Just came back from another try at running 19 minutes, walking 1 and repeat 3x. I was better than the times before and ran through the first 19 minutes. I walked twice for a minute or two during intervals 2 and 3. It was a mix between too hard, having a blast and just getting through.
I ran on the beach and the sun was shining.
Despite my slow progress I have to be proud of what I achieved so far. A couple of months back I had trouble walking a quarter of the distance.
I am also still contemplating a goal I will have to set at some point to motivate me to improve. Maybe that is what really is holding me back in breaking the full hour run.