I went out for week 9 run 3 today (I decided to count Monday's run, even though it wasn't complete), and again, I set off far too fast- I run like a kid, because it makes me feel like I'm flying . So between 10 and 15 minutes in I was knackered- I couldn't catch my breath and my legs were aching, and I was going to stop again, but your comments (you people- on this forum) came back to me like some spiritual guru, and I decided to slow down instead of stopping and having a sulk, and tried to figure out how to make my legs go slower, and found that if I shortened my stride I could find that I-can-run-forever speed that I used to run at in previous weeks.
It still wasn't an easy run- I was still very tired from having set off so fast- and at 25 minutes I really felt quite sick, but at the end I *did* feel like I could have run on longer. This has been a really emotional journey for me (that sounds corny, but it's true), and I don't think I'd have finished it without having this forum to support me. Who else wants to hear my boring thoughts about running? So thank you, everyone, you're all fab!