I managed last week, to just about complete w5r3 on the third attempt with much gasping and panting. w6r1 was not too much of a struggle (apart from the fact the farmer had been muck spreading and with all the rain last week the paths I usually frequent were like smelly banana skins). Quick change of plan and completed the 'run' on roads.
w6r2 this morning - a miserable attempt despite a glorious day. I just do not seem to be able to breathe - legs and mojo good but lungs useless. Have carefully read all the advice on this site and keep trying the 'belly' breathing. Breathing in OK. BUT then rib cage and muscles get very confused as to how to breathe out! I end up just gasping - but I suppose after 63 years of breathing another way it will take a bit of time to re-train. But how can I compete the programme?? Everyone says it will fall into place but when?
I certainly do not think there is any way I can run for 25 mins next week or for all the following weeks but I'm desperate not to give up and to show family and younger work colleguees that an unfit and overweight 63 yr young can do this!