I graduated last Monday, and have been experimenting with 5k+ podcasts since, and yesterday was able to run the magic 5k. Did it in 35mins 40secs to be exact! Still a struggle though. Was on a treadmill with a 5k setting so I just went for it. Actually it's a wonder it happened at all, I wasn't feeling very optimistic about it. I was planning to use the stamina podcast but just discovered my MP3 player had given up the ghost so wasn't able to listen to Laura, and I've Sooooo depended on her for all my runs, and my new earphones won't stay in my ears properly! They keep popping out as I get hotter and sweatier! Most frustrating, anybody else have this problem BTW? Anyway I decided to take the plunge without Laura and ended up half listening/watching the tv programme on the gym wall instead, Pointless it was, (the tv programme not the running!) and finally made the distance I've been striving for all these weeks, most satisfying! Hopefully I'll be able to keep up the motivation with or without Laura and really start to enjoy it!