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Old 08-22-2010, 10:08 AM   #1  
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Hi I'm going to start week 4 of the C25K and I'm really nervous and weeks 5 and on. It seems like that start you off slow and then BAM you have to run 3/4 mile, 1 mile, then 2.5 miles! That just seems crazy to me. I might have to repeat weeks but Im getting nervous because I really want to do this. Has anyone who is as big as me finished this on schedule? Thanks
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This thread is where a lot of the folks who are doing C25K hang out. You'll find plenty of encouragement there!

I just graduated C25K yesterday...and I can assure you that if I can do it, anyone can do it! You'll really be surprised at how your body adapts and those weeks that seem ridiculously un-doable become just another step in your progress.

When I started, I couldn't even run for 60 seconds. In fact, the first day, I only completed 15 minutes instead of 20 because I was afraid I was going to die before I could make it home!

For my graduation day run, I did a 5K race. A race with lots and lots of scarey hills. Not only did I finish, but I came in 23 of 40 in my age group!

I really can't say enough about how amazing the C25K program is. It changed my life!

And to answer your other question, I am NOT a skinny running chick! I'm 5'6" and hanging out between 221# and 224# (I really need to get the scale unstuck!).

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I just noticed this thread is in the 20-somethings. So let me repeat with emphasis...If I can do this, anyone can! Because I'm 40 years old and I rocked C25K!
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WOW! Thanks so much for the encouragement Rochester!

*boots is suddenly inspired to go run again*
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Thank you! Im going to keep going strong!
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