I've just done week 8 run 1 and it went ok but I am concerned about just how slow I'm going. At this rate I am never going to be able to do 5k in 30 minutes!
I actually ran for 29 minutes because I felt I could keep going for a little longer but I only did about 2.2 miles. Will I ever get any faster?
I can always speed up for the last couple of minutes like Laura suggests but there is no way I could run at that rate for the rest of the run. I think I'm scared to try running faster in case I completely run out of energy before the end.
Does anyone else have this problem? I think I am going to have to aim for running for 30 minutes which will be 2.3 miles, then running twice up and down the farm track that I go on - which is about 2.76 miles - and try and build up that way.
Also I just can't manage the proper breathing that Laura recommends - I'm just huffing and puffing and trying to keep going. I dread to think how loud I am - I always have my music turned up loud so I can't hear myself.