Hey Irish-John my determination was quite fun over the last few days - I completed my W4 runs yet again today, so onto W5 again soon. Last week I also joined a beginners group at a local running club to see what it's like running with a group. They are putting us all through a programme a bit like C25K with running coaches to urge us on: whether group runnning is for me I'll find out in due course, but it's a change! Back to the post title, though... I did a variant of my usual and used my local Parkrun 5K course, did my W4R3 to start and then did a repeat of my running club's week 1 to complete the 5K. I actually enjoyed it - well at least I didn't hate it!! - but the stopwatch and my gut feeling both say that my jogging is much slower than my walking. I think my stride length is much too short and I'm wasting a lot of effort plodding along and almost feel like I'm running on the spot sometimes. Without breaking the C25K rules too much, how do I get my stride length a bit more realistic? Sacrilege I know, but maybe that would speed my jogging up a bit?