Well, for all of you who weighed in on my last post: I went ahead and repeated W1R1. I'm SO glad I did!! For the first time I completed the entire workout in one go! I felt good going out, but by the time I got to the gravel trail part of my route I was contemplating stopping to rest (15 minutes in) but I didnt! Also, there were too many people around for me to stop without hurting my pride In the last 10 minutes there was one second where I was running under this beautiful tree, with the path stretched out in front of me, and just for those 2 seconds I felt amazing. Then back to sweating and panting! I also found a route that lands me exactly on my doorstep as the run is finished. Should work for now, until my speed builds up a bit!
I don't want to imply that repeating is right for everyone, but it worked for me! I credit this forum for getting me to keep on running, you are all just amazing!!