Today, in the blazing heat, I have finished "week" 1 run 3 (actually it has taken more like 3 weeks!). And ready to move on to week 2! I'm actually looking forward to it - longer runs means less runs right?? On my week 1 runs I've felt like I can run for longer, it's just starting running again after each 90 second walk that has been hard.
Also, due to the heat today, I took a bottle of water with me and I will never again leave the house without one! It's so much easier with a refreshing gulp of water after each 1 minute run and helps to slow down my breathing - I was having some problems with controlling my breathing before, but I think I have got it sorted out now.
I'm no longer running on the beach. After someone said "isn't it really hard running on sand?" I decided to try running on paths and it is much easier. I think I'll save running on the beach for after I have graduated, when I am doing it just for enjoyment and not aiming towards completing weeks etc. So today I ran through a forest and ended up with about a half hour walk back after I had finished my run (underestimated how long the track was!) but it was nice to walk home in the sun at a nice leisurely pace.
Looking forward to Friday when I will start week 2. I have been out running every second day since I started without fail, and have actually completed the week 1 podcast about 7 times, but I have only just felt ready to move on (mainly due to the fact I am sick of the podcast, haha)