Just completed week 2 run 1 and feel great. A couple of weeks ago I was running 3-4 miles at about 8.5 mins per mile. I had been struggling with it for a few months, not sure why.. weather, stress, old age creeping in.. but my breathing was bad and I just found it really hard so had stopped enjoying it. I decided to go back to basics with this to try to enjoy it again, which I am but have I done the right thing? Sometimes I feel like I’ve gone backwards, I feel like I could keep going when it’s time to walk again but I don’t want to deter from the programme so I do walk. What’s anyone’s thoughts?
Am I going forwards or backwards?: Just... - Couch to 5K
Do you think you were just running too fast before? All that makes my breathing bad is going too fast. I can imagine the first weeks of the prog will be no challenge to you, but as a programme it's brilliant so worth a go to get into good habits again. Slow and steady is always the best advice on here. 😀
I probably was running too fast although I didn’t feel like I was. I am terrible at breathing even now and I tend to pant more than full breathes. I can’t breathe in through my nose and out through the mouth when running, I don’t know why. Will stick with it tho as you say it’s going to get harder so building up now can only help. Thanks for the advice 👍🏻