Looking at the other blogs, I can see that I am not the only one who started week 4 today, it's so good to read how people are coping with the same challenges!
Anyway, I was pretty frightened this morning when I started my podcast and Laura announced the intervals, but I did manage them in the end, albeit with some rather slow running. This was probably my hardest run so far since the first time I tried week 1 and I probably wouldn't have been able to do it if I hadn't managed to get out in the cooler morning air (instead of a while after lunch as I sometimes do on more disorganised days).
Even so, I saw that I had reached a whole new level of red in the face when I arrived home! In the last 5 min run, I wasn't in any pain, but my body just felt very tired - as though I had little energy left to expend. Somehow I managed to keep going with what would hopefully be classed as a run even though there were probably woodlice on the track overtaking me.
I really hope that this podcast feels a bit easier next time! I was considering stepping up my runs to alternate days instead of having both Thurs and Fri off running as I do at present. Now I am torn between wanting to run more often so it doesn't feel so hard when I do, but also being slightly apprehensive about another run that takes it out of me as much as this one did! Really shouldn't complain though because both the weather and my knees held out and I survived!