This question has been bugging me for a while. Am I going too slow? Am I going too quick?
I'm running on a treadmill, and have been guessing on how fast to go, and relying on what my body says I can do comfortably.
I read, with interest a post on natural running, and did some reading about cadence, and muscle dynamics.
With a tweak to my posture, stride pattern, shortening the stride (to keep pace down) and trying to stop bouncing, I got a massive increase in pace. Massive. And it felt easier than my earlier runs. And I felt I could have gone a bit faster...
i know it isn't about the speed, at this point in the program (about to start Week 4), but is it okay to run at your fastest pace, as long as your body can take it comfortably? I appreciate there is the spectre of injury, but if you have good form, and are comfortable, I take it that's okay? I understood you are more likely to have an injury with bad form?
Is the goal to run for 30 minutes non-stop, or to run 5k in that 30 minutes, or is the 5k goal a longer process?
I used to run frequently as a teenager (completed relay marathons and half-marathons), and always found it really hard work (even a 1.5 mile run was torture). I suppose as an adult, I stopped running with the mindset of if I found it hard as a teenager, then what chance do I have as an adult? Looking back, I think it was all about technique, and I had very poor technique then. If only I knew then what I think I know now...