I have just completed week 5 run 2. I was not looking forward to it as it is a week since I completed run 1 as the programme is starting to affect my old knee injury so I needed some extra rest.
On the last run the 5 minutes seemed really difficult but this evening the 8 minutes just flew by and I could have gone further. I am now actually looking forward to the 20 minutes on the next run!
I am now starting to believe that I will be able to run 5k over the next few weeks.