I must admit I headed in to this week thinking if I've managed to run for 20mins on the trot, then the first two runs will be a piece of cake !!
I made sure I'd had water and a bite to eat then set off, admittedly around midday when it was very hot. I tried out a new app which allows you to play your own music with the segments broken up. Set off for the first 5 mins, felt ok and then checked the app only to find it had somehow reset and I had to run for 5 mins. I completed another minute to be sure and then set off on the walk.
The next 8 minute segment was I think, the hardest run so far and I don't know why. I receovered much better in the 3 mins and the final 5 minute run was ok until the final minute when I struggled.
So I'm pleased that I completed, it's true that 6 weeks ago I could run for more than a minute at a time but why did I find the 20 minute run (almost) easier than breaking it up in to segments ?? Is it because you have to go through the first 5 minute run (which I almost find the hardest) every time ??
The app is good but I use a ipod shuffle and to use the running app I need to use my itouch which is bigger. Think I am going to stick with the shuffle, use Laura for R2 and then a watch and my own music for R3 - it definately didn't work for me today !!