After reading lots of supportive and informative posts about w5r3 l am actually looking forward to the challenge. Just got back from w5r2 and today for the first time managed to go a wee bit faster upon hearing there were just 60 secs left. I have to say I am a very slow runner, so to rev it up a bit was a great achievement and I am tired but very happy. Also my first 8 minutes were somehow easier today, it wasn't as much of a slog and I got my thoughts to wander to no-excuse's "ludicrous list-making" suggestion and not the usual "Oh wow this is hard work". That really helped. Thanks no-excuse and all you forum people that make this C25k a joy to be a part of.