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gawd Pro 174 posts since
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Mar 26, 2010 11:31 AM

When did your pace pick up?

For people that have already completed the C25K, at what point did your pace start to pick up?  Was it only after completing the 9 weeks?


Im on week 3 and only working out at a 16 min mile pace, Im enjoying the programme but also thinking I would be faster if I just walked and I dont know why I find that funny.......!!!

  • nikkicarr1 Legend 315 posts since
    Apr 28, 2009
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    1. Mar 26, 2010 11:42 AM (in response to gawd)
    Re: When did your pace pick up?

    everyone is different.  My pace picked up on its own as I progressed through the program and was able to tolerate more running.  My sister's pace didnt increase until recently and she's been running for about 9 months.


    You'll get there, don't push your self.  after you build a little more of a pace you can  work on running splits to increase speed, also running hills will increase your flat times


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  • RB67 Legend 233 posts since
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    2. Mar 26, 2010 12:54 PM (in response to gawd)
    Re: When did your pace pick up?

    It will be differant for everyone.  Hopefully you stick with your plan and as you build strenght and endurance your pace will increase naturally.  After you have been running a while and have a good base of conditioning you can incorporate speedwork to continue increasing your pace.  Try to be patient and enjoy the build up.

    You rarely regret the runs you do; you almost always regret the runs you skip


    • 03/27/2010 Feed the Need 5k 25:58
    • 04/11/2010 Cohasset 10k 54:46
    • 04/18/2010 BAA 5k 25:48
    • 05/30/2010 Run to Remember 1/2 2:03:24
    • 06/13/2010 Devanna 5k challenge 24:26


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    • 10/25/2009 - Canton Fall Clasic 10k 52:30
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    • 09/17/2009 Thomsons Island 4k trail run 20:24
  • taboulie Pro 64 posts since
    Mar 26, 2010
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    3. Mar 26, 2010 8:47 PM (in response to gawd)
    Re: When did your pace pick up?

    I wouldnt worry about speed just yet.

    Im going on a year and my pace is still pretty slow I think. Im doing 7k in about 45minutes.

    Some days Im faster, some days slower.

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