During W1 and W2 I spent too much time looking at the ‘mega athletes’ and natural runner types on weeks 7,8 & 9 thinking it’s okay for them, they’re different.
Even the problems they expressed such as not being able to run the whole 25 minutes because of a ‘bad day’ or similar, seemed a world away from me struggling to run 90 seconds (I did struggle a bit).
I’m on week 7 now and no one can believe it more than me, my wife and friends who all stare at me in amazement. It’s quite out of character.
One point I learned is this: every week is the same level of struggle. You get fitter and stronger, but honestly no week is more of a struggle than the last - and they are all manageable.