She was just starting: week 1 day 1 and I said I would do it with her. She was very slow (as I was when I started), but it brought it all back: how you thought a minute would never end and you had to do 8 of them; how you didn’t know how you would manage one minute let alone twenty. Today I couldn’t believe how short a minute’s running really is. Sexy Michael Johnson seemed to be saying slow down when we had barely started.
Anyway, Kate did better than I did in my first week. She didn’t get really out of breath and she didn’t get massively red in the face. I can remember feeling as if I was going to die. It just shows how amazing the program really is, that it gets you from one minute runs to 10k races and beyond.