I have posted before about distance so sorry to repeat myself but I feel so disappointed that the NHS app told me today that I have run my target of 30 mins for the first time covering 5k! I am under 3k for 30 mins so why does the app think everyone will cover 5k? I know what I have achieved is great but I am disappointed the app suggests 5k is achievable in 30 mins, a bit discounting for us slow coaches!
Anyway, my question is about running terrain. I have done the program cross county in woods with quite some inclines. How should I progress to flat running? Am I likely to cover more distance? I’m scared of joint and hip ache which I tend to get flat running but have had none of it in the woods! Any suggestions or ideas?
I really want to progress to 5k and am wondering whether to just go and do my local park run once a week and push myself to do it! I did do a cheeky 5k the other week (have 10k and sprint triathlon years ago when fit and slim) to prove I could, it took me 54 mins!
I really want to continue but do feel a little disillusioned with the program as if I have failed somehow. Crazy I know but that’s unfortunately how I am programmed!