I graduated from the C25K program in December, and have pretty much been running 5K every other day since then. I have a couple of routes (fast and slow), and generally complete the distance within 28 to 30 minutes.
However, I am well and truely puffed out by the time I finish each run. I was hoping that by running 5K every other day I would slowly find things a little easier, and start to feel more comfortable about running longer distances, but to be honest my run yesterday was as difficult as my graduating run. I always find that I have to dig deep at the end to keep going.
So, I feel that I am not making much progress in comparison to when I was on the C25K program, and wondered whether the answer is stop running the 5K's and proceed to the B210K to see whether the longer intervals will get me past where I am.
Has anyone had a similar experience?