So I followed the plan. Third time out I managed W1R1 for the first time and I needed a second attempt to get W4 off the ground but not concerned about that.
The infamous W5R3 I managed but it was really hard, still, onwards we go...... until W6R2 when I was doing my best to go with Laura's encouragement but finished up prostrate on a grass verge about 3 minutes from the end of the second run.
Two days later I went out on a 'free' run and managed 11 minutes which when plotted turned out to be at a pace of 11.34 a mile so seems like my natural pace is too fast to sustain.
Been out again today and managed 13 minutes at a pace a minute a mile slower followed by a 5 minute walk and an attempt at another 5 minutes run which turned out to be 4 minutes but when plotted was a pace of 10. 50 a mile!!
I find it hard to go slower so may well be taking my own possibly long route to 30 minutes which from here seems some way off.
Trying not to measure myself against others but am a bit frustrated that I seem to be preventing myself from keeping pace with the programme which while others are coping with it.