I put a bit of thought into this run, my first after graduation and another early morning run. I've never really liked solid running and am very pleased indeed that I managed 10 long consecutive runs on the programme, every other day. I was worried about that aspect, but it turned out fine. Anyway on my first "free" run I thought I would shake things up a little and go back to some intervals. 5 mins running, 3 mins walking seemed like a good idea, and was basically an extension of W5R1. So I called up the old podcast and planned to do 4 x 5 mins running with 3 mins walking in between (the podcast is only 3 x 5 mins running). In fact I ended up just doing the podcast again because I ran out of route! I forgot to add the little detours round side streets which I now need to do because I'm faster. I ended up doing only 22 mins, of which only 15 were actual running. With warm up and a short cool down I was already home.
I did enjoy it, I pushed myself on the 5 minute runs, which was the intention. The 22 mins were my fastest yet (still nowhere near 5k in 30 mins though) and I was quite exhilarated. And not tired at all.
And then the rebellious thoughts came during the day: "That was hardly a run, you only ran for 15 minutes. At the most you can only count 22 mins". Second thought "You're a graduate now, you don't have to stick to the rest days. As that was such a short run you could run on Friday as well". I'm tempted, but will see how I feel tomorrow after work. If I get out on time I might just do a long slow 5k jog to shake off the working week and get ready for the weekend.
Graduates can do what they want! And I certainly feel the urge to mix things up.
Actually I can't wait!