Hi all. I'm a new runner, encouraged having just finished an 8 week walk - 30 min run programme with no problem. Although I've lost 3.5 stones so far this year, I have about the same again to go, so am taking it steady.
I've just gone up to a proper running programme, and headed out for a 25 minute race pace run today (I'm running around 11 mins per mile for long and slow, 9.5 for race pace but max 15 mins at this pace until now). After 15 mins I was totally pooped, and quite discouraged.
While I still have so much weight to shift, am I better to work on the distance gradually, and leave off the (relative!!) speed work?
By the way, I never post on this type of forum, but I feel there are quite a few kindred spirits out there!