Hi, better late than never!

Hi, I thought I'd come over and see what's going on. I've never visited this forum before and it's a bit late in the journey but I'm here now.

I've just completed run 2 of week 7 and have really enjoyed following the Couch to 5K app. I never through I'd be able to run for more than about 15 minutes but doing 25 and feeling quite smug.

I feel like I'll be able to do the 30 mins run by the end but wish to increase my pace to ensure I get the 5K in 30 minutes. Welcome any tips to do this.

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  • That's fantastic ... according to a lot Of people on here many do not manage 5k in thirty minutes although this is something I would like to achieve . I did run 1 of week 7 this evening and managed 5.2k in 38 mins but that was with my 10 min cool down and warm up and also a 3 min walk in between the 20'min run and 5 min run . I am taking it slow but fingers crossed I will Achieve the 5k in 30 once I build up my stamina x

  • Thanks Karina, pretty sure if we keep going we will get there. I'm tempted to only switch on my map my run app when I've completed the 5 minute warm up and see what my distance is then x

  • You can set MapMyRun to delay the start of the workout, although unfortunately you can't tell it to stop just before your cool-down walk. (I've also just discovered that MapMyRun is autocorrected when you type it all in lowercase with no spaces! Does that always happen or just in running contexts?!)

  • Hi and welcome to our friendly supportive forum. Well done for getting to W7.

    Don't worry about 5k till you've completed the programme. It's a good idea to consolidate running for 30 mins for a few runs and then you could have a go at the 5k+ podcasts.

    Also, what about having a go at your local Parkrun, you don't have to be able to run 5k, lots of people run/walk so you definitely won't be last. You might even surprise yourself. Give it go.

    Good luck and happy running!

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