This is my first post. So one Sunday lazily scrolling though Facebook whilst in bed I saw a post for a local charity. It touched my heart so I asked what I could do to help, the answer was of course to run a 5k obstacle course with them! Ok I replied, whilst thinking OMG I'm going to die doing this. However a colleague told me about couch to 5k and I haven't looked back.So here I am at the end of week 7 running for 25mins at a time, something I would simply not have believed possible 7 weeks ago.
But I still have some concerns about my speed and whether I'm going to make the 5k mark. So at the moment my route is around 5.15k but that is including the 5 min warm up and what usually ends up being more like 10 minute warm down. My pace I averaging around 7.5mins on a tired day 8mins per km. Is this going to be enough or do I need to go quicker? Also how do I get quicker? Obviously I'm a bit fitter than I was 7 weeks ago but am still overweight and not sure how to go quicker? The hills don't seem to be getting that much easier. Especially the one at the end! What is the key? Do I just trust the programme and see how I'm doing week 9? Any advice much appreciated.
Thank you so much for your help.
Ok so seemed silly for me not to do the maths. How do I build up my speed so I can run at 6mins per Km?