Just completed W4R1, that step up from 3 minutes to 5 minutes with the shorter recovery time, not easy but it's done and no issues with aches, pains or stitches.
I have to be honest before I started tonight's run, I thought I might get through the first half of the session with no problems, even the second three minute run. But the extra 5 minutes . . . . . maybe not. But with the coaching in my earphones encouraging to keep pushing, I got it done.
Good progress is being made, a long way to go but confidence is building - I am starting to believe I can do this.