Thank you all I am going to try again today and I will let yall know how I did. I hope to be pushing myself along but I know that If it takes me 16 or 25 weeks to complete it will be worth every min. of it. It is something I have wanted to do for a long time now and I will no matter how long it takes me!
I agree with making sure you are doing a slow jog and not trying to go too fast. Also I read a member in the past couple of days that said it took her 16 weeks to complete the program but she did it. There is nothing wrong with repeating days or weeks until you are comfortable. I've done that a lot.
Don't worry about stretching out the C25K over as many weeks as you like. If it takes you 4 or 6 weeks just to accomplish the goals for week 1 that is totally fine. The most important thing is to never quit. Just do what you can and get your pulse up for about 30 minutes at a time. There is also nothing wrong with staying with walking entirely for several more months. You can always add a little uphill if you want to get your heart rate up more than walking on the flat will do. If you like you can start jogging just 5 seconds out of every 60 seconds or whatever feels doable and then add just a couple of seconds every day. C25K, like any program is more a set of suggestions than THE plan for everyone. Just change it to fit your body, your schedule and your preferences as long as you feel like you are challenging yourself a little every day.
Having a good breathing technique is definitely key... make sure you aren't trying to go too fast too. Just keep on moving and you will get there! If you can push yourself for just 5 more seconds, you are making progress!!
Keep up the great work, you will get there!!!
Becky ~Loving Life in the Mountains~
"Every great success is ultimately the triumph of persistence" -Ralph Waldo Emerson
I found my biggest hurdle was my breathing. Once I developed a breathing technique, I was able to run on and on. I inhale for 3 steps, exhale for 2. You have to force the breath out to get it all out in 2 steps. But focusing on breathing like this, it took me about 3 days to get used to it. Now if I find I am struggling to run, it is usually because I am not breathing right.
Katrina Saskatchewan Time Zone
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I have a ? I want to be able to do a c25K but I am having trouble jogging for 60sec. I walk at least 3miles 5days a week in about 65min. how can I build up to the jogging. today I tried real hard to walk at a faster pace and I did but it did not take that much time off. I know it will not happen over night but I am looking for any tips or just your input would be helpful.
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