I have been out for a long 8K run this morning, 8.2 mins per KM, not fast but the furthest I have run!
I graduated C25K in June and have continued to run 3 times a week, usually Saturday being the day to increase my distance. I am 56 and in April when I started my lungs really did feel like they would burst on week 1 60 second runs. So I feel I have come a long way.
I tried to run with my fit 60y hubbie but he is way to fast for me, he is a natural runner I am not. I also smoked up until January this year.
So why do I get annoyed when he pulls my splits apart and tells me I need to try harder when I run up hill!(My times slow right down)
I had avoided hills but now am gradually running up them ( slight inclines) it is slow its not pretty but I am getting there.
I love him dearly been married to him for 36 years, but want to shout at him, to put himself in my shoes! (Or Trainers).
That's one of the reasons I would rather just run female races, I even find Park run a problem, I feel some people don't understand us C25K converts.
A man did tell me the other week if I wanted to get quicker I should tackle more hills, and that's what I am doing!
But my way!