That's it, W9R3 completed last Friday. Actually run the full 5K in 32:17. Very chuffed with myself.
I first learnt of the Couch25K about six months ago but didn't have the confidence to start the plan even though I've been going to the gym three times a week for years. However, 13 weeks ago I took the plunge and can easily say its the best decision I've made.
I've done all the runs during my lunch break on a treadmill at the gym mainly so I knew how fast and how far I've run each time.
Looking back week one felt such a hard slogg and at that time, when looking through the up comming weeks, I just thought I'd never be able to run for 5 mins nonstop let alone 8, 10 or even 20 mins!
Had a couple of false starts. Had to stop after week one as I had a flair up of Plantar Fasciitis then another week off at week two as had knee problems but it was all third time lucky and apart from splitting week 8 over two weeks as I still didn't have the confidence to take on the longer runs, had no further problems.
Stopped listening to the podcasts from week 7 but for that last week 9 run when back and it was so good to hear Laura say "that's it, your done!"
It's funny this running lark to so addictive I actually look forward to going to work on a Monday!
Good luck to all those who are still working their way through the course or those thinking of starting. If I, 43 yo 18 stone bloke can do it so can you!
PS have lost two stone since starting!