I started the C25K just over four weeks ago. I felt dissatisfied with w3r1 as it wasn't very demanding, to the point where I knew I was going to get bored very quickly, so the next time I went out instead of listening to the app, I did the 5 min warm up walk and then ran. I managed to run continuously for 25 minutes. Just to make sure it wasn't a fluke I've done the same now for 3 more runs, so I'm no longer using the C25K app at all now.
That probably sounds impressive but it doesn't feel that way - my running speed is the same as most people's walking speed! It's around 14.5 minutes per mile and has been consistently on each run. Would going back to the app's interval style training improve my speed or would you just carry on doing the continuous runs in the hope that you will get a bit faster each time? Id like to get down to a 10 minute mile if I can.
I know it's early days - until last month I'd never done any running before - but I feel a bit down about it, and just wondered if anyone had any advice.