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jdunn4230jdunn4230 Member Posts: 10 Member Member Posts: 10 Member
Hi, I’m 46 and just discovered jogging. I had a few stone to lose and mostly did that by lots of brisk walking but found as my fitness improved I could jog 1km and then 2km. I haven’t managed 5km but building up to it. Really enjoy it and sort of wish I’d got into it in my 20’s. I feel like I’m jogging quickly but take about 7 min 50 sec per KM, which I guess is slow.

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  • GummiMundiGummiMundi Member Posts: 254 Member Member Posts: 254 Member
    Welcome to the group! :)
    Building up is the key to success. If it makes you feel any better, I'm slower than that, hehe! (I haven't measured my distances accurately, I'm just guesstimating from my C25K runs). ;)
  • ladyzherraladyzherra Member, Premium Posts: 441 Member Member, Premium Posts: 441 Member
    Discovering jogging is a great feeling! Good for you! :)

    I am a very slow runner. I think that slow is a great way to be, especially when just starting out, or anytime!
  • KEDGIN3432KEDGIN3432 Member Posts: 6 Member Member Posts: 6 Member
    Speed will come with practice. Go slow and concentrate on establishing good breathing and relaxed stride. Too fast now could cause injuries which will force you to start your quest over. All in time.
  • rickc74rickc74 Member Posts: 413 Member Member Posts: 413 Member
    Slow, steady improvement is the way to do it. Good work!
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