I'm so pleased to definitely be running now. I do still jog, really rather slowly, for about the first half of the run. I basically wait until I feel it all come together - the breathing, the comfortable rhythm of my body moving along, my muscles sort of tighten up, and then I feel like I can go a bit faster. The increase is quite significant, as it definitely feels like running. My elbows are a bit higher, I run with my shoulders as well as my legs and hips, and I really feel like I'm covering ground. If I could make that intitial jog part a bit shorter, then I would easily cover a lot more distance, but I need it still to sort of get my body 'into gear'. I know I'm not going to make 5k by w9r3, in fact I've decided I'm aiming for 4k. But I feel I'll definitely have past a threshold between breathless jogging and a real feeling of ground-covering running (also breathless!)
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