When I started the program (at week 3) 2 weeks ago, never would I have believed I would have been able to run non stop for 20 minutes this early. I won't lie, it hurt. Right from about the 6th minute I was suffering stitch with a further 5/6 minutes of uphill running left before I turned around. Not wanting to let Laura down I soldiered on and the pain didn't get any worse. If anything it eased during the second half (possibly because most was downhill) and after the 20 minutes I had covered 1.8 miles. Since I was close to my front door I decided I had enough left to keep running and ran the remaining 0.3 miles in just over 3 minutes. To be honest I probably could have run for longer but ran out of route and decided it was best not to push too much. To everyone out there dreading this third run, It is achievable and the only barrier is mental. Believe in yurself and you can do it. Now time for week 6 :S
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