After graduating, I put down a few thoughts to encourage people (colleagues) who may be considering a plan like C25K. Would be interested in comments, thoughts, additions.
1.Starting: The decision is the hardest part. Once you are out the door, you won’t regret it.
2.Fear of failure: You are doing this for yourself. Set realistic goals and you will succeed.
3.Fear of ridicule: 9 out of 10 people will support and encourage you. Ignore the other one.
4.Shoes: Run 400m in your regular trainers. Buy some running shoes. Run 400m in those.
5.Gear: Wear what makes you comfortable. If it’s dark, wear something reflective.
6.Music: Use playlists, but not all the time. Listen to the birds, the breeze, your breathing.
7.Time: Schedule your runs in your diary. Find a time of day and routine that works for you.
8.Goals: Plan your routes, vary them. Stamina is more important than speed and distance.
9.Tips: Read blogs and websites on running to pick up tips. Talk to other runners.
10.Records: Keep a log to track your progress. Follow a plan such as C25K.