I am a long time lurker and this is my first post.
I graduated a couple 3 weeks ago and have a love for running that I didn't ever expect when I started.
Since then I have been trying to build up my time running by 5 minutes each couple of days and working up to 10k.
10k to me seems like almost an impossibility, I ran 7k last week in 40 minutes but since then i have struggled to get that far. Today I tried to slow my pace by a minute and I found that even more challenging and was much more tired at the end 6.5km
Does my plan to run 5 minutes extra each time seem like a good one? I tried to follow a walk/ run plan to 10k but i didn;t enjoy it half as much as the couch to 5k app.
Why would running slower make me more tired? I thought it would do the opposite.
This is really a great forum and I hope someone has time to answer my babble.