Well that was quite an experience - a much tougher way to do 9 minutes of actual running than week 2. After we finished the first 3m session it felt pretty easy, but the second was much harder. My wife especially almost immediately on starting felt her legs feeling heavy and thought she couldn't manage it. But she persevered, dropped her speed (from walking space to tortoise), and managed it! It felt really great managing it!
Not only that but one thing not really clear from reading the run description is that it is about 5 mins less than the previous run...which meant we ended up about five minutes further from home when it finished (before we have always ended up a couple of mins from home because the 2nd half is uphill and we are more tired anyway so the 2nd half is slower).
So about 7 mins from home the podcast finished and we had enough energy left to do another 60-90s ish run on the way back!
Any advice on the leg heaviness issue? My wifes legs were feeling really tired out but in contrast to some of the earlier runs she wasn't particularly out of breath. Do you think she needs to do some strength training or squats or something?
Any advice gratefully received!