Being the huge geek that I am, I created a spreadsheet charting each and every one of my milestone runs, including all 27 C25K sessions, and every new distance and race PR that led to me completing my first 2 half marathons. This allows you to see how my pace improved over time and how I sometimes had to run slower to run longer before I got faster.
- It took me longer than 9 weeks to complete C25K and hence run 3.1 without walking
- I soon returned to run/walking as I trained for the 2 half marathons using the Galloway method.
- My pace fluctuated a lot, and as I began running longer without walking, it slowed even more as I focused on covering the distance regardless of speed. Once I was comfortable with the distance, I then was able to push myself and improve my speed.
- I rarely train at racing speed and save most of it for race day. However, I do push myself sometimes and do a few tempos here and there to get my body used to what it feels to run fast.
- For even more insight into how I progressed and the decisions I made along the way, read my C25K Posts and Race Reports.