I graduated C25k two months ago, which felt amazing! Since then, I've developed my own training plan to keep my momentum going. I run every other day. The weekend run is an ever-increasing distance run (last week was 60 minutes); one run is a "speed run," where I repeat a C25k run at a faster pace; and the one or two remaining runs are 5ks.
I can run for an hour without stopping, which is an amazing thing I never thought could happen! But my pace is so slow. At this point, my best 5k is in 40 minutes. My husband started the program after I finished and, despite the fact that he's never run before, ran more than 5k on his 30-minute graduation run. I can't seem to get faster, and it's very frustrating. I know the conventional wisdom is "slow and steady," but at what point is "slow" too slow?