Couch to 5K
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First run post graduation, SPEED!! wow

What can I say, the speed podcast is amazing! Ok, so I went off at a crazy fast pace, faster than I had run for the 5k. Worked out after the first speed intervals that I could take shorter strides on the recovery bits and not have to go so fast. Loved the speed intervals, felt like I was flying and loved that Laura was there the whole time, i had missed her in the longer runs of weeks 7 - 9. The fast intervals seemed to go super quick, 30 seconds were up before I knew it. Can't wait to go again. I was starting to get bored just running, this is just what I needed. Can't wait to try the other podcasts. Loving my shiny new badge too :)

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I'm still to try them..plan was for tomorrow but as a bit sore following yesterday putting it off till Friday and then I'll be giving the speed one a go...looking forward to it. Is this something I should do on a flat route?

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It's 60 sec intervals so you won't need a new route. Have fun. It's great to get back to manageable intervals! :)

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I like speed the best (even though I don't run at any great speed!) I like the interval running and so far, it's the only one of the 5k+ podcasts that I've been able to get to the end of so I'm going to stick with it a bit longer before I try stepping stones and stamina again. BTW, ellerunner, your shiny new badge looks great, don't forget the T.shirt! :)

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Ah yes, must treat myself to a t-shirt! :)

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Life after graduation sounds good, well done, Ellerunner!

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Thank you, really enjoying it. The end of the C25k weeks 8 - 9 were becoming quite a mental challange but this is good now.

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I did speed for the first time this morning and really enjoyed it - as you said, it's great having Laura around a lot more, a bit like a personal coach, not that I've ever had one to really know. My footfall is still way faster than either count, slow or fast, but I just run as fast as I can on the fast intervals and it works for me. I think if I do this one regularly then my speed will improve - for the canicross race sometime next year, lol. Unfortunately my canicross partner is injured at the moment but luckily I have another border collie who enjoys it too... Speed was much nicer for me than stepping stones. I'm going to try stamina next. Thanks NHS and Laura!

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Ohhh canicross, I'd love to do that, of course I'd need a dog first! I'll need to wait until I retire, I'm out of the house for work for about 9 hours a day. Maybe I'll get that lottery win one day and then I could give up work and get a dog :)

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