I finally left the comfort of Week 9 run (won't miss "you and Julie"!) and tried the Stepping Stones podcast. It was TOUGH! Yikes! I could barely keep up with the pace but I did feel like a real runner and I was very proud of myself when it was done.
But...I had a side cramp in the last 5 minutes. I pushed through since I was so close to the end but I don't know how to deal with it if it happens again - and earlier in the run. I couldn't slow down (since I had to keep up with the 160bpm pace) - so how else to deal with it? I tried to breathe deeply but it clearly wasn't enough.
Given how tough I found it in general and the cramp in the last minutes, I'm nervous about my next run on Monday. Any words of wisdom/encouragement?