No I didn't do both in one day! I've been working away last week so couldn't get online to update.
Run 2 was on Wednesday in a hotel gym on a treadmill. Actually not a lot to report. It didn't seem much harder than week 1 and I had no repeat of the soreness in my knee. So pretty pleased but with run 3 looming and putting a bit of a damper on things.
So, run 3 at the weekend. To my mind this is where it starts to get serious and is probably the biggest challenge mentally since actually starting the programme. Anyway back at my usual gym and got stuck in. The first ten minutes wasn't too bad at all but I did find myself really concentrating on the running. But before I knew it the time was up.
It wasn't pretty and it certainly wasn't fast but I got through it!
The little 'YES!!!' at the end obviously came out louder than I intended as the guy on the next treadmill nearly fell off with surprise.
I was probably redder than usual and certainly more soggy. The base of the treadmill was more like a paddling pool I'd dripped so much. My heart rate at the end was also a pretty scary 167 but before the end of the cool down had settled to mid 130s so well back into the safe zone.
Anybody reading this who is still to get to week 5 should take heart. I'm not young, I am overweight and with a reasonable list of defects. If I can do it so can you. Just have faith in the programme and confidence in yourself. And of course use the support here. It really can make the difference.
Roll on week 6 ( he said probably a bit too cockily!)