I've been around 'lurking' since about week 5 and have been inspired and helped by all the advice and encouragement given to others at the same stage as me.
I have now completed the programme, and as my title suggests I was like "wow I've done it" but also feeling disappointed that I haven't achieved what I set out to - 5k. The programme does suggest that you will go from couch to 5k. I know from reading on here that the aim is really to run for 30 minutes. I've done that, which is amazing for a 40+ who has never run before, not even at school but I'm nowhere near 5k. Think it will take me at least as long again to get anywhere near! They should call it coach to 30 mins
Not sure what to do next, don't want to work towards 10k, really couldn't face running for that long. For now I will continue with 30 minute runs, and if I can ever get my breath perhaps try to speed up a little.
Just wanted to say Thank you for all the posts, even when they're not to you personally they are still immensely helpful xx