Couch to 5K
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JUst curious as to peoples running speads

Hi i actually just started this well kind of I am a frequent 20-25 min jogger but cant quite make the 30 mark and have started on week 4 which for me is a bit easy i feel like i could have run more at the end of the session (have done 2 so far) I generally run at 6.0mph and then walk at 4.0mph (i am a treadmill runner) and just curious as to what speed everyone runs at am i a bit slow? because when i finish it i will be doing 3 miles not 3.1 in 30 mins....

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Don't worry about your speed, it'll come (or not) it just matters that you're moving.

(I run 1km in 5 mins for 5 km and closer 1km in 6mins for 10km and greater. Sorry, don;t know the imperial...)

In the beginning 5km used to take me 45 minutes, now it's 25

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You're obviously well fitter than me! I'm in middle of wk5 and walking at 3.2mph and running( if you can call it that!) at 3.7 mph. Bit of a slow one ... Dreaded run 3 tomorrow.


As soon as you have done it you will feel great jacq2710 I have every faith in you!!!! As i said before i am generally quite fit just doing this to break my 30 mins barrier i have always jogged at this speed ever since high school (im only 21) 20 mins i can comftably do infact i think for week 4 your only supposed to do 3 lots of 5 mins running?? I actually do 5 min run 3 min walk 5 run 3 walk 5 run 3 walk and then 6 run to finish off the half hour and because it didnt seem like a challange otherwise i think i should have started on week 5 tbh...


I wasn't worrying about my speed until I finished the 9 weeks, don't let it become an obsession point! Run as you feel comfy with :)


I am slowing down so I can run for 30 min continuously. I'm the same and aiming at increasing speed after I have reached the running for 30 mun mark. Currently I am wk 7. I feel it better to exercise for 30 min without a break then work up to 5k in 30 min. Well done crox for getting it from 45 to 25. I would love to do the same eventually.


I'm on w8r2 and run outdoors so i can't be too accurate as to distance however, last week i ran along a fixed circuit and subsequently clocked it to 1.6 miles ?2.5 kilometers in 25 minutes. I feel it's more important to sustain the time of the run rather than worry about the distance covered. I am hopeful that I maybe able to increase my speed as time goes by but if not does it really matter as long as your doing it. I am able to speed up for the last 60 seconds - since week 7 and I know that althogh not measured I,ve noticed that the distance has increased if only slightly.


An app called map my run is good if you want to measure how far your running


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