I've been talking on here about going back to the podcasts after I graduated and doing C25K by alternating jogging & running quickly instead of walking & running slowly to see if I can increase my speed.
So I had my first go at re-doing W1R1 at speed today. I did it on the treadmill so I could see how fast I was going. It was an interesting experience. I remember doing W1R1 originally & finding it a struggle to walk/run, and I realised today just how much fitter I am. I kept up the jog/run routine all the way through the podcast & although I found it quite hard work I got to the end successfully.
I think I will do the podcasts for speed once a week, and take myself off outdoors for a 30 minute run a couple of times a week and see how I go.
Inspired by my success, my husband has now started C25K. He's using the treadmill, saying he'll run outdoors when he's fitter - but he certainly seems to be fitter than I was when I started, and can run much faster.
I got home from work today & my eldest son, who's 19, was looking very pleased with himself. He's a keen cyclist, but has never shown much interest in running. This afternoon he'd decided to go for a run on the treadmill because he was bored. He gleefully told me he'd just done W9 of C25K - and he ran 5K in 28 minutes having never tried it before!!!