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Can't get the distance

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I've been enjoying C25K and making progress.  I'm on week 6 and am now running 20 min but I'm not making the distance only the time.  When I push myself I become out of breath. Should I repeat previous workouts or just keep going doing the time but not the distance??

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I agree, work on running the time and the distance can be achieved!  I have repeated weeks 6-7 over occasionally and it helps.  I don't sweat the distance, it's just a number.  Your doing great, just let that couch miss you as you get your time in on the runs! 

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I had the same thought. I can run for 20 minutes, but I'm not running for 2 miles. Isn't that a little crazy for a beginning runner to think that we can run a 10 minute mile? Right now I'm lucky if I can do a 15 minute mile, but I'm working on time, not distance right now. I signed up for a 5K in a month, so I know I have to get there. And I will, but slooooooooowly.

Wendy

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Wendy, you might consider celebrating your success!!  For me, never a runner, I find it hurtful when the voice in my ear tells me to run for one minute. My hope is to catch up to you one day while running 2 miles.

Hey, there is another success, your keeping many of us in your rear view. However, With training you will not find me there in the near future.

Congratulations

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I just finished week 5, day 3.  Very proud of myself for being able to do 20 minutes straight,  but I'm not making the distance goals either.  I know it will get there.  When a 20 minute run becomes easy,  you can start working on speed to get the distance.   I don't have allot of reserves at the end of that 20 minutes yet. 

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