Also, I have found treadmill jogging and out side jogging are two different worlds. At least for me, I find it a lot easier to run on the treadmill and can go a lot longer, then I can out side. So this is also something you might want to look into.
I weighed 110 kg (242.5 lbs) when I started the c25k training app.
How long did it take? I followed the programme as it was set out. I DIDN'T repeat weeks, I DIDN'T repeat days. I just ran as it said to run 3x per week for the entire c25k course.
After 6 weeks (December last year) I ran my first 5k in 47 minutes. I was very slow and I wasn't convinced my "run" was actually anything more than a butt-wiggling race walk, but it was definitely faster than my normal walk so I called it a jog, but I did it. And I jogged the entire way without a walk break. And then I kept going with the c25k app as it said to do and I just got faster.
I've just finished my first 14km race and I only took 3 very small walking breaks and I finished in 1 hour 47 minutes. I am now 74kg (163lb).
ETA: Week 1 Run 1 I nearly died. My heart felt like it was going to explode and I was gasping for breath in those 60 seconds. I had NEVER run in my life. When I first started with MFP in March 2012, I couldn't even walk up my driveway without stopping 3 times (It' a REALLY SHORT driveway with a small hill) and I weighed 140kg (308 lbs). I realised that I was running too hard out during my run times in W1D1 so W1D2 I slowed it down to a jog and I found this MUCH more sustainable.
Started running at 310lbs three months ago.
Bought a pair of brooks ghost 5's (i think 5's) and started C25K.
Repeated days of week one and two due to HORRIBLE shin splints and foot pain in general. I mean horrible, couldn't walk, couldn't lift my feet. This was just for the first two C25K weeks. Once the pain stopped and it did, completely, I moved on to week three.
Lost a bunch of weight thanks to MFP, karate, running and sporadic weight training which is probably a huge reason why it got easier.
Just finished week 9 day 3, just 20 min ago .
Still over 200lbs, 238 actually (haven't updated profile in a week or two).
Male, 6 feet tall, 41 years old.
If I could/can do it ANYONE can.......if they want to.
Wow, 30 minutes. I hope to be able to run for 5 minutes at a time over the next few months, so that is very encouraging.
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