Been following this plan for the 9 weeks now. I actually graduated a couple of weeks ago while running the 30 minutes I felt fine so kept going and then my runkeeper chirped up to let me know I had done 5k in 34 minutes! I did a victory jump and a massive 'YES!' shout! Whoop!
However the day after I got a tummy bug and had to take a week off due to being ill and just too weak to go out.
Now I am really struggling to be able to run more than 10 minutes without stopping for a walk. I have got my race for life on Sunday and really wanted to run the whole thing...not too worried about the time. I'm running alongside my sons Grandmother who is almost 70 but runs all the time and did the London Marathon a few years ago and came out as one of the fastest in her age group.
So any advice on nerves? I get so nervous before events that I get diarrhoea which is obviously not good to run with! I know there will be toilets there at the start and also that there is no pressure to run the whole thing...it won't be the end of the world if I have to walk a little too. Wondering if I should take an immodium or some Kalms or something before hand.
Also I am confused about where to start - with the runners or the joggers as I'm not sure what the difference is between the two! Help!