First run of W5 today and it went well. I'm following a slightly different app from the NHS one so this run had me do:
5 mins warmup
3 minutes running with 30 seconds break - 6 intervals so 21 mins of this
5 mins cool down
My app has me running in intervals until week 8 but increasing every week. So week 6 has 21 mins of running (with 3 mins breather), week 7 has 28 mins of running (with 3 mins breather in 6 30 second slots), and week 8 has individual runs - 25, 28, 30 mins and week 9 just has a 40 minute run.
Just wondering should I try to extend my running periods by skipping breaks to get it closer to the NHS model of longer runs and longer breaks? Or will this approach help me get there the same way?
I'm a bit nervous of leaving the solid runs until week 8, but I guess if I can run 28 mins with 3 minutes break, it's just taking out the breaks and running for less time so it should be achievable.
I suppose it's just a hurdle in my mind to keep running continuously and stop the breaks. Has anyone else had experience with using different apps or approaches to C25K that leave the longer runs until the end?