So I think it's safe to say the Week 6 is proving to be my worst so far. From reading through other people's stories on Week 6 I was determined not to feel too complacent going into it. Yes, I'd run 20 minutes, but only once, long way to go on the road to fitness yet!
Anyway, I did W6R1 last week and didn't get through it. The first 5 and 8 min runs were hard, but I got through, but I had a niggling pain in my ankle and couldn't even start the final 5 minute run. I rested it a bit and repeated Run1 on Monday. It was really hard again, although I sort of got through it all (stopped and started a couple of times in the final run) This morning I did Run2, complete with an ankle support (which did seem to help.) I wasn't at all happy with how it went. Of the first 10 min run, the first 5 were difficult, though I sort of felt I was getting into my stride a bit towards the end, but had to stop for the 3 min walk. The second 10 min was hard from the word go. I stopped and walked for a minute around half way through as I was really struggling with my breathing which in turn was making me panicky and annoyed and meant I was struggling even more! I managed to get going again but soon felt that I couldn't put one foot in front of the other and stopped before the time was up.
I'm so angry with myself, but also I don't want to forget all of the acheivements up til this point. A few weeks ago, I couldn't even have dreamed about getting through a ten minute run, so I shouldn't be too upset about not getting through the second one of them! I think I'll give R3 a try on Friday and see how I get on, and if necessary go back and repeat R2 & R3. Fingers crossed this morning was just a bad day.