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Today i completed 30mins  jogging. The pace is still a bit slow. I could do 4kms in 30 mins. But still very much happy coz I couldnt even run 4 mins at start of the program. With balanced diet I also reaped sweet benefits of weight loss. Took me almost 12-14 weeks to reach 30mins. Although there have been some delays due to injury but I did not quit and hence completed it. Since my stamina was too less, alternate day jogging was not sufficient and so I used to jog daily(except Sunday) upto first 5 weeks. Also repeated the week wherever needed. Week 5 is toughest but remember not to quit and repeat if necessary. Every week seemed tough and hard to finish. But the thumb rule was not to quit and repeat until you finish a target week. Dont forget pre and post stretches at it helps prevent injury and helps in recovering. Take a break whenever legs are sore or in deep pain. 

Best thing about the app is its breakdown to achieve the target. Must say its very skillfully developed. Thanks C25K :-) 

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On 1/7/2019 at 7:00 AM, Weezie said:

Fantastic!  I am on week 5.  Restarting week 5 tomorrow .  I was on vacation for 5 days, came back and did two of the week 5 days and decided to just start the week over, so that day 3 ends on a Friday!  I cross train with cycling.  Down 35 lbs over 6 months... 

Thats good. Week 5 is crucial. Last day would seem very tough but its possible when you do it and its a good confidence booster. The key is not to take breaks in the program. If any day cannot be done, it should be repeated. I had many previous attempts where i stopped the program. This time i was determined not to skip and hence completed it. Now am working on completing 5k in 40 mins and then in 30 mins before switching over to a bigger plan. Reducing 35lbs over 6 months is awesome. How much do you cycle and at what speed ? I also do cross train with cycling for about 25kms with avg speed of 18-20kmph. 

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HI .. I just completed week 5 yesterday and totally agree with you that it was the toughest. The idea of 20 mins jog without break petrified me through out the week. The 5 mins and 8 mins runs were difficult but was proud to complete the 20 mins jog with yes a 30 sec walk. Did not think I could do it but did so. Pace of my work out is also almost same as you and probably tad slower. Now that I crossed week 5 last day I do believe that I have at in me to finish the course. My goal is also the same as yours ie finish 5K in under 40 mins and then work my way to reduce time from there. I am aiming to participate in a 5K run by middle of Feb if n only if can start to run in under 40 mins. I am also after the runs doing strength training at my local gym but need to up my game in same. Maybe we can share info n data with each other to keep ourselves motivated and better advised.   

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