After struggling with the parched throat during W4R2, i decided to carry water with me (in my right hand during the run). It helped quench my thirst, though I can't drink while running! I had to take a few sips of water only after getting my breath back during my walk.
But the second 5 mins was really difficult. I had to nearly slow down to a walk - almost thought I was not going to finish. From just 9 mins of jogging in Week 3 to 16 mins in Week 4 is a BIG jump for me. Want to hear from been-there-done-that-folks - was this really tough for you too??
Though carrying water helped, my throat was still very dry at the end of the run. The weather is not helping - around 90F, and I was panting - breathing thru the mouth all the time. My shins didn't feel good after the run. Overall it was really tough..
Makes me wonder if I really have it in me to run full 30 mins. I have my faith on the program that worked for so many of you - will try my best. I hope to recover and complete W4R3 successfully on Friday!