I downloaded a plan to take me from 5-10k but it seems to start too easy. I've been running 35 minutes every other day for the last two weeks) which is roughly 5k- either slightly under or for the last two runs slightly over.
This plan starts off with 20minute runs and even when the bigger ones get up to 30/35 minutes (end of week 3) they're interspersed with 20 minute runs and some with 8/10/12 minute intervals.
Is it necessary to do that? I don't really want to run less than I'm used to, and had imagined it taking me up slowly through increasing time, maybe by splitting it into intervals some of the time when increasing overall time.
I'm wondering whether I should just slowly increase distance and listen to my body... I'm in no hurry so tacking on another 3/5 minutes every week or so would probably get me to 10k in the end wouldn't it? Going out for a 20 minute run just seems like it wouldn't hit the spot...