Having struggled like mad to complete the Week 4 runs, I have just smashed through Week 5. I cannot believe that I have just run for 20 minutes without stopping and without wanting to die! I am almost 40 and have never run in my life. Having struggled with Week 1, I am amazed at my achievement - but even more so that I am still going AND actually enjoying it. For the first time ever, my Christmas wish list includes running gear. I am still following the programme but with the dark mornings and nights I am only getting to run at weekends. This means my nine week programme is somewhat extended but who cares - the fact I can run over a mile and a half with stopping is all the motivation I need to carry on.
I would certainly recommend this programme to first timers - believe me when I say you will do it!
Just had a sneak preview of Week 7 and feel gutted that I am going back to stopping and starting, but I will trust the programme, its worked miracles so far.