Am feeling rather smug as I have just run for 20 minutes ! The last time I ran for this long I was at school - in the early 1970's…….
Thanks so much to everyone who posted their experiences with this particular milestone on the programme - you made me believe it really was possible, and that's half the battle.
To anyone who is just starting out, or worrying about the steps up in weeks 4 and 5, my advice is to stick with it - it IS possible !!
I managed to run 2.87k in 20 mins, with the first 2 k at a steady pace of 7.12mins per k.
The only downside is that my blood sugar is still up at 8.7. But better that than having a hypo half way when one's half a mile from home!