So, I completed W1 having run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday last week. I took everyone's advice on board and 'ran' up the hills! M and W were pretty slow but on Friday my husband came out with me. I think I upped my pace too much and felt very dizzy half way through the 5 minute cool down. I think I was hyperventilating as I felt like I couldn't get a breath, everything was spinning and it shook me up a bit. Consequently I was a bit anxious about W2R1 yesterday (I run alone in a remote forest). I took it slowly and steadily and it was fine. No real dizziness and I felt good all day. I still can't imagine running for even 5 minutes but I have complete faith in the program and all of you in this community.
And guess what? I met a lady out cycling yesterday as I was doing my cool down stretches. She looked very fit and very pro and asked what I was up to. I told her and she was very encouraging. She didn't laugh!!!! Yayyyyy