I just completed W5R3! I'm so happy
According to Google Maps, I ran two miles (3.2K), which by my calculation means that if I can keep up the same pace for 30 minutes I'll be able to run 4.8K, which I'll be totally happy with.
At around the 10-minute mark, my ankles did start to hurt a bit (I don't think I'm the most feather-footed of runners), but that passed after not too long. If anyone's got any tips for this, I'd really appreciate them. I've read conflicting advice about what part of the foot to land on.
I was a bit worried about today, but actually I felt like I could possibly have run for another 10 minutes, which is incredible given that I struggled with W1R1! I actually sped up for the final two minutes today, to a speed significantly faster than I've done on any of my previous runs!
As the weeks have gone on, I've been amazed to find that my breath is not the problem (I'm a slightly overweight - until quite recently very overweight - smoker who before C25K hadn't done any real exercise beyond long walks for a long time.)
Anyway, sorry to ramble! I'm just excited. Thanks to everyone on this forum. I haven't contributed much, but I linger in the background reading others' posts, and they've been really helpful. I'll try to contribute more in the future.
For now, happy running, everyone!