I cannot believe it. I am soooooooo happy!!!!!!!! I ran for a non stop 25 minutes thereby completing the Week 6 of this C25K journey.
The last 5 minutes were hell on Earth but I kept going. Couldn't quite rise to Laura's challenge of upping the tempo for the last 60 secs owing to the fact that earlier on I had shot my bolt by completing 2 separate kilometres at exactly the same time - 6'02 secs!! I couldn't believe it. None of my kilometres were over 6'29 which I am really pleased about. But the last minute was tough and oh, what a feeling afterwards. My face was beetroot red, my shirts soaked in perspiration and my hair looked like Ken Dodd on a bad day, but I didn't care - I celebrated with an expletive (don't worry, no-one heard me, I couldn't stop myself!)
For all those who are starting out on this journey and think that in no way will they ever ever run for 20+ mins non stop, believe me when I say that if you stick with this program, you will be amazed at how it teaches your body to get fit and prepare it for these sorts of runs. You WILL DO IT and YOU CAN DO IT.
6 weeks ago I was dying after 60 secs and thanking the Good Lord that Laura gave me a WHOLE minute to recover from this mammoth achievement!
I'm going to have a chicken sandwich now to celebrate. Go me!