I did it! I damned well did it!
This is definitely more of a mental test than a physical one. Once my warm up walk was done, Laura came on and announced the 20 minute run and I made a kind of "Oh no!" face. Anyway off I jogged - slowly and before too long 10 minutes had gone by. My breathing was ok, my legs were ok and generally I felt comfortable - which really is a tribute to this training program.
I rounded a corner at one point and nearly got the fright of life as a plump duck decided to launch itself off the wall I was running alongside. My face missed its body by millimetres and it too seemed surprised as it landed in a deep puddle on the road, beside the River Thames! Poor thing must've thought "What the hell is that sweating 50 year old doing?!!"
Anyway, ater 15 mins I started to get a bit of cramp in my right thigh, but with a couple of wallops with my right hand onto said muscle it managed to ease itself. 5 minutes to go and I still felt ok. By the time it was over I felt this feeling of massive achievement. I'd done it! I was quite proud of myself actually......
Straight into the jacuzzi when I got home listening to the radio and thought about WEEK 6. What's in store there eh? Bring it on!