I graduated last week and have stagnated a bit and not run this week, apart from yesterday, and I think the reason is that I am not loving consistently doing longer runs (i.e. 30 mins) and not finding it very interesting. I am supposed to be doing the One Hour Runner bridge to 10K, but the first 3 weeks of that are to run for 30 mins 3 times a week, and I just can't face the monotony!
For my run yesterday, I tried doing week 1 again (as someone suggested on another thread) and sprinted the running bits and walked the walk bits (intended to jog but was too shattered!) It was good to have the variety. So I am now wondering if I could design my own running programme that would build up my distance and speed but also mix it up a lot. I have seen another bridge to 10K programme where you go back to running in two blocks with a minute or two in between, and while I kind of like the idea, I don't have enough time to build up my runs in that way, because I don't have time to do 40 or 50 minute runs during the week - only at weekends, which was the beauty of the One Hour Runner programme, because it had a longer run once a week, 30 mins once a week, and then 28-40 mins or similar once a week.
I am wondering if I could do one run a week that was working on sprinting for intervals, one run that was broken up into two bits and one run that was just a long run, as I don't want to get out of the habit of running continuously for 30 minutes or more. What have other people done? It had never really occurred to me until yesterday that I could design my own programme, so I am now pondering the possibilities! Thanks!