This time last year I was obese, with a BMI of 32. Now I am (just) in healthy range at 24.5.
Having delayed starting running until I had a little less timber to cart around with me (note from joints: thank you) I commenced C25K in late November. My week 9 run 3 is in the diary for Saturday. Or Sunday. That's more like 11 weeks on the plan than 9, since I had to repeat one run (the first uninterrupted 20 minute session), and sometimes (quite often) I only run every 3 days rather than every 2. My best distance over 30 minutes (yesterday) is [X] km. My best split for 5K is [Y].
So I am pleased with progress. My ambitions are to be able to do a 5K in under [Y minus a little] minutes, and a BMI in the middle of normal range around 22. So, a little way to go yet. But in the meantime ...
Main question now is how to celebrate graduating (assuming that I can manage 30 more minutes). My thinking had been Domino's. But to my absolute horror, since my last order way back in early 2022 they have discontinued my 'go to' Kick'n Chicken Meal Deal (large classic crust Farmhouse pizza, garlic bread, Chicken Kickers, Coke Classic, 3,617 calories). Those items would cost me £29.97 now!
How did you celebrate graduating?
And enjoy your graduation run .
I really wouldn't be concerned about distance or pace .
It is completely irrelevant.
It may seem counterintuitive however what is true is that your best aerobic development will come by running slowly .
Even elite runners will spend around 80% of their training running slowly.
'Running slowly makes faster runners'