Well, that's my confidence dented!
I did complete this 2nd run of week 5 but boy did I struggle! I was feeling quietly confident before I started but that was definitely without a doubt my worse run of the c25k plan so far. Soon after I started the 2nd 5 minute running section, I felt that sensation (in the large muscle behind the knee that stretches up to your bottom) in my left leg that you get just before you get cramp. I was expecting to get cramp at any moment. Luckily it didn't happen, but my legs felt heavier than at any time before and I even found myself panting and sweating again! Not as much as I had done during week 1, but still I didn't take it as a good sign.
I was determined to successfully complete the run, and I did...but only by making a real effort to go at snails pace! But I really struggled with it and I must say that it has now dented my confidence a fair bit because if I *really* struggled to do just 15 minutes with 2 long walks in it to break it up, how on earth am I going to manage to do 20 minutes non-stop!!!? The only plus point is the fact that I did recover quickly after I finished.
I did the run along the estuary in Hayle again and it was a lovely day. I am going to try and attach one of the photos that I took. You can view the whole album I took today, here: flickr.com/photos/lee-337/a...