I started the C25K program from coolrunnings.com in April 2012. I did great the first half of the program, although I drove myself nuts with when to run, when to walk. I found a timer app for my phone that I could program with the current run/walk intervals which would "ding" when it was time to switch. I didn't even think to look for podcasts...IMO, a podcast would have been much easier.
I got so frustrated by about week 5-6 (I felt like the plan made too aggressive of a leap from one week to the next) that I decided to try running 1 mile without stopping. I was able to do it and that gave me the confidence to keep going. So, I created my own program to run every other day walking for 5 mins, running for 15 mins straight, walking for 5 mins. Each workout I added 1 min to the running portion. Once I got up to running 30 mins straight, I started a "one hour runner" program.
I have a love/hate relationship with running. I hate to admit how good my body feels after each run. I am looking to sign up for a 5K in October when my current OHR program wraps up.
My take away from all of this? Push yourself, but know your limits. Do as much as you can on your own schedule. The running schedules that are offered all over the net don't know you personally. If you need to do a week over, do it. Need to modify a week, modify it.
Bottom line: You CAN do anything you put your mind to!!
"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing- that's why we recommend it daily."-Zig Ziglar
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