Yep, I have declared myself a graduate of the Couch to 5K program!!!
I technically started W9 today, which consists of 30 minute runs. After my 5K on Saturday I knew that running for 30+ minutes wasnt an issue. Well, its an issue, it isnt a cake walk, thats for sure, however it isnt mission impossible either.
I started today's run planning on just the 30 minutes because my calves were still a bit achey from Saturdays adventure.
However, again, once I got started, the running took over and the idea of stopped at 2.79 miles once I hit 30 minutes wasnt an option. It certainly didnt hurt that the weather cleared up for me to a BEAUTIFUL 57F and slight breeze. So I kept going. I got my 3.1 miles in 35m26s! 1 minute and 23 seconds better then my Saturday run. I could have gotten it a little faster but I lost my pace a bit when I frightened two calves out of the trees....they were not where they should have been, so I wasnt exactly planning on that encounter.
I figure I can call myself a C25K graduate when the idea of stopping my runs at 30 minutes is completely unappealing to me. If I could get my 5K in under 30 minutes, then I would stop but until that time, I will keep going and hit my 3.1 miles.....at least :-)