So was dreading w5 run 3, like most at this stage the leap from 8 minutes to 20 seems inconceivable!!
Nevertheless, I thought just go for it and see what happens. Well the first 10 minutes felt like hell, I'm not going to the lie but I perservered. The second 10 was more comfortable but seemed to go on for an eternity and Mr Smooth was nowhere to be seen / heard.
Eventually I stopped feeling that I'd gone well beyond the 20 minutes and realised the app had stopped at 12 minutes and I'd actually run 25 minutes. Wow!!
As the run didn't register, I went a bit bonkers and did the full 20 minutes again. So I ran 45 minutes in total. Now my rational brain says this really isn't the way to do it. I've followed the programme to the letter up to now but that second 20 minute run was the best I've felt physically and mentally for ages.
I'm sure I'll pay for my over exertion, definitely taking two rest days but for now I'm feeling amazed about how far I've come. I could barely breath on week 1 (years of smoking) and now feeling I'm on my way to being a bonafide runner.