I am on week 8!! I can't believe I am running 28 minutes this week ... 1 run down and another one today.
When I started I couldn't run for 1 minute without hurting absolutely everywhere. I thought I'd never do it but here I am on week 8 doing 28 minute runs. I am managing 4k including the 2 x 5 minute runs ... still not near 5k but amazed I am managing 28 whole minutes of running.
My mum passed away far too young nearly 6 months ago from COPD a thoroughly nasty disease and I am running my first 5k at Easter to raise money for her fund for the BLF. Check out julie.kay.muchloved/Events/16772176/blog.com to see how it goes!
I still can't quite see how to get an extra 1k in in 2 minutes by the end of next week So I might need to repeat wk 9 a bit faster maybe?
I did repeat a week around wk 4 or 5 when the jump seemed too far for me and that worked a treat to get me here without any injuries (touch wood) even with my double jointed, hyperextended and unfit body!
I feel very grateful to the couch to 5k programme and all the folks on here whos comments and suggestions I have been reading, for getting me this far. Just need to make it over the last few hurdles now.
Fingers crossed and good luck to us all!