Inspired by Nathan Wheeler's If I can run, so can you!, I started the C25K program today. Things went well, but I realized one thing: the first workouts of the C25K program consist of much more running than the first workouts of the C10K. In his post, Nathan shows a screenshot of the very first workout of the C10K program:
5-minute warmup, then run 30 seconds and walk 4:30 seven times.
The first workout of the C25K goes like this:
5-minute warmup, then alternate 60 seconds of running with 90 seconds of walking for 20 minutes (8 times).
That's 4.5 more minutes of running, in half the time (40 vs 20 minutes)! Why is that, considering the fact that the goal running time/distance is double in C10K than in C25K?