I managed to complete the three runs in week 1 but struggled to do so. Even then that was by “cheating” a bit - by walking an extra ten-twenty seconds so I didn’t have to run up a small hill and could instead just run on the flat at the top of it.
In particular the later runs (run 4 onwards) in the thirty minute session seem increasingly impossible to face. The walking recovery periods don’t seem long enough to get back to normal breathing and I’m increasingly afraid that my initial brisk walking pace degenerates during the session to the extent it is more like that of a geriatric in a Zimmer frame.
As such the thought of Week 2 Run 1 and the change in the sessions so that there is increased running and less walking seems utterly appalling.
For those of you who have gone before and who had a similar experience, what would you recommend?
Did you just plough on into week 2 etc and suddenly it was easier?
Or did you just stay doing week 1 for another week or two and then move on to week 2 when the week 1 session seemed easy?