Need to chat with some similar folks
Hi Lottie and welcome to the world of running
Firstly, congratulations on taking the big step into this running lark and am guessing you have started to help lose weight as much as general fitness? There is a reasonably new thread here where several people are around the 2-5 mile mark (and a friendly bunch they are too). Why not take a peek and maybe join in?
As for your pace don't even think about it right now as slow and steady time on your feet is what will improve your aerobic capacity
Lots of us have been where you are now.
Well done on starting sounds like it's going great, just keep on going
Don't worry about your speed you are still going quicker than someone sat on a couch watching TV! It, along with stamina to run further, will come with time and practise.
Focus on running at a pace where you can still have a chat. Slow and steady really does win the race when you are starting out
Lottie, running outside is going to be more difficult than the treadmill, so just take the time to re-adjust and dont worry about it. Stick to your plan and you will get there in the end!
Hi Lottie and congratulations on getting started, I only started running a few months ago and have just reached running for 30 mins I can assure you that you are not the slowest runner you would have to slow down quite a lot just to run along side me
but as the others have said don't worry about speed it's all about time on your feet and miles in your legs, if you aren't already following a set plan then maybe have a look at a couch to 5k (C25K) it's on the NHS website and comes with podcasts to tell you when to walk and run.
a 12 min mile isnt too bad, that'd get you round a marathon in 5:15 or so, which isnt too shabby!
Hi Lottie3, excellent effort and dedication!
Do you have a parkrun near you? They are great at getting people running/walking outdoors, has people of all ages, all abilities, including people who walk the whole 5k. Great for charting your progress
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I've been running since June, I can run 4 miles now, but I'm still slower than you. My 5k time is 40 minutes and not matter how hard I try I can't get any faster. Well done on getting out there, that's the hardest thing of all.
Go for the parkrun Lottie. I'm a lot slower than you and I really enjoy them, no pressure, no hassle just really friendly and encouraging fellow runners. Ps I would kill for a 12 minute average!! Well done on starting and keep it up, you will find tons of encouragement here.
I've only started running in the last month, started walk run but the last three times I've been out have managed to run 5k running it all. I have joined the local Parkrun. It's really good and the ones at my local are really supportive. I'd say from one beginner to another go for it
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