c25k successes?

  • 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
  • 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!).
  • 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!
  • WOW! Thanks so much for the encouragement Rochester!

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