I've been looking around the net and I found something interesting on the C25k site:
The fact of the matter is though that if history repeats itself, most of you will drop out somewhere around week 4 or 5.
This is where I'm at. I've been repeating week 3 for the last 3 weeks! And I still have not licked it. Do I just press on and go with week 4? I know that I have my weight against me. Starting at over 200 pounds is not easy to run around with. I also have not gotten real running shoes yet, I plan to rectify that soon.
I think my mind is becoming clearer as I write. I'll finish off this week on week 3, and that's it! I'm going onto week 4 whether I'm mentally and physically ready. I'm just not going to stress over whatever length of run I need to do, I'm just going to do it. And I'll get over this hump and move on.
Because I still have time to do 2 weeks of every week of the 8 week program, plus one. Thankfully, I gave myself plenty of time. I can still do this! I will do this. I've now told others, so I can't fail.
- I'm still ahead of many Americans who don't run regularly.
- When we hiked .1 of a mile up a steep hill, instead of looking at it as a mistake, I looked at it as a good workout.
- I'm going to buy running shoes hopefully, this weekend. Which I believe will help me to run better.
Weds - run
Thurs - cross train
Fri - run
Sat - cross train
Sun - buy shoes!