Well, I thought I'd swap my couch to 5K app and try the Realbuzz 5K beginners plan. I'm on week 2 session 2 and it nearly killed me! I've never been so exhausted in my life!
Comparing the plans, the Realbuzz one expected me to do 5 minutes running and 3 minutes walking 3 times, and run 3 expects me to do 8 minutes running and 3 minutes walking 2 times. The app said do 90 seconds of running and 2 minutes of walking for 20 minutes in total, and that's for session 1, 2 and 3 in week 2.
Have I made a mistake or should I do the harder one!?! I can certainly cope better with the app version, and I'm certainly a bit scared of doing 8 full minutes!
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