I have never been a "runner" but, have secretly always wanted to be one. If nothing else but the convieneince of it! Throw on your shoes and go! I am on my second attempt in three years at C25k and I'm at W8R1 today and I had a HUGE break through for me!!! I have been doing my runs on our treadmill but I walk at a fixed 4m/HR and run at a fixed 6m/HR... Which was fine up until the past week... I was thinking I could never become a runner and I was never going to "get"this!! Whenever I felt I just couldn't anymore I would hop on the sides for :30 secs and then continue... Then it occurred to me today... How can I expect myself to run at a steady 6m/HR jog for the entire 28mins!!? Instead what if I slow my pace to 5.8 or 5.6m/HR!!? Instead of shocking my body as well with a complete stop then hopping back on at a 6m/HR pace after :30 secs!!?
I really wish I had known this beforehand!! I was so discouraged! After my run today I felt on top of the world as if I CAN do this!