Well, I never ever thought I'd be able to run (or jog very slowly) for 25 minutes! Really really pleased with myself!
I had a bit of a mental block between weeks 5 and 7 just as the longer runs have started, so those weeks have actually taken more like 5 weeks to get between. They occured over the summer when we've been on three breaks so I used that as an excuse to procrastinate <slaps own wrist>. But the last break is over now so I really want to complete the program before the nights pull in much more. My motivation is back. Hurrah!
I have altered the route a little as it was getting a bit boring, and that has helped don't think it is anywhere near 5k though! It is still exhausting but this run I actually managed to say hello to a dog walker (rather than just smile/grimmace) so thats an improvement.
Not really sure what will happen when I have to run in the dark though, there are no street lights and plenty of potholes!