Hi all - this is my first post but I've been lurking ...for 6 weeks. Can't quite believe how far I've come, and how much better I feel - I started this because of an incipient high blood pressure issue, and was inspired by a rather tubby friend who started running and managed to ditch 30kg and his beta blockers.
I've just finished W6R1 - bizarrely I found it harder than W5R3 ( the 20 minuter!) but still feel pretty good.
I appreciate reading everyones stories, they have certainly helped. I'm using the iPhone app with Michael Johnson as the 'Voice" and as he is so stern, it really helps keep me focused!
My biggest issue is finding a suitable time to run - I am brain dead in the mornings and until recently couldn't imagine being in fit state to go to work after a run - right now I think that's about to change. I finish my sessions feeling tired but in a good way, and after a shower feel pretty much restored.
I'm looking forward to seeing where the next few weeks take me - I haven't run since i was 15, now I'm 49 and feeling the penalty of years of idleness.