Great blog, thanks Sarah!
Could you give me some tips on post-run protein shakes? I'm finding that I'm getting really hungry now I'm doing marathon training and wondering if protein shakes after hard runs might help keep my appetite in check?
I agree that you should just focus on putting in the time running at the moment but I think you could start to give intervals a go if you want. The key is not to try to do too much too soon. Try putting in a few faster sections into one of your 5k runs and give yourself more recovery time - 30 seconds to recover from a 30sec interval isn't really enough, or try doing a tempo run as Andy D suggested. Good luck and well done for getting to 5k!!