I'm still not sure I'd call it running more slow jogging. I'm still running for 30+ minutes but it's so hard. I miss Laura's motivation but not the music. The first 15 mins is the hardest and then I get into a rhythm. I have yet to actually reach 5k. I can if you include the walking but when I run/jog taking away the walk I have reached 4.82. Was so disappointed that I could not reach those last few metres. Part of the problem is my route. Being in the inner city doesn't give me many running paths (in the dark) and short of getting bored running round and round block I just don't know how to get that last bit of distance. Time wise i'm slow. 4.82 at 42 mins. I'm chuffed I'm still going at 40 mins, but disappointed it's still not 5k. Part of it is mental thinking. Because when I reach the last part of the route I struggle to keep running until I reach 5k. I'll have to do an extra road or something on the route. Until it starts getting lighter again I'm not risking the canal. I still don't find it easy and in some ways even harder since their is no plan. In my mind I want to reach 5k before embarking on another plan and increase time. At least I'm still going out and it is still a battle with my mind but the feeling of exultation afterwards is incredible so that keeps me going. But does it really get any easier? Does anyone else struggle or am I just moaning and need to buckle down and get on with it??!!