Finished, done, complete, graduated: OK, it took... - Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K

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Finished, done, complete, graduated

DuncanS
DuncanSGraduate

OK, it took a few extra days since I was away but yesterday evening I finally did run three of week nine. That means I (somewhat unbelievably) completed the entire Couch-to-5k programme.

It was certainly a slower run - I'd been running 29m before the 5k came up - but in my defence it was very, very hot last night, I'd had four whole days off, and I was running off-road in rapidly darkening skies so I tneeded to be careful not to slip, trip or break an ankle.

Anyway - another few days off for me now as some colleagues and I are going for a weekend away. Next week I guess I'll consolidate with three thirty minute runs then maybe try moving on to the B210K.

Thanks so much to everyone here that's encouraged me directly or by just posting their progress. I am going to hang around and keep in touch.

Duncan

21 Replies
oldestnewest

Congratulations! Your impressive times can only be admired from afar. It'll be great to hear how you get on with the next challenge; the mighty 10K.

DuncanS
DuncanSGraduate in reply to TJFlute

Thanks, T. 10k was never a goal but it's starting to feel like one...

ClaireB1973
ClaireB1973Graduate

well done!!!!!!!! :-)) let us know what you are doing next!!!!!!!!

DuncanS
DuncanSGraduate in reply to ClaireB1973

I will, I promise. Thanks, Claire.

Hidden
Hidden

Well done!!

DuncanS
DuncanSGraduate in reply to Hidden

Thank you. And good luck with your running - I hope you're enjoying the programme.

Gridlet
GridletGraduate

Congratulations! Well done Duncan! Have a great weekend, the C25K+ might be out by the time you get back! xx

DuncanS
DuncanSGraduate in reply to Gridlet

On my back about the next challenge already, Gridlet? I hope you're going to do it too. This time I am determined to finish it before you do. :-)

Gridlet
GridletGraduate in reply to DuncanS

Hee hee! That's a gauntlet if ever I heard one! Bring it on bruvva!

Wow. Well done!! Enjoy your weekend.

DuncanS
DuncanSGraduate in reply to izzybee

Thank you, thank you. I will be enjoying it, I promise. Hope you do too.

fatrunner
fatrunnerGraduate

I read the title and thought 'wow, that's beer talk there!'. lol well done :)

DuncanS
DuncanSGraduate in reply to fatrunner

hmm.... I'm sorely tempted to take you up on the beer suggestion. It's certainly the weather for it.

AliB1
AliB1Graduate in reply to DuncanS

the few I had tonight were lovely

SaCl
SaClGraduate

*Only* 5k in 29 minutes???!!!! Duncan, you are a superstar!!!

DuncanS
DuncanSGraduate in reply to SaCl

Nah, I just wanted to get home for a gallon or two of cold water!

Thanks, though. Next stop 10k?

gypsydepp
gypsydeppGraduate

Great stuff Duncan, really well done.

Only 5k in 29 minutes?

Have been graduated for weeks and was really pleased to do 5k in 33 this morning!

hope you're wearing a superman costume while you're running! :)

DuncanS
DuncanSGraduate in reply to gypsydepp

That would certainly attract attention.

AliB1
AliB1Graduate

Congratulations!! I am still very envoius of your times (only 29 mins for 5k!!!!) maybe one day in the far and distant future I may achieve under 30 mins..long way to go yet!

Good luck with whatever the next challenge is!

Greg_M
Greg_MGraduate

So much happened whilst I was away. Quality time well done sir!

10K was never on my radar either but it sneaks up on you!

DuncanS
DuncanSGraduate in reply to Greg_M

Cheers, Greg. I'll see how I feel in a week or two about upping the distance.

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