I've just finished Week 8 and am fairly happy I'll be able to cope with Week 9. But being old, fat and short I run slowly and with small steps. Today I covered exactly 3 km in the 38 minutes so I can't see my hitting 5k in 40 minutes next week,
What's the best way to start building distance? I looked at the Bridge to 10K plan but that assumes you can do 5k to start with. Should I increase running time to 35, 40 minutes?
The programme keeps stating that speed isn't important, it's all about distance, but in a fixed time of 30 minutes the only way to run further is to go more quickly. I don't think they seem to understand this.