After a few weeks of doing two runs a week, I decided to do three this week to finish the programme before the weekend- now I can celebrate! I have to walk a km uphill to reach the gym where I use a treadmill to run on so today I thought it might be an idea to use that walk as my warm-up and the run for the whole of the podcast to see if I could do the 5k. I only run at 7.5kph so I hadn't done 5k at the end of 30 minutes but for the first time in 27 runs, I felt there might be something left in the tank so I would just carry on until I hit the magic 5K. And I did! It took 38 minutes so I won't be winning any races but it has given me confidence to do the programme again starting from next week and run at my slow spped during the walking parts and speed up for the running parts until I can do 5k in a respectable time.
Sounds like a plan