As I have graduated the C25K program last week, during my last two runs I used the C25K+ stepping stones podcast.. First, going at 150 & 155 beats per minute is tough, but it is really a push doing the 160 beats per minute.
That being said, it feels great to start speeding up the 30 minute run. As I made the run today, I really enjoyed the brisk air and the fall leaves. Running down an old rail trail as I am brings a great solitude and a chance to reflect on how much more control I have over my life.
If you are just at the beginning, you can do it. I remember when I could not run for the whole first minute. Give yourself a break and it will pay off after the weeks of work.