I'm a recent graduate and have been keeping up with the suggested three x 5K runs per week for the last three weeks but this morning I decided to try the Stepping Stones podcast because the name sounded fun and nice with some lovely gentle 'zen' potential!
No such luck! I actually found it really challenging, very nearly TOO challenging. I had to shout 'COME ON!' to myself which frankly is embarrassing in public and in the last minute I felt like I might be sick (pure class).
I've never tried to run the 5k's particularly fast but I've measured the distance and my route is definitely 5k long and I hit all the targets in the W9 podcast so I've not been doing a super gentle version.
Obviously I will carry on as I know from the C25K programme the more you do the easier it gets but I was a bit surprised at just how hard it felt so wanted to see how other people have found it?
Maybe my completing the C25K programme was all a dream and I've just gone from Couch to Stepping Stones in one run...yes that would explain it...