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Hello all. Okay to set the scene, I'm no runner, never have been. However I have a gym membership, don't go enough, but can do 20 mins on a treadmill at 9 or 10 kmh (I think the pre-sets are kmh not mph!). I do however do lots of cycling, done a couple of longer rides, coast to coast etc.
I've always fancied trying to be a runner, but I find running on roads is torture compared to a treadmill. I made a start with C25K, but gave up as it feels like I'm not progressing, maybe I'm impatient. However I've made an effort and have been out 3 times in the last week, just done a couple of miles at anything from 8 to 10 mins/mile, I dunno if thats good or bad. However tonights run feels as though something has clicked, still had to stop and walk for 3 intervals of 60 seconds. But overall, I've just done a 5k (so says gmap pedometer) in a shade under 30 mins, which I'm quite pleased with.
Just looking for advice on where to go from here, like carry on doing the same loop and try to cut out the walking, or try to extend distance ? How fast should you be running....tall with long legs here, mid-40's
I think the worst thing is that you have no idea what speed you're doing, which is the one thing I like about treadmills. Presume speed doesn't really matter for now, just get miles in and improve ?