Dear Lovely People. This is today's thick question.....On my fitbit, which I have just started to use to clock my runs, it offers lots of stats which I understand and one I don't. Please can someone explain what the pace means. I am guessing it is in minutes and seconds - but for what? per mile? per km? Am I being stupid? apologies if I am .
Don't understand my fitbit (Duh): Dear Lovely... - Couch to 5K
Yesterday I stared my Fitbit after he warm up and stopped it before the cool down just so I could check my distance and it said i’d ran 4.22k (i was doing weeks 8 Run 3 which is 28 mins running) it said my pace was 6’39’ so I know I won’t get to 5K in next weeks runs of 30 mins but I’m assured that with practice comes speed so I don’t worry about it too much 👌🏻
I graduated today, I ran 9.40 per km! Very slow but faster than a week ago. I’ll be working on pace after the consolidation runs (if I decide to). I learnt my lesson last week when I got despondent about my pace. Just go out and enjoy the run at a pace you can carry out a conversation. Happy running 🏃♀️
Sounds like you have the Fitbit sorted, but really, you don't want to put any pressure on yourself to hit a certain pace, except the easy conversational pace described in the guide to the plan.
Look at this poll healthunlocked.com/couchto5.... and you will see that most graduates do not run a sub 30 minute 5k during the programme.