Ha ha. No, I guess they don't. And I'm not sure that there's any other way to get there. And you're younger than me, so the discomfort of getting started might not be the same for you as it is for me.
Well, the program seems to be working out pretty good. Just finished day 1 of week 4. It hurts, but once I'm home, I feel great. The breathing, heart rate and stride will come @ some point, but I only have a couple months to prepare myself if I get into the academy. They really don't care if you have those three things down either. Like I said, so far so good on the program.