Ah week 5 you have arrived, and first things first you will be told how things are getting serious this week - Laura is not lying!
Recently I have had to take longer than two days between runs/jogs simply because life has been in the way. With my partners birthday and both sets of parents visiting, plus a one day trip to the beautiful Peak District there hasn't been much time for rest.
Anyway, back to running. After some poor packing on my part and a quick dash to Argos to buy some cheap headphones after arriving back down South later than planned I begrudgingly threw on my running gear. But the days had stacked up and so had my excuses. I completely missed what Laura was explaining in the warm up as I was hating my new headphones (I like being able to use the controls on the cord on my usual pair alas the cheap ones will do!).
However, missing the instructions kind of worked in my favour, I had read on here roughly what run 2 entailed and convinced myself it was a 5 minute run, walk, followed by an 8 minute run and then cool down. I was wrong! It was when it was nearing on the first 5 minutes that Laura stated that's halfway I twigged it was 8 minutes of running. Usually this would send me into a panic but I had paced myself well and only had to really push through in the final minute.
Overall, I felt good but my left knee is still starting to niggle a little whilst running. Not to the point where I think I should stop but I am aware its starting to appear. Plus I am unsure whether the first signs of a cold are starting to show, which I seem to have been battling off for a while now as my energy levels all round are low and well you know the first signs of a cold - lets not be graphic here!
Now do I face run 3 (I am not confident about this AT ALL) or repeat run 1 and 2 for some confidence boosting?!? Decision time soon!