12 months ago this programme got me up and running. I couldnt believe it, nor could most of the people who knew me! It was great to really surprise myself for the first time in a few few years
WARNING! It didnt last (no surprise there then) because i ignored advice and went too far too fast as soon as i finished the programme. DONT DO IT. I was able to run 10K two weeks after completing the programme WOW! However soon started to have problems with legs and unable to keep up my three runs from june/july, last run sept 2011. (a shin split injury is no fun)
It has taken 3 months rest to get my legs (well left leg) back ready to run.
Restarted C25K in Jan 2012 & now in week 3 (1 run to go). So far so good, breathing much improved from 1st time around so fitness hasnt been lost completely but legs need the slow steady build up to get back on track.
****** Below is highlight from 1st time round. Looking forward to repeating this run in just over a week:******
"Cant believe I've got to week 5! Now believe i am going to get to week 9, legs/ knees stopped hurting mid week 3, breathing settling and able to run for 5 minutes at a steady pace without collapsing WOW.
Would encourage anyone to take this up. Cant believe how much i look forward to my next run, feel great when its done and now starting to enjoy it when i am out. Fab to be told you are half way through a run and know you have enough energy left to get to end!!! This morning even the rain didnt stop me, in fact it was another new experience to add to my list "first run in the rain" living in scotland expect this to become the norm lol!
Doing this as part of a drive to improve my health: weight loss so far 23lbs, gut now 7 inches less than before and confident that by next thursday i will be running for 20 minutes non stop!!!! Couch 2 5k has been an important part of a great start to 2011.
If your thinking about it go for it! What have you got to lose? (I'd 4 stone- now 2.5)"