Thanks for the advice everyone! I ended up doing my intervals for the whole race except one interval about 2/3 of the way through. My goal was to finish in 60 minutes (I'm a really slow walker and slow runner too!) but I made it in 55!
You could run longer is you want to but don't run until you are completely burned out then walk. The walking breaks are meant to be incorporated to keep your legs from fatiguing to quickly.
WTG on walking that first HM!
I wasn't even finished with the program I was doing (still had 2 weeks to go) and I ran three 5ks three weeks in a row. And I ran them entirely with no walk breaks! So I basically finished the program early and skipped the last 2 weeks.
Then I jumped right into half marathon training :)
So I signed up for a 5K that is happening this weekend. Actually I signed up for one a month for each of the next three months! I was so encouraged by walking a half-marathon last month that I wanted to do more.
Anyway I am in week 2 of training right now. I feel like I could keep going farther than the two minutes (I run really really slowly) but I am sure I am not remotely ready to try and run the whole 5K. So should I just do the 5K as an extension of my week 2 training - i.e. set my watch to the 3/2 intervals? Or should I just jog as far as I can and then walk when I need to? I don't want to hurt myself or anything, and I am not doing it to set any time records, just want to have fun and challenge myself.
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