I've completed C25K and although I managed to run it just inside 30 mins (eventually), I was half dead by the end of it, gasping for breath. It doesn't feel that good. It's like I have only one gear called 'running' a. And that gear can't do hills. I am useless at running hills. So I've decided to go right back to the beginning and try and build a better aerobic base. On Monday and Wednesday I ran for an hour each time really slowly. I covered just over 7KM each time and ran very comfortably. I could have run longer. Do you think this is a sensible way forward? Should I add five minutes each week in order to stretch it out towards 10K or should I add half a KM and try run that within an hour? Or should I also be doing a shorter, faster run? Does anyone have any advice?
It feels really good to run for an hour. It feels like it's doing me lots of good. I'd be very grateful for advice as to a way forward.