So I finished the scheme about three weeks ago and was really despondent. I actually ran for a about 37 minutes but only covered 4k and walked the rest. I've only been able to run once a week since then because of life commitments. Every time I run I feel like I am about to die (from about 2 minutes on) and I am soooooo slow. I'm never sure that I will be able to finish. In two weeks, I start a very intensive course and will only be able to run on Saturdays from then on. It's very cold and dark outside and I have no motivation to go at the moment. I don't have a gym, just a Curves, which I try to go to as much as possible but feel like I am becoming more and more unfit every day.
The original plan was to do the couch to 5k scheme, become confident at running 5k (!) and then decrease down to just the park runs on a Saturday. Should I a) just give up? b) just run on Saturdays? c) temporarily give up and start again in January, after my course has finished?