When I started the plan I was running a bit faster than I am now, but whether or not it was the right thing to do, when the 8 min runs came up I stepped back a bit and now run at 5mph. Thing is I figured I'd up it a bit on the runs with blocks of running and walking. Thing is I'm on wk7r2 (and coping) and obviously that's not going to happen with all the long runs...so what do I do, not worry about the speed....is it very slow? Or try to up my game a bit, I'm a beginner in every sense in the world of running, I'd like to loose weight (which is slooow) shape up (I can see a difference already!) But mainly get fitter and build my stamina. What do you think?