For any passers by in Hook (Hampshire) on Saturday morning, seeing the guy at the side of the road jumping up and down trying to pat himself on the back, that was me and I apologize! I've never run 20 minutes in my life I believe, but with the help of Laura and many folks on this forum, I put my faith in the program and did it, and the sense of accomplishment and elation was terrific. 20 minutes running was hard, and I was really worried that I wouldn't be able to do it, but I did and I'm very pleased indeed. Most of all I'm happier, fitter, less stressed and have a better outlook on life.
I find on the challenging runs I get quite emotional afterwards, probably because each time I surprise myself at what I can do. I follow Laura's instructions with OCD based precision, which I suspect has also helped.
Week 5 run 3 seems very daunting, especially as you go from 2x8 minutes running to 1x20 which is a huge jump, which I was baffled by, but it is doable, just start slow, slow, slow
Good luck to all other Week 5 ers out there!