I finished week 8 today found the run really hard and it was very slow.
I got back from holiday in turkey late Monday evening so perhaps I was tired. I ran on holiday three times at 25 minutes using a running machine and found it easier. It was quite a shock to return to my normal run along the canal path after work. I hope to do 30 minutes Saturday morning.
Referring to the blogs about other runners not smiling or acknowledging, it is a shame and because I have smiled and not got a response I am wary about smiling and feeling silly but from now on I will be brave and smile at all. Good luck to all, keep going.