I’m sure a lot of people do C25K for the potential health gains, the most important of which is a longer life. The problem is that these added life-years are only averages. Some runners die early (remember Jim Fixx?) and some couch potatoes live for (almost) ever. Are there any predictors? I’ve read a lot of the scientific literature but the answers aren’t clear. Having a high aerobic capacity (VO2max) is an indicator of health, but is regular running without athletic prowess a good thing? Of course there is a personal angle. I “graduated” in August, and have done about 30 post-graduation “runs” of 30 minutes. Each was the same as W9R3 – about 3.2k. It hasn’t got any easier and the idea of a weekly 10% increase is laughable. Am I wasting my time?
Value of running for the less able: I’m sure a... - Couch to 5K
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