W6r1 - very apprehensive after reading all the blogs but I think I'm just awkward as it was the best time ever. Weather was lovely, cold, crisp and sunny early last Sunday. I absolutely loved it. So far that's my run of the programme for enjoyment.
W6r2 was going well until I got conceited. I was doing an out and back. The out was all up a long slow incline (old railway track so not steep, just long and rising all the time), so obviously the back was going to be a gradual slope downwards. At the half way point on the way back there was a right turn uphill for a few hundred yards then it would be a pleasant walk into the village. As I had recovered a bit by going down the track I decided to take the turn. Oh boy was that few hundred yards hard! Still I did it and decided discretion would be the better part of valour in future and I'd stick to the easier route. Only....
W6r3 started Ok but couldn't get a rhythm and after 10 mins I couldn't go on and stopped. I started again after a minute only to stop again. I'd failed the run! After I stopped cursing myself and having a think, I realised that as I set out for the warm up I actually thought that maybe I should do more than 5 minutes, sometimes I do need longer, but I hadn't, I'd just done what Laura said and I wasn't really focused on doing it. So I re-set my ipod and did another 5 minute walk, by then I was certainly warm! Then I set myself to run for 25mins and this time I did it! It was hard but no worse than the infamous w5r3. I even took the hill that I thought was too much in r2!
Going to put my feet up now.