Well, today I went out an hour earlier (15:45 instead of 16:45) so as not to leave my wife trying to cope with little granddaughter and making the tea on her own.
Did that make a difference? I don't know to be honest. But even though I had lunch at 1 o'clock it did feel a bit too soon after eating.
So the run how was it? Quite hard. The first 90 sec run felt quite easy so I was thinking this is not going to be too bad. Oh how wrong. 2mins into first 3min run I was dead on my feet and as I went passed the cemetery it felt like I should be in there with them all!!!!! The only thing that qualified it as a run was the fact that both feet were off the ground at once. But the last 60secs were slower than my normal walking speed. However, I didn´t stop. Made it to the end feeling rather puffed out.
So if you are about to start W3 you might find it hard but you will get to the end. I am expecting R2 to be very hard and then hopefully R3 will be a bit easier.
A note about gadgets as there have been some blogs. I use a Heart Rate Monitor just to keep an eye on things and make sure I don´t exert myself too much. I got mine in Aldi 18 months ago. It cost £12.99 and has three levels of information, basic, normal and pro. so if you're thinking of getting one but don't want to spend wads of cash keep a lookout in good ol' Aldi or Lidl.