Hurrah!! I did actually manage to get the second big run in this week and on time. Aiming for weeks 4 and 5 over this fortnight to get me up for the Week 6 runs 3 x 60 minutes. The most encouraging part is that it seems to get easier (without being easy) and I am finding it possible to keep a good pace even when in the past I would find it a real struggle. Several sub-5 minute kilometres makes it doubly encouraging. If I can get out on Thursday and do R3 things will definitely be looking up.
Thanks for reading and keep running.