Actually restarted week 6 this week, as I only ran once last week. Day 1 sucked, but today's day 2 run was really good at the end. The run consisted of a 5 minute warm-up, two 10 minute runs with a 3 minute walk break in between and a 5 minute cool-down. I have not been feeling the runs very well these past few weeks; however, today with about 5 minutes left in the second 10 minutes felt awesome. My meds kicked in and I felt my stride not only lengthen but increase in pace. So, my last five minutes of running were also quickest five minutes of the entire run, although I don't have a Garmin and hate running with my phone, so I don't know by how much.
From now on, the runs are just increasing in length of time, but are constant runs. I'll have to see how that goes and whether I want to just switch to music or other podcasts or books or continue using the NHS Couch to 5K podcast until I'm done. I am also now trying to decide whether I should keep at the 5K distance for a bit, try a 10K training program, or a half marathon training program. Thoughts and suggestions are always appreciated.