I've been working at it, continuing to go for a run every other day and have found that I mostly improve run on run which is really encouraging! I'm getting much more into it as time goes on.
Currently I can do 3km in 21:45 (it took me around 26:30 when I started), nearly jogging the whole way. Once I've got it down a little more and can jog the whole way which I'm not far off I'm going to increase the distance by half a kiliometre and see how I get on.
I do want to do a couch to 5k, I might download one of those apps, but i'm getting on reasonably well without at the mo.
I am a complete beginner, 26 y/o female. I've always been a healthy weight but recently I put on a lot of weight and am now around 12lbs too heavy, although have been gradually losing, was 23lbs too heavy at the worst time.
I started doing jogging, walking, jogging over a 3km distance every other day and found that in 5/6 training sessions I could pretty much jog the whole distance. Then I got sick and missed 2 training sessions, just went for a jog and found that I am almost back to square 1!
Is this normal? I find jogging really hard because of my build and the extra weight but I had been really getting into it. I was hoping over the next 4/5 months or so to build up to a 5km run in 25mins. Is this even possible or am I being too ambitious?