I've just registered for my local parkrun, and I think I'll be ready for it in about 3 weeks' time!
Since graduating I've been running 30 minutes three times a week, and recently started adding a minute each time I go out. I ran 34 minutes this morning. Next time I go out, I'll try intervals of fast and slow running, 1m each, 8 times, modelled off the Week 1 podcasts. Then back to adding a minute to my longer runs twice a week and interval training once a week.
I figure I'll get up to 40 minutes by the 18th of August, and then I'll be ready for my first parkrun 5K. I'm not fast, averaging around 7:30 per KM. Maybe I'll get faster with the interval training. But since just about everyone manages the parkrun in 40 minutes or less, I should be able to at least finish it by then.
(by the way, this pace chart from runner's world is pretty handy: runnersworld.com/race-train...
Nice to have figured out a new goal and a plan to get there, so I thought I'd share. Both to hold myself accountable, and in case anyone else is wondering what to do next since graduating.