Hello again lovely runnerbeans,
I have just completed the first week 5 run, and it felt really really good, I'm so happy. It felt perfectly natural to be running for that length of time, and I felt that the 3 minute breaks were more than enough for me.
There was something of a mental barrier to get through, as I've felt that Week 5 is quite a milestone and is the start of the serious work, but with the encouragement of everyone (mentioning no names Sadie-runs !) I felt in control. I set off, didn't exhaust myself in the first minute, paced myself, and it was fine! I think my pace naturally went up too as even though I was running for a minute less than last time, I got further before the half-way bell sounded.
Anyone in the early weeks who is thinking how the heck can I make it to week 3,4,5,9 or whatever week it is, you totally can because the programme actually works.
It didn't rain either, though I did feel like I was playing hopscotch for a while (see photo).
Roll on Runs 2 and 3
P.S. I actually nearly did die, from the shock of making it to week 5