Yesterday I went out with the intention of running 7.5km, my previous furthest being 7km.
I was running on the pavements outside the perimeter of a local park which is a popular route with runners.
For about three quarters of the route it was absolutely tipping down and I got soaked but I really enjoyed myself. I did the extra half a km as I was quite far round the third lap of the park and knew I'd just have to walk further home so I carried on for a bit.
I'm still really slow but my 10km isn't until mid May, once I can do 10km, hopefully in the next month I will then work on increasing my speed as I've provisionally said I'll aim to do 10km in sub 80 minutes. As you can see it took me almost that long to do 8km.