My thoughts over the last few days
W3R3(sat) - I thought this would get easier but the last 3 mins run is so tough. How the hell am i going to run 5mins twice for week 4? 9 mins running to 16 mins running. This has to be some kind of mistake. Is there a week 3.5 podcast i don't have?
Sun - I'm feeling better, it will be fine. Even if i don't finish i will give it a go. No way i'm going to finish. i'm too big. need to lose weight first. Laura says i can do it. Just give it a go.
Mon - Weigh day and i've lost 5lb. I'm a stone lighter than when i started c25k (still 19.5 stone). This spurs me to throw on my training gear and head to the treadmill.
3 min run - hard but manageable
5 min run - 90s isn't enough, oh well here we go. Wow this is hard. Calf starts hurting. Shattered by the end. No way i can do this again.
3 min run - 2.5 mins, feeling better but that lasts until about 1 min into the run. Last two minutes are hell but i do it just about.
90s walk - Well i know i won't do the 5 min run but do as much as i can and try to beat it next week.
5 min run - legs stop hurting so i'm feeling good but that lasts only 30 seconds and i'm out of breath. Can't breathe must stop, but i don't. Laura tells me to keep going...I tell her to do something to herself that i probably shouldn't have...2mins left and its really hard but what's 2 mins? Remember reading about counting back from 100 on this website, try it but only get to 97 and i'm too tired to think. Keep going though...30 sec's left and i stumble and nearly fall off the treadmill. steady myself and keep going. Laura stays stop and the big lad has done it!!
5 min warmdown - Jubilation? No. All i can think is that it was so hard and i have to do it again. And i'll have no excuses as i've already done it once. Also realise i owe Laura an apology.
IMPORTANT LESSON LEARNED - Body can do it, only thing that can stop you is your mind.
Bring on r2. I'm going to kick it's arse