I'm sitting on my sofa in a state of mild shock. It appears that I can run for 8 minutes, TWICE!!
After finding week four pretty tough going, so much so that I did the run five times rather than three, I made a mistake with week 5's first run. For some reason I thought that week five was two days of 8 minute runs and one day of 20 minutes, but when I went to download the podcast I realised the folly of my assumptions. Still, I had psyched myself up for the 8 minute north face of the Eiger, so that's what I did. I went straight onto the podcast for the second day.
I lost count of the number of times I used the Ventolin, yet I still managed to sound like a draughty door in a gale. But I don't care. I ran for 8 minutes, TWICE. I also don't care If my legs are tired and my buttocks are aching!
I'll do week 5 as I thought it was supposed to be (in other words, do this one again) then I'll move on (if I feel ready). But for now, I just need to enjoy my sense of achievement and wait for the Ventolin tremour to subside