Hi C25K joggers, this is my second go at this program. I completed it in early December last year and was so pleased with myself. I kept on running 30 minutes 3 times a week through into January. Then woke one morning and could hardly move, doctor diagnosed sciatica (full blown!!) I was crippled for 5 weeks and in so much pain, I thought my days of jogging were over.
But I'm old and stubborn and started back to the program 6 weeks ago. I'm now on week 7 and enjoying it as much as the first time around. I am finding that I'm slower this time so at the moment I'm trying to speed up a bit. Yesterday when I was out I made a conscious effort to lengthen my stride, this has helped but I really felt my leg muscles this morning, so I must have put more into the run.
At the moment I would say I am a good way short of 5K in 30 minutes but hopefully the speed will come back.
I wish everyone of you good luck with this program, I hadn't run in over 30 years until last August and if I can do it so can you. I'll be 62 this year and I'm hoping to keep on going for many years yet.