Just a quick update to encourage those starting the couch25k that it doesn't have to be a race, you can take the program as slowly as you want to. I have been doing the schedule for 6 weeks but am only actually up to week 4 sessions. I stayed on week 3 an extra week just because I didn't feel ready and then when I went away and missed two sessions I went back to week 3 and have worked back up to 4 again. So, I'm not racing through the program but I'm here, I'm doing the sessions and I'm slowly progressing. I'm going away again at the end of the month so dare say I'll be yoyoing around week 3 and 4 for a while yet.