Well lets just say I'm a tortoise, there's no other way to describe my speed. I am so slow but hey, I got there, graduating a couple of weeks ago, but honestly at my limit in running for 30 minutes. I've had nothing much in reserve at the end of my runs. Since then I've trawled all the blogs on here for advice about speed, distance and what to do post-graduation as I've got a 5k race for life in July and I'm nowhere near able to do 5k.
So this last week, following advice on here, I tried to do an interval run using podcast1 - OMG - had to walk at one point, I was so exhausted and only managed to run a bit faster for 4 of the intervals. Next run I did 30 minutes and did my fastest time yet on my usual route (did 3.5k - so you get the idea - I am very slow).
Today I told myself to do 4k no matter how long it took so long as I kept running. And I did it in a bit over 33 minutes!!! So walked home head held high, covered in mud and thinking 'maybe I can actually do this'.
So to any fellow tortoises following this programme - if I can get there believe me, you can do it