After the excitement of my final Wk 4 run last week - being attacked by a rather large dog who fortunately didn't succeed in trying to take a chunk out of my head (the owner said he was just playing....) - which meant I had to stop while she brought it under control, and then having a rather tight calf muscle today, I did my first Wk5 run this morning.
I'm really surprised that I'm not finding this as impossibly difficult as I thought I would. It's not easy, but I can definitely see the improvements I'm making each time. If I feel that I can, I extend my final run by as much as I feel comfortable doing. Last week it was an extra 3 minutes on top of the 5 and today I managed to run 10 minutes instead of 5!! TEN minutes!! Three weeks ago, I nearly collapsed after a third session of less than 90 seconds!
I take huge encouragement from the blogs I read on here. I know that it can be done because you are doing it or have done it.
If I can stay on track, I should graduate just before Christmas - that's got to be worth an extra glass of ale on Christmas Eve surely!