Went out this morning feeling less than enthused by the prospect of the famous 20 minute run3. OK - I managed runs 1 and 2 but r3 seemed such a big step up and I still don't feel like a proper runner - after all, only 5 weeks ago I was struggling to complete the 1 minute intervals!
However, I just got on with it - believe it or not counted the music tracks to gauge time (3-ish minutes per track seems to work) - and somehow I kept going to the very end! So - big pat on back, 3 hours later my face has finally lost its tomato-like hue but my legs are feeling it more than any previous run. Not hurting, just tired. I don't have anything much planned apart from work now so that's not a big problem.
So I suppose I have to start week 6 next. For some reason Laura suggests repeating week 5 - but since I did week 5 and didn't stop or cheat I guess this totally non-sporty person can ignore that and go onto 6.
I did go onto MapMy Run yesterday and plotted my route from Weeks 5 run 2- it's 4.2km, which was 10 mins warm up and warm down, 16 minutes running and 5 minutes walking. I have no idea how that speed's going to convert to the target of 5K in 30+ mins when I can run for that long.
Hope everyone's having a good day - especially Clare - hope that piriwotsit's feeling better today