Hi. I was amazed to graduate two weeks ago. I struggled with week 1 but kept going and completed the programme in about 10 weeks. I've never been a runner, I hate feeling out of breath and when I had tried running before I quickly found myself gasping for breath so I'd have to stop. I only managed to complete the programme by counting my breaths, doing 4 foot strikes to each in/out breath. It worked for me and I was gobsmacked to find myself running for longer than I ever had previously.
HOWEVER, I'm slow, so even though I can run 30 mins I only manage around 3.5k. I managed a 40 min run and that was only 4k. My worry is that if I go faster my old trouble of gasping for breath will reoccur and I'll end up stopping before I want to. Any suggestions please? I haven't run for two weeks as I was away but I'm hoping to start again tonight.