I finished off week 4 with a flourish - running an extra minute. Not a great achievement for a serious runner, but amazing to me! So I went to the gym today fairly confident that I would complete the run. I did 3 * 5 minute runs then I thought I'd do a bit more and did another couple of minutes. (5+5+7). My next run is 2*8 minutes and I'm pretty confident I'll be able to do that and slightly worried I'm getting complacent.
The last run of the week scares the pants off me - 20 minutes just seems impossible right now.
I must say that the advice I got to slow right down and breath better has helped enormously. I am so grateful. I'd never have got through otherwise. Thanks.