So how do you get faster? I've completed 5k once in 36 minutes for my final run of c25k. I thought I started out on this with the simple aim of getting fitter and running three times a week would be enough... Now, having done my second post-grad run, I find I want to get faster rather than go longer at this stage, as I have a 5k run in three weeks and would like to do it in a reasonable time.
I did stepping stones yesterday and in 30 minutes covered 4.5 k. Have now worked out a 5k route so next time I will cover that and see how long it takes me and use that as a base. But how to get faster? Run up hills? Does the speed podcast help? What did others do?