So I did it! I went in confident, but when Laura said it was time to start running the gremlins came out and sat on my shoulders and stayed there for a full 5 minutes. Eventually I settled into a rhythm and my legs just seemed to know what to do. I only started to get tired when she said I had 5 minutes left. I slowed down then for 10 seconds and my brain seemed to take it as a sign it was time to stop, so I sped up again until Laura said I was done. Those last 5 minutes were definitely just as hard as the first 5.
I also got 3 PBs today:
- farthest run: 3.53 km (in 32 minutes, including my warm up/down walks)
- fastest km: 7.33 mins
- fastest mile: 13.05 mins
I know it isn't about speed or distance at this point, but it still feels good when the app tells me I beat PBs
For all of the W5 runs, even if I've found them difficult while doing them, when I'm done my brain seems to get amnesia and I think "meh, that wasn't so bad". It's a sign of how far we come in the program, because for weeks 1 and 2 I thought I was being tortured, even at the memory of those weeks. Bring on W6!