I'm now 4 weeks into my half marathon schedule ('just' 11 weeks to go!)
After graduation, I was delighted with my new fitness, but disappointed I had lost very little weight. Yes, people said I looked more toned, but the scales didn't confirm this so I had the right hump!
Anyhoo, I continued doing three runs a week for a few weeks until I strated the HM training. This is 4 runs a week, mostly around the 30-40 min mark with only one longer run a week, so not a million miles harder than week 9 of C25K.
But, having run 4 times a week for 4 weeks, I have lost some weight! I'm down a belt buckle notch and clothes feel looser.
Now, I could NOT have coped with four runs a week before finishing C25K, and even just after, it was enough to work on pace and speed without doing much more.
But now I'm ready and primed to run more often, it is makig a difference to my waistline. I'm not really limiting food, just being sensible and not eating between meals.
Just wanted to share, because I know many of us have felt frustrated at working so hard and seeing no movement on the scales. It will happen! But it'll happen at the right time, when C25K has given you all the preparation and conditioning you need to take it further.