Haven't posted in a while. So I thought I'd do a quick update. So after starting this on my own (for the 3rd time) I got to week 4 and then joined a c25k running group who obviously started from the beginning. They only meet twice a week, so when it got to week 5 it was a bit different to the podcasts. Anyway cut a long story short. We finished week 8 this week doing a 28 minute run which is in line with the app. Next week we are going to the park run venue to do one lap, then a 30 minute run on wednesday and then we all graduate together at the park run next saturday. I'm not sure i'll be able to run it all, but i'm going to try. The group are fantastic motivators and I hope to continue running and doing park runs after. Good luck to everyone on the plan. As many as said before, it definitely works. I had a real battle getting through 20 minutes of week 5 and now that seems quite easy and I'm not scared of 30 minutes. Something just seemed to click. I still feel awful for the first 10 minutes of every run until my body gets used to it and my breathing calms down, then it's just a mental battle to keep going, but I am enjoying it. Good luck to everyone on their runs! This is a fantastic forum.
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