I have just completed W3R3 so W4R1 is on Sunday and as I am only just managing the 3 min runs (red faced and breathless - hmm thats a good name for a band!) I am thinking the 5s will be too much, in saying that I was only just managing the 90 second runs and thought 3 mins was too much! I guess I will find out on Sunday if its too much or not. How have others faired with W4R1?
I do feel a bit as if maybe I am somehow cheating as I am only running on the flat and avoiding hills and my runs are to say the least more of a rapid shuffle. I know we are not supposed to run too fast but I sometimes wonder whether I am possibly going too slow as I am not in any way fit but despite my calves feeling somewhat tight whilst running (I use the term "running" loosely!) I havent had any pains, cramps or stiffness afterwards as others have reported or am I just lucky with a good pair of trainers! Should I vary between flat and hilly to get fitter or for the time being just concentrate on getting through the programme on the flat?