I have had my first bad run and am gutted.
I was getting on well with week 4 and really thrilled to be managing 5 minute runs, when the tough 60 seconds of week 1 are not yet even a distant memory...!
So I came home from work tonight, excited to do my final week 4 run as then I get to move onto week 5.
But it was so hard. I so nearly gave up and even thought I might be physically ill.
What a wuss eh!!
It doesn't make sense, and I can't really pinpoint the reason, only that I had been at work for 12 hours (my other week 4 runs were early mornings), had eaten a bowl of cereal before running (really felt I needed some food to keep me going but maybe a bad idea), started the first run going uphill (generally run on flat), and hadnt done as good a warmup as usual.
The hardest part of the session was the first 3 mins + 5 mins - the second lot being marginally less bad!!
Whatever the reasons, I really can't see how I could possibly do week 5 now, even run 1, let alone run 3!!!! So maybe I should just re-do week 4, despite my initial enthusiasm to move on a stage.
A bit of a confidence knock really... hopefully it's just a blip and not the beginning of the end of my running!!