For those of you just starting couch to 5k or getting near week 9, let me tell you my story. I'm 64 next month and never believed I could run. I was beginning to think my fitness was going downhill but my daughter inspired me to have a go and I started the program in January.
I found it incredible and followed Laura's plan to the letter. 9 weeks later my daughter and I ran the 30 mins together. It felt such an achievement but I wondered how I could carry on. Well I did - I kept using the week 9 sessions but tried to go a bit faster. Then I decided to increase my time in increments of 10% per week.
This week I ran for 60 minutes non-stop. Since January I have lost a stone in weight even though I was only very slightly overweight.
Daughter and I have decided to do the Manchester BUPA 10 km next April. So keep at it - it really works - I'm living proof!!