Yesterday evening was 1 week post graduation for myself. I have done 3 runs since graduating and I have to say I found it harder going than week 9 on the plan. My first post grad run was a Parkrun last Saturday, and although I get a new PB time I made some mistakes, especially on the 2nd kilometer when I ran a time of 5:27, and at the 4th Kilometer I was shattered.
My second run was a disaster, I tried to do 5k and had to give up after the second Kilometer and walk/run the rest of the way home. But at the same time I was happy to have got out there.
Last night was my 1 week anniversary of graduating and I joined my local Athletics club. I was a little nervous rocking up there in the rain yesterday evening and was immediately put at ease. I met a very friendly group of lovely people from all levels of fitness. There were 3 ladies whom had done a C25K plan with the club in January and were running 5k-7k comfortably 3 times a week. The rain had put a few people off, so there were just 7 people including myself, 3 guys and 4 ladies. We all did a 5k road circuit and I was running along side a lovely lady who was running a 5k race this evening and was happy to just jog along with myself and chat. I had done the C25K on my own and was not used to talking whilst running, I have to say it is very difficult, I had to walk for about 200-300 meters a couple of times just to recover my breathing. But the lovely lady just slow jogged along beside me as I walked and again we were off. There was no pressure, and loads of encouragement. €65 for the year with full use of a running track any time I want, with really nice, welcoming and encouraging club members, bargain.