thinking re-doing the whole C25K but quicker?

Hi there

I can run 30 minutes but slowly (usually take me about 38 minutes to do 5k), I'm also losing the motivation (barely going once a week) so to build up strength and to make it fun again I was thinking of re-doing the whole programme but set the treadmill faster (6 min per km) to be actually able to run 5k in 30 minutes in the end.

Has anyone done that or what are your opinions please?




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5 Replies

  • This is a good idea !!! - but only do 2 days per week of the C25K . For the third day, continue to do your slow 30+ minutes jog. You could even slowly increase the time of your long jog a bit each week. You will find that continuing to do the longish slow runs - plus the faster intervals of C25K will do you good. :) Just don't go at the C25K intervals too hard - do them at a faster pace that you have been doing them, but you still have to complete each days task

  • Hopefully I graduate next week and was pondering how to carry on, this sounds like it may be a good idea. I have to run on a treadmill as I'm in a very hot country and thus will vary things as well. Thank you!

  • When did you graduate? 2-3 months ago? You've done really well to do 5k in 38mins since you graduated, Stop knocking yourself! No need to push yourself so much,let it come naturally, how about getting out on the road and trails, maybe doing Parkrun for motivation? I've never run a treadmill, think all the time would bore me to tears, maybe some runs on a treadmill are OK in the Winter months, but outside for me wins hands down! Or should I say feet down!😉

  • This sounds like fun.. I've never run 5k in 30mins so perhaps another challenge. I use a treadmill one night per week (long story...) so perhaps I could target that as C25K++++ Just need to ramp the speed up to 10kph and off we go.. :-)

  • I have been doing this, but not at such a fast pace! I use a virtual pacer on my phone, rather than a treadmill, but I can't say that I enjoy it much, so one run a week I go for my usual 30 minute gentle run.

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