Just wanted to pop in and say hello; started C25K a couple of weeks ago as part of a plan to put myself back together after too many years of working long hours and help shift some of the (many) extra pounds that have piled on as a result.
Completed W1 and W2 runs 1 and 2 on the treadmill but decided to take the plunge a couple of days ago and do W2R3 in the local park. Ouch! What a difference - reading other posts I knew it would be harder (even with a 1% incline on the treadmill to prepare) but was not expecting that. I must however confess to a much greater sense of accomplishment completing the challenge outdoors plus some of that fresh air stuff everyone keeps on talking about as an added bonus. My original plan was to wait until W3 had been completed before venturing in to The Great Outdoors but really glad I done this sooner rather than later. One more outside W2 run before taking on W3 I think.
I am really impressed with this programme and the support and advice everyone has provided on this site has been fantastic; it is great to read all the success stories – well done everyone and top marks to the NHS!