I haven't posted anything since the site changed, I was no longer logged in and gave up trying to sort it. But I've been checking out the posts and questions. Been nice just to lurk, but felt the need to jump back in this week.
So anyway I made it through week 6 and the last of the intervals. Then came big bad week 7 which I found really tough. 25 minutes felt very long and after the first run I didn't stretch enough and ended up with really achy thighs. I was so grateful when Laura told me there was only 60 seconds left, and she's having a laugh if she thinks I can up the pace for them. But I finished each run, just. Next, on to week 8, convinced that 25 minutes was my limit. But wonder of wonders I found that I really can stretch it to 28. How on earth did that happen? Doing C25K has given me a new appreciation of time. It really makes me aware of how long 60 seconds can be, and the 3 minutes difference between week 7 and week 8 sounded like eternity.
But here I am, 2 x 28 minute runs done and 1 to go before week 9. I started in week 1 doubting whether I'd make it to week 2, and week 2 wondering if that was it for me, and week 5 thinking 20 minutes is amazing but surely I can't do any more than that. Spot the pattern: every week I thought I couldn't, gave it a try and found that I can.
So to anyone just starting out, I can definitely confirm that just by sticking to the programme and doing what Laura says you will be able to get up to 28 mins, and I don't have any reason to think that 30 mins is beyond reach.
Good luck all.