If you don't like C25K, you don't have to do it. But if you're a new runner, do incorporate some walks into your runs. You don't want to be injured.
I seem to start that program over and over especially after a race and I realized I don't need to do that. I've been running almost 3 years, there's no reason for me to try to run like a beginner. I needed to get out of that mentality. And now my runs are much better! :)
I hope you find some balance in your runs as well!
Hi there! I want to apologize because you asked me about my preparation and readiness for my HM's on my page and I'm just now getting back to you! I don't know if this is the answer you're looking for, but I really didn't know for sure if I was ready when I went to run my first HM. I VERY loosely followed Hal Higdon's novice training for running a HM, but I never got in a run longer than 9 miles prior. I do fitness boot camps (like circuit training) 3 days per week, (and then cardio/running 3 days) and a really think that was a help to my endurance and strength. My second HM, I can tell you that I should've gotten a few more long runs in beforehand...but I finished. You can do it! Good luck and keep me posted on how things are going! 1881 days ago