Hi everyone, long time reader, first time poster...
I'm currently up to week 3 (second attempt at the whole programme) and I'm really struggling to keep my running intervals at a sensible speed - how does everyone manage to run at a sustainable pace? Looking at my stats on Strava I can see my walking pace is around 15 minute miles but my running pace is always around a 7-8 minute mile.
I completed a 5km run with my wife at the end of last year where I managed to average around 11 minute miles, but whenever I'm running solo my pace always runs away with me (so to speak) and I'm worried that I'm going to injure myself and it'll just be a form of HIIT - and won't actually allow me to increase my distance. I've tried different types of music etc... but I just can't seem to slow myself down. I'm around 100kg and I've been getting shin and ankle pains - I know it's a case of too-much-too-soon, but I just can't seem to get into a steady jogging rhythm.