So I completed W8R2 this evening without any bother. I got into a nice, steady rhythm after about ten minutes & ran the whole 28 minutes comfortably.
Last run I decided to get to halfway & then slow down if I needed to (I didn't). This run I decided to get to halfway and then speed up (I didn't). But it's definitely progress that I thought I might be able to!
So I'm feeling very happy tonight that graduation next week is on track. I can't wait!