I've been talking about this run for weeks, to anyone who would listen - gushing about how amazing this programme is and that by the end of week 5 I'll be able to run for 20 mins non stop!
Of course by the time today arrived, I was full of doubt! I had struggled with the 8 min runs this week so 20 minutes seemed a little far fetched. I set off anyway uttering "Trust the programme", still with a strong feeling of apprehension. That feeling didn't leave until 5 minutes in where all I could think was "I'm doing it, I'm really doing it!".
The first 10 minutes were fine, I was happily plodding along at a steady space. Then the next 5 I felt the struggle starting, probably due to a slight incline! The final 5 was a real push, I didn't plan my route properly and ended up having quite a hill to battle! BUT I did it! And I'm pleased! I didn't stop at all, although my pace did decline somewhat towards the end...
I'm so so happy with how far I've come in such a short space of time! Bring on week 6