I agree you have to listen to your own body. I also walk part of my run... I've worked up to doing my first full (1/2 mile flat and 1/2 downhill) mile in 9 minutes with no walking, but then I run/walk back up the hill - I'm getting faster each time I do it.
I had tried the c25k schedule, but found I actually run longer when I just listen to my body - typically when I go out, I only need to walk 30 sec intervals (except on the big hill) and my running intervals are getting longer. It is really a sense of accomplishment, when I'm going further, walking less in the same amount of time!
"but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31
Seattle RocknRoll Half Marathon June 26th 2:38:?
Disneyland Half Marathon Sept 5th 2:14:46
| Pounds lost: 5.4