I can't believe how well designed this running plan is. It manages to deliver what it promises.
I can now run for 5mins without stopping. That is amazing. On the very first run (W1R1) I was willing Laura to tell me that my 60 seconds were up and it was time to walk again.
So after my disappointment at the beginning of the week I am all fired up again. I even managed to pick up my pace in the last 60 seconds of the first 5min jog today. Can't say I managed the same for the second 5mins!!!! But my recovery walks are also at a brisker pace now. So all in all I am feeling quite pleased with myself. I also managed to do today's run 1min 9secs faster than Monday's run. Yipeee.
Just doing 3 runs a week gives me the flexibility I need to fit in with my work and other commitments. Instead of running yesterday, which would be my "normal" plan I ran today. However, I am always a bit apprehensive when I have my two rest days, just in case my body has "forgotten" what I did in the last run. Not to worry. It seems my body has a better memory than I do!!!!
I know that there is supposed to be at least one rest day between each run, but I am thinking that I will not take another rest day until Sunday. The reason being that I have a work trip to N Ireland on Friday next week for 10 days which will disrupt things a bit. So my plan is to do my last W4 run tomorrow and then do W5R1 Saturday and R2 & R3 on Monday and Wednesday (or Thursday) next week so as to have finished W5 before going off and then do W6 in N Ireland. Any comments from the more experienced and the "Graduates" would be much appreciated.