I am so happy I have just done the dreaded 20 minute run in week 5 and even added an extra 5 minute and I am so pleased with myself!! the first ten minutes were the hardest and I thought I wasn't going to finish it but then it seemed to get easier the longer i ran. I am 51 years old and new to running so this is a biggie for me but I reckon i got through the mental barrier because of all the posts on here, they gave me loads of motivation to carry on when i felt like stopping!! very pleased girl I am!!