Having been very sporty at school I was hugely disappointed to wake up 20 years later and discover I had 3 stone of unwanted weight attached to me, a cupboard of pristine, unused sportswear and the fitness levels of a particularly decrepit sloth. Pulling a hamstring in the 'Dad's Race' at school sports day was the final straw and once this had recovered I decided to give the NHS C5K plan a go. Having tried and failed to get past about week 2 with similar apps I was somewhat sceptical but this has really worked for me. I have found Laura's comments surprisingly helpful as well as the music (although it does appear to be getting worse as the podcasts go by). I run on a treadmill so can guarantee I'm doing my walks and runs at exactly the same pace each time which I've also found very helpful. I've now finished Week6 run2 which marks the end of interval training and am so pleased I've made it this far. I feel much better in myself with more energy and enthusiasm for exercise. I actually now don't like the rest days and look forward to the next run. Having the goal to reach Week9r3 is really motivational and I'm so pleased I discovered this plan.
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