A fairly new person to running so had some questions about pacing. I'm doing the C25K after having lost about 6 and a half stone through diet and gym work, but not running due to stress on knees. Now down to about 16 1/2 stone
Now doing running, and so far loving it, but it's early days. Week three and wondered how fast I should be running, I'm also on a treadmill so that makes life a little easier to judge pace, I also use a heart rate watch (polar m400)
Walking at 6km/HR seems reasonable for the walk bit, and for run part I've got it set at 11km/HR so far managing this but it's ok, is the general principle that if you can do it, then the pace is about right. If I go longer and it gets too hard, presumably I drop my speed.
At present I'm pretty much maxing heart rate in the three minutes which also makes me question whether I'm running too fast, but perceived effort whilst high is not astronomical. So do I take notice of the numbers, or follow what my body's telling me and if I can do it, I should do it.
Thanks for any responses.