So I graduated last Friday and since then I've started on a 12 week plan to firstly get me to doing 5K, then a parkrun and then to get me to the Race for Life in July.
I plan on running 3 times a week on the same days I usually do, with an interval day, a medium day and a distance day.
Run 1 - did the week 1 podcast again, but running very fast (well fast for me!) and walking the walking bits. Did this on a treadmill and to be honest it felt far too easy, so next week I'll do week 1 again but fast run and then jog the walking bits. However I did up my speed on the fast runs so that was good.
Run 2 - did 25 mins total run again on the treadmill, first 10 mins at one speed, then upped it for second 10 mins and then upped it more for last 5 mins. Felt good and like I'd really done a workout.
Run 3 - did this outside around the whole perimeter of a lovely lake which is a 15 min drive away. And how gorgeous! Ran for 33 minutes (upped 10% from last weeks graduation 30) and initially I started off far to fast knackering myself early on. But I kept going and whilst it definitely wasn't easy by any stretch I did it and am very proud of myself. Not looked at any of the stats from my lovely Garmin yet as I've been out, but I was very very slow, there were lots of runners out this morning, all looking very professional and me still huffing and puffing away, but at least I now have something to work on.
With my new plan I feel like I have something else to work towards now until the next podcasts come out and I like the discipline of that.