What now?


I'm very new to running...4 weeks old in fact. Really enjoying it so far. image

I've just completed a 'Run 3K' program based on walk/run intervals. However my GPS watch tells me that I actually only ran  2.13k in the 15 minute run section. image

What I'm wondering is, should I work on my pace now so that I can actually run the 3K in 15 minutes or should I move on to the Run 5K program and let pace sort itself out? image



  • I would suggest that for a newbie 5min / k is a little challenging! Slow and steady, pace will come over time. 

  • ChimneyChimney ✭✭✭

    +1 to what Emse said, as you run more the pace will come.

    5 minute k's sounds quite a tough target straight out the box. I've seen posters on here saying the couch to 5k (C25K) is a good one. 

    Be careful, running is addictive, I only started a few years ago when injury stopped me playing rugby. Have now got into double figures in marathons and done an ultra.............

    If reality matched intention I'd know I was dreaming
  • Thanks for the responses. That's great. At the moment I'm enjoying adding more time to my runs rather than thinking too much about pace. image  

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