Due to a day out tomorrow, I did week 5 run 2 today (a day early) AND did it twice- ran to the reservoir and after the last 8 minute run, reset the podcast so did 4 x 8 minute runs in all and the final warm down walk home and it was errrr....challenging!
I found I had to take slower strides to try and slow me down and help me breath and the second run was a swine. At one point i shouted at myself "come on" and i made two fishermen (I hadn't seen) jump and I managed to pant back in reply "not. you. me" which made them laugh and encourage me to keep going.
I must say, I was anxious to get out and do this run but glad I've done it now and feel oh,so pleased with myself, BUT I am even more apprehensive about W5R3... but will approach it like this one which was "keep at it and you can always walk in 1 more minute"