I've completed the programme and I'm happy to say I graduated a week ago.. but hadn't run all this week after flu, and it was an effort to restart again, but I did go running yesterday, starting again with 25mins.
What a good programme this was...why on earth didn't we learn how to run like this at school? I've never experienced any of the leg pain on this plan that I had after exercise 30 years ago as a teen. I was quite sporty, but would be for 2 days after exercise rigid with muscle stiffness.. every week without fail after hockey and athletics, cycling. .and I always went back for more. This couch25k was such a breeze in comparison!
Will keep it up and look for the next challenge..