I posted over on the Bridge to 10k forum a few days ago to say I was at a crossroads after consolidation and not sure where to go next. After a period of injury during April, I didn't feel quite ready for the Magic 10k plan as I still need to run 5k. I received some great advice from fellow runners and Allbarron suggested I look at the May Consolidation Club posts on the 5k forum for a plan that roseabi had suggested. I found it and it was perfect.
I ran the first 20 minute run of the plan early this morning. My aim is to pick up my pace for the shorter runs. I was worried I'd started off a little too fast and the first 5 minutes were a challenge, but I stuck at it and all of a sudden I realised my breathing had settled down and my pace was still good. I really enjoyed my run and returned home on my cool down walk on a high. I ran my fastest pace ever - 7:23/km and covered 2.74km in the 20 minutes and I feel great! It was refreshing to mix things up a bit, run with music again for a change and do a shorter run.
If anyone else is still working towards running 5k after graduation and wants a plan to get them there before working on 10k, roseabi's plan is great.