Quick update, particularly for MissUnderstanding , Cmoi , RunforMum and Kirst13 who were all kind enough to respond to my last post where I expressed some doubts about the 'stretch' between W3 and W4.
I didn't think I was ready for W4. I spent a lot of time this morning deciding I'd leave it 'till tomorrow, perhaps repeat W3 to build some stamina etc. And it was cold this morning which fuelled even more procrastination as I did oddjobs round the house and found things that needed doing which were more important than running.
Then, in a momentary lapse of concentration, I find myself outside, in my running kit with W4 queued up on podcast. I don't consciously remember making the decision to go - it just happened.
And what a glorious morning it was - clear skies, sunshine, crisp and cold enough that the London dock I am using as my training ground had frozen over and the sun was bouncing off the ice.
And I made it. The full 16 mins which had been preying on my mind almost all of last week. It wasn't easy; my legs were like iron weights by the time I did the last 5 min jog but I got to the end. And I'm almost looking forward to getting back out there during the week.
Thanks everyone for the hints, tips and encouragement. Maybe I can do this.
And is it wrong that I'm beginning to hear Laura in my sleep?