So here is my rallying call to all the wobblers out there at this stage (or earlier), to let you know that I have found Week 5 R2 to be exhilarating, amazing and possibly the most satisfying so far.
As someone who sat on the couch for over 60 years and worried and worried about the 8 minute runs, I wanted to let you know the magic of this programme and that it really works.
I am very fortunate, I know, to have time to run in the afternoon, in a glorious park full of Autumn colour and (today) sunshine, with just a slight chill in the air.
My friend now on W2R1 is still right behind me and enjoying it just as much (she is 71 and much fitter...) Thank you for all the support and advice out there.
20 mins on Friday and I am excited, planning the route!