I started the program last year, but I stayed off the program for close to 2 months. My excuse, I was too busy and traveling! About 2 weeks back, I felt that I HAD to restart it. I stopped my earlier runs at W3R2. But since it has been quite sometime, I decided to start with W2 all over again. Surprisingly, I found that getting thru Weeks 2 and 3 were much easier this time. I guess my fitness level has improved after all.
So when I started on Week4, I was upbeat. But W4 R1 was a different story. The first run of 5 mins was very difficult, it turned out that I was running more than half of it uphill! Also it is getting very hot in India. One of the difficulties I had during the 5 min walk was that my mouth was getting parched. I really needed the 2.5 mins after that, I must admit that I slowed down a lot during that. Interestingly I managed the next 3 mins and most of last 5 mins fairly well. But the last 2 mins were very difficult. I was struggling with a parched throat.
I guess I need to carry water with me for the next run. But is a wonderful feeling to see your fitness levels going up!