I ran to raise funds for a local cancer charity that helped me during my treatment ( treatment finished in January this year). When i started the first week of c25k I was close to tears thinking I will never be able to do this but week by week, day by day I was able to complete the runs and gain all round strength.
After finishing c25k I moved on to do 1 run of 30/35mins, run 2 intervals -10 mins each four times and then run 3 a long run which I increased weekly. I did the run in 1hour 56 mins and can walk today - which is unbelievable for me although it was tough, weather was hot and there were 7000 runners approx I did enjoy my gruelling time on the run - (slowly but surely) and I was not last. I have found the forum a great source of encouragement, thanks to one and all. I have a few pains today but none requiring medical intervention but i may need cake for medicinal purposes
An amazing journey to start and we all know it leads to complete madness as well as a strange sense of enjoyment and great achievement. I am not sure if being in races is for me but I will be setting a goal which has a smaller distance but maybe a slightly quicker pace- training rather than racing, but never say never. Good luck to each of you doing the c25k and all those graduates.................. happy running................................