So, I'm 40 year old male.
In October I decided I was going to try and get my fitness up by attempting to start running.
I downloaded to c25k APP and it was difficult, but I managed to complete it.
Now I seem to have gotten a bit of a thing for running, I'm not fast by any stretch (Never have been) but I've been trying to get out 3x per week. Tuesdays/Thursdays and Sundays. Unfortunately, I can only get in 3 miles on the Tuesday due to commitments with children/work however I can get out longer for Thursdays and Sundays. Today for the first time I did 7.25 miles, I wasn't aiming for this distance it was just the route I'd chosen came out at this distance.
I'd only ever done 6 miles previously 2 weeks ago. This took me 1hr 16 minutes, and I was concentrating on my heart rate being about 140-150 BPM.
I found I can do 4 miles then I have to walk for a small amount (2/3 minutes) before I can run again.
The question is do I keep at this small mileage (Massive for me) until I can do this none stop or do I try and go a little further?