I completed Wk6 R2 yesterday and it went really well. I did my first 10 minutes, 3 minutes walking and then started on my second 10 minute run. As I was running up a hill I was overtaken by a 'proper' runner (all the gear on and checking her watch every 10 seconds to obviously pace herself). I was aghast, but I thought to myself "It's not a problem - just keep going at your own pace. It's not a race. The point is to finish this - not knacker yourself out". Anyway after overtaking me, she didn't carry on pulling away but kept 3-4 paces in front of me on the flat. After a while Laura said "60 seconds left" and I thought, "Right, let's take this mother!" and upped the pace a little. I overtook her with no problem <cue Chariots of Fire music> I was elated until Laura said, "That's it! 5 minute cool-down walk". I couldn't very well overtake her and then start walking! So vanity took over and I carried on running and checking over my shoulder until she was out of sight before I started my cool-down walk! It was really funny and made it much more interesting.
Afterwards, I was curious as to how far I'm actually going so I logged the route on MapMyRun and I was amazed to see that I did (with the 5 minute warm up walk and 3 minute interval) 4.29k!!! I didn't think I was doing anywhere near that yet!!!!
Tomorrow is Wk 6 R3 and 25 minutes non-stop. After Wk5 R3 this is not daunting at all, in fact (dare I say) I'm actually looking forward to it. Afterwards I'm going to check on MapMyRun to find out how far I will be running in 25 minutes - very curious!!!! Can't believe this is me!!!! :oD