Can't believe it but I got through the dreaded 25 min run this morning! I changed my route so I would concentrate a bit more on where I was rather than what I was trying to achieve and it worked. The first 5 minutes saw my breathing in a terrible mess and my ankles and calves were on fire but after I gave myself a good talking too I seemed to settle down after that.
Not a fantastic pace today (4.5 m/hr apparently) though but I managed to keep it consistent (even up a little hill). The 2 minutes after half way were REALLY tough and my legs and ankles were still burning but I kind of pony trotted/lifted my knees up a bit to relieve them and it seemed to get the blood flowing around. Things got easier (probably psychologically too) and then I reached 5.8 just for the last 60 seconds as Laura instructed to do if at all possible.
I couldn't believe it when I had only 60 seconds to go and this really lifted me to drain the last bit of fuel from the tank to up the speed a wee bit. I was so pleased with myself and when Laura said it was official and that I was now a runner I genuinely could have cried and I grinned like a Cheshire cat I just can't believe that 6 weeks ago I could barely run 3 minutes and here i am running for 25!!
This programme is EXCELLENT and so are all the lovely forum members - thanks for all the support so far and look forward to week 7! Bye for now!!