This is my first blog post even though I'm now on week 4, but I had to write up here just to say how good I think the C25K programme is.
So my alarm clock woke me up this morning at 6am and the last thing I wanted to do was get up and go for a run.
The cold weather outside, the fact that I had a sore throat and runny nose, the fact that I felt overly tired from plenty of late nights recently, all amounted to thinking the idea of staying in bed was rather appealing.
I'm glad this didn't put me off though since it went much better than expected and although quite exhausted by the end, I feel so much better for having done this. I can't wait to get out and do the next run now, never thought that would cross my mind ever.
I really think that this programme is fantastic (although the music kinda sucks, but it's helpful for learning about pacing). I can definitely feel the benefit from doing the exercise and the tips for improvement are really good too. I attempted running previously but tended to go flat out and not do the start/stop thing which didn't really get me anywhere in terms of improving my fitness or ability to run further. It was also quite easy to give up too soon. This is programme is really helping out in terms of giving advice and providing the motivation to move on and complete the course.