I got back on track last week after xmas and being ill. Managed to get out at the weekend and did 27 min outside run without walking - woot, woot. So feel like I am back where I was a month ago. Now it's onwards and futher towards that 5k. Have taken all your advice about building it up slowly. Still not quite got the motivation to go for a morning run before work, so its treadmills in the week for me but that means I really look forward to the weekend run and the chance to put on my bright pink jacket and bright blue cap!!
All going good for me & it's lovely to keep track with you guys too. Did another 25 mins yesterday and nearly got round my 4k route. Legs feel heavy today - either due to the run or the beginnings of flu, can't work out which!
The plan is now just to up it a bit each week, 27 mins for 3 runs over a week and then 30 mins for a week. Going to aim to pick up the pace a bit as well so I do get a bit closer to 5k. It's gonna be a bit tricky fitting the runs in this week, what with all the xmas shenanigans - I may have to forego some of my usual classes at the gym, although now I'm upping the pace a bit the runs do feel like more a workout.
I managed the 20 mins last week, and whilst I kept a slow pace all the way managed to keep those feet moving. Since then I've done a couple of longer runs but with one or two walk breaks in them. Last night's 25 mins on the treadmill (with a 2 min break) felt tough so having a couple of days break. Hope to do a longer outside run at the weekend.
Registered for parkrun over the weekend, so hoping I will be on track for a 5k in the new year.
Having walked along the coastal path in the south west I can definitely see why running a marathon along would be bonkers. 12-13 miles walking was about my max for a day (although I did walk for 2 weeks with a back pack!). The ascents are crazy - I climbed the equivalent of the height of Everst over the 2 weeks.