Just got back from my W5R3 this morning, and I actually managed it! This was the run I was really dreading. Eight minutes straight to 20 minutes? Not a chance, I thought. I was considering just sticking with the W5R2 podcast for a couple more runs, but when I asked on here what other people thought I should do I got lots of encouragement to just go for it, bite the bullet, and move on to W5R3.
And that is what I did.
I think I managed it by starting off slowly - I mean really slowly. So slowly I was probably jogging backwards. But it worked, and I reached the end of the 20 minutes without being too knackered (in fact, five minutes later I caught myself thinking 'Oh, I think I could do that again,' shockhorror).
And I couldn't have done it without the community here. Without the support, encouragement and inspiration I found here I would have definitely chickened out of this run. But I haven't (thank you!), I'm still alive, so roll on week 6!