So much to my amazement I completed week 6 run 3 in relative comfort ( I really never thought I would be able to run non stop for 25 minutes).
So come week 7, on Friday, I decided to up my pace a bit. BIG BIG mistake!! After 6/7 minutes I had to slow down to almost a walk and by halfway I was exhausted and heavy legged. I was desperately hanging on for Sarah to tell me I had 60 seconds left, but when she said 5 minutes, that was it. I gave up and walked home.
Just about to go out and try again -but this time I'll save any speed increase til the very end.
One valuable lesson learned!