Posted: 11/10/2013 at 14:13
Hi HighlandPlodder, it looks like you are doing great so far, keep it up!
It is tough at the start but as you get more into it you will find your stamina builds, and therefore you are able to do the extra it asks of you. I did Week 1 Day 1 of C25K last November and have not looked back since and I cant recommend the C25K program enough.
The program took me from a "very-overweight-34-year-old-sitting-on-the-couch-every-night" type, to losing a lot of weight, then running in 2 local 5K races in the Summer, then in a bigger 10K race a month ago and then finishing a half marathon in just over 2 hours on Sunday just gone.
Been a fantastic 11 months for me and it really is all down to the C25K and some commitment to complete it and then keep on going with running in general. A few weeks in to it it looks it kind of gets a bit more serious (5 minute runs, 8 minute runs) and I can remember the feeling of dread at the start of each new C25K week as I looked at what I had to do, but I always found that somehow I could do exactly what it asked of me as I was starting to get fitter. Keep in mind that there is no shame at all if you decide to repeat a week.
Good luck with it!