I used to like running to music, but I have read too many articles warning women against doing this so I have been trying without. Also the wire used to get on my nerves and the ear buds kept falling out. I think I'm a little faster without music, or it could be that I'm just getting faster anyway.
I started running just before Christmas and worked my way up from nothing to running 5k on my long run. I have just started following a 5k training plan as I am doing Race for Life next month.The only thing is, it takes me just over 45 mins to run 5k. Last year I walked Race for Life in 53 mins at which point I was seven stone heavier and very unfit!. I am disappointed that despite all the training I have done I am barely any faster than I was walking. Will I ever get faster?