I am a graduate still trying to get to 5k in 30 minutes. Today I did a new run which included several hill sections (new experience for me) and I ran 5.18k in 'only' 58 minutes. That's less than an hour! Previously I was doing 5.85k in 1 hour 15/19 minutes. I count that as a slight improvement. I may consider doing a Park Run before Christmas!
I have not been feeling good this week and only run once (just now) It is a glorious day, very cool and wonderful trees. A bit clarty underfoot but what the heck! I've found a new route which starts with a very steep uphill for about 500 metres, then off along an undulating road which is being repaired so it was tricky having to keep jumping back into the roadworks to give cars room to pass me. But it was lovely in the sunshine under huge beech trees in their Autumn colours. Then on through a park and down to my river. Really pleased I got myself out because I wanted to bunk off. I didn't get out until 11.00 and ran on empty so really hungry now. I've decided to make it a fast day now!
I'm determined to get to 30 minute 5k by the New Year.
Happy running everyone!