I set off with determination ... on the treadmill. I was ready to blast W3R2 into submission, following my epic achievement on Tuesday with R1.
I do carry a blue asthma inhaler and I noticed I had to use it more than usual since my last run on Tuesday, and my gym session on Wednesday. So I had a rest day from both running and the gym on Thursday.
Skip to Friday afternoon. The 90 second run went fine - but I felt more puffed out than usual. By the middle of the 3 minute run, I felt decidedly unwell, but made it through to the end. The 3 minute recovery up walk was a struggle, followed by less than a minute of the next 90 second walk, a bit more walking, a half hearted 10 second shuffle for the 3 minute run before giving up, gasping for air!
Laura said don't give up no matter how much pain you are in - I don't think that applies to not being able to actually breathe! I don't know if this was asthma or me just being seriously unfit! I just can't seem to get the air down into my lungs, or back out again - it feels like breathing through a straw!
Luckily within a few minutes I recovered, did some heavy weight training on my legs, and then 10 minutes of elliptical on high resistance. I felt exhausted for the rest of the day though!
Because I did not complete the run, I am wondering whether I should have a rest today, or go back and try again this afternoon..... It looks like I will be repeating W3 next week at this rate.