I should have been doing Wk5 R3 today like several others who I have seen posting their success, so I am a little disappointed not to be doing the same.
Thursday was my Wk5 R2. When I got to the gym all the treadmills were full (this has never happened before) so I was a bit lost. You can't really just stand and watch people it would be a bit weird and there is nowhere to sit. So I just popped onto the crosstrainer while I was waiting which in the end was ten mintes.
Although the first 8 min run went ok the second one was not so good I needed to slow to a walk for a minute in the middle of it as my legs were close to collapse and no amount of willpower was going to carry me through. So crosstrainer before was definitely not a good idea.
So today I went back to try it again and what a difference!
First fun was as ever uncomfortable for the first couple of minutes but then easy to the extent that I was running it faster than I have before (still slowish) and when Laura told me there was only 60 seconds left I upped the speed. I almost didn't want to walk for 5 minutes it seemed too long. The second 8 min run was just like the first one no harder at all and again I was able to speed up for the last minute and SMILE.
Looking forward to Monday with ony a little trepidation now, Wk5 R3 how hard can it be