I graduated a few months ago and intended to keep running. I tried the stamina and speed programmes but to be honest they were too much for me and so I settled into running for thirty minutes three times a week. Considering my running abilities before graduating this was really good but I missed the structure of the programme.
After a few weeks I noticed it was getting harder to complete thirty minutes and would have to start walking after about twenty five minutes, I was going backwards and becoming despondent. I missed Laura's help.
Then I had a brainwave, I apologise if others have had this idea but it is new to me. I could run for thirty (or twenty five) minutes and then start the c25k programme again. I wouldn't do the five minute initial walking warm up but go straight into the first minute run. It took me a few moments to set the my ipod to week 1 which gave me enough rest.
Anyway, I have completed the first week, w1r3, and I have definitely improved. It's good to have Laura back and a programme I can do. If you are looking for what to do after graduation and want to run 10k this might be an option.
I have just completed grad+w1r3 and my thirty minute run was relatively easy, roll on w2. I don't know if I will make it to week 9 but I felt that the first time.