I'm very new to running...4 weeks old in fact. Really enjoying it so far.
I've just completed a 'Run 3K' program based on walk/run intervals. However my GPS watch tells me that I actually only ran 2.13k in the 15 minute run section.
What I'm wondering is, should I work on my pace now so that I can actually run the 3K in 15 minutes or should I move on to the Run 5K program and let pace sort itself out?
I would suggest that for a newbie 5min / k is a little challenging! Slow and steady, pace will come over time.
+1 to what Emse said, as you run more the pace will come.
5 minute k's sounds quite a tough target straight out the box. I've seen posters on here saying the couch to 5k (C25K) is a good one.
Be careful, running is addictive, I only started a few years ago when injury stopped me playing rugby. Have now got into double figures in marathons and done an ultra.............
Thanks for the responses. That's great. At the moment I'm enjoying adding more time to my runs rather than thinking too much about pace.
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