I could never in my entire life run for more than half a block without burning in throat and lungs. Am 57 years old now.
Started this program and am doing great! Am in week 7 now, first run this week I had to quit at 24 min- just could not do that last minute, was utterly exhausted. Miracle for me- I did not beat myself up about it but was/am amazed I could run for 24 mins!
Meanwhile, bowing to peer pressure- I had signed up for a 5 k through my work. So- yesterday- after 1 rest day after the 24 min run- I ran a 5k in 36 min! It started off with a pretty intense uphill stretch after about 300 yards of flat, and I did end up walking for probably less than a minute there. Everywhere else- jogging along! My time: 36 min for 5 k.
Yes, very happy, even proud.
Work long days so won't run until the day after tomorrow when I'm off, 25 min of week 7. Curious how that will feel...
Thanks for the support