It is true what they say in that the fear of something is always greater than the thing itself. I went with trepidation out for my W4 R1 and surprised myself by doing it from start to finish. I had a coastal headwind bashing me for the first half but could take pleasure in it being behind me on the way back. Yay! At the end of my run during the warm down walk the heavens opening and it felt bloody brilliant to have the rain pour down on me. A rain cool down! For any of you nervous about week Four let me tell you it is a step up but it's a step up that you can do and one that Laura has prepared you for. I followed her advice about the hedge which she quotes in week three and as such I kept a steady pace. Interestingly I always seem to find the start of the runs harder but as I get nearer the later segments it all seems a bit easier and I find my stride. The second three and five minute runs felt easier than the first ones. Strange. Anyone know why that is?