Thursday, July 29, 2010

A letter to the C25K creator

Dear creator of the C25K,

Thank you for creating this running program. It's a great program for a beginning runner. When I started, I found my first outdoor 1 minute running segment a challenge. This morning I completed two eight minute long running intervals. I feel great about it, and I want to thank you for giving me the tools to get to this point.

I do have a bone to pick though.

It seems that you thought you could sneak in a little 20 minute running segment in the next workout. A few weeks ago, I scanned the weeks ahead and noticed that the running times got really long as of week 7. Little did I know that you were tricking us all but changing things up during week 5.

Every other week, it's the same thing for 3 days, and then this week it changes each day. The 8 minutes today was a definite jump from the 5 minutes 2 days ago, but I can forgive that. You do realize that 20 minutes is 2.5 TIMES longer then 8 minutes, right? And last week, you only had me doing 5 minute segments, which makes your 20 minutes FOUR TIMES as long.

What are you trying to do to me? Make me fit? Make me into a runner? I think you're taking your couch to 5K program a little seriously. It's like you actually expect me to run 5K soon. Yeah, well I'll take your 20 and raise you 30. How do you like that? Hmm?

What's that? Your program actually is intended to have me running a 5K? Well, *ahem* I knew that, of course. I suppose I will give your 20 minutes a try. I just wanted to let you know that I protested. A little anyways.

Thank you,


Soon to be a 5K runner

PS: When I said I'd take your 20 and raise you 30, I didn't really mean it like that. I think I'll stick with the 20 for now.


  1. Ha ha, I remember having similar thoughts when I did c25k.

  2. too cute...been really loving your posts! and remember YOU CAN DO IT! YOu go girl!

  3. You know how I like your letters! Keep 'em coming! I learn a lot.