Just back from w5 r3 and pleased to report I did it! Notable elements to this run:
I wore a special running top, marathon friend bought for my birthday last year. At the time it didn't fit (I also wasn't a runner then!). As I thought tonight was a special running occasion I tried it on and it fit! 5 weeks of c25k and I have gained a waist!
I ran a loop rather than back on myself, which resulted in a faster pace in a bid to reach the main road before it got dark. Said loop passes an unlit coastal path and under a railway bridge - spooky when dark. Pleased to report I made it!
The run finished on an inclinous friend (thanks @gary_bart for use of word). By the time Laura said stop running I was out of breath, had developed a stitch, and was panting wildly. Golfers actually stopped to watch! My car was also parked a good distance away resulting in a 20 minute cool down walk.
Overall I am really pleased to say I made it. It has been a busy week, I was awake half the night with a fox howling outside and my parents dropped in for a visit and informed me I had developed an unhealthy obsession with running. Said obsession clearly not normal...
How this programme works I have no idea, but I have somehow managed to go from 8 mins to 20 mins non stop in one run - the longest I have ever run outside for!