I did it. I ran for twenty minutes non-stop! That is a real achievement for me and I am very proud of myself.
I took a break from running for about eight weeks because I had bruised my metatarsal heads thinking I could run without proper running shoes. Big mistake! It didn’t hurt too much to run but I was hobbling around for days afterwards. Even when I had run in my new shoes.
Before I stopped I had got up to W5R1 but decided to go back to W3R1 and work my way up again. I’m glad I did. For some reason it seemed harder than when I had done weeks 3 and 4 before. I put it down to head demons and kept telling myself that it was OK for muscles to hurt (rather than joints) and that merely being tired was not a good enough reason to stop.
Now into week 6 after a day’s rest!