I'm just back from my run after completing C25K!! I'm so pleased I managed to keep going and get to the end of the plan.Its not been easy and I have struggled at times. I had a break from running for 10 days as well just after week 8 because of a cough and sore throat but when I started again last weekend I managed to pick up where I left off and keep going. I did however ditch Laura today....the awful music was too much!!
When I started C25K I couldn't even run to the end of the road and the thought of running filled me with dread. However, I really wanted to get fit and I spoke to someone at work about starting running and they suggested C25K. I've tried running before without any music or structure and really struggled and quickly gave up. But I'm so glad I found C25K. Having someone talk you through the early stages and how they gradually build up time and distance is great. This was the structure and help I needed to progress.
I would recommend anyone to try C25K. Even if you think you can't run, we all have to start somewhere and the sense of achievement when you get to the end of the plan is amazing! Reading everyone's blogs has really helped me as well to keep going so thank you!
I measured my distance today on Google Maps and I've managed to cover 4k in 30 minutes. So I'm going to keep running and try to get to 5k in the next month. Then I plan to use the Bridge to 10k Podcasts and see if I can progress further. I've already downloaded them and had a listen. I like the structure and hope to keep running every other day.
So good luck to everyone who's doing C25K and happy running!!