I graduated from the C25K plan last week and I ran 6K last Thursday in 42m and then did the park run in 37m on the Saturday but this week has just been impossible (Oddly enough I find that my pace is 'slower' on a park run then when I'm by myself?!)
I have struggled to run more than 3K without walking and it's got me down so I'm really not looking forward to my park run tomorrow - if fact I'm making every excuse going so I don't have to go which isn't like me as I enjoy going to the park run even though I run towards the back (and happily by myself)
The struggling is totally my own fault though! After being able to run 6K I decided it was time to do a more 'difficult' route with actual real inclines rather than just gentle inclines so I guess it's no surprise that I've found it hard.
I'm thinking that after my park run tomorrow I will go back to just running 5 - 6K on a relatively steady course for 2 of my 3 runs and then do some hill training on my 3rd run with a view to increasing my distance by 0.75K a week - is this a sensible suggestion because as my runs get longer I have no choice other than to run hills?
I'm going to have to get over this 'hill' block as I live in Halifax so every decent route has some form of hills!