Speed advice please

W5R3 this morning and although it wasn't easy and my legs were getting tired by the end I did it. Yippee!! Slight gremlin attack at about 12 minutes but knew if I allowed myself to stop that would probably be the end of my running journey so kept plodding along. I think I did about 3k overall including the walk - does that sound like a reasonable speed at this stage? I know its not about speed but I take Laura at her word when she says go slow.

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  • Well done. That is a big milestone.

    I don't think there is such a thing as 'unreasonable' when it come to speed/pace. If you are running and progressing through the program you are doing fine. Once you get to the stage of being able to run comfortably for 30 minutes and then wish to look at these things that's great.

  • You have to go slow. Slow will deliver you safely in one piece at the end. Finishing is everything

    You can work on your speed when you've finished C25k. That's when the fun starts

    Don't be in a hurry. This is a slow burner job

  • slow is the right way to go at this stage :) you have just run for 20 min's!! that is something to shout about :D well done

  • Slow is good - don't fret about the distance. Time for all that letter if you want! Well done on completing the first of the 'big runs'!

  • Thanks everyone. Just needed that bit of reassurance. And yes it is an achievement. First time I've run for that long in all my 57 years!

  • Until at least week 9 it doesn't matter how far you run, just that you do run. I don't think there's grounds to say any distance covered or not covered until after the programme means anything. Well done, great milestone to reach and I hope you do well for the rest of the c25k :) x

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