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2/5/15 5:36 P

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Thanks for the advice guys. I think for now I will work on the distance, and once I get that down I will try and increase speed. I have been trying to work on speed during my current runs but find if I push too hard I get super tired and it's hard to complete.

I like the idea of starting over the program with quicker pacing (and slower running during the walk session). I'm not terribly worried about my speed as I'm using running as a fun workout. But eventually I would like to try some races.

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There's a pretty cool website that offers stuff similar to c25k and beyond. I haven't tried it yet but it looks great. It's endorsed by the British NHS and you can get a couple for free from them. One is to increase speed. Check it out. www.audiofuel.co.uk/nhs/

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When I first started I just focused on getting to 5K, no matter how long it took. Once that milestone was crossed off my list then I started looking at my speed. I went back to week one of C25K but alternating slow running with fast running, rather than walking and running.
I suppose it depends what matters to you most. If you're really bothered about running faster then go for that, but if you just want to achieve a 5K then do it no matter what the speed!



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2/3/15 4:08 P

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Hi Everyone,

I am just finishing week 7 of C25K. I'm running a 15 minute mile at the present moment. While I have improved my pacing since I started, it looks like it will take me 45 minutes to finish a 5K which I don't think I will be able to do by the end of next week :( I am okay with the fact that it will take me a longer time to complete a 5K, I'm doing this for fun, not for competition.

I'm just trying to figure out what to do after next week after I 'complete' the program. I'm thinking that I just keep going for a few more weeks adding 5 minutes each week until I get to a 5K. Should I restart the program, working on a quicker pace? Any other suggestions to improve my speed?

Edited by: ROXY226 at: 2/3/2015 (16:09)
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