Ok, so another belated post - sorry!
Well, did NOT expect that to go so well! The slower speed is definately doing it for me - I'm holding up a lot better. I'm gonna see if I can go up 0.2 kmph every week, or thereabouts.
After remembering how hard it was to complete 3 minute stints on W3, I was struggling with the thought of doing it again with another 67% on top. The first bit suprised me - I did 3 minutes straight off without overdoing it! I felt really prepared, so got ready to do the 5-minute jog, and did it!!! I got this weird trick going where I said aloud the percentage I had completed (10% every thirty seconds). Weird how I find myself doing maths on these runs: nothing like a couple of mental quadratic factorisations to pass the time! (what am I doing with my life...)
I did really well overall, until the last metaphorical hurdle. I had to stop about 2 minutes into the last run, due to my leg acting up again, pure exhaustion, and the dreaded double-stitch. Still, I may not have completed it, but my self-confidence is on the rise again! I easily did the 5-minute run, and after that the 3-minute stint was a doddle.
People have started to notice my figure as well - just today I had two people ask if I had lost weight, and the half-stone mark is just in sight! I can't believe how far I have come in 5 weeks, 4 of them running - I'm running 5 minutes straight no problem! This after nearly giving up after the first run of 60-second jogs.
The sessions are really beginning to feel like runs-with-breaks now as opposed to walks-with-running bits. I'm so proud of myself!
Thanks to all those that have offered support, I may not have been here long but I've had so much encouragement!
W4R2 roll on!!
(and apologies for the innapropriate number of exclamation marks in this post)