There was a little discussion recently in relation to new graduates finding it hard to find a routine after the C25K programme with Laura or on Apps. I was looking on this forum earlier and came across some posts with the title above , thought it might be a good idea to resurrect the title and make it part II. The original discussions were from 1 year ago. So if it's OK I'll get it started. If your a new graduate please feel free to add your plans for keeping running post graduation below. This is for week 1, whether you have just graduated or are graduated over the past few months. Next weekend I'll make a new post for week 2 and so on.
I'm 43 years old and just graduated over a week ago on the 22nd of June 2017. Since then I have done 4 x 5k runs, two of which were Parkruns. My plan is to continue to train for 5k over the next 2 months, with the aim of comfortably and consistently running 5k sub 30 mins. Today I took part in my 7th Parkrun and achieved a new PB of 32:07, so I have a lot of work to do so as to shave 127 seconds off my PB, but I am giving myself 2 months to get there.
I am training on my own on a Monday or Tuesday, training with a local Athltics club on Thursday evenings (group 5k run) and running a Parkrun on a Saturday morning. Three months ago I was a couch potato. No one including my wife could have guessed I would have got into running. I love it after the pain has subsided following a run.😀
Feel free to post your experiences and plans post graduation.