Ok so this was definitely the most dreaded run of them all! I just knew I had to bite the bullet and just go. I do the same route every time and I know this might be boring to some people but I get a real sense of achievement when I run past places that I used to have to stop. Of course near the end it presented a real negative when I wistfully remembered that I could stop there.
I used Laura to start off my warm but changed over to a 20 min play list that I'd made because I knew I needed the motivation from more high temp music.
I tackled the first 15 minutes with no problem but the last five minutes were hell. My lowest point was at 17 minutes and I really didn't think I go could any further. I'll be honest and say that I did stop dead and this point for a bout 30 seconds but luckily my last song came on and I just thought if I don't do this then I will be so disappointed. I managed to finish it.
It definitely wasn't easy but not impossible. My biggest barrier was a mental one. My fitness has improved so much. My recovery time is quick and my energy levels are high. I've still got quite a way to go but I am glad that I got this far. My race for life is this Sunday and I wont be able to run the whole thing but I'll have a good go!
If anyone reads this and are worrying about week 5 please take inspiration. I couldn't even run the length of myself a month ago and I'm starting to love it so much.