It was tough but today I did it. My 3rd run of Week 9. Max heart rate down, average heart rate down, speed a bit down (miles also down but managed to complete 3.2 in the 30 mins). This programme is excellent and I know it improves fitness which is what I wanted. My own personal (stupid) target of running 5k in under 27 mins could have derailed me but I achieved it and also think it gave me something to shoot for.
I can't remember who posted runningformyexistence.com/h... (was it GJ?) but it really helped me push for those final minutes in the runs - you know the ones that last a lot longer than you think. If you need inspiration have a look at it. Thank you to the original poster.
My next big challenge is to keep fitting 3 runs in a week and staying off the couch.
I used to be known as NotYetFitEnuf but I definitely think I've turned a large corner with GettingFitter
THANK YOU TO ALL YOU FELLOW RUNNERS who have helped inspire and keep me on track and as Laura says Happy Running