Area: Nottingham UK
Completed: 1st May 2010
Comments: Great programme! Very proud of myself completing the whole 9wks straight through Thanks for all the advice from Ben John.
I thought there would be a fanfare at the end of the last run though
I intend to use runkeeper now to improve my distance over 30mins and 5k time.
Well done to all who have completed the course xx
Area: Belper, Derbyshire UK
Completed: 4th May 2010
Comments: Such a brillient programme i feel so happy and proud of myself to have completed it , 9 weeks ago i could barely run for longer than 1 minute and now im running 30minutes non-stop, i feel just great!!!
Thanks for all the help along the way, looking at the forum has given me confidence when i was starting to loose it. THANKS Ben John for developing such a great App, i am now seriously considering training for the 10k. I am also intending to use runkeeper to improve my distance over 30mins and 5k time.
Well done to everyone who has completed and good luck to those still running it xxx
Area: Sydney, Australia
Completed: 4th April 2010
While I expected that I would be running 5km in 30 mins as the program estimated, it turned out I was only running 4.5km. I have spend the last month working my speed up to 6 mins/km. I have also been adding hills to my routine so I can handle a mixture of terrain. I use both Runmeter and Nike+ to monitor my runs and have kept in depth statistics to help improve my performance. I have also entered a 4km run so I can having something more official to show off. In the immediate future I plan to keep running 5km but work on increasing my pace (medium term goal). In the future I plan to shift to running 8km (long term goal).
I can't explain how profoundly C25K has changed my life, and Get Running contributed so much to that positive experience. I really can't believe what I've done!
My new goal is to add 10% to each week of running - three minutes this week, three minutes next week and maybe four minutes the week after that - until I'm running for an hour.
According to http://runkeeper.com I'm running 7.5 km/h, which is faster than I expected. I have their free app and it uses GPS to track my movements but I'm doubting its accuracy a little. I'll have to use my car's odometer to verify it, I guess. Haha.
Thanks to benjohn for his support, both app-related and moral.
Thanks for putting this great program together!
Started a rival C210K app today - as Ben won't get on with the next version for Get Running! - jumped in at week 5 comprising 12x 2.5 min runs and 2.5 min walks..a bigger leap than I anticipated, but coped fine with it. I'd still rather be doing it with a Get Running app though - big big hint there Ben!!