I guess I finished C25K this morning: W8D3, 30 minutes.
But 5K? Not even close: More like 3 1/2K. I don't feel too bad about that, considering age. My heart rate was 115-125, my cardiologist will probably be pleased, and I'll start using a GPS app to track speed and distance as well as time. The C25K app I used didn't use GPS. I did track it today. My total distance, warmup and cooldown included, was about 2.9 miles, max speed was 5.8mph.
Years ago, I used to do 9-minute miles. A 10-minute/mile speed would give me 5k in 30 minutes.
I intend to keep posting in the thread, hoping it'll keep me on course.
Thanks for the participation and interest. I'm not sure I would have tried this if May hadn't asked for support, if we hadn't started the thread, if you hadn't signed on.
I'm not ready to add a dog to my household, but running with a four-legged friend sounds like a pleasure. As for time of day, I'd run at night if that was the only time available, but it was about 68F/20C when I started out at 8 a.m. today, and it's likely to be 80 at 9 p.m. Clara and I prepping for an event in the late 90s would drive into an Indiana park late in the evening, running in the dark on a paved road we could hardly see. It's a good memory.