I was very worried about this run and week 6 in general. So I listened to the podcast last night in preparation for this morning and what struck me most was that the music seemed a little more upbeat shall we say. Maybe this is all in my mind but when I started running this morning I really struggled to keep my pace slow and steady. Half way through the 8 minute run I had gone a lot further than I thought I would so knew the back half of the podcast was going to be hard graft. Actually the last minute of the 8 was pretty tough and I was struggling to get enough air in. The final 5 was ok and I managed to carry on for an extra minute. So I did it and ran faster than I did on W5 R3. Including the walks I covered 4.9k this morning and my pace was clearly all over the place. I guess what I've developed now is some stamina and fitness to be able to pull through.
So plus points! I did it, and my left calf which has really been giving me grief since the middle of week 3, finally behaved this morning and my legs felt the best they ever have. (I think I've had a trapped nerve and the muscles ache in compensation for it). Long may that continue!! Only one more interval session left then onto the biggies. Really looking forward to those as you can get lost in a steady rhythm and it's so much easier to pace yourself!!!