After a tough W3R3 I decided to vary my route and hope this would help me mentally to achieve W4R1 - and it did! It wasnt just laps round a park this time but a different road there and back which gave more options to distract me. Will definately try and change routes more often now to avoid monotony....
I was so ready for this morning's run and though not up quite as early as some here (!) it was a lovely cool morning and I was feeling really positive after reading some blogs before going out. My breathing wasnt quite right to start with but as soon as I stopped thinking about it too much it seemed to get better - not quite the belly breathing technique yet but not as laboured.
The whole run, including the 5 min runs for the first time, went really well and sped by! I really felt I could go and do it again!! The most satisfying part was when Laura told me I had run more than I had walked for the first time - that felt so good!! Looking forward to Tuesday evening now.
Good luck to everyone else and especially you week 4ers out there!!!