Yes it is!!!!! I felt a lot better this morning so, having taken an extra days rest for this damn cold and not wanting to fall too far behind, I decided to give W5R3 a go and if I wasn't up to it, at least I'd got myself out there again. Bitterly cold here this morning but I resisted the temptation to run quicker to warm up sooner, and settled into a comfortable pace that didn't bother my breathing too much.
Well it just whizzed by. I felt full of running and didn't ever feel as though I needed to walk. Even at the end I was breathing evenly and not gasping as I have at the end of some of the other runs. I'm so proud of myself and can't believe I have done 20 minutes. I dreaded this run almost from the start - yes I peeked, I don't like nasty surprises!! - but really it was such fun. The programme really does work and prepares you so well. I know week 6 is going to be tough but I'm feeling positive and ready for the challenge. Can't wait!!