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Running progress


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So I've always been a horrible runner, so I decided to start using the treadmill as part of my cardio. I wasn't out of shape or anything when I started, I just never liked running. For the past month, I've been using the treadmill 2-3 times a week for 25 minutes. I started out barely able to run 5.5-6 mph for just a minute or two straight before having to walk, and today I ran a mile in 9 min 50 sec (and then ran a quarter mile at 7 mph after a 90 sec walking break). Is this a decent amount of progress in a month? I still feel so slow compared to the other people I see at they gym.

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The only person you should compare yourself to is you. My boyfriend comes running with me sometimes and while he's horribly unfit he's 6'5'' so runs way faster than me! You're making progress and that's the important thing. When I started out running I did the couch 2 5k and it's a great programme
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