Done it but didn't find it easy. Couldn't get comfortable in new trainers so the aches and pains started to appear. Laura died on my a few minutes in - hadn't charged my player and it had ran out of juice so had to plod on and just use the watch to work to the 25 minutes. Checked my watch after what felt like 20 minutes to boost my morale and found I had only ran for ten minutes and had another 15 minutes left. A definite face palm moment. So I learnt some valuable lessons today - have a charged player, don't use new trainers on a "signpost" run until they're broken in and not make things harder, but on a positive note I also learnt that some irritating aches and pains are often more of a mental niggle and if you ignore them they'll go away.
Anyway, onwards and upwards, looking forward to a few more 25 minute runs now to get acclimatised to them properly, the additional minutes now seem much more do-able in terms of stepping up the time compared to previous weeks - if I can more than double my running time in week 5, surely 25 to 28 and 30 minutes isn't such a huge, scary leap. Well, that's what I'm telling myself anyway 😂.
Take care folks. Thanks as always for listening to my witterings, and for the wisdom and advice I get from the posts on here - would be a much harder journey without you here. X