I've been a bit nervous about starting week 4. I took a look last week as I was finishing week 3 to see what was up next and saw that week 4 starts you running more than you're walking. I debated doing week 3 once more, but W3R3 went pretty well so I gave it a go.
I was surprised how quickly I found a good gentle pace. I think I've been running a little too fast the past few weeks, but as I looked at how much there was to run this week and as Laura reminded me about pacing (I only just started using the podcasts this past week), I made an intentional focus on setting a good pace. It really made all the difference as I wasn't struggling too much throughout.
Although, by the time the last walk break finished, I was complaining to Laura a bit that it wasn't a long enough break, but I jumped right in and powered through the last 5 minutes. I started feeling my legs getting to be a little jelly-like towards the end, but I'm really happy I pushed through. I'm feeling pretty accomplished making it through the first of three of these runs without terrible difficulty.