Hey gang! I'm always up for a bit of advice from my running family so I'd be happy to have you're thoughts on this little conundrum. From run 1 week 1 of C25K I've followed the 5 minute warm up/5 minute cool down walk and have continued this through my post graduation running life. I've completed 4 parkruns and have just set a new pb of 30:36 which is heading ever closer to the magic 30 minute 5k, all at a comfortable pace with no over the top effort and all following the original warm up/cool down advice. I've never had the slightest hint of an injury, my legs are always ready for my next run and mentally I've never been more determined to complete a task.
Here's the question - Over the next few weeks I may start to increase the distance, possibly trying for an eventual 10k, with that in mind should I change anything or follow the 'if it ain't broke, don't try to fix it' approach?