I so want to do ju-ju- 's magic 10K, but have been blighted by injury. The latest has been a hip injury back at the end of October. I had several failed attempts at gently getting back to 5K running last year, eager to start my 10K journey.
Eventually, inspired by ju-ju's approach I made myself a plan by working backwards from the start of the magic 10K - designed to get me to the right point for an April start (the next time I think the Magic 10K program will begin).
So back in January I started with three 10 minute runs a week. Yesterday I ran for 30 minutes for the first time in 4 months and today I can still walk - yay! I think the short/medium/long approach has helped and I will stick with it now, building up the shorter runs until I'm - hopefully - in a good place to start the next roll of Magic 10.
Having a fixed , progressional plan, has really helped me be patient and sensible, and being different to C25K it hasn't quite felt like a repeated effort. Fingers crossed I will be starting a 10K journey just about a full year from starting C25K.
Crucially, despite various visits to the injury couch, my enthusiasm is undented. Quite amazing.
To everyone out there currently on the IC or in recovery mode - good luck, may patience be with you - I feel your pain!