After a not-so-good W6R3 and then a miserable W7R1 I decided to have a few days break, give my body a rest and repeat week 6. I was originally thinking of starting at run 1 but decided to do the run 2 with the 2 x 10 minute runs as I know I can do these.
I donned my running gear this morning and set out to Laura's podcast. The sky was blue, it's warmer than it has been recently and the wind wasn't too bad. The 5 minute warm up went quickly and soon it was time to start my run. My confidence was knocked from W7R1 so I was nervous about doing this one. I gingerly set off on my run and as always struggled for the first 5 minutes until I found my pace. I groaned when I heard I was 5 minutes in as I was tired already so I dropped my pace a bit and got through to the end of the 10 minute run. I was pleased to have a walk, a drink and to ease off on my aching legs. The 3 minutes seemed to drag on though and so when it was time for the next 10 minute run I was happy to oblige. A couple of minutes in I saw a friend who doesn't know what I'm up to so I quickly said C25K to her as I approached. Thankfully my one sentence conversation didn't make me out of breath (look how far I've come!) and I carried on to the end. I successfully finished W6R2 (again) and this has boosted my confidence to tackle W6R3 once again.
I have to admit at the end of last week I felt for the first time that I thought this might beat me but I'm now more optimistic that I can see the programme through to the end. Onwards and upwards!