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I am absolutely thrilled to say I have today completed week 5 of the couch to 5K plan. A twenty minute run!!! Never thought I would actually get to that point when a year ago I couldn't manage a minute running (I had a break which is why it took so long to get here). I'm feeling good for it, although my back is starting to pinch now!!
What I want to know if how fast should I be aiming to run? I run with a couple of friends who are more experienced runners than me and they run a lot faster and I often get left behind, I feel like i'm barely moving above a walk compared to them!! I had a look on my GPS monitor I use and I am running between 7.5 and 8km/h.
What speed should I be aiming for and what can I (eventually) do to speed up?