I was really struggling to do the 2 minutes of running at 5.0 mph so I decreased my speed to 4.5 mph and was able to complete the 2 minute intervals. Right now we should be focusing on the endurance to complete the workouts so slow is better. Its been really humid so I have been doing my workout indoors on the treadmill but am anxious to see how it goes outdoors. I hear it is different.
I don't think we should be concerned with speed. It is a great accomplishment to get moving which is more than most people do! My walking is a little faster than my jogging but I am doing something to help stay healthy!
I'm in close to the same boat as you, if that makes you feel any better :) I "run" (more like a slow jog) about 1/2 a mile an hour faster than I walk right now (just finished my first week, starting on the 2nd). But I know I'll get faster as I continue and build my endurance. Just keep it up and it will all fall into place for you.
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