I haven't posted for a while - I had a horrendous, unsuccessful run last week & came down with a horrendous chesty cold the next morning, so I ended up taking nine days out to recover. Also, I've had to get used to getting up much earlier to do a new school run and it's been really busy at work, so the combination of all that & feeling unwell made running impossible for a while. I missed it!
I finally decided to get back to running yesterday evening & wasn't sure how it would go. I did it on the treadmill as I only had a small time slot to work with before all the family descended on us for my son's birthday. I surprised myself - after not running at all for nine days I ran easily & comfortably for 35 minutes, at a faster speed than I've ever done before on the treadmill, and the total workout, including warm-up & cool down was 5K - that's my first ever 5K workout.
So I'm very happy. Those outdoor running sessions post-graduation, together with the speed training I've started doing by going back through C25K alternating normal running speed with faster running, have had a definite effect on my fitness & my speed.
On another subject - some of you will remember I was going to ask C25K HQ if they would consider adding a category for new & recent graduates to the forum. I've had a reply saying they are going to look into it. That's all I know at the moment - no idea whether or not it'll happen, but I thought I'd keep you all posted.
Happy running everyone!