is this normal for beginners?

i started running a month ago i completed my first mile today in 7 mins, currently following this: 

im on week 3, 

so heres my problem i run 7 mins walk 2mins no problem right but when it comes to running the next 7mins i cant do it i dont know why.. its really annoying ;( an then when i take my other 2mins rest, i try to run 7mins again but only did 4mins wtf!!

1st run 7mins walk 2mins

2nd i was meant to run 7 but i couldnt so i run 5mins then walk2mins 

3rd only run 4 mins before i gave up n rested 2 mins


is this normal for begginers i can do the first 7 mins with no problem but when i rest it f**ks me up ??




  • A mile in 7 minutes is really quite fast. Your runs should be at a pace you can chat at. If they aren't - you're simply running too fast. Slow it down and you'll be able to do more distance. Simples !
  • the thing is i can run the first 7 but not the second

  • and precisely for the reasons that COugie is explaining ... slow the first one down to a conversational pace and you'll manage the others no problem

  • Nose NowtNose Nowt ✭✭✭

    Usain Bolt can run 200m in 19.5 seconds...   but I bet he can't do it again a 2 minutes later.

    He's not going to get frustrated about it.

  • YKWYKW ✭✭✭

    I did the same plan as you are doing - I was doing 12-13 minute miles - so 50-60% slower than you - and my second 7 minute stint is faster than my first.

    You should aim maintain your pace otherwise you are starting too fast. IMHO 7 min mile is way too fast for a beginner

  • Your goal has to be to run the whole session - and you therefore need to run 7 minutes at a pace you can repeat for the whole session. As others have said, you are running way to fast and are just not recovering in time for the next one - I used tyo watch Sally Gunnell train - she would run 200 metres flat out and then take 8-10 minutes recovery before doing the next one - It seems like you are trying to run flat out and then expecting to do it again!!!! Just slow it down a bit, and well done for getting where you have got to.

  • MillsyMillsy ✭✭✭
    Christ! I wasn't running 7 min miles until I had been running for a year or so.

    As everyone has said slow things down a bit.
  • Slow down!

  • mikasamikasa ✭✭✭

    I wish I could run a 7minute mile....

  • roebyroeby ✭✭✭

    Is this a wind upimage.........a 7 min mile is quite some going , if you started a month ago.Like others have said , slow right down, don,t sprint it .

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