I re-graduated in early August and have been running regularly, sometimes for 30 minutes and sometimes for a bit longer to get to 5K. I would really like to get to 5K in 30 mins and I'd also like to avoid getting bored by sometimes using my own music and sometimes listening to podcasts.
I tried the stepping stone podcast today thinking that this would make me go a bit faster than W9 of C25K. It felt like a good run but it seemed to be way off 5K. I didn't use runkeeper but did stick to my usual route and the 30 mins was up before I got to my usual stopping point so I must have been slower than usual (which is annoying). I do find it really hard to keep my pace right but if anything when Laura started counting again I sometimes had to slow down a bit to keep in time with her (I was surprised at this as I think I run slowly and The Guardian put me in the slowest 30% when I put my times on their website - thanks for that guys !!)
So... should Stepping Stone cover 5K? Could it be that Runkeeper is wrong and I've been doing 5 K for ages (Oh I wish!) or is Stepping Stone not the right podcast to get me to the magic 5K in 30?
Any tips would be appreciated, thanks.