Glad to see Alan's thread resurrected - and well done Alan - certainly didn't detect any cockiness myself - its easy (and dangerous) to read things in different ways on these postings
Anyway I'm at the other extreme - overweight unfit etc, but now committed to getting fit as fast as "reasonably" possible
Thing is if I joined the forces tomorrow no doubt I would be put through 6 weeks or whatever of physical hell - no rest days or recovery runs - but if I did survive I'd probably come out stronger and leaner than if I'd done less
Hence my intended strategy to try to run most days, to try to go further and faster than the official programme - within the limits of what my body will let me
Now I know this might be higher risk, but if I do manage it, and do avoid injury (which could of course happen following the programme), won't I be more satisfied with my progress?