W4R1 - I did it, yipeeeeee!!!

Wasn't going to attempt Week 4 until later this week when my running buddy is back from hols. - plan was to repeat W3. Felt I was ready to do more so after tweaking the week 3 run a couple of days ago to allow me to run for longer I decided to give W4 a go. Read what was involved and set off full of trepidation that I wouldn't cope. Didn't like the music for the first 5 minute run but plodded on, suddenly Laura's voice broke in - great I thought she's going to tell me I've only got a minute left - no such luck, still two and a half minutes, only done half the run!! Not one to give in easily I dug deep and soldiered on and managed to complete all the session even though the last 5 mins were a killer! Found a 5k locally in September so now got a target!

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  • Well done. Weeks 4 and 5 do come as a bit of a shock to the system, but they are great for building stamina. Try and make sure your walks are really brisk and it's also a good idea to adopt the same pace for walking in general from now on. It's amazing how a fast-paced walk helps with the runs. Good luck to you :)

  • Going out to do week 4 run 1 tomorrow and will now be ready for Laura - thank you!

  • Just read your message so by now you'll have attempted W4R1 - hope it went well!!

  • Thanks - completed it and still wasn't ready for Laura!! Hope the rest of the week 4 runs have gone well. You could be ready for week 5 by now. I've sneak previewed - not sure I like the look of run 3!!

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