I can't say I wasn't warned by all the posts in this weeks Topic area but run one still came as a bit of a shock to me after the high of last weeks final run. My legs felt like ton weights during the last five minutes - to the point where I wondered if I was going to make it.
I did, but I think the thing that quickly became apparent this week is that the more breaks there are, the harder it is to complete the run. Consequently, the "easiest" run for me was the last one - but I'm sure had I gone straight for the full R3 25 minutes it would have been a disaster!
I'm looking forward to week 7 with some straight runs without breaks - getting going after a break was the hardest part of the earlier runs for me. One thing might get in the way however. I have very hard skin on my heels and I've developed two small vertical splits on either side of my right heel, about half an inch long. The first appeared three weeks ago (I've ignored it) and the other I noticed just this week. They don't bleed and aren't overly painful, just sore, but I wonder if I need to do anything about them. Any advice gratefully received!
I totally agree, I was so happy to stop the walk breaks and just run. I could easily run slower so I could run for longer but I got to the stage when I did not want the relief of walking followed by winding up again to run! Soon you will be able to just run. However, I think the programme is very good in preparing us for longer runs by using walk breaks and they do their job early on