Today I finally completed W5 R3!
I had failed to complete this run last week (I think on Saturday) and had tried to trick myself into avoiding a big hill at about 8 minutes by running my route backwards... when I then encountered the other side of that hill at 8 minutes. I then gave up, and managed to do 8minutes, 2 minutes, 5 minutes. (with some walking between those times)
I retracked to run 2, which is the 2x 8 minutes (with trying to go for a little bit longer for each 8), and successfully managed that. I gave myself a little bit extra recovery time, leaving from Monday to Thursday mornings and heading out this morning.
I had planned on trying the 8, 8 again, and aiming for about 10, 10, but I thought, I'll try the 20 minutes, and if I only make it to the first 10 minutes, then I'll pause and do the rest after a few minutes.
But, lo! What a joyous occasion!
I reached the end, without stopping (and tackling that hill at about minute 13?), and whilst I hurt a huge amount, I managed it, and I am so proud of myself!
Not been brave enough to find out what week 6 requires of me, yet, but right now, I think I'll bask in the glory!