Claire, I don't have much experience in running, but from following the couch to 5k programme, I think the key is consistency. Just sticking to doing 3 runs a week and eating healthily should mean the weight flies off! I've just started week 7 and it is definitely a struggle now! Just ran for 28mins non stop. I think that's the first time ever! Good luck and keep up the running
Hi Claire and others, I am fairly new here, but just to say I am also following this program and am about to do the week 6 run 3 this weekend. I've found it jumps massively ! From doing 10 mins run 3mins walk 10 mins run, I now have to run 25 mins continuously! I'm scared! But after the first few weeks, it really does get easier- around weeks 3-4 it feels a lot more comfortable to be out running!
Sweatband- congrats on your running achievements. 5k in under 30 mins is a goal of mine too- I'm intrigued to know how you did it. I did my parkrun last sat and got 33 mins- but it was agony!