I did it!!
I was really tentative before I started Week 5, knowing that I have the 20 min run coming up in Run 3. Almost sure that I won't be able to run all of 20 mins, I was desperately looking for inspiration from this forum. Boy, are you guys good at it --.almost everyone telling "It's all in your mind, stupid! You can do it!". And here I am, content knowing that I can run for 20 mins non-stop!
Besides the fact that I managed to complete the run, I had two other positives to carry from this run.
1. I have this steep ramp in my regular route. I almost always walk this. Whenever I find myself jogging while I approach the ramp, I take a diversion that takes me down from there instead of up. Yes, this time I continued on the steep ramp and managed to continue running!
2. Running the regular route also helped me measure my speed. 15 mins for the 2 kms circuit, makes my jogging speed 8 kms per hr ( 5miles per hr)!
BTW, Laura suggests at the end of the podcast that it is a good idea to repeat the Week 5, before going ahead with Week 6. I want to know how many of you have done that..
For those of you who are approaching this milestone - if you have come this far, you are definitely prepared for it. All it takes, is to believe that you can do it!