Hi all, I graduated some time last year, still never hit the 5k in 30 mins but managed 5k in under 50 mins. Still morbidly obese but still gradually loosing weight, sticking to the healthy eating etc. 5ft high and 4ft wide instead of 5ft wide lol. Anyway I developed a habit of wanting a short walk even if it was 30 seconds 25 mins into running!! I have also been really sick the beginning of this year which took me out of my exercise plan (4 strength training sessions and 3 runs per week!) for a few weeks and not doing as good when I was sticking to it. So I decided to go back to c25k from the beginning but challenging myself to going quicker on the treadmill, this is working, I'm now closer to 4k on week 7, going at a faster pace and managing it. However I have 2 weeks left and I was wondering whether to continue trying to push speed or should I go on to 10k which was always what I wanted to do. Do I do 10k even If I don't reach 5k in 30 mins? Do you use a 10k podcast or app? I used an app first time round but missed out on Laura, so I'm now doing it through the podcasts lol. Looking,at the app it's stop/start walk/run again to 10k, I can really only fit in 3 runs per week so if I was to do that would you recommend doing the app twice per week and still run a solid 4to 5k? Or would you do the 3 app run/walks per week? If anyone remembers me I was the one who started running in the living room, getting faster, crashing into walls and going dizzy haha. So bought a treadmill, although still not happy to go alone outside I have eventually bit the bullet and managed to go out with hubby and I've loved it!!
Take care everyone.