As I've previously posted elsewhere, I run indoors at present on circuits round my sitting room and kitchen. I've measured the distance and count one lap as from the cooker back to the cooker. Today (Wk5r1) I managed a total of 1.2k in the 15 minutes of running. My walked sections are further - around 2k - because of the longer stride.
Does the distance matter? I find the runs fairly easy - not really out of breath, but boy my calf muscles burn - and try to keep to Laura's image of somone on a hedge the other side of me not knowing whether I was running or walking. At this rate, however, 5k would take me over an hour and I thought the idea was to run it in around 30 minutes...
I'm hoping that fretting over the distance will distract me from the looming 'run for 20 minutes without stopping' phase.
Any feedback gratefully received.