Hi - I completed the program on Friday - yay!!!!!! I am super pleased as I started at a whopping 8 and a half stone over my ideal weight, a 20 a day smoker with asthma who hadn't exercised in over 10 years (I've now dropped 3 stone and consistently losing weight!)....I realise it's a great achievement but.......I ran it very slowly (which I also know is fine) but I want to be quicker..I've been running it on a treadmill at 3.6mph which, obviously is nowhere near a 5k in 30 minutes. Now, my question is does anyone have any tips on how to speed up? (I know Stepping Stones exists but from the comments I'm guessing this will be too much for me). I tried running at 4.5 mph today and managed 9 mins, rest for 2 and then another 3...however my chest was unbelievably tight and I was very out of breath (thanks fags and asthma). Do you think it would be worth re-doing the C25k program and starting at a quicker pace (say 4mph to start) and building up my stamina from there or just keep running quicker in short bursts? Got an asthma review this week as exercise defo makes it worse so will be getting better inhalers for the asthma......(yes, I do realise I'm an idiot for smoking when I have asthma!)
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