41 years old, size 20, overweight and a bit unfit.
I can't believe that's me finished week 3. I've gone from someone who has never run in her life to counting down the hours until my next run! Mind you I'm already dreading week 3 as I'm moving from 3 minute runs onto 5 minute runs which sounds very scary at the moment. Saying that, going from 90 seconds to 3 minutes was freaking me out last week so just have to see how it goes.
I'm doing the C5K on the treadmill as too scared (& embarrassed) to run outdoors yet. I am hoping to do this once I get through my 9 weeks of this and can't believe that's me a 3rd of the way already!!!
Anyone having doubts just take a step back and ask yourself why you are doing it is the first place...
Well done you! You should be really proud! Stick with it, I'm on week six and I was nervous like you but the programme really does prepare you for stuff and you can always repeat a week if you want to do it more gradually
How you finding week 6? I've heard mixed reports about that week. I'm sure my family think I'll never see week 6 never mind week 9 so I'm determined to prove them all wrong.
The thought of week six was a lot worse than doing it. It starts off with some nice shorter runs, but on the third run is 25 minutes. It's definitely a mental thing, I was determined to give it my best shot and so pleased that I managed to do it. You will too! Prove your family wrong and get lots of positive support from here. I think finding somewhere nice to run is good, I found a lovely park this morning with lots of different flat trails to explore.
Thank you. A couple of our nice parks do 5k park runs so if I graduate and build up my confidence enough I will give it a shot. I'm hoping to be able to do Race For Life in June. I walked the 10k last year so if I could jog the 5k this year I would feel I'd really made a huge improvement and effort. Good luck with rest of your C5K.
If you're already able to walk 10k then you're definitely going to be able to run 5k. I'm at the point where my longest runs are now about the same as my longest walks because if you're going to cover ground, you might as well cover it at a reasonable speed :).