Well... with a tear in my eye I am very pleased to say that tonight I completed my W9R3 run and I still can't believe it!
I started W1R1 at the beginning of September and I have always tried to run every other day, so I'm very pleased to have completed in about 8 weeks. I will never break any speed or distance records, but I have followed Laura to the letter!!
For all those people just starting out... please have faith in the program and yourself. I am 54 years old, ex smoker, never really done much exercise apart from walking a bit, didn't supplement my running with any other exercise... so if I can do it so can you Oh... and I had a triple heart bypass operation a few years ago as well... so no excuses
I'll be brief... i'm welling up again but thanks to everyone on this site for all the support and help given... big thanks to Slow_Rob (due to graduate soon) for his support as we have followed each other from almost day one.
So.. what's next... think I'll continue to run at least 3 times a week.. would like to work towards a 10K, but still need to do a 5k non stop, so I might not set any targets in the short term, just to enjoy my runs and build up a bit more stamina.