Hi, i've been lurking for a week or two, but i would like to see if there is any advice out there for me.
I've been following c25k since january as part of a weight loss/fitness thing. Usually the runs are around a local lake which is sign posted as 1.5miles long, although a treadmill is a lovely thing on a bad day.
After the 20 minute run to complete week 5 i was on top of the world and set off at a good pace for w6r1. Including the warm up and cool down it was the first time i completed 2 laps. w6r2 went indoors and then w6r3 arrived today.
Overall the run went fairly well. Got a steady rythm going, had a bit of difficulty around 17/18 minute mark and dropped the pace for a minute or two. The five minute to go call picked me up and I upped the pace for the last minute. Yet somehow despite 7 minutes more running i ended up perhaps only a hundred yards futher on compared to w6r1.
Does anyone have any tips on selecting and keeping a pace while running? I would really like to be gaining ground over time, but seem to be a little cautious for the bigger runs.