Well this morning I nailed w3r3! Really chuffed with myself, partly as I thought it would be slow as I had to persuade my body it was a good idea to drag myself out of bed and into my running outfit and that I would feel better afterwards!
But as week 3, r1and 2 were more successful for me than the first two runs of previous weeks, I decided to really push myself on this run and try and get some speed under my belt! So I went along the canal where I knew people would be to give me extra impetus to keep the pace up (you can imagine the scenarios; people sitting alongside towpath at canal pub having lunch watching you puffing along, people standing aside on the towpath to make way for you a LONG time in advance, so you have no choice but to speed up to avoid the potential embarassment of them waiting all day for you to come past!). I didn't slow on the runs and really felt like I had acomplished something! Will go back to pacing myself more sensibly though for week 4, r1 as 5 mins straight still seems daunting and really want to get through it without stopping!