Hi everyone, I graduated (yes, not bothered with the badge I know) in the summer, and for me the achievement was to run the 30 minutes without stopping.
Since then, I've continued to run regularly although not quite with the rigid application of the C25k programme. However, I'm having real trouble making significant progress in the distance I am covering.
I was achieving around 4k by the end of week 9, now I regularly achieve around 4.3k. I use a mixture of Stepping Stone and Stamina (not doing the last 5 minutes on stamina, so I get 30 minutes at a slightly higher steps per minute), and I also use Speed about once every 3 runs to try and work on achieving and sustaining a faster pace (i find the last interval very hard still), but I can't seem to break this barrier.
I may just be a bit of a plodder, but has anyone got any good advice on this? I'm beginning to think that maybe I am just not pushing myself hard enough or at the right points in the run to make an improvement.