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Week 7 but I'm still slow

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I am on week 7 of the training and I have made a lot of progress. I am happy with how far I've come, but I can still only jog 2 miles or so before feeling very tired (and mostly HOT).

I signed up for my very first 5k before starting C25K and it's in a couple of weeks.


Should I just do it and jog as much as possible? Should I plan to alternate walking and running, or just jog until I need to walk? It is harder for me to start back jogging after a walk break than it is to just keep jogging very slowly. Any tips or advice?

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Do your 5k at your pace, everyone is usually very nice, I did my 1st last weekend, I walked when I had to. A lovely lady running with someone else, gave me course tips, so I was able to conserve enough energy to make a final run at the end, I didn't finish last, but if I had it wouldn't have mattered, lots of people walk large sections of the course. The main thing is to enjoy yourself & make sure you drink plenty of water at the end of your race. Good luck let us know how you get on.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Thank you for your responses!

The 5k was this weekend and I finished in just under 35 minutes, which I'm really happy with. I did walk some but held out till after the 2 mile mark because it's harder for me to go back to jogging after I begin walking.

I've signed up for another 5k this fall, so I hope to keep up the motivation and maybe improve some by then.

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