So after stumbling across this program at the end of April it has taken untill today (24th June) to do something about it.
So i grabbed my new running shoes and headed to the local canal for some scneary as i ran. It was hard work, i had previosuly made myself a track for my ipod consisting of motivational music with appropriate bleeps to help me stick to the timings. And at first during the 60 second run periods, i was praying for the next beep to come. It was very hard at first but i realized i was trying to run too quick and once i slowed it down to a steady jog, i started to enjoy it (a little bit). Towards the end i passed another runner who gave me a big smile which really helped me through the last few minutes. I really want to stick with this programme and run for 30 mins, no stopping. However at the minute i cannot run for more than 90 seconds continous so looks like a pipe dream! (How do these people do it?!?) But i will do this programme, i will run that 30 mins in a couple of months and man will it feel good!! Im just so pleased i got out there and gave it a go!! Well done to anyone else whos also completed there first day!!
Just be patient and don't worry about speed at all. The program works if you stick with it.
Welcome to the boards, and good luck with the program!
2012 Race Schedule
Providence Marathon (4:48:55)
Buffalo Half-Marathon (2:03:16)
Chicago Marathon (October 7)
Welcome to C25K LadyAnastacia and to the boards. Just stay focused on what you are able to do on your present run. You will have good runs and bad runs, especially early on, but stay with it. When I started I had a few doubters that gave me a hard time but I kept thinking about how much further I was running than them. Keep your goal in mind and take them one run at a time and you will continue to surprise yourself with what you can accomplish.
Started C25K - 3/6/2012
Graduated C25K - 6/4/2012
SNA 5k By the Bay, 5/18/2012 - 29:25
Gaspee Days 5k, 6/9/2012 - 29:39