Don't know what to do as the program feels like too easy for me. I want to stick to it and graduate; but I don't see why I would do that if I can already run for 30 mins. I read there are other people like me here, so it is a relief. Anyway, while thinking about it for a week now, I completed w4, then moved to w5.1 and w5.2.
Week 4: Taking the days off, I ran as the program commanded. Fine. Nothing interesting to note.
Week 5: 5 mins run x 3 went much better than expected. Now I came to understand what it is meant by calling running more of a mental challenge by this stage. Took a day off. Then second run was 8 mins x 2, with 5 min walking in between. I started to run the first 8 mins, but didn't want to stop for the 5 min break. I was slow, but who cares? So in total I ran for 23 mins. 3.9k.
23 MINUTES! I want to cry! Was it me who did it? Am I able to run for 23 minutes without crying, sobbing, collapsing? Only a funny feeling on my legs. But after 5 min cool down walk plus some stretching, I was all fine. And my knees are fine. Wow.
At the end, I guess I will follow the program with no drop out, because I am curious but maybe will run with no walking in between for week 6.1 and 6.2. The rest is already non-stop running. ALREADY. I am amazed <3 I am so glad that I came across this program online and I am so glad that I didn't roll my eyes and watch another episode of some tv series but decided to give C25k a try. Yay!