I graduated C25K last Saturday at Parkrun, aiming to run the 30 mins, then run whatever I could manage for the remainder of the course. Ran most, but walked some.
Today I went back for more, and I RAN THE WHOLE THING!!
I took the advice of one of you lovely lot and chose someone to "stalk" for the first lap of the lake, but she slowed so much in the second lap that I overtook her and picked up my pace a little for the second lap. I passed the 30 mins mark feeling ok, but soon after I started to flag and was on the verge of slowing to a walk when came a tap on my shoulder and the words "Keep going - you're nearly there - we'll do it together". It was her - the girl who I'd been stalking for lap 1. It transpires that she had been stalking me since I passed her, and was relying on me to get to the finish.
It was the first time that either of us had run 5k non-stop. I really hope she's there next week so I can thank her