Just wanted to say ... if you're like me ... I haven't done any exercise properly and certainly haven't done running since I was made to at school at about 14 yrs of age (I'm now 43 and 7/8ths) ... if you're considering a C25K programme ... do it!
I'm an overweight, parent, drinking, busy, non-exercising, stressed business owner, party animal
I started 5 weeks ago ... and HONESTLY the 60 second jog nearly killed me.
Tonight I did W5R3 C2K5... 20 mins running without any walking! Happy sore bunny!
Can't believe I did it ... you can do it too. It wasn't easy but it wasn't impossible either ... I googled it a lot today before I did and 2 main pieces of advice were:
Break it down in to 4 x 5mins
try not to check your time
As a big time checker ( oh my God ... how much longer ?) ... I made a a deal with myself not to check the time until certain physical landmarks .... which I sort of knew where I'd be at as I run the same route) and then I pushed myself to not check until the next lampost/bin/whatever. It did help .... I was suddenly at 9 mins ... which then gave me hope as that was nearly 1/2 way and then on the way back was just over 3 ... which made me realise that there was no point in giving up now.