First of all thanks to everyone here for being such a great supportive community!
I started C25K 2yrs ago year but had to stop due to an ankle injury. Started again last August and graduated in November. Then gradually started upping my distances because it seemd the thing to do. But although I managed 10k twice in the last month I have been demotivated because I have needed to take frequent walking breaks especially during the later parts of the run. I walk for about 10 to 15 seconds and take off again. So it's actually been 10k-...I do 2 short runs and one long run a week but need walking breaks in all.
Today I did the shortest run in my area which is 4.04K and was determined to NOT TAKE A WALKING BREAK and it worked. I started C25K to get healthier and stressing about metrics is probably not the best thing to do so I am trying to find my way back to the absolute joy of finishing a run with Laura's "Well done!" ringing in my ears.
What are your views on walking breaks? Does it affect the stamina aspect of a run?