At what stage did you or would you enter a formal 5K run? I know that not many people initially cover 5K in C25K, but can run for 30 minutes. I also know that at many 5K events, parks or similar, some people walk parts and run parts.
I read the blurb for a night time event called Supernova and so wanted to run it, glow sticks and all, but really felt that I can't or would not be up to standard mid-November. I would need longer, I am sure. I figured if I in a month I learned to manage the 20 or 25 min runs (at my very very slow pace, tortoises are faster) then walk half of it, I would feel challenged and encouraged to do more.
However I would not want to be at the very tail end of a big event and feel down and demoralised 'L' for loser etc etc
When would you go for it?