone to do it. I even remembered to take a photo before my run!!

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AnnieappleGraduate

Excellent ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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VeganDaveGraduate in reply to Annieapple

Thank you. 🙂

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backintimeGraduate

Well done!

What's next? Will you carry on running?

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VeganDaveGraduate in reply to backintime

Thank you! Next run Monday to consolidate all I’ve done over the last nine weeks.

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backintimeGraduate in reply to VeganDave

Good choice! A few consolidation runs is great, I started to appreciate running a bit more during consolidation. It helps not to be pushing to increase time/distance for a couple of weeks (I did 3 weeks)

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PollyGrayGraduate

Congratulations on graduation day VeganDave 👏🏻👏🏻😃👍 absolutely brilliant 🤩 go get that well deserved badge

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VeganDaveGraduate in reply to PollyGray

Thanks Polly, I’ve applied for my badge. Now to carry on running three times a week starting next Monday. 🙂🏃‍♂️

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VeganDaveGraduate in reply to PollyGray

Hi Polly, another photo for you! I found it in Sainsbury’s. It’s delicious!!

Colour photo of cheese
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Instructor57Ambassador

Congratulations on your graduation .👍👏👏👏

Onwards to consolidation !

Remember to claim your Graduate badge here !

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VeganDaveGraduate in reply to Instructor57

Thank you! It will be strange running Monday without the program.

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Instructor57Ambassador in reply to VeganDave

Yes , I enjoyed it but did miss Laura at first 😁

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Dee2609Graduate

Nice one Dave, congratulations 🎉

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VeganDaveGraduate in reply to Dee2609

Thank you Dee, now I have to get used to running without Laura my coach.

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Penguingirl1Graduate

Congratulations

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VeganDaveGraduate in reply to Penguingirl1

Thank you Penguingirl1 it is a good program that does what it says on the tin.

Very Well done Vegan Dave, and thanks for the advice you've given. 👏👏🎉

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VeganDaveGraduate in reply to Hepsibah

Thank you, I’ll still look at these posts and keep 🏃‍♂️

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CrittermadGraduate

Congratulations 🎉

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VeganDaveGraduate in reply to Crittermad

Thank you! Now U have to consolidate all the work I’ve done.

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JetsNannaGraduate

Well done!

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VeganDaveGraduate in reply to JetsNanna

Thank you! I now have to consolidate all the effort I’ve put in and build upon it.

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mancrunner1Graduate

Congratulations, amazing effort! I have one more run left and I’m planning to keep listening to W9R3 during consolidation as I’ll miss Laura a lot!

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VeganDaveGraduate in reply to mancrunner1

Thank you! I will consolidate my running before taking on 10k training and I too will miss Laura, she was inspirational! Good luck with your final run, you’ve cracked it too and keep 🏃‍♀️

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Alan99Graduate

Well done Dave. I've been looking out for your post as we were both due to graduate today.

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VeganDaveGraduate in reply to Alan99

Thanks Alan, have you’ve graduated too I see. Very well done, I hope you had better weather than me. I had a humid run and it drizzled all the way round. Now to consolidate. Keeeep 🏃‍♂️

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Tasha99Graduate

Excellent! Excellent!

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VeganDaveGraduate in reply to Tasha99

Thanks Tasha, I have to run Monday without Laura encouraging me. I’ll run the same route for a while to consolidate what I’ve done and build from there in a month or so.

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Tasha99Graduate in reply to VeganDave

I found it easy to run without the voice actually. But a watch is very useful to measure etc.

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VeganDaveGraduate in reply to Tasha99

Yes, I use my watch and iPhone to check my times, and I’ve counted my steps per minute, I’m currently running at 168 steps per minute. I count every time my left foot hits the ground for 30 seconds (42 steps) then multiply that result by four which gives me my cadence of 168 steps a minute for both feet. It’s too difficult to count both feet for 60 seconds.

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Tasha99Graduate in reply to VeganDave

I wouldn’t worry about cadence. It is what it is. Get yourself a garmin and it’ll tell you everything you need 👍🏽

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DupsGraduate

Congratulations 🥳🎉🥳🎉 You must be so thrilled. It’s a fabulous achievement 👏👏👏

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VeganDaveGraduate in reply to Dups

Thank you! I have to run now without Laura’s support, which was great. The vocal support made the program perfect.

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