I must confess that I started reading these posts whilst at the beginning of the c25k programme and so many people had suggested to keep running slow and slower still to get the distance.
I started off on the treadmill at 8km/hour on week one, dropped down to 7.5km/hour to week 2 and now I am just about to start week 7 doing probably around 6.5km/hour. I am running a km outside in just over 11 minutes according to Runkeeper which makes a predicted 5k time of 55 minutes.
This seems so slow. Can anyone give me a rough idea of how a beginner would be able to run 5k in?
My runs so far have not been 'awful' but very manageable and comfortable. Will speed definitely come as fitness increases? Once I graduate I should be able to run 30minutes but absolutely nowhere near 5k - more near the 3k mark.
Any idea of how long a 5k run for a beginner should take so I have a time to work towards?
Thanks in advance, xxx