Hi. I followed Laura's plan to the letter, and bar one blip, and went from struggling with 60 seconds running at Christmas to graduation last month - a huge sense of achievement
However in my 30 min runs at the end, I was only just covering 2 miles and I know 5k = 3 miles. So twice recently I kept running, beyond the podcast 30mins, until I hit 3 miles (using runkeeper) and it takes 45 mins to do 3 miles - ie a 15 min mile - slow.
I assumed I was running at a slow pace - so I used the 5k+ podcasts for pace but realised I was struggling to run at the slower paces (150/155 beats per min) and naturally am already running at 160/165.
So I can only assume my stride length is very short!
Lots of steps and still covering a short distance in the time. Lengthening my stride feels quite unnatural - does anyone have any tips?