W9 R3 ........i DID IT!!: I began C25K 9 weeks... - Couch to 5K

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W9 R3 ........i DID IT!!

helleb
hellebGraduate

I began C25K 9 weeks ago really not sure if I could do it.

2 years ago I ruptured my Achilles tendon, my other tendon was in a bad way too.In January this year I decided I had to do something to lose the extra 5 stone I was carrying.

I downloaded the podcasts,listened to a couple and thought I would give it a go.I thought I could always take it slow, and planned to do each run twice.

W1 R1 was tough.I focused on Laura and somehow completed it. My tendons were feeling ok so I moved on to the next run.

W6 R2 was my toughest run, lots of advice on the forum made me realise I could do this.Best bit of advice was to slow things down, and it really helped.

So tonight I did my last run and I am so happy!!

My goals from now on are to get to 5k and to speed up,I have downloaded the next lot of podcasts to help me.I am a treadmill runner and am very worried about taking the running outside as the impact may not be good for my tendons,but I will give it a go at some point.

Good luck to everyone on this amazing journey, and I can honestly say,if I can do it anyone can.Just listen to your body(and Laura,of course),take your time,hydrate well,and keep it slow :)

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Khrissy
KhrissyGraduate

Congratulations! There's quite a bit of advice on here about converting to run outside but my own experience is to run much slower than you do on the treadmill. For some reason when I started running outside I set off like a rocket because there is no control over your speed and then of course you tire much more quickly. Now go get your badge!

helleb
hellebGraduate in reply to Khrissy

Thank you, I do like the fact the treadmill keeps you at a steady pace.However spring must be on the way at some point and it will be lovely to get outside.Thanks for your advice.

AuntieAli
AuntieAliGraduate

Congratulations!! Great achievement :-)

It's great running outside- I hope as a graduate :-) you're able to make that step.

Maybe some springy inserts for your trainers may help? But as khrissy says , others have experienced the same worry as you on here so may want to take a look.

Keep running and get that shiny green well earned graduate badge!!

Ali :-)

Very well done. Enjoy your achievement.

Congratulations on finishing the program, well done! :) Hopefully you'll get to running outside some day. Good luck with the next lot of podcasts.

Congratulations helleb :)

greenlegs
greenlegsGraduate

Welcome to the world of graduatedom! :) Well done. It is particularly cheering to see that someone with achilles tendon problems has got right through the program successfully.

Anniemurph
AnniemurphGraduate

Congratulatoins on your graduation :)

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