I am 37 and started last week so have just gone up to 1.5 minute runs and they are soooo hard. I am a nurse so I walk about for 12 hour shifts a lot and I have 3 children under 12 so feel like I shouldn't be this unfit, but I cannot finish the last two runs of 1.5 minutes, I need to stop after a minute, despite slowing my pace to significantly slower than my friend who started at the same time as me.
I made the mistake of looking forwards to see how the course progresses, as 9 weeks just does not seem long enough to get from barely being able to manage 1 min run/2 min walk to running solidly for 5k, and I am now even more petrified! The jumps between the weeks seem massive to a total newbie but then when you come on this forum and read all the encouraging and positive posts here, it must be possible.....?
I am enjoying it and am really pleased when I get home that I went out, but I ever dreamt that 1 tiny minute would feel like a marathon!!