Today I completed Week 6 Run 3 and was thrilled to get through it and run for a full 25 minutes. I was a little disappointed that I only covered 4.25K and that included the 10 minutes of walking.
I've signed up to Race for Life at the end of June and my aim was to run all of it. Having done C25K before I thought this was a realistic target, now I'm not so sure. I remember now that, although I could run for 30 minutes, I don't think I ever managed 5K.
I'm not worried about speed or completing the race in a great time, I just want to run it. In order to run 5K I'm either going to have to run considerably faster than I do now or run for considerably longer than 30 minutes, neither of which seems possible right now.
A local running group is doing a C25K but I can't join them because they run on nights when I'm busy. I've been following their progress and keeping up. Yesterday was Week 7 Run 1 and they did 5K in 36 minutes!! Their method is to run/walk 5K every time, slowly increasing the running. I'm wondering is this is a better plan?
I just need a bit of reassurance that I still have time to reach my goal and run a full 5K.