I finally made it through run 3 tonight. I was supposed to do it on Sunday but failed three time to make it past 10 minutes without shooting pain in my lower back above my left leg.
So I took it really steady tonight and managed a very slow but steady 28 minutes....just. Pain again in my lower back right at the end but it has gone now I've stopped running.
I rather naively thought that all this was within my capabilities right through week 5. Nothing was really that hard but since W6R2, everything has been a struggle. I'm trying to fight through it but really don't feel as though I'm getting any fitter or that runs are feeling any easier. If anything they feel worse each time I actually manage one. How on earth am I supposed to achieve week 9? Definitely changing my route again to see if that makes a difference!