What is your best tip or tips that helped you through the program?
A couple of things that helped me were.
After the first few weeks, I ran just a little bit further on each run. I found that the next week never seemed such a jump. I know this is more of a mental thing. Nearly every run my head still tells me to stop when I don’t need to. I have learnt to ignore the voices (most of the time).
Get the proper clothing that keeps you warm, dry, cool or whatever. If you feel comfortable when you go out you will probably stay out.
I am sure there are better tips but it’s a start.