As blogged about elsewhere on this site, I graduated the Couch to 5K programme a little over a week ago. Huzzah!
Have continued with the Week 9 podcast a little longer though. No, it's not because I really love the "You & Julie" song. I wanted to consolidate my progress to date before moving on to other challenges.
After weeks of travelling, I returned home to Oxford yesterday. Tonight, I mapped my run (using mapmyrun.com) and found that I covered about 4.3 km during the thirty minute run. That's a speed of 8.6 km per hour, or about 86% of the 10 km/hour required to run 5K in 30 minutes.
I'm not terribly surprised, as it seems many of us aren't up to this speed at the time of graduation. On the intro page to the 5K+ podcasts, even Laura mentions that she wasn't quite there. When we turn the calendar page to November, I plan to start on the Stepping Stone podcast to improve my speed, eventually moving on to the Speed podcast. I'll get there, I know it.
Meanwhile, I'm just curious as to how fast others were going at the time of graduation. As I said above, I covered 4.3 km in 30 minutes, making for 8.6 km/hour. How about the rest of you grads?