Just completed run 1 of week 9 yesterday and wanted to say a big thanks to this program and this forum. I've been reading in the background about people's achievements and it has inspired me in times of doubt.
All in all it has gone fairly smoothly with a bit of a hiccup around week 4 - didn't feel confident enough to do the 5 minute runs so I repeated week 3 twice more. Needless to say progression was made and I now find myself running for 30 minutes, which is more than I ever thought possible a couple of months ago. Two more runs to graduation and a lot of it is down to this forum and the excellent program itself.
I'm a 54 year old male, a couple of stones overweight still - I've lost almost a stone since beginning the Couch to 5k program, and I feel better than I've done in years!