Back from the famous Week 5 Run 3 and so happy to say I did it and it felt great!
Not only that but I got interrupted in my first attempt and took it from the top to make sure all 20 mins were done in one go today. (who is this determined person?)
I slowed down by half a km of my usual pace and went back up slightly as I got into the run - the feeling once you are in a rhythm and know you are going to be able to do it is amazing. Feels powerful.
Also I have added a few lunges and knee ups to my warm up routine and can say that for all of week 5 I have had no pain at all which feels like some cheat code. I did get some leg and shin pain in the first couple weeks. But nothing at all now which is amazing.
Anyway thanks to this group - for being so kind and sharing your stories. It helped me complete this run today. If you are facing this run soon, remember the programme has prepared you, slow down a little to start and think positive. Then just enjoy it.
Now I am going to purchase some new fitness gear as a treat!