Usually I run in the mornings, however for this run I ran in the evening. Had a sore throat however that did not stop me from taking up this challenge.
After the first 10 minutes I started to feel tired then I decreased my pace and continued on till I managed 15 min. The final 5 minutes was the toughest. Thought of all the good things in life, the health benefits, decided not to give up and fought against my mind telling me to stop and moved on. Towards the end my throat was all dried up and I was breathing from nose & , kept shaking myself to avoid bad posture, .....finally...managed to finish the run......once done I felt like lying on the ground but obediently did my brisk walk (wonder from where I got the strength !!). I am sure the onlookers must have had a good laugh at me panting and pushing myself towards the end...but that did not stop me one bit :-).
I do have small pain in my lower leg when I press the sides and since the pain is there only when Pressed I do not think it is something to worry about.
My knee however is getting a pull when I try to extend it straight, maybe this will go off in some time.
Although the experience was challenging and I can say somehow I managed to finish the run, I think I need to carry out Week 5 runs one more time to get much better and improve my fitness. Have to concentrate on my breathing and better running posture to avoid knee/shin splints.