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I'm very new to running and quite out of shape. I get winded walking up a flight of stairs...I finished week 2 but I just didn't feel like my breathing or muscles were where I needed them to be. I was winded constantly and my leg muscles were tired and I could hardly move. I decided to start again at week 1 and am improving that way. I also use run keeper so I can track my distance and I know my pace is improving. My plan is to continue with week 1 until I feel like my breathing is under control and then progress more. Is that a good idea? I'm scared to try we 3 because if I'm not able to complete it (and I truly do not feel ready) I worry that I might just give up, which I do not want to do. Any advice?

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Hello Jalcaraz :)

It sounds like youre doing just the right thing for yourself right now. You truly feel not ready to jump ahead and thats perfectly alright. If feel yourself improving the way youre doing the program then keep at it. That's what is important. C25k helps get your prepared for a race, its not a race itself :)

Good luck and keep up the hard work! 

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I was suffering from returning shin splints after week 2 so I took some time off and when I went back I repeated week 2 two more times and it was perfect for me. I have not had to repeat again yet, but I don't think it's a bad idea. I was also worried about getting discouraged and giving up. I didn't want to go backwards, but I think repeating weeks if it's what you need is perfect.

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I repeated most weeks at least once and spent a month on week 4. I thought I would repeat all my weeks but got through week 5 and am moving on to week 6. Any progress is good - sometimes it was so slow - it was hard to measure but eventually you will get there. C25K is a guide but each person is different and will make adjustments as necessary. Just be sure to stretch before and after - you're doing fine!

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I repeated most weeks at least once and spent a month on week 4. I thought I would repeat all my weeks but got through week 5 and am moving on to week 6. Any progress is good - sometimes it was so slow - it was hard to measure but eventually you will get there. C25K is a guide but each person is different and will make adjustments as necessary. Just be sure to stretch before and after - you're doing fine!

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If you don't feel ready then don't do it my breathing after week one was still horrible but i figured i would try week 2 day 1 just to see what would happen and I did it. Oh yes I was huffing and puffin when I was done with each 90 sec. I was pleasently suprised. Just don't give up on yourself. If you feel you need to repeat week 1 then do it. But please don't do it just because your afraid to fail. We will always fail once in a while. We pick ourself es up and do it again

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