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I did w4d1 yesterday morning and was shocked at how easy it was. I breezed through the first 3 and was tired at the end of the first 5. I pushed through the second 3 and struggled with the second 5 (took about a 1 min. walk break then ran to the end). I did not expect to do that well. Hoping by the end of the week I can push through all 4 runs.
I am actually starting week 9 today but I thought I'd mention to you that I ened up doing week 3 twice.
When I looked ahead to week 4 and saw that there was more running involved, I decided to do week 3 again so I was sure my body (knees) would be ready for the longer runs. I wasn't on a timeline so I wanted to let myself do any weeks over that I needed to. (I ended up doing two of the weeks twice).
How did it go for you sapphiregal? I have run Week Four five times now and I still am not sure if I should move on to Week Five or not. For me usually the first run of a week goes okay, the second run is awful and the third is better, but on Week Four every one has been miserable.
Started C25K December 4th, 2011
Completed: W5D2 (4x)
I was pleased. It wasn't a breeeze, and it is a step up...but it is definitely "doable" if you have been following the program. They have very cleverly designed the plan to challenge you - but not scare you. You feel ridiculously good about accomplishing each new section....especially if you are like me and haven't really exercised significantly for any sustained period in the past 35 years.
I'm on my 4th or 5th time trying to get through this program and week 4 is what has stymied me every time. I just hit week four again and did day 1 today. It felt like I was trying to breathe/gasp my lungs straight out of my mouth and my shoes had been filled with cement lol. I am the slowest jogger ever, probably not much faster than my walk so I can't slow down to make it better. BUT, I finished all 4 runs (barely). I'll probably do this week over a couple times to see if I can get through it and push forward since I don't have a specific date I need to get finished by. Gotta do it!!! I lost a lot of weight jogging and since quitting again I have put 30 back on. Blech!!!
i completed it last week and started week 5 day 1 yesteday. i was one that cried in week 2 so i can tell you how easy it was . im late in answering as i am new here, but wanted to post. great job!
Hey everyone! Im now at W7D1 - 25min run! How are you all doing? Im feeling great but is still tough to keep on running the complete 25 minutes! Will I ever get used to it and get to the point where it is EASY to run the whole 25 minutes!?!? How long would that take??