Anyone out there done it? It sounds appealing...the CoolRunning guys say than almost anyone can go from "Couch to 5K" in 9 weeks by following their plan of gradual activity increase. I figure it sounds pretty good. The weather is nice which certainly helps. I had my jogging goal as part of my Health Promotion class, and I think the C25K just gives it a little more structure.
My sister is a marathon runner, very slim and naturally athletic...pretty much my polar opposite in that regard. She weighs less than 100 lbs soaking wet. Anyhoo, we were talking tonight and I was telling her about my goals, asking how long it might take to train for a half-marathon...did she think I could do it in a year? She felt that a year was enough time, but that I should start smaller. Try starting with a 5K, then work my way up to a 10K, then a half-marathon. I thought that was good advice. So I think I'm going to do it.
I've been a casual runner in the past. I mean, the only equipment you need is a good pair of shoes. The rest is icing on the cake.
I have to say that I'm really excited about this! I'm losing weight, roping in my eating habits, starting to exercise...this really CAN be my year! I'm serious...by the time I turn 31 I want to be looking nice and feeling great. If I can manage to keep this up then I can be successful!