Well, I have finally done it: run non-stop for 30 minutes. I am feeling very pleased with myself if a little sore! Knees are ok, ankles are OK, hips are OK, self-belief is better than it's ever been! OK, only two more of those to go and then...
Wondering whether to: (1) keep with the 30 min runs for a few weeks, and try to go a little further each time (I'm NOT doing 5k in 30 mins yet, that's for sure!)... (2) add 2- minute increments each week til I'm doing 5k, albeit in more than 30 mins... or (3) do a mixture. Probably (3) although I do worry that without Laura telling me what to do I'll lose motivation, especially as it gets colder / damper / darker... so maybe I should do the 5K+ podcasts next.
What do you think? What worked for you?