I started out (about 4 weeks ago) trying a C25k plan. It wasn't for me. Here's why, I was running too fast during the run portion and I felt it took me too long to recover during the walk portion. What I did is slow down my pace and just continuously jogged for as long as I could. I shocked myself that I jogged 21 mins in a row (1.95 miles)!! I also in ok shape and I'm already active. Before when I was doing the run portion of C25K, I took it literally and ran too fast. What I'm doing now is just mixing it up. I'm jogging for as long as I can, walking when I need to, and I continue jogging. I go between 2-4 miles each jog and in just a few weeks I'm jogging most of it. Slowing down my pace has really helped. Why don't you try to beat your own time every week or so, and then move on to longer distances? I hope this helps and keep us posted on how you decide to proceed.
Edited by: FORMERNONRUNNER at: 4/28/2011 (23:10)
Only Marathon: 6:21:xx, succumbed to hip injury and walked from mile 18 on. My splits were: 10k: 1:12:03, Half 2:38:40, 30K 4:04:12 and final 6:21.
Chicago Marathon 10/7/12
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