Like many of the posts I have read, I was dreading this run, and have put if off for a while, lots more practice at R2W5 needed I felt. But today I tackled it and it was OK, slow, very very slow but I did it. When Micheal said I could stop running I promptly burst into tears. I had built up this run as a sort of scary event/monster and the release at having finally done it was immense. I have read "trust the programme" numerous times, and it was never more true than for this run, so thank you all for the posts and advice, it all really helps.
On another note, I have a pair of Asics T855N sneakers, had them about 8 months but the last couple of runs it feels as if the support in the left shoe has gone and the ball of my foot is sore. How long are sneakers supposed to last? For the best part of £100 I was expecting longer. Do insoles work? Any advice would be great.