ABSOLUTELY!!! YES YES YES!!! I repeat, YES!
Just spent a week away in the Lake District and started off doing some of my favourite walks. I was absolutely AMAZED how easy I found them! So much so that I started to try more difficult, longer routes. On one walk, the descent wasn't too steep, and I found myself naturally breaking into a run, rucsac and all. As I reached the carpark a fella commented to me that wasn't it such a lovely day to be FELL RUNNING! I was on cloud 9 for the rest of the day. Just to think, me a fell runner! (even if it was for less than a mile)
The final day I managed a 20 mile walk, something I've never before got near to in my life. SO, as you can see, this C25K thing is quite extroadinary. To all of you out there on the journey, DON'T GIVE UP - It REALLY is worth it to keep on going, however difficult you might be finding it. THe joy of being able to get up mountains without being completely out of breath is wonderful. Next time I'll have to return to Helvelyn and complete the STRIDING EDGE!