Been worried over the last week about today's run. It's the first time since graduating that I have left it more than 3 days and after a week I was just looking to get round and get back on track. I chose or thought I chose the stepping stone podcast for a bit of support but must have pressed the forward skip on the iPod and unwittingly got stamina! The first 10 minutes were the hardest as I had to fight a bit of incipient stitch but Laura's tips in couch to 5K helped me through this and then it was fine - much to my surprise. I omitted the final 5 minute burst stopping the run at 30 minutes but was pleasantly surprised to find that the pace-setting had got me through 5K anyway.
Possible Tip:I have previously found it hard to match my running step to the music despite being fairly musical-something to do with adjusting not just pace but length of stride I had thought the last time I tried it but this time I found that concentrating on making my right arm drive through on the beat(on the 1st and 3rd)was much easier and i found my feet just followed without thinking about it.It worked for me anyway!