W4R1 completed this morning, and I am thoroughly pleased with myself. It seems pretty normal to be trepidatious before having to up the length of time you're running for, but it still feels so great to have run for five minutes in one go. The first five minutes didn't even feel too difficult (except for one poorly timed hill) and my other half, who's on week 7, said I looked really strong doing it. The second five minutes were really hard, but as Laura says pushing yourself through the hard bits is the best way of improving fitness. Anyway, I just needed to preen to someone other than my partner, so he doesn't get too fed up with me.