I did it! The one thing that was bothering me last week was the drying of my mouth and throat in hot weather. I got over it by
1. Jogging along with a water bottle
2. Slowing down! I was finding it very difficult when I started on Week 4, especially with the weather and drying of the mouth, and blogged about it. Most people suggested that I should slow down and not worrying about speed. I realized that I have been ignoring Laura all along!
This really helped me complete the next few runs. I would love to say that I completed the W5R2 comfortably. Well, what happened was that almost as soon as I started on the second 8 mins, I started waiting for Laura to say that I was half way thru! I guess this put pressure on me - I almost thought I was not going to make it. Well, all's well that ends well...
I cheated(!) a bit in the first run though. After completing around 6 mins of the first 8 mins, I changed the route to avoid a fairly steep ramp in my regular route. This helped me complete the last 2 mins and take the ramp during my walk. I am not sure how I am going to handle this in W5R3 though. I guess I will worry about it when I start on it!!
I really appreciate the support that this forum provides. I was going thru how people managed W5R3. Someone said that it is very similar to W5R2, except that you replace the 5 mins walk with a 4 min run . One min less - how about that! Well, I am looking at it exactly that way and keeping my fingers crossed for the big day!