Congratulations on finding a new activity that you enjoy and want to improve upon! I do have to say that it really is different for everyone and all depends on what you are comfortable with and what your end goals are. I think as you start out, the best thing to keep in mind is that your body needs time to "learn" this new activity...in the case of running, it needs time to strengthen the joints and muscles/tendons required for running and staying injury free.
So even though you may be able to go faster, you shouldn't necessarily push for faster just yet. Most conventional running wisdom suggests that you just do it, with a day in between for rest, for at least 6 months to 1 year before adding in a speed element.
Best wishes to you as you continue on this journey and hope you enjoy the road along the way!
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