Yeehaaaa Yay! To those of you, who like me, have found W5R2 the cruellest stumbling block ever .... I just completed it, plus a longer cool down walk home as the runs had taken me further away than I estimated!
It's been a long haul: first couple of weeks OK, then a few repeated attempts of some runs to make sure I'd completed them, and then over 3 weeks to crack week 4! (Rotten weather, work, feeling grotty and asthmatic etc). But today, after a lousy first attempt at 5.2 last week.... I psyched myself up with all the good vibes from this community, waited til the outside temperature was above 4 degrees, inhaled a goodly dose of ventolin, over dressed with thermals under running gear, purple wooly buff over my throat and lower face, pink bobble hat and ventured forth around my local pavements and a few main roads. What a sight! Did the same police car really drive past me three times?
An interesting feeling - en route today, I really did feel that the 'interval' brisk walk interrupted my ability to run for longer! Still, no doubt Laura knows best and I'm sure she has her reasons for the gently, gently approach to the bigger runs.
Good luck to the rest of you stuck on this one: if an older, overweight, asthmatic can do this so can you! The time will be right for each of us eventually Linda X