I am new too. Started in February and went through the couch to 5k program. That was good because it was structured and each running day had a specific plan. Now that my 5k is done I'm feeling a little lost. I have still been running, but don't have a specific plan. I run between 2.5 and 2.75 miles and my goal is still to run a 5k without any walking. I'm hoping that over time my endurance will increase and running a 5k will be "easy." :)
As for your question, I've heard other long time runners say that speed will come with time, so I take that to mean that we should focus on a distance and not worry so much about how fast we're going. After awhile, our speed will increase as our running ability improves.
Regardless of time or distance, we are on our way to a healthier life! :) Congrats on your accomplishments!
“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. ”
― Mary Anne Radmacher
| Pounds lost: 66.0