Well, I did it, although I don't feel terribly happy with my performance. Still, I have at least two more goes to get better.
Didn’t feel like getting up early and going for a run (horrible dream about being late for a flight). Anyway, got myself out. I was feeling very apprehensive about the 3-minute run, but did the first one with no problems, just kept it slow and steady.
The second half of the session was tougher. The second 90 second run felt like a bit of a slog. And then I extended the 90 second walk significantly. Not through fatigue, but because my route takes me over a main road and back again and I didn’t want to be held up waiting to cross halfway through my 3-minute run. So that meant I ended up doing a 3, maybe a 3.5 minute walk before my final 3-minute run. Was this a cheat because I got more of a rest than I should have? Or was it a bad thing because I started to cool down? Whichever, I feel it spoiled things a little.
Legs felt pretty heavy for the final run, and it felt like even more of a plod than usual, but I did it and didn’t stop. It was good when Laura came on to say I just had a minute to go, and then, Nina Simone’s Feelin’ Good came on. It was a sign! Big smile when I stopped running, and I was way further from home than I should have been. Hadn’t appreciated how much shorter this session is. Will adjust my route for the rest of the week, keeping it shorter and avoiding the main road.
In general, breathing holding up, calves okay but I feel it in my feet.