I'm so pleased to have finished week 4 but I found that last run really hard. I almost gave up after the first three minutes. It's very clear now that I am overdoing it with the additional exercise because I was in agony all the way through my run. I do all sorts of exercises on my 'rest day'. This means my body doesn't actually get a rest.
My friend says it sounds like I have runner's knee so I am going to make sure I actually have a rest. Also, I run an extra 1k after I have completed the run because I felt the runs weren't challenging enough. Clearly, it was and I am having to cope with it now.
I guess with the Parkrun coming up on Saturday, I was trying to get closer to 5K to prepare myself for it. I am worried about coming last. A bigger pressure is a friend from work is joining me and he regularly runs 20K without a sweat. I know this is wrong because that's not the point of Parkrun. It's about being a community of people who love running.
Oh well...I am now resting and sticking to the programme.