Last time I did C25k I did it about the same time of the year but it was the hottest day of the year so far! (27 June 2017 temp about 28c). Today it was damp and about 12c!
But my feeling about it was the same. Did the first 8 mins, and then found that by half way through the 5 minute walk break I was raring to go & had to hold back before restarting the second 8.
Am I alone in this experience? Maybe I'm not putting enough effort in the run?!
I am wondering if there is a subtle psychology in the program in inserting the longest walk break so far at this point in the program, because it teaches you that actually you don't need that long to recover, and you're now looking forward to running without a break.
Now I know many people coming up to the notorious W5 R3 are thinking "yikes! That's a big step up and It'll be a struggle".
I suppose I shouldn't think that as I've done it before, and completed the course without any hitches.
But ... it's still a big step so to psych myself I have:
(1) You've done it before and more.
(2) Total workout is 1 minute less than W5R2 so it's over quicker.
(3) No boring walking bit in the middle.
(4) Feeling pretty good right now so think how much better I'll feel when I complete R3.
I figure Weeks 5 and 6 are the hard ones, but once you've got to 25 minutes continuous you can feel pretty confident you're going to do it.
Keep going, everyone!