This is great. I'm still working on the Couch to 5k program (which is fantastic!) but I'm starting to think about how I can speed up--my current running pace is 4.5mph! Very slow. I'm saving this article for sure.
9/23/2009 8:28:49 AM
I looked at this article because I began running in mid-April, and now I'm working to increase my speed. If you are new to running, I HIGHLY recommend the Couch-to-5K running plan. I used the timed intervals (it bases things on a 10-minute mile, which I'm not close to yet!) and went from struggling to run one full minute to running 2 5K races and up to 45 minutes straight!
Thanks for this, Jen, I'm definitely going to add it to my favorites list. Right now, I am working on distance, increasing my runs by .25 each week to get up to 3 miles by February. When would be the best time for me to incorporate your speed routine into my running training? Am I better off waiting until February to switch the focus to speed, or should I change thins up and complete two distance runs and one speed run each week?
12/14/2008 8:56:16 AM
This gives me something to work toward. At this point, I'm so out of shape that I'm lucky to jog for 1 minute at 4.0 mph. But I do know that I am making progress. Ten months ago, I could barely just walk for 30 minutes and running was out of the question.
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