I have a programme from a 'learn to run' course I took years ago that is even more gradual than the c25K plan. I found the c25K a little hasty for me at this weight, and in fact I don't plan on trying to start to walk/jog regularly for another 30 lbs. likely.
I've had problems with shinsplints before and have (minor) problems with my knees and arches now. I can tell you from experience, it is really difficult to finally get moving, get to the point where you can jog for 20, 30, or even 40 minutes, only to be sidelined by an injury because you took it too fast.
I agree, take it S L O W.
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