To all you week 4 starters this week and those soon to join us, I've just done week 4 run 1 and it was fine. I had serious doubts beforehand as usual but I assure you, we've become fit enough to do it. Those five minutes are just a bit more than last week and I found the first set really passed quickly. In the last 5 I was muttering "where are you Laura" under my breath, but nothing to worry about. You're ready for this!
The pelting rain this morning looked like a good excuse for me not to go out and try, and I spent several minutes at the computer looking at the weather forecast, running site about what to wear in the rain, went though the tags, blogs and questions on this site...to no avail, nobody was there to tell me to go back to bed!
What to wear in the rain? It's 13° outside and heavy showers and I had a short waterproof jacket ready. In the end I dumped it and just went out in long leggings and a t-shirt. After the first walk I was already warm enough so - don't take more clothes than usual.
One slight worry - I think I'm developing a Paula Radcliffe-type bob when I run. The head doesn't nod down quite so much but my upper body is starting to roll rhythmically! Whatever - it seems to carry me on further, so be it! I also find repeating "I don't mi-ind, it don't mat-ter" in time to my steps helps too when the going gets tough. Luckily I didn't come across too many other people this morning!
Good luck to you all today or tomorrow - you can do it!!