The more I think about it Im pretty sure its going to be kilometres which is a bit gutting but much more realistic, thought things seemed a little to easy too soon. Just need to crack on now, 3.56 miles in 40 mins if thats the case, seems slow but something to work on. I feel really quite embarrassed now . Will wait and see but im pretty sure.
I have found my comfortable jogging speed is between 9-10km/h, I do tend to vary a little bit depending what songs comes on.
I wanted to try and keep running for 40 mins tonight, did 40mins 57 secs and clocked 5.74 miles.
My dad seems to think that my jogging speed should be 12km/h+ but not sure if I could maintain that for long distances.
Think I better have a rest day tomorrow as dont want to overdo it, which I probably already have done.
Hope you get kids to bed soon, mine are pretty good and only disturb me if they have to, although my son peeped his head through the door tonight to ask me how far I had ran, got a fright and nearly fell off !
Thanks for all the replies to my first post, makes a nice change to other forums where things seem to get lost. I have been running outside and went out with my wife the other day, we just did a steady run of around 3.5 miles but I just about managed it ok. After that I had a few days off as felt I had come down with something, aches/shivers. Got back on the tready last night and clocked up 4.4 miles in 30 mins, not great but Im still only a month into my new regime. Looking forward to getting the kids into bed so I can do another run, knees feel a bit tender but really want to work up another sweat.
Maamalade - hope the cold gets better asap. And thanks again to everyone else for making me feel so welcome.
Just thought I would register and say hello. I stopped smoking around a month ago and have been running ever since, I tend to run every other day and Im slowly building my distance and fitness. I have to say that Im finding it very addictive and cant get over how good I feel. Im running 4 miles at a decent pace on a treadmill but got a rude awekening when I went for a road run, Im going to have to get outside and run as much as I can as I found it really difficult, guess its due to my muscles getting used to running on a flat surface (have only just started to use the treadmill on an incline).
Running was a big part of my life at school and was a keen member of Gosforth Harriers (god knows if they still exist) but I packed it all in, 20 years later Im wishing I never stopped.
First real target is to complete next years Great North run in under 2 hours but Im sure I will find something that interests me before then. As some others have said just hope I continue to feel the way I have, love it !